Eric Clapton paid tribute to the late Robbie Robertson, by opening the first show of his 2023 U.S. tour with two songs by the Band.
Clapton played “The Shape I’m In” from the Band’s 1970 album, Stage Fright. And followed with 1975’s “It Makes No Difference”.
Before performing, he simply said, “Robbie Robertson.”
Robertson’s music had a major impact on Clapton and in 1994, he was given the honor of inducting the Band into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.