On Monday, guitar legend Eric Clapton played the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London and marked the occasion with nods to a couple late artists, including actress and singer Doris Day, who had passed away earlier in the day.
Clapton kicked off his show with a cover of “Que Será, Será,” a classic tune that Day introduced in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1956 film The Man Who Knew Too Much. The guitarist fit in a few blues numbers in the first part of his concert, including “Key to the Highway” and “I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man,” followed by his cover of Bob Marley’s “I Shot the Sheriff.”
Later in the evening, Clapton offered takes on his hits like “Tears In Heaven” and “Layla,” which closed out the set, before he returned to the stage for an encore cover of Prince’s “Purple Rain,” bookending the performance with another tribute to a late legend.
See the full setlist below, along with a few fan-shot videos courtesy of YouTube user Im’s R. Clapton returns to the Royal Albert Hall stage today and tomorrow.
Royal Albert Hall – London, UK
Que Será Será, Motherless Children, Key to the Highway, Pretending, I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man, I Shot the Sheriff, Driftin’ Blues, Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out, Tears in Heaven, Change the World, Running on Faith, Tearing Us Apart, Holy Mother, Five Long Years, Crossroads, Layla
Enc: Purple Rain