Eric Clapton playing Tampa on May 3

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Does the guitar god still got it? Judging by recent YouTube clips, especially from the tour Clapton did with Derek Trucks at his side, I think so. Let's just hope he skips "Wonderful Tonight," that annoying cover of "I Shot the Sheriff" and, well, pretty much everything from the 1980s — except "Pretending." Always like that one the best when it comes to E.C.'s pop stuff. Pedal steel guitar whiz Robert Randolph, one of the most exciting live acts around, opens.

Here's the skinny:

WHO: ERIC CLAPTON WITH: ROBERT RANDOLPH AND THE FAMILY BAND

WHAT: By the time Eric Clapton began his solo career with the release of his self-titled debut album in mid-1970, he was long established as one of the world's major rock stars due to his group affiliations...

WHEN: SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2008, 7:30PM

WHERE: FORD AMPHITHEATRE

AT THE FLORIDA STATE FAIRGROUNDS TAMPA, FL

ON SALE: SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2008, 10AM

AT THE FORD AMPHITHEATRE BOX OFFICE, www.livenation.com, AND ALL TICKETMASTER OUTLETS INCLUDING FYE AND SPEC'S MUSIC. OR CHARGE BY PHONE:

TAMPA: (813) 287-8844

ST PETE: (727) 898-2100

CENTRAL FL: (407) 839-3900

PRICES: $125.00, $85.00, $70.00 & $49.50 - RESERVED SEATS

$29.50 – FESTIVAL LAWN

All dates, acts and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, and service and handling charges.

WEBSITE ADDRESS: www.livenation.com.

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