Peter Frampton Announces Farewell Tour

Midnight Blues

Gold Supporting Member
Joined
Feb 21, 2011
Messages
15,232
Reaction score
11,195
I just saw this in a Guitar Player e-mail update that I get:

https://www.guitarplayer.com/players/peter-frampton-announces-farewell-tour

Peter Frampton Announces Farewell Tour
The legendary guitarist's final outing will feature support from Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening.
Jackson Maxwell
21 hours ago
peter-frampton-gp-full-length.jpg

Austin Lord


"Peter Frampton has announced a farewell tour of North America.

Dubbed "Peter Frampton Finale—The Farewell Tour," the trek will begin on June 18 in Tulsa, OK and take the legendary guitarist throughout the United States (with a couple of stops in Canada) throughout the remainder of the summer and into the fall.

Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening will serve as Frampton's opener for most of the tour, with Julian Frampton also appearing on a few of the West Coast dates. Frampton has also promised a few additional surprise guests on some select dates.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning next Friday, March 1 at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. You can check out the full itinerary below.

For more info, head on over to frampton.com.

"Peter Frampton Finale—The Farewell Tour" itinerary:

June 18—Tulsa, OK—Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa+

June 20—Little Rock, AR—Robinson Performance Hall

June 22—Montgomery, AL—Wind Creek Casino & Hotel+

June 23—Chattanooga, TN—Tivoli Theatre+

June 26—Memphis, TN—Orpheum Theatre+

June 27—Nashville, TN—Ascend Amphitheater*

June 29—Salamanca, NY—Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino*^

June 30—Bethel, NY—Bethel Woods Center for the Arts*

July 2—Pittsburgh, PA—Benedum Center for the Performing Arts

July 3—Syracuse, NY—St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview*

July 5—Montreal, QC—Montreal Jazz Fest- Place des Arts: Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier+

July 7—Gilford, NH—Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion*

July 9—Boston, MA—Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion*

July 10—Philadelphia, PA—The Met Philadelphia*

July 12—Cincinnati, OH—Riverbend Music Center*

July 13—Stayner, ON—Roxodus Music Festival+

July 23—Traverse City, MI—Interlochen Center for the Arts-Kresge Auditorium+

July 25—Detroit, MI—DTE Energy Music Theatre*

July 26—Morgantown, WV—MountainFest Motorcycle Rally*+

July 28—Chicago, IL—Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island*

July 29—Cedar Rapids, IA—McGrath Amphitheatre

July 31—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre

August 2—Minneapolis, MN—Grand Casino Hinckley Amphitheater*+

August 4—St. Louis, MO—Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*

August 5—Kansas City, MO—Starlight Theatre*

August 8—Cleveland, OH—Blossom Music Center*

August 11—Atlanta, GA—Ameris Bank Amphitheatre at Encore Park*

August 16-21—Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea Mediterranean+

August 30—Charlotte, NC—PNC Music Pavilion*

September 1—Albany, NY—Saratoga Performing Arts Center*

September 2—Uncasville, CT—Mohegan Sun Arena*

September 4—Jacksonville, FL—Daily’s Place*

September 6—West Palm Beach, FL—Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the S. Florida Fairgrounds*

September 7—Tampa, FL—MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds*

September 10—Simpsonville, SC—CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park*

September 11—Washington, DC—The Anthem*

September 13—New York, NY—Madison Square Garden*#

September 14—Raleigh, NC—Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek*

September 21—Houston, TX—Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman*

September 22—Dallas, TX—The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory*

Advertisement

September 24—Albuquerque, NM—Sandia Resort & Casino*+

September 26—Phoenix, AZ—Comerica Theatre*

September 28—Las Vegas, NV—Red Rock Resort Spa & Casino+

September 29—Temecula, CA—Pechanga Casino-Pechanga Summit*†

October 2—San Diego, CA—Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU*†

October 3—Paso Robles, CA—Vina Robles Amphitheatre*†+

October 5—Los Angeles, CA—The Forum*†

October 6—Tuolumne, CA—Black Oak Casino Resort-Westside Pavilion*†+

October 9—Seattle, WA—Paramount Theatre*†

October 10—Portland, OR—Ilani Resort & Casino-Cowlitz Ballroom*†+

October 12—San Francisco, CA—Concord Pavilion*†

*with Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening

†with Julian Frampton
+not a Live Nation date

^general on sale beginning March 22 at 12pm local time
#general on sale beginning March 8 at 10am local time"

Say it ain't so!!!! Type about being bummed-out! This is as disappointing as it gets. I don't know how/when I'm going to do it, but I've got to see him at least one more time.

