Legendary guitarist Peter Frampton will hit the road with The Steve Miller Band again this spring—this time with dates throughout Canada. See below for full routing details or visit this location. “Having had such a fantastic tour together last summer, Steve and I decided to keep going this year,” Frampton explains. “Jamming together each night during Steve’s set is one of my favorite moments of the evening. Can’t wait to get back out there.”
Steve Miller furthers, “2017 was an amazingly beautiful, creative and rewarding music experience for our band and our audience. The band and production crew are working on creating an even better concert experience for 2018 and plan on wading even deeper into the musical waters. Peter Frampton and I enjoyed last summer. There is so much to explore and we are looking forward to seeing our friends in Canada and the States soon.”
Additionally, Frampton will reissue his critically lauded album Fingerprints on January 26 via his own imprint Phenix Phonograph. Originally released in 2006, Fingerprints won the 2007 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album and Frampton’s cover of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” off the album was also nominated for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. The album will be available on vinyl for the first time.
Frampton navigates a diverse range of material on Fingerprints, from American soul to Latin balladry and timeless rock. Guest artists include The Rolling Stones’ Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman on “Cornerstones”; original Shadows members Hank Marvin and Brian Bennett on “My Cup of Tea”; and Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready and Matt Cameron joining Frampton for the “Black Hole Sun” cover and the original “Blowin’ Smoke.” Frampton’s core band on Fingerprints features longtime collaborator John Regan (bass), co-producer Gordon Kennedy (guitar and backing vocals), Arthur Stead (keyboards) and Shawn Fichter (drums).
Frampton also recently performed his latest single “I Saved A Bird Today” on “Tavis Smiley”. Frampton explains, “‘I Saved A Bird Today’ is a true story about me saving a large bird, an American Coot, who flew into my window and knocked herself out. Then how, with expert advice, I brought her back to life. After learning that Coots only take off from water, I had to ‘Take Her To The River.’ She jumped into the river as I watched her walk, then run atop the water until she finally took off into the city lit night sky. ‘To care for one another is the reason we are here’ is the lyric that sums it up for me. The world has gone mad and the simple things like love, compassion and caring have been overshadowed by hate and greed.” Watch the official video for the track here:
Grammy Award-winning guitarist 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 supergroups, 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 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 film Almost Famous as well as appearing in it and writing songs for the soundtrack. In 2014, Frampton was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame. He recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of his fifth solo album, Frampton Comes Alive!, which remains one of the top-selling live records of all time.
Peter Frampton Live:
April 14—Victoria, BC—Save On Foods Memorial Centre
April 16—Abbotsford, BC—Abbotsford Centre
April 18—Kelowna, BC—Prospera Place
April 20—Calgary, AB—Scotiabank Saddledome
April 21—Edmonton, AB—Rogers Place
April 23—Saskatoon, SK—SaskTel Centre
April 24—Winnipeg, MB—Bell MTS Place
April 26—Sioux Falls, SD—Denny Sanford Premier Center
April 28—New Town, ND—Four Bears Casino & Lodge