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Eric Clapton to cancel upcoming shows due to positive COVID test

Musician Eric Clapton, who has been an outspoken and avid critic of COVID vaccines and mandates will have to cancel at least two of his upcoming shows due to testing positive to COVID.
Eric Clapton 2022. (ericclapton.com)

Eric Clapton 2022. (ericclapton.com)

By Carol Anne Szel

Legendary rock guitarist Eric Clapton, who has been an outspoken and avid critic of COVID vaccines, pandemic masks and distancing rules, has in fact tested positive for the Corona Virus and canceled two of his upcoming European shows.

In an official statement from his team, they inform: "It is very frustrating that having avoided Covid throughout lockdown and throughout the period when travel restrictions have been in place Eric should have succumbed to Covid at this point in time, but we very much hope he will be sufficiently recovered by the end of the week to be able to perform the remainder of the planned performances."

In addition, a statement from Clapton read, "Eric Clapton is unfortunately suffering from Covid having tested positive shortly after the second concert at the Royal Albert Hall." It further states, "He has been told by his medical advisors that if he were to resume traveling and performing too soon it could substantially delay his rull recovery. Eric is also anxious to avoid passing on any infection to any of his band, crew, promoters, their staff, and of course the fans."

  

17 May: Hallenstadion, Zurich (Switzerland) - Postponed / New Date TBA
18 May: Mediolanum Forum, Milan (Italy) - Postponed / New Date TBA

Keep up to date to see if more shows will need be cancelled by going to www.ericclapton.com


20 May: Unipol Arena, Bologna (Italy) - with Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders
21 May: Unipol Arena, Bologna (Italy) - with Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders
29 May: Waldbuhhne, Berlin (Germany) - Day In The Green with Zucchero
31 May: Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart (Germany)
2 Jun: Olympiahalle, Munich (Germany)
5 Jun: O2 Arena, Prague (Czech Republic)
7 Jun: Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam (Netherlands) - with Mell & Vintage Future
8 Jun: Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam (Netherlands) - with Mell & Vintage Future
10 Jun: ISS Dome, Dusseldorf (Germany)
12 Jun: Sportpalais, Antwerp (Belgium)
14 Jun: Royal Arena, Copenhagen (Denmark)
15 Jun: Royal Arena, Copenhagen (Denmark)
17 Jun: Nokia Arena, Tampere (Finland)

ERIC CLAPTON 2022 U.S. CONCERT DATES:

September 8 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center

September 10 Detroit, MI

Little Caesars Arena

September 12 Chicago, IL

United Center

September 13 Chicago, IL

United Center

September 16 Pittsburgh, PA

PPG Paints Arena

September 18 New York, NY

MSG

September 19 New York, NY

MSG