Eric Clapton played London’s Hyde Park on Sunday evening as part of the British Summer Time festival series, one of the legendary blues guitarist’s few outings this year as he winds down his touring schedule, and the performance was highlighted by an encore appearance from fellow guitar icon Carlos Santana.
As with his other recent shows, Clapton mixed full electric songs with a middle section of seated, acoustic tunes. The night kicked off with a few blues staples like “Key to the Highway” and “I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man” before offering the Derek and the Dominos cut “Got to Get Better in a Little While.”
As Ultimate Classic Rock reports, after the acoustic section, which featured the classics “Layla” and “Tears in Heaven,” Clapton welcomed out former band member and collaborator Marcy Levy (a.k.a. Marcy Detroit), who lent her vocals to “Lay Down Sally” and “The Core,” both of which she helped write.
The set rounded out with more electric cuts of “Wonderful Tonight,” “Cross Road Blues,” “Cocaine” and more, and Clapton closed out the night with the Joe Cocker tune “High Time We Went,” which featured special guest Santana, who traded solos with Clapton to cap off the evening.
See the full setlist below, along with fan-shot video from the night. Clapton’s 2018 schedule only includes two more confirmed dates, October 6 and 7 at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Hyde Park, London, England
Somebody’s Knocking, Key to the Highway, I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man, Got to Get Better in a Little While, Driftin’ Blues*, Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out*, Layla*, Tears in Heaven*, Lay Down Sally^, The Core^, Wonderful Tonight, Cross Road Blues, Little Queen of Spades, Cocaine
Enc: High Time We Went+
^w/ Marcy Levy
+w/ Carlos Santana