Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 30 August 2014

Clapton apologises for gig problems

Eric Clapton's show was upset by technical problems

Eric Clapton has apologised after he walked off stage during a show in Scotland.

Fans were reportedly left disappointed after the Layla star, 69, left the stage mid-way through the song Cocaine during the concert at the Glasgow SSE Hydro.

However, the rock legend's spokesman has now explained that the unexpected break was due to technical issues, reported the Daily Mirror.

The rep said: "Unfortunately last night we experienced a steadily worsening technical problem with the PA system that the band battled with throughout the show.

"But by the last song of the set it became unbearable on stage and Eric was unable to complete that number.

"During the encore break we were able to reset and the band finished as planned with the last number.

"The usual touring set length runs at 1hr 35 mins so in fact the full set was performed apart from the entirety of Cocaine which had to be curtailed.

"Eric is nevertheless sorry for the break in the concert."

A statement issued by the Hydro said: "'The production team for last night's performance suffered a technical issue which resulted in the concert ending earlier than anticipated.

"By the time the venue had been made aware of the circumstances patrons were already leaving the bowl. However, our stewards and staff did their best to convey this information as it became known."

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