Eric Clapton adds 2017 U.S. tour dates in New York and Los Angeles

Eric Clapton fans in the U.S. will get four more opportunities to catch the legendary British blues-rocker in action in 2017.  Due to overwhelming popular demand, the 18-time Grammy winner has announced two more nights in New York, as well as a pair of additional shows in Los Angeles.

Pollstar reports on Jan. 30 that the three-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer unveiled the new dates Monday via his official Facebook page. The new shows will take place Sept. 7 – Sept. 8 at New York's Madison Square Garden and Sept. 15 – Sept. 16 in Los Angeles at The Forum.

The dates come on the heels of the ex-Cream star's previously announced sold out NYC and L.A. shows on March 19 - March 20 at The Garden and March 25 - March 26 at The Forum in celebration of the multi-platinum seller's 50th anniversary. Special guests on all eight nights will be fellow blues guitar legends Gary Clark, Jr. and Jimmie Vaughan.

Select presales will begin Thurs., Feb. 2 at 12:00 p.m. local time. Tickets go on sale to the public beginning Sat., Feb. 4 at 10:00 a.m. local time. For more information, click here.

In between the winter and fall U.S. dates, the ex-Blind Faith star will return home to the U.K. for a series of sold out shows. Dates include: May 22, May 24 - May 25 at London's prestigious Royal Albert Hall.

The ex-Yardbirds star will be releasing “Live in San Diego” in DVD and Blu-ray formats on March 10 via Reprise. Initially released in CD and vinyl on Sept. 30, 2016, the 15-track set features the ex-Blind Faith star and his ace backing band during a 2007 world tour stop at San Diego's iPayOne Center. The set includes hits and beloved album tracks from across Clapton's prestigious five-decade career like “After Midnight,” “Motherless Children,” “Cocaine,” as well as “Layla” and includes  a special guest appearance by the late great J.J. Cale. “Live in San Diego” is available for pre-order here.

“Live in San Diego” premiered last month on AXS TV. Fans can check out a trailer of Clapton performing his rendition of the blues classic “Motherless Children” above.

See below for Eric Clapton's updated 2017 world tour schedule. For all the latest details on Eric Clapton, click here.

March 19 - New York, N.Y. - Madison Square Garden
March 20 - New York, N.Y.  - Madison Square Garden
March 25 - Inglewood, Calif. - The Forum
March 26 - Inglewood, Calif. -  The Forum
May 22 - London, U.K. - Royal Albert Hall
May 24 - London, U.K. - Royal Albert Hall
May 25 - London, U.K. - Royal Albert Hall
Sept. 7 - New York, N.Y. - Madison Square Garden
Sept. 8 - New York, N.Y. - Madison Square Garden
Sept. 15 - Inglewood, Calif. - The Forum
Sept. 16 - Inglewood, Calif. - The Forum