Eric Clapton announces Ginger Baker tribute concert in London

26 November 2019, 11:24

Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker in 2005
Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker in 2005. Picture: Getty

A tribute concert for the late Ginger Baker will be staged in London in early 2020.

Eric Clapton has announced a special tribute concert for Ginger Baker, the late drummer and co-founder of Cream.

Called Eric Clapton & Friends: A Tribute to Ginger Baker, the gig will take place at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on February 17, 2020.

Tickets for the show go on sale on Friday (November 29) at 10am and can be found here.

The concert will feature music from Clapton and Baker’s work together in their bands Cream and Blind Faith, with all proceeds going to Leonard Cheshire, the health and welfare charity that helps people living with disabilities.

Clapton will announce the full lineup of performers in the coming weeks.

Ginger Baker passed away in October at the age of 80. He founded Cream in 1966 with Clapton and bassist Jack Bruce, with the trio releasing four albums before splitting in 1968.

Baker and Clapton also performed as Blind Faith with Steve Winwood of Traffic, and Family's bassist Ric Grech.

Baker also released 18 solo albums, the most recent of which was 2014's Why.

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