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San Diego Theatres

The Cream of Clapton Band

present The Very Best of Eric Clapton

Sun, Apr 30, 2023 @ 7:00P

Sun, Apr 30, 2023 @ 7:00P

Balboa Theatre
Masks are recommended but not required
Tickets start at $40 (includes a $3.50 Facility Restoration Fee)
Run Time
1 hour, 45 minutes (including 15-minute intermission)
All ages must have own ticket.
On Sale
Public on Sale begins Fri, Nov 21, 2022 @ 10:00A

From Cocaine, Badge, Sunshine of Your Love and Layla, to Forever Man, Tearing Us Apart, Holy Mother and Bad Love. Four stellar musicians with indelible family and musical ties to the Clapton legacy, join forces to perform this inspirational new concert with an energy and flair that’s all their own.

Lead guitarist and vocalist Will Johns is Eric’s Nephew; on keyboards, Noah East is the son of Clapton’s longtime bassist, Nathan East. This is augmented by the prodigious talent and showmanship of Dylan Elise of Blood, Sweat & Tears, on drums, and multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Steve Ball, who recently toured with The Music of Cream. 

The set includes not only the ‘Clapton Classics’ but rekindles hits from albums such as Behind the Sun, August, and Journeyman – recordings that have particularly influenced this band and led to Eric’s record-breaking 24-night residency at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Played with a sensibility that comes from being around this music their whole lives, the band also shares stories about growing up in and around a musical legend who is ‘honoured and pleased’ that this project will be hitting the road in 2023 and beyond.

While every show is being met with standing ovations, there is something extra special planned for Balboa Theatre. Eric Clapton’s long-time and legendary bass player, Nathan East, will join the ‘next generation’ The Cream of Clapton Band on stage as a special guest, in a once-only special guest appearance.