Peter Frampton Announces First Blues Album On June 7th

September 10 - Simpsonville, SC - CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park

April 30, 2019

USA Today

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Peter Frampton will release his first blues collection, titled, All Blues on June 7th. The album, which is billed to the Peter Frampton Band, features his longtime road band Adam Lester on guitar and vocals; Rob Arthur on keyboards, guitar, and vocals; and fan favorite, drummer Dan Wojciechowski. Joining the Frampton Band on the set are special guests Larry Carlton, Sonny Landreth, and Steve Morse. "I Just Want To Make Love To You" -- featuring Kim Wilson -- is the first song to be released from the new album, and is available now with digital album pre-orders.

Frampton explained how the new album came to be, "I have always loved to play the blues. When we formed Humble Pie, the first material we played together was just that. For the last two summers I had been playing a handful of blues numbers every night on stage with Steve Miller Band. I enjoyed this immensely and it gave me the idea of doing an All Blues album live in the studio with my band. We started the resulting sessions nine days after coming off the road last year. Over a two-week period, we recorded 23 tracks, all live in the studio. The energy of these tracks is completely different from building a track one instrument at a time. With this recording, we pay tribute to all the original artists who invented this incredible music. I hope you can hear and feel our enjoyment. I’m not sure if you can say we had fun playing the blues. But we definitely did."

Peter Frampton told us it was the critical acclaim he received for his 2006 Grammy Award-winning instrumental set Fingerprints that hit the creative reset button on his career: ["As everything happens to me and my career, so far, things are sort of like a germ of an idea and then it, it sort of builds from there. Fingerprints is a huge milestone for me and helped me inordinately accept my career before -- for what it's worth -- because it was the first independent success I had had that had nothing to do with with (Frampton) Comes Alivewhatsoever -- and I get critical acclaim for it." 

Frampton, who's never stopped writing, recording, and touring since splitting with Humble Pie in 1971, 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." 

According to the press release, "The vinyl will be available as a double LP and also as a limited edition translucent blue color pressing exclusively at PeterFrampton.com. The double LP will include the bonus track 'I Feel So Good,' which was written by Big Bill Broonzy and popularized by Muddy Waters."

In February, Peter Frampton announced the initial dates of his final tour and revealed on CBS This Morning that he's suffering from a degenerative muscle disease called Inclusion-Body Myositus, that slowly weakens the body's muscles. Frampton was diagnosed over three years ago, after a series of falls that were out of character for him.

Frampton kicks the trek off on June 18th in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with dates on the books through October 12th in Concord, California. Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening will open most of the shows on the tour with Frampton's son Julian Frampton on board as special guest for eight gigs.

SOURCE: Press release

Peter Frampton / Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening tour dates (subject to change):
June 18 - Tulsa, OK - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa (Peter Frampton only)
June 20 - Little Rock, AR - Robinson Performance Hall (Peter Frampton only)
June 22 - Montgomery, AL - Wind Creek Casino & Hotel (Peter Frampton only)
June 23 - Chattanooga, TN - Tivoli Theatre (Peter Frampton only)
June 26 - Memphis, TN - Orpheum Theatre (Peter Frampton only)
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 (Peter Frampton only)
July 3 - Syracuse, NY - St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
July 5 - Montreal, QC - Montreal Jazz Fest Place des Arts: Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier (Peter Frampton only)
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 (Peter Frampton only)
July 23 - Traverse City, MI - Interlochen Center for the Arts - Kresge Auditorium (Peter Frampton only)
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 (Peter Frampton only)
July 31 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Peter Frampton only)
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 - "Keeping the Blues Alive" at Sea Mediterranean (Peter Frampton only)
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 - Miami, FL - Coral Sky Amphitheatre
September 7 - Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
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 20 - Dallas, TX - Crossroads Guitar Festival at American Airlines Center
September 21 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
September 22 - Dallas, TX - The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
September 24 - Albuquerque, NM - Sandia Resort & Casino
September 26 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
September 28 - Las Vegas, NV - Red Rock Resort Spa & Casino (Peter Frampton only)
September 29 - Temecula, CA - Pechanga Casino-Pechanga Summit (with Julian Frampton)
October 2 - San Diego, CA - Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU (with Julian Frampton)
October 3 - Paso Robles, CA - Vina Robles Amphitheatre (with Julian Frampton)
October 5 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum (with Julian Frampton)
October 6 - Tuolumne, CA - Black Oak Casino Resort-Westside Pavilion (with Julian Frampton)
October 9 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre (with Julian Frampton)
October 10 - Portland, OR - Ilani Resort & Casino Cowlitz Ballroom (with Julian Frampton)
October 12 - San Francisco, CA - Concord Pavilion (with Julian Frampton)

DID YOU KNOW???

Although most people think of Peter Frampton as being primarily a jazz-based rock guitarist, over the decades, he's released a spate of killer blues tracks spread accross his catalogue  -- including "Everything I Need" from 1979's Where I Should Be; "Can't Take That Away" from 1994's Peter Frampton; "Flying Without Wings" and "Greens" from 2003's Now; along with "Blooze" and "Cornerstones" from 2006's Fingerprints.

SIDE NOTES

Tickets are on sale now and VIP packages will also be available at www.frampton.com. $1 of every ticket sold, as well as any donations, will benefit The Peter Frampton Myositis Research Fund at Johns Hopkins (http://bit.ly/2XPZG9l), a newly established fund by Frampton and Johns Hopkins, where he’s being treated.

On May 7th, the Music Business Association will present Peter Frampton with the Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement at the Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner that is part of the Association’s annual conference -- "Music Biz 2019."

FAST FACTS

In March 2017, Peter Frampton released a new single, called "I Saved A Bird Today." The track was inspired by Frampton discovering a bird on his patio, which was unable to fly away. Frampton explained to us that upon calling his local wildlife rescue group, the bird was identified as a coot -- as in "crazy as a coot" -- and was only able to fly away by taking off from a body of water.

In February 2016, Peter Frampton released his latest album, Acoustic Classics, which covers key tracks from his '70s A&M catalogue and beyond -- including "Fig Tree Bay" "All I Want To Be (Is By Your Side)," "Wind Of Change," "Lines On My Face," "Do You Feel Like We Do?," "Sail Away," "Show Me The Way," "Baby I Love Your Way" -- with Frampton handling nearly all the guitar, keyboards, and bass work on the album.

In 2014, Frampton released the critically acclaimed mini-album, Hummingbird In A Box. The set marked the first new Frampton music since the 2010 release of Thank You Mr. Churchill. The piece was originally commissioned by and performed with the Cincinnati Ballet in April 2013.