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Goldenvoice Presents

Eric Clapton

Jimmie Vaughan

October 8, 2024 @ 7:30 PM

October 8, 2024
7:30 PM

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At his peak, Eric Clapton was nicknamed “God” by his fans, an indication of how highly regarded the guitarist was during his glory days. This phrase, immortalized in graffiti that spread across London in 1967, originated a few years earlier when Clapton was playing with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers just after leaving the Yardbirds in 1965. Clapton never was comfortable with the nickname — he embraced “Slowhand,” titling his 1977 album after it — but “Clapton Is God” is a pivotal part of his story and an instrumental moment in the rise of the guitar hero, a rock & roll cliché that didn’t exist prior to EC.

To be sure, there were flashy players in blues and rock prior to Clapton, but nothing along the lines of Clapton, whose fame quickly eclipsed Mayall’s in the Bluesbreakers and whose playing became the centerpiece of Cream, the psychedelic power trio he co-led with bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker between 1966 and 1968. Clapton was venerated for his fast-fingered solos (the “Slowhand” nickname was in jest) and that’s what people came to see. Although he sang some Cream songs, it took him a while before he embraced lead vocals, easing into a solo career after a stint with Delaney & Bonnie in 1969 and 1970. Clapton was so reticent to step to the front of the stage that he adopted a pseudonym for what’s regarded as his finest album, Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs by Derek & the Dominos, but after a bout with addiction that sidelined him through much of the early ’70s, he re-emerged as the pre-eminent guitarist of his generation, a sword-slinger who undercut his bravado with pretty ballads, like “Wonderful Tonight.”

The ’80s may not have treated Clapton kindly — he teamed with Phil Collins for albums designed to bring him hits that never materialized — but he reigned in the ’90s, benefitting from the acoustic authenticity of 1993’s Unplugged, which turned into one of his biggest records. After that LP, he went out of his way to boost his idols — he cut full albums with J.J. Cale and B.B. King — while occasionally taking an odd stylistic departure (his odd TDF side project with Simon Climie) but always reconnecting with the blues roots upon which his entire career lay, as evidenced by his relaxed 2021 album The Lady in the Balcony: Lockdown Sessions.


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  • Online – Visit pechangaarenasd.com, find your event, then click on purchase tickets (you will be redirected to AXS.com to purchase your tickets), then click on “Accessible Tickets”.
  • In Person – Visit the Pechanga Arena San Diego Box Office located at 3500 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110 and request accessible tickets.
    • Box Office Hours
      Friday: 11:00 am to 5:30 pm
      The Box Office will open two hours prior to the listed showtime, for that evening’s performance only and will close ½ hour after the start of event.

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Pechanga Arena San Diego cannot confirm the validity of third-party tickets. The official ticketing platform of Pechanga Arena San Diego is AXS.com. We suggest guests verify their method of delivery prior to arrival. Flash Mobile Delivery QR codes will be accessible through the AXS Mobile App using the same email address used to purchase the tickets. If purchased through AXS, Flash Mobile tickets may also be accessible with the credit card or valid ID associated with the guest’s account. Guests with questions regarding their tickets should contact their original point of purchase.

Clear Bag Options: Clear Tote 12 inches by 12 inches. Small Clutch Bag or Wallet 6.5 inches by 4.5 inches. Clear Storage Bag

All persons and bags are subject to search. Clear tote bags (including handbags/purses) that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12” will be admitted inside after inspection. One-gallon clear plastic freezer or storage bags are also permitted. Small clutch bags or wallets that do not exceed 4.5” x 6.5 “, with or without a handle or strap, may be carried into the venue along with one of the clear bag options (clear tote or storage bag). Oversized bags (i.e. backpacks, suitcases, beach bags, laptop bags, etc.) are prohibited. Pechanga Arena San Diego does not provide a general area to check bags, coats or any other personal belongings. For a list of other prohibited items, click here.


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