Peter Frampton Hitting A Cross Section Of North American Venues This Summer
Peter Frampton will be criss-crossing North America this summer performing solo shows with his band, along with double bills alongside old friends the Doobie Brothers as well as with blues great Buddy Guy. One of the highlights for fans hitting multiple shows this time around is that Frampton is playing a variety of different sized venues -- from major 15-to-17,000 seat amphitheaters such as L.A.’s Hollywood Bowl; Canandaigua, New York’s Constellation Brands - Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center; and Gilford, New Hampshire’s Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook; to Telluride, Colorado’s massive Blues & Brews Festival.
In addition to the larger venues, Frampton -- as always -- is fitting in a number of intimate theater gigs, such as Upper Darby, Pennsylvania’s Tower Theater -- a longtime favorite for Frampton’s legion of fans in Philadelphia and its surrounding areas.
Frampton will release his new studio set, Hummingbird In A Box on June 24th, and the collection marks the first new Frampton music since the 2010 release of Thank You Mr. Churchill. The piece was commissioned by and performed with the Cincinnati Ballet in April 2013.
With the new music obviously not hitting the heavier colors in the Frampton pallet, we asked him if Hummingbird In A Box will fit in with his more jazz-based works: "Y’know, I’m jazz influenced -- but I wouldn’t say it’s jazz-based. I mean, my melodies have always been slanted that way, because, y’know, (laughs) I’ve done so much listening to it; and that’s part of my style -- as is blues and rock, y’know? But I wouldn’t say it’s jazz in any way really. . . jazz tinged with my style, basically."
Photo Courtesy of Yann Charles