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Peter Frampton Says Industry Preventing Box Set

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Peter Frampton says that the state of the record industry has all but made a career-spanning box set a bad investment. Frampton, who’s in the midst of his critically acclaimed Guitar Circus Tour, has always taken the time to present the best product for fans — even going so far as to dip into his own pocket for the recent DVD and Blu-ray disc, FCA 35 Tour: An Evening With Peter Frampton.

Frampton spoke frankly about the prospects of compiling his first career-spanning collection in over two decades: “We did the Shine On: A Collection, obviously a bunch of years ago now; that’s the closest thing I’ve ever had to a box set. I don’t know, y’know, with the state of the music industry, and I can tell you from the last studio album to releasing the DVD, and the three-CD set from Comes Alive 35, record sales — I can feel it — have slid further off the charts.”

Peter Frampton’s “Guitar Circus” North American tour dates (subject to change):
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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