This post is for a past tour. For upcoming Eric Clapton concerts in Japan, see here.
Eric Clapton will bring the blues to Japan in February 2014! All 5 concerts of his Japan tour will be held in the Kanto area (Update 2013-11-05: Two additional shows in Nagoya and Osaka have been announced). Four in the infamous Budokan in central Tokyo and one in the Yokohama Arena, only minutes away from Tokyo. If you want to see the master of blues, you don’t have much choice, though: the Yokohama gig is already sold out as it is the only one on a weekend.
|2014-02-18 (Tue)||Eric Clapton @ Budokan, Tokyo|
|2014-02-20 (Thu)||Eric Clapton @ Budokan, Tokyo|
|2014-02-22 (Fri)||Eric Clapton @ Budokan, Tokyo|
|2014-02-23 (Sun)||Eric Clapton @ Yokohama Arena, Yokohama|
|2014-02-28 (Fri)||Eric Clapton @ Budokan, Tokyo|
2014-02-25 (Tue) Eric Clapton @ Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium, Nagoya
2014-02-26 (Wed) Eric Clapton @ Osaka Castle Hall, Osaka
Below the information for the four Budokan concerts:
A seats, JPY 11’000
S seats, JPY 12’000
The seating layout of the Budokan differs from concert to concert. However, the cheaper A seats are usually the 10-20 percent of the seats from which the stage is rather hard so see, such as the sides near the stage or sometimes even behind the stage. If unlucky, you will not be able to see much of the stage or the screens (here you can see an example of a layout from a past concert at the Budokan). Moreover, the ticketing process doesn’t let you choose the specific seat number. To make sure you have an acceptable view, I would go for the S seats.
Doors open at 18:00, the concert starts at 19:00. Better don’t be late, as concerts in Japan usually start very punctually!