LOS ANGELES “” On Tuesday, as the New York Philharmonic was on the second day of its visit to North Korea, word emerged that North Korean officials have invited the guitarist Eric Clapton to perform there, according to a representative for the North Korean Embassy in London.
Mr. Clapton, known for his recordings of songs like “Layla,” “Cocaine” and “Tears in Heaven,” is said to have at least one key fan in North Korea: Kim Jong-chol, a son of and possible successor to the nation’s leader, Kim Jong-il.
It is not certain that Mr. Clapton will accept the offer. “Eric Clapton receives numerous offers to play in countries around the world,” said a spokeswoman, Kristen Foster. “There is no agreement whatsoever for him to play in North Korea.” [NYTimes]
| In other related news, Eric Clapton and Stevie Winwood played MSG on February 25 and 26, you can find the setlists here and here. Their final show is tomorrow night (Feb 28), check out all the upcoming Eric Clapton tour info below.
Eric Clapton 2008 Tour Dates