by Alia Tenor,John Mayer rocked out with the guitar great Eric Clapton onstage over the weekend as he kicked off his five-night residency in Tokyo, Japan.
The Daughters hitmaker recently wrapped up his own run of dates in the Far East, and was invited to join Clapton for an encore on the first night of his shows at the Nippon Budokan on Saturday (13 April 2019).
The musicians teamed up for a lengthy rendition of Cocaine, during which they each showed off their guitar skills with individual solos.
The performance brought the hits-packed set to an end after Clapton delighted fans with classic tracks including Wonderful Tonight, Tears in Heaven, and Layla.
On Sunday, Mayer took to Instagram to share a photo of the pair hanging out backstage, and another of the stars in action, as he revealed plans to reunite with Clapton at his 2019 Crossroads Festival, where they have previously joined forces over the years.
“It’s always great when the stars align and I get to catch up with @ericclapton,” Mayer captioned the images.
“An exceedingly generous man. Watching him play is like getting picked up by the scruff of my neck like a kitten. I just love it. To do it in Tokyo makes it all the more special. Excited to be making an appearance at his #crossroadsfestival in September.”
Clapton wasn’t the only famous friend Mayer got to jam with while on tour, he also had Ed Sheeran sit in with him for two songs at the same venue last Wednesday (10 April 2019).