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Eric Clapton Reschedules Weekend Forum Concerts; Citing Bronchitis Issue

By Dante Noe Raquel II , Mar 25, 2017 04:20 AM EDT

Eric Clapton has put off two concerts programmed for this weekend at the Forum in Inglewood, Los Angeles California. Quoting "severe bronchitis," the musician, who first reached fame for his work with Cream and Derek & the Dominoes before going solo career, will reschedule the shows for the fall.

Suspended Concerts Announced By His Promoter

Clapton, 71, has kept light road shows scheduled in early years, limiting his solo gigs to major cities since American Sojourn in 2014. On Friday, his promoter announced the suspension of the concerts in a press statement.

"Due to severe bronchitis and under doctor's advisement, Eric Clapton is rescheduling this weekend's two shows at the Forum in Los Angeles," it read, in part. "He is very sorry to disappoint his fans but looks forward to these shows."

Luckily, Clapton was already arranged to do two other concerts at the Forum on Sept. 15 and 16, so he is rearranging this weekend's shows around those programs.

Tickets for the show schedule on March 25, will still be accepted for the September 13 show. The March 26 concert will be on September 18.

Colleague Sympathizing Clapton's Recovery

Gary Clark Jr. was booked to support Clapton at the Forum Shows. On Twitter, he wished him "a speedy recovery" and said he is looking forward to the shows in September. Clapton has only done two shows this year - both at Madison Square Garden in New York earlier this week.

He has now had two months to recover before hitting back on the stage of Royal Albert Hall in London for a three night's concert. Then he will go back to New York early September and a four-show run in L.A.Clapton's concert schedules.

May 22, 24, and 25 concerts will be held in London, UK at Royal Albert Hall. After a few months of rest and preparation, back to back concerts will be held in the entire month of September in Madison Square Garden and Inglewood, CA - Forum. Ticketholders who can't make it on the new dates can request a refund.

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