Peter Frampton Solicits Fan Requests For Farewell Tour
Peter Frampton has taken to his social media platforms asking fans to post their requests for his upcoming "Farewell Tour." Frampton will release his first blues collection, titled, All Blues on June 7th. Special guests appearing on the set are Larry Carlton, Sonny Landreth, Steve Morse, and the Fabulous Thunderbirds' Kim Wilson.
Frampton kicks off his final tour on June 18th in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with dates on the books through October 12th in Concord, California. Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening will open most of the shows on the tour with Frampton's son Julian Frampton on board as special guest for eight gigs.
Peter Frampton has always been generous to fans in cherry-picking incredible diamonds from his back catalogue for the die-hard fans. Over the years he's performed such deep '70s cuts as "Magic Moon," "Oh, For Another Day," "Just The Time Of The Year," "All Night Long," "Nowhere's Too Far (For My Baby)," "White Sugar," and "The Lodger," among others.
Frampton told us that during the sessions for 2016's Acoustic Classics he was able to revisit himself as an inexperienced young songwriter: "Some of those songs are very old, written when I was 19, or 21, or whatever, and I had not a clue how to write a song back then. It’s kind of good that I didn’t know, ‘cause I wouldn’t have written it that way, I don’t think. The appreciation for me is that on some songs I didn’t have what you call a chorus, even. The opening track from (my debut album) Wind Of Change I’ve re-done -- ‘Fig Tree Bay.’ There’s no chorus (laughs), but you don’t realize it when you’re listening to it because there’s parts in the song that keep coming around, so the mind is satisfied, I guess. Most people don’t think, ‘Well, there wasn’t a chorus (laughs) in that song -- but I sang along so it must’ve been okay!’ (laughs)"