Peter Frampton has just added four new dates to his summer itinerary. The famed guitarist, who'll release his new studio set, Hummingbird In A Box on June 24th, has just tagged on shows in Sterling Heights, Michigan; New Lenox, Illinois; Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin; and Littleton, Colorado. Hummingbird In A Box, which was co-written by Frampton and longtime collaborator Gordon Kennedy, 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.
Frampton told us that it's very easy for fans to think that an artist is doing nothing in between albums and tours: "There's high-profile periods, and there's low-profile periods. And people think when you're writing and composing and recording a, a new record, they think you've disappeared off the face of the earth. I'm constantly working, but now I realize you can't always be putting out. You have to have times when you have to take a break, so that you can take in, y'know, recharge."
- UPDATED: Peter Frampton tour dates (subject to change):
June 21 - Lake Delton, WI - Crystal Grand Music Theatre
June 22 - Horseshoe Cincinnati (with The Doobie Brothers)
June 24 - Upper Darby, PA Tower Theater (with The Doobie Brothers)
June 25 - Canandaigua, NY - Constellation Brands - Marvin Sands PAC (CMAC) (with The Doobie Brothers)
June 26 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center (with The Doobie Brothers)
June 28 - Lincoln, RI - Twin River Events Center (with The Doobie Brothers)
June 29 - Gilford, NH - Meadowbrook (with The Doobie Brothers)
July 2, 3 - Moncton, NB - The Centre at Casino New Brunswick
July 6 - Atlantic City, NJ - Harrah's Atlantic City
July 8 - Washington, DC - Lincoln Theatre
July 9 - Greensburg, PA Palace Theatre
July 11 - Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (with The Doobie Brothers)
July 12 - Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center For The Arts
July 13 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon At Jones Beach Theater (with The Doobie Brothers)
July 15 - Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem Event Center (with The Doobie Brothers)
July 17 - Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre At Encore Park (with The Doobie Brothers)
July 18 - Tuscaloosa, AL - Tuscaloosa Amphitheater (with The Doobie Brothers)
July 19 - Orange Beach, AL - Amphitheater At The Wharf (with The Doobie Brothers)
July 30 - Sterling Heights, MI - Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
August 2 - New Lenox, IL - Community Center
August 8 - Wisconsin Dells, WI - Crystal Grand Theatre
August 10 - Littleton, CO - Hudson Gardens
August 19 - Sandy, UT - Sandy Amphitheater
August 21 - Jacksonville, OR, Britt Pavillion (with Buddy Guy)
August 23 - Goldendale, WA - Maryhill Winery
August 24 - Woodinville, WA - Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery (with Buddy Guy)
August 26 - Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery (with Buddy Guy)
August 27 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl (with Buddy Guy)
August 29 - Visalia, CA - Oval Park (with Buddy Guy)
August 30 - The Events Center - Harrah's Rincon (with Buddy Guy)
August 31 - Tucson, AZ - AVA Amphitheater (with Buddy Guy)
DID YOU KNOW???
- Peter Frampton's Frampton Comes Alive! was released on January 6th, 1976. The double-record-set first hit Number One on the Billboard 200 on April 10th, 1976, and went on to top the charts for a total of 10 nonconsecutive weeks.
- Frampton Comes Alive! went on to become the best-selling album of 1976 and as of the last tally by the RIAA in 1984 has sold six million copies.
- The 1976 Rolling Stone Reader's Poll voted Frampton Comes Alive! the "Album Of The Year."
CHECK IT OUT: Peter Frampton on June 15th, 1995 in San Francisco performing "You" as found on Frampton Comes Alive II:
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