Eric Clapton Touring, Tickets for Crossroads Guitar Festival at MSG on Presale Now

Crossroads Guitar Festival at MSG (Apr 12-13, 2013)
Crossroads Guitar Festival

While a new album does not appear to be on the horizon, guitar legend Eric Clapton is heading out on the road starting in March 2013, and finishing up with two big dates at MSG on April 12-13 as part of his very own Crossroads Guitar Festival. Tickets for the CGF are on presale now to Chase cardholders, general on sale begins Nov 30 at noon ET.

Widely considered one of the world’s all time greatest guitarists and known amongst his peers as a great collaborator, Eric Clapton announced today a major U.S. tour culminating in his fourth Crossroads Guitar Festival presented by Chase. The Festival, which has become legendary in its own right for hosting performances and impromptu collaborations from the world’s most legendary guitar players, will take place April 12-13 for the first time at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden. See full listing below of artists performing.

Clapton and his band will visit more than a dozen cities across the U.S. beginning March 14, 2013 (see itinerary below). The tour will end with the two-night Festival where Clapton will gather the past, present and future of guitar music onto one stage for an unparalleled musical event. All profits from the Festival will benefit The Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and education facility founded by Clapton for chemically dependent persons.

More Eric Clapton tour dates and full artist lineup for 2013 Crossroads Guitar Festival after the jump

Eric Clapton 2013 US Tour Dates
March 14 – Phoenix, AZ – U.S. Airways Center
March 16 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
March 17 – Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
March 19 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
March 20 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
March 22 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
March 23 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Arena
March 26 – Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
March 27 – Atlanta, GA – Gwinnett Arena
March 29 – Hollywood, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Live
March 30 – Hollywood, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Live
April 2 – Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena
April 3 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
April 5 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
April 6 – Pittsburgh, PA – Consol Energy Center
April 12 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
April 13 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

2013 Crossroads Festival Artist Listing (Apr 12-13, 2013)
(Note: Two Different Nights of Music. Not All Artists Will Perform Both Nights)
Albert Lee
Allan Holdsworth
Allman Brothers Band
Andy Fairweather Low
BB King
Blake Mills
Booker T
Brad Paisley
Buddy Guy
Citizen Cope
Dave Biller
Doyle Bramhall II
Earl Klugh
Eric Clapton
Gary Clark Jr.
Jeff Beck
Jimmie Vaughan
John Mayer
John Scofield
Jonny Lang
Keb Mo
Keith Urban
Kurt Rosenwinkle
Los Lobos
Quinn Sullivan
Robbie Robertson
Robert Cray
Robert Randolph
Sonny Landreth
Taj Mahal
Vince Gill