Eric Clapton has unveiled his first live gig of 2018 and it's massive! The three-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will perform on July 8 at London's historic Hyde Park as the latest headliner confirmed for Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time (BST) concert series.
The 18-time Grammy winner made the announcement on Nov. 27 at his official Eric Clapton website. The ex-Cream star will be joined on the bill by fellow guitar legend Santana along with ex-Blind Faith bandmate Steve Winwood and blues-rock Gary Clark Jr with more names still to be added.
The “Tears in Heaven” hitmaker first played Hyde Park nearly fifty years ago as part of Blind Faith. The rock supergroup, which also included Clapton's ex-Cream bandmate Ginger Baker along with ex-Family bassist Ric Grech, performed for over 120,000 people back on June 7, 1969.
“I have happy memories of performing in Hyde Park in the past and I’m really looking forward to playing there again,” writes Clapton in a statement. “The whole atmosphere is very special.”
Select presales begin on Wed., Nov. 29. Tickets go on sale to the public beginning Fri., Dec. 1 at 9:00 a.m. BST. Get your tickets now at AXS.
Clapton is the fourth headliner to be revealed for the BST Hyde Park 2018 concert series. Ex-Pink Floyd star Roger Waters was announced as the first headliner last month and will appear on July 6. Canadian international superstar Michael Buble will headline on July 13 and Bruno Mars will top the BST bill on July 14.
Since starting in 2013 BST summertime concert series has featured some of the top names in the business, including: The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder and the late great Tom Petty. Tickets for all BST summertime concert series show are available at AXS.