Peter Frampton remains one of the most celebrated artists in rock history. 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 and Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), among many others.
Frampton has appeared as himself in 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 he 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).
Earlier this year, he celebrated the 43rd anniversary of his fifth solo album, Frampton Comes Alive!, which remains one of the top-selling live records of all time, with over 17 million copies sold worldwide. 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.
His diagnosis of the autoimmune disease, Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM), has prompted the Peter Frampton Finale – The Farewell Tour. The 40+ US and Canadian dates begins this June and runs into mid-October. $1 of every ticket sold 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. Further details on Peter Frampton Finale—The Farewell Tour presented by SiriusXM are available at www.frampton.com.
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