Peter Frampton Announces Farewell Tour

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We're all getting old! So much of what we had is peeling off one way or another.

Frampton is/was his own style and very much appreciated by me!

Of all the music in my lifetime, Lines on my Face is still in the top 10! Masterpiece! The reality of this is painful!

 

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I saw him a few times in the 70's but really only liked his live stuff.
 
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We're all getting old! So much of what we had is peeling off one way or another.

Frampton is/was his own style and very much appreciated by me!

Of all the music in my lifetime, Lines on my Face is still in the top 10! Masterpiece! The reality of this is painful!


One of mine too, as is the case for Frampton.
 

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Check-out some of his more recent albums if you get the chance. He put out some really great stuff. Of course, I’m biased so...
I shall, thanks.
I caught some of his YouTube cllips some time ago when I was checking what Ronnie Montrose had been doing lately (obvs, before he died).
Quite surprising direction.
 

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I have a neuro-muscular disease as well, but I never did a farewell tour. Oh wait ... I never did any tours.

Go Peter! You had an awesome career. Sit back, relax, and enjoy life as much as you can afterward.
 

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I shall, thanks.
I caught some of his YouTube cllips some time ago when I was checking what Ronnie Montrose had been doing lately (obvs, before he died).
Quite surprising direction.

LMK what you think!


:cheers2:
 

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I have a neuro-muscular disease as well, but I never did a farewell tour. Oh wait ... I never did any tours.

Go Peter! You had an awesome career. Sit back, relax, and enjoy life as much as you can afterward.

Sorry to read that Kash, I hope it's not too debilitating.


:cheers2:
 

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More on the subject from Guitar Player:

https://www.guitarplayer.com/players/peter-frampton-announces-degenerative-muscle-disease-diagnosis

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Peter Frampton recently announced a final tour, "Peter Frampton Finale - The Farewell Tour,' which is set to kick off in June and run through October. Now, the legendary guitarist has also revealed that he has been diagnosed with Inclusion-Body Myositis (IBM), an inflammatory muscle disease that he says will eventually leave him unable to play guitar.

“{I}t was revealed to me that it wouldn’t just affect my legs and my arms, but it’s going to affect my fingers,” Frampton told Rolling Stone

Frampton first began noticing symptoms about eight years ago, feeling weakness in his ankles and legs, and eventually his arms as well. After experiencing several falls onstage, he went to see a neurologist, who made the diagnosis.

“In a year’s time, I might not be able to play,” he said. "Right now, it’s progressing but I’m still at the top of my game. We decided to do a farewell tour now since I don’t want to go out and not be able to play well. If I’m going to do a farewell tour, I want to play good. I want to rock it. I know that this tour, I will be able to do everything I did last year and the year before. That’s the most important thing to me. I want to go out screaming as opposed to, 'He can’t play anymore.' I’m not going to do that. I’m a perfectionist and I can’t do that. I want to obviously go out there playing my best at all times until I can’t. That’s why this is the farewell tour.”

Despite the diagnosis, Frampton also stressed that he plans to perform and record for as long as possible, adding that he has three new projects in the works: “There’s a double album, but I can’t tell you what it’s about since that would spoil the surprise. We’re working on sorting out the release. Hopefully that will come out in June when the tour starts. There’s that and another single album that we’re finishing off tracking next week and then after, if I can muster it, we’re going to do yet another project. They’re all different.”

"Peter Frampton Finale - The Farewell Tour' is scheduled to kick off June 18 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The outing will feature special guest Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening, as well as Julian Frampton on the West Coast stops, with additional surprise guests to appear on select dates.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 1 at 10 A.M. local time at LiveNation.com. VIP packages will also be available at Frampton.com.

Check out the full "Peter Frampton Finale—The Farewell Tour" itinerary here ."
 
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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.
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"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*

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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...

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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."

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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!
Wow.....I am a little bummed out, hearing this news....Peter Frampton, with a Les Paul, influenced me to learn the guitar. 41 years later, I'm still going strong. Alas, we all get older and begin to have health problems that affect our guitar playing. Was fortunate to see Mr.Frampton at Park City,UT in '94 ('95?) and here in Oregon back in 2014. He played brilliantly...well worth the price of admission. I left those shows itching to practice his licks I'd copped! Will make it a priority to see him on this last tour.... he's just ill....not dead, thank the Lord.
 

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To his credit . . . this is his first farewell tour.

He doesn't seem the type to have multiple "farewell" tours (unlike some out there that have....).

I can see a random show here and there perhaps, but not a full on tour.
 

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He doesn't seem the type to have multiple "farewell" tours (unlike some out there that have....).

I can see a random show here and there perhaps, but not a full on tour.

To my eye, Frampton has always been a down-to-earth kind of guy.
That's been one of the things I have admired about him.

I don't think he took well to the instant Rock Star status his live album shot him to.
 

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To my eye, Frampton has always been a down-to-earth kind of guy.
That's been one of the things I have admired about him.

I don't think he took well to the instant Rock Star status his live album shot him to.


Totally agree and even more so, a “PoP” star. He even admits that himself. All of which lead to the “I’m In You” album, which to type the least, admittedly is not his favorite.

There are a few good tracks on that though IMHO.
 

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Wow.....I am a little bummed out, hearing this news....Peter Frampton, with a Les Paul, influenced me to learn the guitar. 41 years later, I'm still going strong. Alas, we all get older and begin to have health problems that affect our guitar playing. Was fortunate to see Mr.Frampton at Park City,UT in '94 ('95?) and here in Oregon back in 2014. He played brilliantly...well worth the price of admission. I left those shows itching to practice his licks I'd copped! Will make it a priority to see him on this last tour.... he's just ill....not dead, thank the Lord.

Quite the bummer for sure. Thankfully it’s not life-threatening, certainly life-changing and I can only imagine how difficult it will be for him to adjust. Hopefully it’ll be many years down the road before he’s no long able to play. :fingersx:
 

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