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Frampton Credits Instrumental Album for New Street Cred

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Peter Frampton, who’s currently on the road, credits his 2006 Grammy Award winning instrumental collection, Fingerprints, for regaining his street cred in the business. Frampton’s current “Guitar Circus” summer tour will include appearances by such legends as B.B. King, Stax legend, Steve Cropper, the Byrds’ Roger McGuinn, ex-Eagle Don Felder, Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen, Toto’s Steve Lukather, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Vince Gill, Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo, Stone Temple Pilots’ Dean DeLeo, John Jorgenson, Living Colour’s Vernon Reid, Richard Thompson, and UFO’s Vinnie Moore.

Frampton says Fingerprints, which earned him the “Best Instrumental Album” Grammy, solidified himself to both his peers and the public — once and for all — as a musician first: “Fingerprints is a huge milestone for me and helped me inordinately accept my career before, for what’s it’s worth, for what I did, because it was the first iota of — well more than that — but it was the first independent success I had had that had nothing to do with Comes Alive whatsoever. It’s me, the musician, playing an instrumental record.”

UPDATED: Peter Frampton North American tour dates (subject to change):
May 31 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live
June 1 – Saint Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
June 2 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
June 5 – Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theater at Grand Fair
June 7 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
June 8 – Midland, TX – Wagner Noel PAC
June 9 – Houston, TX – Arena Theatre
July 10 – Glen Allen, VA – Innsbrook Pavilion
June 11 – Saint Charles, MO – The Family Arena
June 13 – Windsor, ON – Caesars Windsor “The Colosseum”
June 14 – Rama, ON – Casino Rama
June 15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
June 17 – Grand Rapids, MI – Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
June 19 – Indianapolis, IN – Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn At White River State Park
June 20 – Columbus, OH – The LC Pavilion
June 22 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion At Nautica
June 23 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
June 24 – Lancaster, PA – American Music Theatre
June 27 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
June 28 – Rochester, NY – Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater
June 29 – St-Ephrem de Beauce, QC – Woodstock En Beauce Festival Grounds
June 30 – Webster, MA – Indian Ranch
July 13 – Durant, OK – Choctaw Casino Resort
July 14 – San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theatre
July 16 – Corpus Christi, TX – Selena Auditorium
July 20 – Dubuque, IA – Diamond Jo Casino
July 21 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theater
July 23 – Beaver Creek, CO – Vilar Performing Arts Center
July 26 – Airway Heights, WA – Northern Quest Casino
July 27 – Manson, WA – Deepwater Amphitheater at Mill Bay Casino
July 28 – Tulalip, WA – Tulalip Resort Casino
August 5 – Bethlehem, PA – Bethlehem Musikfest at PNC Plaza At Steelstacks
August 7 – Simsbury, CT – Performing Arts Center At Simsbury Meadows
August 8 – Baltimore, MD – PierSix Pavilion
August 10 – Atlantic City, NJ – Mark G. Etess Arena
August 11 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap Filene Center
August 13 – Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre At Encore Park
August 14 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion At Riverbend
August 16 – Aurora, IL – RiverEdge Park
August 17 – Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s Casino – Stir Concert Cove
August 18 – Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts at Muriel Kauffman Theatre
August 20 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
August 21 – Albuquerque, NM – Route 66 Casino
August 23 – Las Vegas, NV – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
August 24 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theater
August 25 – San Diego, CA – San Diego Civic Theatre
August 28 – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery
August 30 – Lincoln, CA – Thunder Valley Casino
August 31 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre
*** For each show’s special guests, log on to: http://frampton.com/live/

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