Eric Clapton Makes Up For His Dull Goodbye To Jeff Beck With A Tribute Show

After his brief message on his Instagram page following Jeff Beck‘s death, Eric Clapton went for a tribute show to honor his late friend’s memory. The guitarist announced details about the homage Beck’s friends and family arranged on his official Instagram account.

Many musicians like Jimmy Page and David Gilmour paid tribute to and posted heartfelt farewell messages on social media when Jeff Beck passed away in early 2023. So, Clapton’s comparatively short note about the late musician was found strange as the two were known to be close. But based on his recent post, it is safe to assume that the guitarist was only dealing with grief in his own way.

What he wrote in his farewell post was as follows:

“‘Always and ever.'”

In his recent Instagram post, Eric Clapton shared a poster of the show, ‘A Tribute to Jeff Beck with Eric Clapton and Friends,’ which had Beck’s photograph on. He captioned the details about the performance under it and revealed that many musicians associated with the legend would play in his honor at the Royal Albert Hall on May 2023.

The first part of the caption read:

“A Tribute to Jeff Beck with Eric Clapton & Friends

Sandra Beck/The Jeff Beck Estate and Eric Clapton announce concerts by rock legend colleagues and friends to honour the memory and artistry of the late Jeff Beck.

The concerts will take place at the Royal Albert Hall on the 22nd and 23rd [of] May 2023.”

In the second half of the text, the guitarist stated that the final list of performers would be completed closer to the date of the performances and supplied information about the artists who ‘indicated their wish to be a part of the tribute to Jeff Beck.’ Clapton also depicted when the tickets would go on sale at the conclusion of the announcement.

The rest of the caption message went as follows:

“The list of artists will be finalised near the date of the performances. Artists who have already indicated their wish to be a part of the tribute to Jeff Beck are Doyle Bramhall II, Eric Clapton, Gary Clark Jr, Johnny Depp, Billy GibbonsImelda May, John McLaughlin, Robert Randolph, Olivia Safe, Sir Rod StewartJoss Stone, Tedeschi Trucks Band.

From the Jeff Beck Band: Rhonda Smith, Anika Nilles, and Robert Stevenson.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, 15th March, at 10 am GMT.”

Even though he shared a small glimpse of his grief, love, and respect on social media after Jeff Beck’s death, Eric Clapton contributed to an extensive tribute show for his late friend and colleague. The guitarist will finalize his farewell with the upcoming performance on May 22-23, 2023.

Photo Credit: Eric Clapton – Instagram