12 February

Eric and Jeff Beck kicked off their Together and Apart Tour with the first of two consecutive nights at The O2 in London. The mini-tour visited New York, Toronto and Montreal.

16 February

Eric made a guest appearance with The Plastic Ono Band for Yoko Ono's 75th Birthday Concert at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, New York

25 February

Eric launched an 11-date US Tour at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It ended on 13 March in Orlando, Florida

18 May

Eric and Steve Winwood launched their 14-date UK and European Clapton/Winwood Tour at the LG Arena in Birmingham, England. The tour ended on 13 June with a concert at Kurucesme Arena in Istanbul, Turkey

26 June

Eric's 3rd Crossroads Guitar Festival took place at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois.  He followed it up with four US dates in Milwaukee, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Detroit

27 September

Eric's 18th solo studio album Clapton was released on CD, vinyl and digital audio formats (28 September in the US)

2 November

Eric was one of the guests on the live television broadcast of Later…With Jools Holland on BBC-2 - he performed a few songs from his new album Clapton

8 November

Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010 was released on DVD and Blu-Ray (released 9 November in the US) - it was filmed on 26 June at Toyota Park in Bridgeville, Illinois

17 November

Eric headlined the multi-act Prince's Trust Rock Gala 2010 at Royal Albert Hall in London - it was filmed for later television broadcast


11 February

Eric started a short 5-date Middle East/Far East tour at the Yas Arena in Abu Dhabi, with concerts in Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong and South Korea before heading to North America for 9 dates. The tour ended on 9 March at the Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City, California


10 – 17 March

Eric began work on a new album Old Sock at Henson Recording Studios in Hollywood, California



While in New York City, Eric played on guest sessions for Paul McCartney at Avatar Studios

7, 8 - 9 April

Eric and Wynton Marsalis teamed up for three nights of performances. The last two were filmed and recorded and were released on 13 September as Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton Play The Blues

9 May

Eric started a month-long tour of Ireland, the UK and Scandinavia with a gig at The O2 in Dublin. At Royal Albert Hall, he played six solo shows followed by five shows with Steve Winwood. The tour ended on 11 June in Herning, Denmark

13 September

Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton Play The Blues was released on CD, DVD and Blu-ray

6 October

Eric started his first South American Tour at Centro de Eventos Fiergs in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The six-concert tour ended on 16 October at the Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile

17 November

Eric teamed up with Steve Winwood for a 13-date tour of Japan starting at the Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center in Sapporo. The tour ended on 10 December at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo

15 December

Eric performed an acoustic concert at Buckingham Palace in London for the Duke of Edinburgh's Outward Bound Trust Appeal


24 February

Eric was one of the special guests at Howlin’ for Hubert, a memorial show for Hubert Sumlin that served as a fundraiser for the Jazz Foundation of America

29 November

Eric was a surprise guest with The Rolling Stones to help them celebrate the band’s 50th Anniversary at the O2 Arena in London

12 December

Eric was one of the performers for ‘12.12.12 - The Concert For Sandy Relief’ at Madison Square Garden in New York City, which was broadcast on TV and streamed worldwide to raise funds for those affected by Superstorm Sandy in New York and New Jersey


12 March

Eric's 19th solo studio album Old Sock was released on CD, vinyl and digital audio formats

14 March

Eric started his 50th Anniversary Tour at the US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. The US leg ended on 6 April at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

12 - 13 April

Eric hosted the 4th Crossroads Guitar Festival in a two-night event at Madison Square Garden

9 May

Eric started the UK and European leg of his 50th Anniversary Tour at The O2 in Dublin, Ireland. It included seven nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The tour ended on 19 June at the O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic

14 October

Unplugged Deluxe was released on CD and DVD in the UK, Czech Republic, Austria, South Africa, Hong Kong, Poland, France, Denmark, and Norway

15 October

Unplugged Deluxe was released on CD and DVD in the US, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Italy, and Spain

16 October

Unplugged Deluxe was released on CD and DVD in Japan and Sweden

14 - 15 November

Eric headlined two nights to close out the Baloise Sessions in Basel, Switzerland - excerpts were aired on Swiss Radio on 18 November

18 November

Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 was released on various audio and video formats

25 November

Eric's Give Me Strength: The 1974/1975 Recordings box set was released

3 December

EC, Michael Kamen and David Sanborn's Lethal Weapon Soundtrack Collection was released as a limited edition of 3000 copies. The 8CD box set featured the music for all four films


18 February

Eric began his Far East/Middle East Tour with a concert at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan. Following seven concerts in Japan, it moved on to Singapore, Dubai and Bahrain. The tour was filmed for a documentary that was released later in the year as Planes, Trains and Eric

27 April

Eric opened a 4-concert US Tour by headlining the 45th New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana.

