Eric Clapton kicked off a five-night residency Wednesday at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, where he was joined by Ed Sheeran for three songs.
According to Where’s Eric! magazine, Ed reportedly performed three songs with Clapton, including two from Clapton’s forthcoming album, I Still Do: “I Will Be There” and “Cypress Grove.” We understand they also performed “Sunshine State”.
It was Eric’s first show of the year and instead of staples like “Layla,” “Sunshine of Your Love” and “White Room,” he mixed in more obscure material such as “Next Time You See Me,” “Circus Left Town” and “Gin House.” His encore was a cover of Joe Cocker’s “High Time We Went,” which Joe co-wrote with Clapton’s piano player, Chris Stainton.
Ed has been lying low since winning his first Grammy earlier this year. He’s been on a social media break since December, but has hinted his third album will be out this year .
Clapton has released a lyric video for “Can’t Let You Do It,” the first song off his new album, I Still Do, which will be out on May 20th.