This is an end of an era for me...

ap,550x550,16x12,1,transparent,t.u4.png


From CBS:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/peter-...sis-in-cbs-this-morning-interview-2019-02-23/

Peter Frampton reveals rare muscular disease is why his next tour will be his last


"Peter Frampton, the legendary guitarist whose 1976 record, "Frampton Comes Alive," is still one of the best-selling live albums of all time, has revealed that he will stop touring because of a rare degenerative muscular disease.

The musician announced on Friday that his next tour will be his last and opened up for the first time about his condition in an interview with "CBS This Morning: Saturday" co-host Anthony Mason.

Frampton said he has been furiously recording music since he was diagnosed with inclusion body myositis, a rare and incurable inflammatory condition which causes muscles to weaken slowly.

"Between October and two days ago, we've done like 33 new tracks," he said. "I just want to record as much as I can, you know, now, for obvious reasons."

"Going upstairs and downstairs is the hardest thing for me," he said. "I'm going to have to get a cane … and then the other thing I noticed, I can't put things up over my head."

Frampton was diagnosed about three and a half years ago after a fall on stage. The disease progressed gradually, but sometime around last September or October, after he came off tour, he felt the effects speed up. He started to make plans to leave the road after a particularly bad fall while on vacation with his daughter in Maui.

"What will happen, unfortunately, is that it affects the finger flexors," he said. "That's the first telltale sign is the flexors, you know. So for a guitar player, it's not very good."

peter-frampton-a-cam-1-frame-32260.jpg


He said he's already felt the effects in his fingers but that he's still able to play guitar well right now.

"But in a year's time, maybe not so good … I'm a perfectionist and I do not want to go out there and feel like, 'Oh I can't, this isn't good.' That would be a nightmare for me," he said. "I've been playing guitar for 60 years. Started when I was eight and now I'm 68. So, I've had a very good run."

His run started in the 1960s, as a teen idol in England with the group, The Herd. Frampton then co-founded Humble Pie, a band that took him onto the British charts.

But his breakthrough would come as a solo artist with his live album "Frampton Comes Alive," which spent 10 weeks at No. 1. After that, Frampton seemed to lose his way. His sales slid. It was almost a decade before he got his career back on course with help from a friend he'd known since grade school: David Bowie. In 1987, Bowie asked him to tour with him as his lead guitarist.

That comeback has informed Frampton's battle with inclusion body myositis.

"I'm thinking of all the times in my life that I have something devastating has happened to my career or in my family or me. I've brushed myself off, got myself up and changed directions," he said.

At first, Frampton waited to tell his children because he wanted to be "absolutely sure." When he told them, they were devastated.

"But I said, 'Look, it's not life-threatening. It's life-changing.' … They've been phenomenal, everyone. Every one of my ex-wives have been wonderful, I have to say," he said through laughs.

Frampton will go back on the road in the summer, hitting iconic venues like the Forum and Madison Square Garden, for a tour he knows will be emotional – but triumphant, too.

"The reason I'm calling it the 'farewell tour,' again, is because I know that I will be at the top of my game for this tour and I will make it through this and people won't be saying, 'Oh you know, he can't play as good.' I can. But we just don't know for how long."

So Frampton is working feverishly in his studio while participating in a new drug trial at Johns Hopkins where a team of doctors has been coordinating his treatment.

"If this is the farewell tour, then maybe if the drug trial works, there'll be the miracle tour … I wish but I'm realistic, too, so that's why we're really – this really is the farewell tour."

© 2019 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved."


Just horrible!

Many of you know this, but It was Frampton and specifically his playing on Humble Pie's "Humble Pie Performance Rockin' The Fillmore" that made me want to play guitar. I bought that album when it was released in 1971 and that was it for me, I was hooked. I fell in love with his playing and with his Les Paul (still my favorite guitar of all-time) and he's been my favorite player ever since.

