Frampton Has Onstage ‘Moment’

Peter Frampton angered some fans by storming off the stage when a cameraman gave too much screen time to a fan at a concert with Steve Miller at

Peter Frampton
Laura Roberts / Invision / AP
– Peter Frampton
“All For The Hall Benefit,” Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tenn.

According to reports and social media, Frampton was in the middle of an extended guitar solo when the video screen cut to a fan holding up a copy of the Frampton Comes Alive album, drawing applause from the audience.

Apparently Frampton would have preferred the cameraman did not cut away from the stage because he got upset when a second fan, holding up a copy of I’m With You, was displayed on the screen, according to the Star-Tribune.

After the song ended, he reportedly tried to wrestle the camera from its operator before marching off the stage.

After a brief break the guitarist returned to the stage and finished his set with the video screens turned off.

“I was frustrated because I felt we had completely lost control of this special moment in the show,” he said in a statement on his Facebook page. “I overreacted and tried to take the camera from the cameraman and left the stage to talk to the director. … Once again, I sincerely apologize for my overreaction and look forward to seeing you all out on the road some time again soon.”

Sherry Tupa, the fan with Frampton Comes Alive, told the paper, “We all have our less than stellar moments.” She also apparently got the album autographed – by the cameraman – according to another concertgoer.