Eric Clapton’s Record-Setting Royal Albert Hall Gigs Commemorated With New ‘Slowhand at 70′ Concert Film
Eric Clapton has a new concert film coming out — and fans will be able to see it in theaters.
Due Sept. 14, Eric Clapton: Live at the Royal Albert Hall — Slowhand at 70 plucks performances from one of the shows logged during Clapton's record-breaking run at the theater in May 2015. Aside from live footage, the film includes a featurette adding interviews with band members Paul Carrack, Andy Fairweather Lowe and Chris Stainton, in addition to music writers Hugh Fielder and Paul Sexton.
"It’s a very very comfortable homey place for me. I tend to think of it as mine," Clapton said of the Royal Albert Hall during a 1990 interview with the BBC. "It’s got a very genteel, sophisticated and yet comfortable atmosphere. Like it is like a club. It reminds me of what the Marquee was like in the early days, you know; everybody is very very comfortable at home, and you feel welcome. I don’t have half the nerves there that I have anywhere else."
Viewers can presumably expect to feel some of that comfort in Clapton's performances throughout Slowhand at 70, which a press release promises "captures a momentous night for one of the world’s greatest rock guitarists" and includes "classic songs and fan favorites from throughout Clapton’s career."
Dates for U.S. screenings of the film are still being sorted out, but in the meantime, you can catch a glimpse of it in the above trailer, and look for more information at the official Eric Clapton: Live at the Royal Albert Hall — Slowhand at 70 website.
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