Well wishes to you Peter and thank you!

 
Last edited:

Crotch

Mega Pints
Double Platinum Supporting Member
Joined
Jan 13, 2012
Messages
31,058
Reaction score
83,249

SWeAT hOg

SWeAT hOg
Joined
Feb 22, 2009
Messages
37,688
Reaction score
67,897
That sucks he's forced to quit. Hate that. I might be going to the music fest in Stayner, but I'd love to go up to see him at the Montreal Jazz Festival. Frampton Comes Alive is in my top 10 of live albums.
 

Midnight Blues

Gold Supporting Member
Joined
Feb 21, 2011
Messages
15,232
Reaction score
11,195
He apparently is going to do some dates in Canada Chris, so maybe (hopefully) that'll be one of the stops?
 

DotStudio

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 12, 2015
Messages
6,653
Reaction score
16,539
Never a huge fan of his solo music, but enjoy his approach to lead guitar and playing. Might check him out in Michigan.
 

fleahead

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 9, 2012
Messages
4,476
Reaction score
7,105
Man, I will see him in Chicago without fail. After JUST missing seeing him with Humble Pie (he had quit weeks earlier), I was pissed, but shortly there after at a small 2 yr college that my Dad taught (which was right next to our house), PF played - it was the very beginnings of Frampton's Camel.... and it was a night I haven't forgotten over the decades.

Funny thing, last night I was driving around with Humple Pie Live at the Fillmore (still one of my fave live albums), just blasting songs and reveling in how many people who think they know Peter Frampton have never heard that young man back then; rocking like the world would end tomorrow, with guitar phrasings that were almost unheard of...... man I dug that shit. His solo studio albums from back then had so many good songs, but some of them were just not mixed to capture that energy of a live gig... it's so good that he's been able at least complete his journey... to our benefit.
 
Last edited:

JTM45

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 23, 2009
Messages
13,606
Reaction score
29,870
I’m going to have to get some tix for this tour, I e always liked his playing and his music. One of the under appreciated
 

meatball

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 30, 2012
Messages
4,268
Reaction score
6,956
My wife and I saw Peter at the HOB in Myrtle Beach about 5 yrs ago ,, HE flicked his pick out into the audience , It flew across heads and hit me in the face in the dark , I turned myflashlite on on my phone and found his pick at my feet ,,, He did it again a while later and hit the guy next to me ,, If you have ever been to a House OF Blues , you know the standing room area is a far piece from the stage ,,, IT was so cool ,, he can play ,, he really can play ,, It was cool to see all the guitars he had too ,, He switched out all night ,,, And he told funny stories too ,, HE showed a picture of the Frampton Comes Alive Album Cover and said ,,Hey What happened to that guys Hair ???!!! HE puts on a great show ,, you need to catch this tour ....
 

Midnight Blues

Gold Supporting Member
Joined
Feb 21, 2011
Messages
15,232
Reaction score
11,195
Man, I will see him in Chicago without fail. After JUST missing seeing him with Humble Pie (he had quit weeks earlier), I was pissed, but shortly there after at a small 2 yr college that my Dad taught (which was right next to our house), PF played - it was the very beginnings of Frampton's Camel.... and it was a night I haven't forgotten over the decades.

Funny thing, last night I was driving around with Humple Pie Live at the Fillmore (still one of my fave live albums), just blasting songs and reveling in how many people who think they know Peter Frampton have never heard that young man back then; rocking like the world would end tomorrow, with guitar phrasings that were almost unheard of...... man I dug that shit. His solo studio albums from back then had so many good songs, but some of them were just not mixed to capture that energy of a live gig... it's so good that he's been able at least complete his journey... to our benefit.

His phrasing was like no other and that's really what drew me to him in the first place (of course, his tone wasn't too shabby either). Exquisite!

HPPRTF is still my favorite live album of all-time. The only one that may be better and I'm still debating with myself, is "Humble Pie Rockin' The Fillmore The Complete Recordings".

I saw him not long after Frampton's Camel had disbanded. He was a warm-up act then. I've seen him a bunch of times since and have been lucky enough, along with my wife, to meet him a few times.

Hopefully, he'll still be able to make music, even if he can't tour.
 

