Peter Frampton Planning Summer 2013 Tour With Superstar Guitarists
Billboard spoke with Peter Frampton who said he’s taking a collection of guitarists on tour for the summer under the title of Peter Frampton’s Guitar Circus.
Frampton stated BB King is the first guest signed for the tour and he will participate for three weeks in August. On the tour, Frampton said, “I’m so honored. I can’t wait to speak to him and thank him.”
Frampton wants the tour to go throughout the summer and bring in special guests for various periods of time. The full repertoire is currently undecided, though it is expected to include new material, instrumentals from his Grammy-winning 2006 release “Fingerprints” and “the old favorites” according to Frampton.
Frampton also said he found the 1954 Gibson Les Paul guitar he played on in “Frampton Comes Alive,” which he thought was destroyed 30 years ago in a plane crash. The guitar now Framptson says is not only working, “but I was recording with it this afternoon between dress rehearsals and the show. It’s a surreal thing to have it back. It was the only electric guitar I had for 10 years — I couldn’t afford to have multiples. It was all I played; it’s a very important guitar to me.”