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Eric Clapton to celebrate 70th birthday with Madison Square Garden shows May 1-2

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NEW YORK — Eric Clapton will celebrate his 70th birthday with two shows at Madison Square Garden in May.

The iconic guitarist announced Thursday that he will perform at the famed New York City venue May 1-2. He turns 70 on March 30.

Clapton, a former member of the Yardbirds and Cream, has performed at MSG more than 40 times.

Clapton will be accompanied by his band members Paul Carrack, Steve Gadd, Nathan East, Chris Stainton, Sharon White and Michelle John at the MSG shows.

PHOTO: FILE - In this April 14, 2013 file photo, Eric Clapton performs at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Clapton announced Thursday  March 12, 2015, that he will celebrate his 70th birthday with two shows at Madison Square Garden on May 1-2. He turns 70 on March 30. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this April 14, 2013 file photo, Eric Clapton performs at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Clapton announced Thursday March 12, 2015, that he will celebrate his 70th birthday with two shows at Madison Square Garden on May 1-2. He turns 70 on March 30. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

The concert dates could change due to the NBA playoffs.


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