Frampton Comes Alive In 2013

Decisions, decisions, decisions. Will you see Peter Frampton with Robert Cray on the bill or will you catch him on those nights when he’ll be joined by B.B. King and Sonny Landreth? Gosh, Peter, why did you have to make “Frampton’s Guitar Circus” so great?

Photo: Jason Moore
House Of Blues, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

One thing is for sure, you’ll experience a lot of top-notch guitar work on Frampton’s summer outing.  Joined by Cray in markets such as Nashville, New York City and Austin, Frampton will welcome opener Landreth along with blues maestro King on gigs in cities such as Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles.

However, a slight caveat comes with this announcement.  The complete tour hasn’t been finalized so dates with Cray in Nashville and Austin, or with King and Landreth in Atlanta and Washington, D.C., haven’t been announced.

We should also point out that Frampton’s Guitar Circus is the axeman’s summer tour and does not include his scheduled shows before and after.  For example, Frampton will be joined by Deep Purple in Europe in the fall, but that’s not part of the Circus.

According to Frampton’s website, the Circus runs May 28-Aug. 31.  So far, shows in June and August have been announced. Here’s the schedule as it stands today:

June 8 – Midland, Texas, Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center
June 15 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Stage AE
June 20 – Columbus, Ohio, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
June 23 – Huntington, N.Y., The Paramount
June 27 – New York, N.Y., Beacon Theatre
June 28 – Rochester, N.Y., Kodak Hall At Eastman Theatre
Aug. 5 – Bethlehem, Pa., Musikfest
Aug. 8 – Baltimore, Md., Pier Six Pavilion
Aug. 11 – Vienna, Va., Filene Center At Wolf Trap
Aug. 20 – Morrison, Co., Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Aug. 24 – Los Angeles, Calif., Greek Theatre
Aug. 30 – Lincoln, Calif., Thunder Valley Casino

Robert Cray appears June 8-27.  B.B. King and opener Sonny Landreth appear Aug. 8-30.

Photo: Steve Jennings
Marin Civic Center, Marin City, Calif.

While you’re contemplating which evening(evenings) you’ll spend with Frampton, you’ll want to check out the guitarist’s new DVD/blu-ray FCA! 35 Tour: An Evening With Peter Frampton and his three CD set The Best Of FCA!.

Pre-sales and VIP packages will be available via Frampton’s website every Wednesday at 10 a.m. local time.  Just click here.