Eric Clapton Sidelined By Back Injury On Tour In Europe
A back injury has sidelined Eric Clapton for a couple of shows on his current European tour, according to Vintage Vinyl News. The guitarist was forced to cancel his June 11th concert in Vienna, Austria and the following show on June 12th in Stuttgart, Germany.
A message was posted on the official EricClapton.com website saying: "Unfortunately Eric Clapton has had to cancel his concerts in Vienna, Austria and Stuttgart, Germany on his current tour due to severe back pain. He is currently with specialists who will be able to better determine the course of treatment. He was looking forward to these concerts and regrets that he is not to be able to perform for the fans. He would like to apologize for any inconveniences these cancellations may cause and would like to thank the fans for their understanding. All tickets can be returned to the Box Offices for refund."
An update on the rescheduling of the shows will be announced at a later date. Clapton is expected to make his next gig, on Friday (June 14th) in Oberhausen, Germany.
Eric Clapton told us, that like any seasoned performer, he does his best to make sure fans leave the concert satisfied, but his first priority is actually the people standing next to him on stage. He said things only work when he and his fellow musicians are in sync: "I really play for the band -- y'know, we play for one another. That's the first priority, is 'Are we all clicking?' And then, once you've looked inward, you look out and see if everyone's OK out there."
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