Guitar genius Eric Clapton will launch a new North American tour on March 14 in Phoenix, AZ. The spring trek will be capped with the latest edition of his Crossroads Guitar Festival on April 12 and 13 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Acts set to appear at the two-night festival include the Allman Brothers Band, Jeff Beck,BB King, John Mayer, Gary Clark Jr. and country superstar and great guitar picker Brad Paisley. Proceeds from the festival benefit Clapton’s Crossroads Centre in Antigua.