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Peter Frampton putting together final tour setlist

Peter Frampton performs onstage at the TEC Awards during the 2019 NAMM Show at the Hilton Anaheim on January 26, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)
Peter Frampton performs onstage at the TEC Awards during the 2019 NAMM Show at the Hilton Anaheim on January 26, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)

Peter Frampton is putting the final touches onto what will be his final tour. Frampton kicks off the four-month, 52-date, farewell trek on Tuesday night (June 18th) at Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. For the majority of the dates, beginning on June 27th in Nashville, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening will serve as the opening act. In addition to all his classic hits, Frampton will be performing selections from his newly released first blues collection, titled All Blues.

Frampton is promising a shake-up with the setlists this time out, taking his cues from his die-hard legion of fans who have been called on to help map out the last songs he’ll perform on tour.

Earlier this year, the Grammy Award-winning guitarist announced the initial dates of his final tour and revealed 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.

  • 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)

SIDE NOTES

  • Peter Frampton All Blues collection, which is billed to the Peter Frampton Band, features his longtime road ensemble — 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 CarltonSonny Landreth, and Steve Morse, and Kim Wilson.
  • Frampton explained how the new album came to be, “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. . . 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.”

CHECK IT OUT: Peter Frampton in 1976 performing “Lines On My Face”:

CHECK IT OUT: Peter Frampton’s 2019 cover of “Georgia On My Mind” from All Blues: