Two musical giants are reuniting again in '09. Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton are touring the U.S. this June after a very successful set of Madison Square Garden shows last year. Winwood and Clapton were in a band together back in 1969 called Blind Faith that combined blues and rock. The band didn't stay together for very long but the two musicians remained friends ever since. 2009 marks the 40th anniversary of Blind Faith and 40 years since the two performed to over 100,000 people in Hyde Park, London.
Steve Winwood's Nine Lives and Eric Clapton's compilation album Complete Clapton were both released in 2008.
Below is the Clapton Winwood '09 Tour Itinerary
June 10 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
June 12 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
June 13 Washington, DC Verizon Center
June 15 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
June 17 Chicago, IL United Center
June 18 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
June 20 Omaha, NE QwestCenter
June 21 Denver, CO PepsiCenter
June 23 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
June 24 Houston, TX Toyota Center
June 26 Glendale, AZ Jobing.com Arena
June 27 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Arena
June 29 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
June 30 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
Stephen Lawrence "Steve" Winwood (born 12 May 1948 in Handsworth, Birmingham) is an English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. In addition to his solo career, he was a member of the bands the Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, Blind Faith, and Go. His deep singing voice is frequently mistaken to be that of a black musician.
Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945) is an English blues-rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. He is "probably most famous for his mastery of the Stratocaster guitar." Clapton has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Yardbirds, of Cream, and as a solo performer, being the only person to be inducted three times. Often viewed by critics and fans alike as one of the greatest guitarists of all time, Clapton was ranked fourth in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and #53 on their list of the Immortals: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.