Peter Frampton has announced a June release for "Hummingbird in a Box," a new studio version of the music he composed for special performances by the Cincinnati Ballet in April of 2013. The seven tracks run about 13 minutes long and will be arranged as a suite.
Frampton hasn't revealed distribution plans yet, but he tells us that they'll certainly be available digitally if not on a physical CD:
"It's because that's the only thing that's really left. I would prefer, obviously there's a very small market for actual CDs, and thank goodness vinyl is, I don't know the figures but I'm buying vinyl again and playing it. But, I mean, the way it's going is download, legally or not. So I have to go where it is, where the outlet is, whether I like it or not. I would prefer people bought lossless quality downloads, but not everybody wants it. Everybody is so used to MP3."
Frampton is also working on new music for a follow-up album to 2010`s "Thank You Mr. Churchill." Frampton kicks off his 2014 tour itinerary on June 21 in Lake Delton, Wisc., and will play a dozen co-headlining shows with the Doobie Brothers in June and July and seven Guitar Circus dates with Buddy Guy in August.