Eric Clapton has apologised for storming off at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro, while fans of the rock legend have demanded refunds on their tickets – some of which cost up to £125 – despite missing just one song. 

Eric ClaptonFas have demanded refunds after Clapton's walk-off

The information on Clapton’s walkout is quite contradictory. Reports suggest he left the stage suddenly mid-way through the song Cocaine. He did not return and the audience eventually left with, many claimed, no explanation of what happened. Others say he popped back on to apologise, while Clapton’s spokesperson explained the usual set lasts 1h35m, but also claims fans enjoyed the entire set apart from cocaine, despite the storm-out occurring just after the one-hour mark. 

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“Unfortunately last night we experienced a steadily worsening technical problem with the PA system that the band battled with throughout the show. But by the last song of the set it became unbearable on stage and Eric was unable to complete that number,” explained Clapton’s spokesperson. 

“During the encore break we were able to reset and the band finished as planned with the last number. The usual touring set length runs at 1hr 35 mins so in fact the full set was performed apart from the entirety of Cocaine which had to be curtailed. Eric is nevertheless sorry for the break in the concert.”

A spokeswoman for the Hydro arena said: "The production team for last night's performance suffered a technical issue which resulted in the concert ending earlier than anticipated. "By the time the venue had been made aware of the circumstances patrons were already leaving the bowl. However, our stewards and staff did their best to convey this information to customers as it became known."

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