Peter Frampton will resume his acclaimed 'Peter Frampton Raw: An Acoustic Tour' with more dates in 2017. Gordon Kennedy, Frampton’s longtime collaborator and co-producer of his Grammy Award-winning album Fingerprints, will join him again for the March and April dates alongside Frampton’s son, singer and guitarist Julian Frampton.
Of the live show, Naples Daily News hails, “Frampton’s acoustic lead playing sizzled on extended jams, tasteful and flashy at the same time, reminiscent of virtuosi such as Daryl Stuermer and venturing into Al di Meola territory. He showed he could rock out high up the neck on acoustic, and also find melodic, jazz-infused licks.”
The new dates continue to support the release of Frampton’s latest album, 'Acoustic Classics', which was released to widespread critical acclaim from The New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Billboard and more. Guitar Player raves, “Frampton’s playing flows fluently throughout and the variety of exquisite tones keeps the journey interesting.” Frampton also performed on “Conan,” appeared on SiriusXM’s “The Howard Stern Show” and “Artist Confidential,” and was featured on NPR’s “World Cafe” and “Tiny Desk Concert.”
On Acoustic Classics, Frampton brings us stripped-down versions of his hits including “Baby, I Love Your Way,” “Lines On My Face,” “Do You Feel Like I Do,” “Show Me The Way” and more. Acoustic Classics includes one new song, “All Down to Me,” which was co-written by Gordon Kennedy. “All Down to Me” is the only track on the record featuring a guest musician.
Peter Frampton remains one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history. At 16, he was lead singer and guitarist for British band the Herd. At 18, he co-founded one of the first super groups, 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 and many others. His fifth solo album, the electrifying 'Frampton Comes Alive!', is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and remains one of the top-selling live records of all time.