All Hail King Clapton! The guitar god rocks the Kingdom of Bahrain

Eric CLAPTON

Three-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Eric Clapton rocked a sold-out crowd in Bahrain on Saturday (March 8) with the Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa in attendance. Now rave reviews and angry voices alike are following in the wake.

The performance itself was the “show of a lifetime” according to the Bahrain online entertainment magazine Albawaba Entertainment. “I can’t remember the last time I have seen so many people so happy in one place,” stated the author (unknown) of an article published March 9. “It really made you understand why he’s known as a guitar legend.”

No complaints seem to have been aired about the performance itself, but there is plenty of frustration over seating and ticket issues. The venue chosen for the highly anticipated concert was the 2,000-seat Arad Fort. Tickets sold out in only two hours, leaving many upset over the poor choice of venue for such a lauded artist as Clapton.

Local media reports that many Bahrain citizens decided to travel to Dubai instead in order to attend Clapton’s performance at the 15,000-capacity Media City Amphitheatre on March 6. Such dedication shows the influence that Western music holds in the region, even in the face of unrest and disdain for Western ideals. This is a perfect example of how music draws people together, regardless of culture or belief.

Be sure to check out KaraokeOnVEVO and Sing-N-Share where you can sing several of your favorite songs by Eric Clapton and hundreds of other artists. Want to become a guitar legend yourself? Take a look at our intuitive Play a Tab system for iPhone and iPad.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s