Midnight Blues

Gold Supporting Member
Joined
Feb 21, 2011
Messages
15,232
Reaction score
11,195
I will NOT miss this tour. I was at the Winterland show where part of "Comes Alive" was recorded.

Color me jealous! My ultimate concert would have been Humble Pie warming-up for Grand Funk at Shea Stadium. Unfortunately, I was 12 and living in central New York. I should've tried to talk my parents into bringing me anyway, but...
 

Midnight Blues

Gold Supporting Member
Joined
Feb 21, 2011
Messages
15,232
Reaction score
11,195
My wife and I saw Peter at the HOB in Myrtle Beach about 5 yrs ago ,, HE flicked his pick out into the audience , It flew across heads and hit me in the face in the dark , I turned myflashlite on on my phone and found his pick at my feet ,,, He did it again a while later and hit the guy next to me ,, If you have ever been to a House OF Blues , you know the standing room area is a far piece from the stage ,,, IT was so cool ,, he can play ,, he really can play ,, It was cool to see all the guitars he had too ,, He switched out all night ,,, And he told funny stories too ,, HE showed a picture of the Frampton Comes Alive Album Cover and said ,,Hey What happened to that guys Hair ???!!! HE puts on a great show ,, you need to catch this tour ....

He really does put on a great show and he's very self- deprecating. He's always making fun of himself in one way or another.

Two weeks after we saw/met him in Albany, NY, at the Palace Theatre, my wife and I saw him at The Beacon Theatre in NYC. That was the night that he played is '54 for the first time on stage since he had gotten it back. I was able to get a pick that night and it's in my Peter Frampton signature model case, along with the CoA, which I had him sign when we met him another time in Rochester, NY. We also have a "cameo appearance" on the "FCA!35" video. There's a shot where you can see our backs! :laugh2:
 

TheX

Mister Jim
Gold Supporting Member
Joined
Jan 9, 2008
Messages
39,896
Reaction score
89,155
Color me jealous! My ultimate concert would have been Humble Pie warming-up for Grand Funk at Shea Stadium. Unfortunately, I was 12 and living in central New York. I should've tried to talk my parents into bringing me anyway, but...

He was opening for REO Speedwagon on that tour.
 

MikeyTheCat

Silver Supporting Member
Joined
Mar 1, 2014
Messages
24,306
Reaction score
48,764
I got to see him a few years back and he was fantastic. Having gotten a touch of the Big A in my hands as a hack player and how that sucks, I can only imagine what he’s going through.

At least he’s still working and I hope the disease’s progress is slow.
 

Midnight Blues

Gold Supporting Member
Joined
Feb 21, 2011
Messages
15,232
Reaction score
11,195
I got to see him a few years back and he was fantastic. Having gotten a touch of the Big A in my hands as a hack player and how that sucks, I can only imagine what he’s going through.

At least he’s still working and I hope the disease’s progress is slow.

Hope the same for you as well. Has to be terrible.
 

MikeyTheCat

Silver Supporting Member
Joined
Mar 1, 2014
Messages
24,306
Reaction score
48,764
I also have to say is that he’s done the older rock star guitar slinger really well. Never looked embarrassing and always looked like Frampton even without the hair.

Years back when Facebook was getting hot Peter joined and I got to “talk” with him a few times and he was really cool. I was in heaven. But then the usual dick trolls showed up that eventually put on end to that.

He also got me into Wes Montgomery, and learning all those other notes in the scales.
 

MikeyTheCat

Silver Supporting Member
Joined
Mar 1, 2014
Messages
24,306
Reaction score
48,764
Hope the same for you as well. Has to be terrible.

Thanks MB. It’s not too bad at this point and I’m already thinking of work arounds. Gary Moore and Django used two fingers and I still have use of all of mine even if it’s a little painful.
 

Midnight Blues

Gold Supporting Member
Joined
Feb 21, 2011
Messages
15,232
Reaction score
11,195
Thanks MB. It’s not too bad at this point and I’m already thinking of work arounds. Gary Moore and Django used two fingers and I still have use of all of mine even if it’s a little painful.

You're welcome MTC and thankfully that's the case! Good analogy with GM and Django, especially in the case of the latter. Pretty amazing what he was able to do.


Good luck to you and :cheers2:
 

Latest Threads



Top