LOS ANGELES (AP) ­- Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival, scheduled July 28 in the Chicago suburb of Bridgeview, Ill., will benefit Crossroads Centre, the drug-rehab facility he founded in Antigua a decade ago. Tickets go on sale Saturday.

Scheduled performers include B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, Sheryl Crow, Jeff Beck and John Mayer, among others , and Clapton is already excited about spontaneous collaborations.

Establishing the rehab center fulfilled a personal dream, Clapton said.

“I haven’t had a drink or drug for quite a long time and it’s changed my life completely. That’s something I want to pass on and share with other people,” he said.

The 62-year-old guitarist is set to wrap up his world tour in April and “have a little break in England” with his family before the Crossroads concert.


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