Peter Frampton announced the bulk of the dates for his summer tour, dubbed Frampton's Guitar Circus. As of now, the dates begin on June 5th in Grand Prairie, Texas and wind down on August 30th in Lincoln, California. In the press announcement for the trek, Frampton shed some light on the nuts and bolts of the tour, stating, "I want you to be the first to know that starting this I'll be releasing pre-sale tickets on my website every Wednesday for my upcoming tour -- Frampton's Guitar Circus! Every Tuesday morning you can check my Facebook page and I'll let you know which dates are going up for that week. The best part is -- I'll randomly select one fan from each show to win an autographed set list from the show they attend!"
He went on to say: "The tour will feature friends, celebrated guitarists, and other special guests (to be announced). Kicking off in May, I will perform several dates with five-time Grammy Award winner Robert Cray including Nashville, New York City, and Austin. In August, I will travel through Atlanta, Washington D.C., Los Angeles and more with praised slide blues guitarist Sonny Landreth opening the show, followed by the legendary B.B. King. Each night, the set will be recorded and subsequently sold in digital format."
Peter Frampton, who's never stopped writing, recording, and touring since his '70s heyday, admitted to us that he's constantly amazed with whom he's gotten to make music with over the years: "People like myself that have been doing it for this long, I think it's because we're such a fan of everybody else. You never forget the people that really influenced you at the beginning and throughout your career. So from Hank Marvin to Pearl Jam (laughs), y'know, I got to play with all these people. And it's such an honor to realize that they want to play with me. I've been exceedingly lucky. I appreciate the talent I was given. I've never phoned it in."
UPDATED: Peter Frampton North American tour dates (subject to change):
April 26, 27 - Cincinnati, OH - Aronoff Center For The Arts (with the Cincinnati Ballet)
June 5 - Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theater at Grand Fair
June 8 - Midland, TX - Wagner Noel PAC
June 14 - Rama, ON - Casino Rama
June 15 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
June 20 - Columbus, OH - The LC Pavilion
June 23 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount
June 24 - Lancaster, PA - American Music Theatre
June 27 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
June 28 - Rochester, NY - Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater
August 5 - Bethlehem, PA - Musikfest
August 8 - Baltimore, MD - PierSix Pavilion
August 11 - Vienna, VA - Wolf Trap Filene Center
August 20 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater
August 24 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theater
August 30 - Lincoln, CA - Thunder Valley Casino
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