Peter Frampton exclusively spoke with CBS “This Morning: Saturday” correspondent Anthony Mason this morning about living with the autoimmune disease Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM). IBM is a progressive muscle disorder characterized by muscle inflammation, weakness, and atrophy.
While Frampton remains at the top of his game, having recently performed as part of “I Am the Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell” concert as well as receiving the Les Paul Innovation Award at the 2019 NAMM Show’s 34th annual TEC Awards, he has decided to retire from regular vigorous touring at the end of this year.
As a result, he has confirmed plans for Peter Frampton Finale—The Farewell Tour presented by SiriusXM, an approximately 40-date run this summer and fall, produced by Live Nation.
Frampton explains, “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. It’s my passion, 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.” He adds, “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.”
For more information, watch the interview on CBS “This Morning: Saturday” HERE.
The tour will feature special guest Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening, as well asJulian Frampton on the west coast stops, with additional surprise guests to appear on select dates. Tickets will go on sale to the general public next Friday, March 1 at 10am local time(check local listings for pre-sale information). VIP packages will also be available atwww.frampton.com. $1 of every ticket sold, as well as any donations, will benefit The Peter Frampton Myositis Research Fund at Johns Hopkins, a newly established fund by Frampton and Johns Hopkins, where he’s being treated.
Peter Frampton remains one of the most lauded artists in rock history. He recently celebrated the 43rd anniversary of his fifth solo album, Frampton Comes Alive!, one of the top-selling live records of all time, with over 17 million copies sold worldwide.
At age 16, he was lead singer and guitarist for British band The Herd. At 18, he co-founded one of the first super-groups, seminal rock act Humble Pie. His session work includes collaborations with such legendary artists as George Harrison, Harry Nilsson, David Bowie, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ringo Starr, John Entwistle, Mike McCready and Matt Cameron (Pearl Jam), among many others.
Frampton has appeared as himself on television shows “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy.” He also served as technical advisor on Cameron Crowe’s 2000 film Almost Famous as well as appearing in it and writing songs for the soundtrack. In 2007 he won the Grammy Award for “Best Pop Instrumental Album” for Fingerprints and in 2014 was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame.
Frampton has toured with the likes of David Bowie, Stevie Nicks, Greg Allman, Ringo Starr, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cheap Trick, Steve Miller Band, Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, and many others. Additionally, he took Peter Frampton’s Guitar Circus on the road for two years with special guests B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Vince Gill, Larry Carlton, Robert Randolph, Don Felder (formerly of The Eagles), Dean DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Sonny Landreth, Robert Cray and Roger McGuinn (the Byrds).
Further details on Peter Frampton Finale—The Farewell Tour presented by SiriusXM are available at www.peterframpton.com.
PETER FRAMPTON LIVE
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—Miami, 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*
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