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Eric Clapton to play March 20 Oklahoma City show

Tickets go on sale Nov. 30 for the concert at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: November 23, 2012
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Widely considered one of the world's all-time greatest guitarists and known among his peers as a great collaborator, Eric Clapton announced this week a major U.S. tour culminating in his fourth Crossroads Guitar Festival.

The three-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee's spring 2013 tour will include a March 20 show at Oklahoma City's Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Tickets for the Oklahoma City show will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30. They will be available at www.Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations and by phone at (800) 745-3000.

Ticket prices for the Oklahoma City concert have not yet been announced, according to an email from a venue representative.

It will be Clapton's third time to play the OKC arena, following performances on June 9, 2004 and March 5, 2007.

The Crossroads Guitar Festival, which has become legendary in its own right for hosting performances and impromptu collaborations from the world's most legendary guitar players, will take place April 12-13 for the first time at New York City's famed Madison Square Garden.

Clapton and his band will visit more than a dozen cities across the U.S. beginning March 14. The tour will end with the two-night festival where Clapton will gather the past, present and future of guitar music onto one stage for an unparalleled musical event. All profits from the festival will benefit The Crossroads Centre, an Antigua treatment and education facility founded by Clapton for chemically dependent persons. The festival is presented by Chase.

For more information on Clapton's concert, go online to www.chesapeakearena.com.