Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by Jaimoe, Dec 26, 2009.
Beck will open the show. Since Clapton has a great singing voice he's the headliner.
If i was Clapton i would insist on opening. The correct answer is that they would alternate.
beck opens and clapton closes....as goes the fame
I love both these guys music but anyone thinking that Jeff Beck is a bigger draw than Eric Clapton is just not living in the real world. Beck will open Clapton will close and Beck will probably join Claptons band to finish off.
If Jeff Beck opens ,Clapton gets his ass served to him !
In your opinion and that of many here but the general public will always fill the seats for Eric before buying a ticket for Jeff. I love JB too but that, IMO, is how it is.
Sounds like it should be a great show either way. I will say I've seen both a few times including recent shows and was a little bummed out at the last clapton tour. My thinking is touring with jeff will inspire EC to dig a little deeper into his catalog of tunes and unleash his true fury. The last Jeff beck show I went to was amazing.
As much as I love JB, I don't think that he can routinely fill stadiums alone. Nowhere near the name recognition as EC either.
The market for instrumental guitar music is pretty slim .... as much as we might love it.
My point isn't that JB is a bigger draw for the general public than EC, but that EC wouldn't want to follow JB.
Years ago, I went to see Rory Gallagher touring with some guy called Jeff Beck(i knew who he was, but wasn't a big fan at the time). Rory went on first, and was great, BUT, JB blew him out of the water in tone, chops, and presentation.
who cares! including them.
At the RnR HoF concert, it was originally supposed to be Eric Clapton with "special guest" Jeff Beck. I'm guessing I was in the minority in not being unhappy to learn that Clapton's surgery would cause him to miss the show, leaving Jeff Beck group to take the full slot (not that I don't like EC but I would much rather hear more of Beck than Clapton).
No question that Clapton will headline. I prefer Beck, but clearly in terms of worldwide recognition, Clapton is the much bigger name (no one ever wrote Jeff Beck is God on the wall).
But, the show is being billed as Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton, together and apart. So, I assume that Beck will open, Clapton will come on next and the two will play the last set together. I guess it's also possible that each will come out for select songs during the others' set. Otherwise, the bigger issue would be whose band would be on during the final set.
Any ideas who will be in EC's band? Will it be Doyle Bramhall? How about Steve Gadd?
I thought Beck's band was amazing at the RnR HoF show; nothing against Willie Weeks, but would prefer to see more of Tal Wilkenfeld this February at the Garden.
I'm going to see Clapton in March, with Roger Daltry opening. Nothing against Daltry, cause it'll be really cool to see him, but I'd rather see Beck playing with Clapton. Ought to be a great show no matter!
I also agree here with the others.
We all know and Love Beck.......but outside of the guitar community he is an unknown. Mention Beck and the Kids will say........oh doesn't he sing that tune , I'm a loser baby........... Clapton headlines becuase HE sells out Arenas . Beck sells out Ronnie Scotts. Its that simple.
Best post yet.
As long time friends, I bet it's just good fun for both.
At their age, they have both done great work, are legends, and have nothing left to prove.
But the bottom line is "all about the song" and Clapton sure knows how to write a catalog of great ones.
Like the rest of you, I've seen those on-stage duels where Clapton looks lost compared to Beck, but as this original post says neither probably cares. Clapton has stated numerous times that Beck is the master.
We should all be this lucky and have their problems.
apparently JB said @ the end of a set opening for rod stewart > well that concludes the musical part of the evening