The legendary guitarist extends his Albert Hall residency

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Guitar maestro Eric Clapton has added three new dates to his residency at London’s Royal Albert Hall, which is set to take place from May 16, 2009.

The added shows are on May 28, 29 and 31, and tickets are onsale now.

The now eleven night run almost equals Claptons 12 night stint at the same venue in May 1996. Clapton also played at the Crem reunion at the same venue in 2005.

Clapton will now play the London venue on May 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 25, 26, 28, 29, 31.

He also plays at Liverpool Echo Arena on May 13 and Manchester Evening News Arena on May 14.

Check out this clip of Clapton, playing Five Long Years at the Albert Hall in 1996:



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