Strong Rumor: Cream @ MSG, October 24-26

Cream to Perform at MSG

According to Relix magazine, “Cream will perform three shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden on October 24, 25 and 26. While no official statement has been made, these performances are believed to be the band’s first full stateside shows since disbanding in the late 1960s. As previously reported, Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker reunited in early May for a series of appearances at London’s Royal Albert Hall. With the exception of a 1993 reunion at the band’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, those three shows marked the group’s first performance since disbanding in 1968. Be sure to check back in the coming weeks for more information.”

I actually heard on New York’s classic rock station Q104.3 yesterday that one of the key problems holding up the announcement is the fact that Ginger Baker has some decades-old drug charges against him, and he’s ac`tually worried the DEA might pick him up in the States. That sounds preposterous, but then again, no it doesn’t…

And as an added bonus, in case the rumor turns out to be false, we found some old pictures of Cream at the self-proclaimed World’s Most Famous Arena, November 2, 1968.

For more on the Cream reunion in London’s Royal Albert Hall back in May: Pics from Drummer World Magazine; Reunited and It Feels So Good; Supergroup Cream rises again; Believe it or not, Forbes’ take; The Guardian’s review of their first show back.

And now for some Cream audio:

Cream 1
Cream 2
Bonus: The Lost Cream Tapes