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/