21 June

Eric opened a 5-concert UK/Europe Tour at the SSE Hydro, Glasgow

28 July

Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze - An Appreciation of J.J. Cale was released on CD, LP and digital audio formats

October - November

The documentary Planes, Trains and Eric, with 13 complete performances from the 2014 Tour, was released on varying dates around the world

24 November

Cream 1966-1972, a limited-edition vinyl-only box set presenting the band’s six studio and live albums was released


19 February

Eric was announced as an inductee to the Blues Hall of Fame by The Blues Foundation in Memphis, Tennessee. He was the first British musician to be honored


Eric celebrated his 70th Birthday with two concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York City followed by 7 shows at Royal Albert Hall in London.  In New York, Doyle Bramhall II, John Mayer, Derek Trucks and Jimmie Vaughan were guests. The London shows were filmed and released as Slowhand at 70

15 May

Eric marked his 200th appearance at London's Royal Albert Hall since 1964. He dedicated the performance to BB King who passed away the day before

25 July

Eric headlined a fundraising concert for Beefy's Charity Foundation honoring legendary cricketer and tireless philanthropist Sir Ian "Beefy" Botham

15 October

Limited-edition box set of ten of Cream’s US/UK mono singles was released

13 November

Slowhand at 70, recorded live at Royal Albert Hall on 20 and 21 May, was released on DVD, Blu-ray, CD, vinyl and digital editions

2 December

Slowhand at 70 reached Number 1 in 7 countries: United States, Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Sweden and Number 2 in the United Kingdom and Netherlands


29 January

Eric Clapton - The Studio Album Collection, an eight-piece vinyl only box set with all of Eric's solo studio albums from his time with Polydor/RSO, was released

25 March

Eric Clapton - The Live Album Collection 1970-1980 was released as a 4-album / 6 disc vinyl only box set of Eric's live albums from his time with Polydor/RSO

13 April

Eric opened a five-night residency which ran through 19 April at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan. Ed Sheeran sat in for a few songs on opening night

20 May

Eric's 20th solo studio album I Still Do was released. It debuted at Number 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart

1 July

Eric Clapton and Guests: Crossroads Revisited – an audio compilation of highlights from all of Eric's Crossroads Guitar Festivals – was released on 2CD and digital audio formats

30 September

Live in San Diego with Special Guest JJ Cale was released on CD, vinyl and digital audio formats. It was filmed and recorded on 15 March 2007 at the iPayOne Center in San Diego, California

1 December

Eric performed at a gala charity event celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Outward Bound Trust at Buckingham Palace


27 January

Fresh Cream was released as a deluxe edition on CD, vinyl and Blu-ray audio formats

10 March

Live in San Diego with Special Guest JJ Cale was released on video formats

19 March

Eric kicked off his celebration of 50 Years of Music with the first of two nights at New York’s Madison Square Garden. In May, there were three shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall. In September, he returned to The Garden for two more shows, followed by four nights at The Forum in Inglewood, California

25 May

The French Ambassador to the UK honored Eric with the Commandeur in l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres medal in a ceremony before a concert at Royal Albert Hall

10 September

The documentary Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. It was screened at several festivals through January 2018


26 May

Eric headlined the Greenwich Town Party at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, Connecticut. Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi joined him on stage

8 June

The documentary, Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars, was released on video formats along with a complementary soundtrack featuring 5 previously unreleased tracks

2 - 3 July

Eric visited Germany for concerts in Cologne and Hamburg

8 July

Eric headlined Day 3 of British Summer Time: Hyde Park in London with 65,000 people in attendance

4 September

Eric received one of the first stars on Royal Albert Hall's Walk of Fame in a star-studded ceremony in London

6 - 7 October

Eric played two one-off concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York City

12 October

Eric's first-ever Christmas album and his 21st solo studio album, Happy Xmas, was released on various audio formats

16 November

A Clapton Christmas TV special premiered on MTV Live and MTV Classic in North America

17 December

Eric was a guest appearance at the Chas Hodges Tribute Concert at Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush, London


13 April

Eric opened a five-night residency which ran through 20 April at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan. On opening night, John Mayer made a guest appearance during the encore

13 May

Eric started a three-night residency at Royal Albert Hall in London

4 - 9 June

Eric played three concerts in Berlin, Vienna and Mannheim

10 June

Eric headlined the closing concert of the 42nd Dresden Music Festival at the Messe Dresden - cellist Jan Vogler was a guest for the entire acoustic set

11 - 14 September

Eric played three warm-up shows in preparation for his Fifth Crossroads Guitar Festival in San Francisco, Phoenix and Las Vegas. Carlos Santana was a special guest at the Chase Center in San Francisco

20 - 21 September

Eric's Fifth Crossroads Guitar Festival returned to Dallas, Texas for a two-night event at the American Airlines Center. Broadcast live on pay-per-view, highlights were later released on audio and video formats in November 2020

25 November

Eric made a guest appearance with Hawkwind during the band's 50th Anniversary Tour. Eric was on stage for 8 songs at G Live in Guildford, Surrey. Back in 1962, he played the folk pubs, clubs and coffeehouses in Surrey with Hawkwind founder member, Dave Brock

2 December

Eric performed at the British Fashion Council Annual Gala at Royal Albert Hall in London honoring Giorgio Armani

6 December

Eric Clapton and Guests: Crossroads Revisited was released on 6LP vinyl. It was released on 2CD and digital audio formats in July 2019