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INGLEWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Musician Eric Clapton performs at The Forum on September 18, 2017 in Inglewood, California; LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 8: Musical Artsin Prince performs at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on February 8, 2004 in Los Angeles, California.

Eric Clapton performed at London’s Royal Albert Hall last night kicking off the first of three shows this week at the legendary venue, and he surprised fans with one incredible encore.

After playing a 16-song set, Clapton returned to the stage and performed a cover of Prince‘s classic “Purple Rain” much to the crowd’s delight.

Clapton’s second and third shows this week are taking place on Thursday and Friday (May 15 and 16), respectively.

Purple Rain - Eric Clapton in London - 13/05/2019

Eric Clapton closing with 'Purple Rain' first night at the Royal Albert Hall 2019

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.