Clapton Sore Throat Scuttles Mich. Show

The Associated Press
Saturday, September 23, 2006; 4:32 PM

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Eric Clapton's concert scheduled for Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills was postponed because the three-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee has a sore throat.

No additional shows on the North American tour, which kicked off last weekend, are affected at this time, tour publicist Kristen Foster said Saturday in an e-mail. His next scheduled concert is Sunday in Toronto.

"He is indeed under the weather with a sore throat," Foster said.

A rescheduled date for the show in suburban Detroit will be announced next week, The Palace said.

The tour of the U.S. and Canada includes stops in 20 cities, including concerts at Madison Square Garden. Clapton, 61, then travels for shows in Japan, New Zealand and Australia.

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