By: AnnMarie Scaramuzzino
Guitar legend Peter Frampton has always been a musician with innovative and unique ideas, and the concept of his latest tour is a tribute to just that.
Frampton is embarking on a series of tour dates beginning this summer called Peter Frampton’s Guitar Circus, in which he will be performing with a collection of some of Rock and Roll’s greatest axe-men.
According to Billboard, the first artist that Frampton will be teaming up with is B.B. King, who will hit the road with him for three weeks of the trek in August. The UK rocker expressed how honored he is to have King on the lineup, stating, “I can’t wait to speak to him and thank him.”
Further details on the Guitar Circus tour lineup have been kept under wraps, but Frampton has suggested that he will be changing set lists depending on the style of who he’s performing with.
There is one special guest confirmed for the tour though, and that’s Frampton’s 1954 Gibson Les Paul, in which he was recently reunited with after more than 30 years. The famed guitar, which he played during the iconic concert that resulted in 1976’s Frampton Comes Alive!, was lost after the plane carrying Frampton’s touring equipment crashed while heading to a Panama show in 1980.
Presently, the guitarist is in the process of promoting a limited edition, live concert DVD and CD that document his 35th anniversary tour for Frampton Comes Alive! He will also be performing the music for the Cincinnati Ballet on April 26th and 27th of next year.
For more on this story, click here, and head to PeterFrampton.com for info on the tour!