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Watch Eric Clapton and His Band Perform Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ at the Royal Albert Hall

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This week, legendary guitarist Eric Clapton is performing some special shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall, and thanks to a fan with a great vantage point, there’s footage circulating of Ol’ Slowhand and his band paying tribute to the late Prince.

Below, watch Clapton and his backing musicians power through a great cover of “Purple Rain,” which was the last song of the encore on the night’s set list:

It’s worth noting that Clapton opened his set with a rendition of “Que Sera Sera,” in honor of iconic actress/entertainer/animal activist Doris Day, whose passing made headlines Monday morning.

Eric Clapton has a few upcoming shows in the United States in the fall, leading up to this year’s Crossroads Guitar Festival:

September 11 San Francisco, CA Chase Center
September 13 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
September 14 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena

From the news release:

Eric Clapton’s band for these shows will include Doyle Bramhall II, Paul Carrack, Nathan East, Steve Gadd, and Chris Stainton with Sharon White and Katie Kissoon on backing vocals.

If you’re able, don’t miss your chance catch the guitar legend and this great backing band live this fall! Visit his official site for more details.

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