Friday, February 22, 2019

Peter Frampton announces farewell tour

Peter Frampton has announced dates for his farewell tour.

The guitarist will open the 6-month series of North American concerts in Tulsa, OK on June 18; the mix of amphitheatre, casino and festival appearances will wrap up October 12 at the Concord Pavilion in San Francisco, CA – the city where he famously recorded the legendary live album, “Frampton Comes Alive.”

“Looking forward to seeing everyone this summer and fall,” says Frampton. “We have Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening joining us for most of this run and my son Julian, with Julian Frampton Band, on the west coast dates. See you soon.”

Tickets for the trek will go on sale Friday, March 1; further details – includes presales – will be confirmed in the coming days.

UPDATE (2/23): Frampton has revealed the reasons behind the timing of the farewell run - get details here.

The UK rocker first made headlines as a teenage guitarist in British band The Herd before going on to co-found one of the first supergroups, Humble Pie, in 1969. Frampton left to launch a solo career in 1972 with his debut, “Wind Of Change”; three more albums followed with little success before his 1976 live release changed the way the music industry looked at concert recordings.

“Frampton Comes Alive” topped the US charts for 10 weeks and went on to become the best-selling album of the year with the help of three Top 20 singles: "Baby, I Love Your Way", "Show Me the Way" and the epic "Do You Feel Like We Do."

The project sold 11 million copies worldwide, including more than 8 million copies in the States alone, to earn a spot as one of the best-selling live albums in music history.

Frampton followed up the breakthrough set with 1977’s “I’m In You”, which delivered US platinum status while failing to further his status as a rocker, and an appearance in the disastrous 1978 film, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, only added to a commercial decline.

A near-fatal 1978 car accident in the Bahamas sidelined Frampton for a time and, after issuing another four studio albums, his profile got a much-needed boost when childhood school friend David Bowie brought him in for sessions on his 1987 album, “Never Let Me Down”, and the companion Glass Spider world tour.

Always a solid concert draw, Frampton continued to tour and release records, with his 2006 set, “Fingerprints”, winning a 2007 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album.

In recent years, the guitarist has hit the road with Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Steve Miller Band, while also delivering acoustic performances in support of his 2016 collection “Acoustic Classics.”

Peter Framtpon
"Peter Frampton Finale Tour"

North America 2019

Jun 18 — Tulsa, OK @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa
Jun 20 — Little Rock, AR @ Robinson Performance Hall
Jun 22 — Montgomery, AL @ Wind Creek Casino & Hotel
Jun 23 — Chattanooga, TN @ Tivoli Theatre
Jun 26 — Memphis, TN @ Orpheum Theatre
Jun 27 — Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
Jun 29 — Salamanca, NY @ Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino
Jun 30 — Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Jul 02 — Pittsburgh, PA @ Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
Jul 03 — Syracuse, NY @ St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
Jul 05 — Montreal, QC @ Place des Arts: Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
Jul 07 — Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Jul 09 — Boston, MA @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
Jul 10 — Philadelphia, PA @ The Met Philadelphia
Jul 12 — Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Jul 13 — Stayner, ON @ Roxodus Music Festival
Jul 23 — Traverse City, MI @ Interlochen Center for the Arts-Kresge Auditorium
Jul 25 — Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Jul 26 — Morgantown, WV @ MountainFest Motorcycle Rally
Jul 28 — Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Jul 29 — Cedar Rapids, IA @ McGrath Amphitheatre
Jul 31 — Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Aug 02 — Minneapolis, MN @ Grand Casino Hinckley Amphitheater
Aug 04 — St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug 05 — Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
Aug 08 — Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
Aug 11 — Atlanta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre at Encore Park
Aug 16-21 — Keeping The Blues Alive at Sea Mediterranean
Aug 30 — Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
Sep 01 — Albany, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Sep 02 — Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Sep 04 — Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place
Sep 06 — Miami, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Sep 07 — Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sep 10 — Simpsonville, SC @ CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park
Sep 11 — Washington, DC @ The Anthem
Sep 13 — New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Sep 14 — Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Sep 21 — Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sep 22 — Dallas, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Sep 24 — Albuquerque, NM @ Sandia Resort & Casino
Sep 26 — Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
Sep 28 — Las Vegas, NV @ Red Rock Resort Spa & Casino
Sep 29 — Temecula, CA @ Pechanga Casino-Pechanga Summit
Oct 02 — San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
Oct 03 — Paso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles Amphitheatre
Oct 05 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
Oct 06 — Tuolumne, CA @ Black Oak Casino Resort-Westside Pavilion
Oct 09 — Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
Oct 10 — Portland, OR @ Ilani Resort & Casino-Cowlitz Ballroom
Oct 12 — San Francisco, CA @ Concord Pavilion

See also:

VIDEO: Steve Miller Band previews 50th Anniversary US tour with Peter Frampton
Steve Miller Band announces 50th Anniversary US tour with Peter Frampton
Peter Frampton apologizes for Minnesota concert incident
Steve Miller Band announces summer tour with Peter Frampton
VIDEO: Peter Frampton unplugs for Show Me The Way
Search Peter Frampton at hennemusic