Eric Clapton has announced the return of the Crossroads Guitar Festival, but this one will be in New York City at Madison Square Garden April 12 and 13, 2013.
The Crossroads Fest is a fund raising event that supports the Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a drug treatment facility founded by Clapton. The first festival was in Dallas in 2004, but the next two were in southwest suburban Bidgeview at Toyota Park in 2007 and 2010.
The line-ups are huge, with guitar players of varying styles backing each other up in once in a lifetime performances. The list of players is extensive because, as Buddy Guy said when speaking of the 2007 fest, “When Eric calls nobody says no.” So far scheduled to be on the stage at the 2013 festival are:
Allman Brothers Band
Andy Fairweather Low
Doyle Bramhall II
Gary Clark Jr.
Additionally, a concert tour by Eric Clapton and his band has also been announced but without a Chicago date. I think we can count on one being added soon.