ClaptonClapton’s new touring group features a mix of some familiar faces from recent tours and some old friends. He will be joined by Nathan East (bass), Steve Gadd (drums), Chris Stainton (keyboards), Paul Carrack (keyboards), Sharon White (backing vocals) and Michelle John (backing vocals).

Clapton starts a Japanese tour on February 18 at Tokyo’s Budokan; he’ll play three shows there and another four in Japan before dates in Singapore and U.A.E. More dates are expected to be added, with two additional “small tours” predicted.

Clapton recently released a new live DVD, 2013 Crossroads Guitar Festival. The set features nearly 5 hours of music across 45 tracks, plus conversations with the artists and other behind-the-scenes footage from Clapton’s now-regular guitar event.

Eric Clapton (and his band) in 2014

Feb 18 - Nippon Budokan - Tokyo, Japan
Feb 20 - Nippon Budokan - Tokyo, Japan
Feb 21 - Nippon Budokan - Tokyo, Japan
Feb 23 - Yokohama Arena - Yokohama, Japan
Feb 25 - Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium - Nagoya, Japan
Feb 26 - Osaka-Jo Hall - Osaka, Japan
Feb 28 - Nippon Budokan - Tokyo, Japan
Mar 04 - Singapore Indoor Stadium – Singapore
Mar 06 - Dubai Media City Amphitheatre - Dubai, UAE