If Clapton is indeed God, then its safe to say the righteous have relented in the battle of good vs. evil. Seriously. Have you seen the legendary guitarists latest effort? A commercial for the Fender T-Mobile MyTouch 3G phone that features Slowhand chatting it up like a giddy teenager with blues legend Buddy Guy? As if the thought of these hall-of-famers whoring themselves out to corporate advertisers isnt cringe-worthy enough on paper, the reality is enough to make you junk your idiot box. While chastising Clapton for such trespasses in light of his past musical contributions may seem a bit pious, there is just something inherently icky about the blues imperialist whose estimated worth is already more than $170 mil, by the way going down to the crossroads to hawk cell-phones. Not only is Clapton the voice of T-Mobile, hes the voice of a generation of Docker-clad dads who are sure to be spellbound when the 64-year-old comes to rock the Sommet Center with his trademark eyes-closed, mouth-wide-open, this-is-the-last-time-I-suck-dick-for-money guitar face. Fresh off the heels of a phantasmic Super Bowl half-time performance, Who vocalist Roger Daltrey will open the show with a set of his and other rock n roll classics.
Sat., Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m., 2010