Watch Eric Clapton Cover Prince’s “Purple Rain”

This past Monday night Eric Clapton played his first concert of his three night run at London’s Royal Albert Hall. During Eric Claton’s encore he covered Prince’s “Purple Rain.”

Quick side note, Eric Clapton started his show off with a cover of “Que Sera Sera” as tribute to singer and actress Doris Day, who passed away early Monday morning.

Watch Eric Clapton performing “Purple Rain” below.

In case you were wondering why Eric Clapton would cover Prince, he has been a long time fan as he previously said several days after Prince passed away in April 2016.

In a Facebook post, Eric Clapton explained how he found about Prince.

“I’m so sad about the death of Prince. He was a true genius and a huge inspiration for me, in a very real way. In the the ’80s, I was out on the road in a massive downward spiral with drink and drugs. I saw Purple Rain in a cinema in Canada, I had no idea who he was, it was like a bolt of lightning! In the middle of my depression, and the dreadful state of the music culture at that time, it gave me hope. He was like a light in the darkness. I went back to my hotel and, surrounded by empty beer cans, wrote ‘Holy Mother.’ I can’t believe he’s gone.”

Eric Clapton will be at Chase Center in San Francisco on Wednesday, September 11th.

Tickets are on sale now through: www.livenation.com

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