Peter Frampton calls 'raw' tour a mixture of 'unplugged' and 'storytellers'

Peter Frampton is clearly enjoying his ongoing "Raw" acoustic tour -- with his fourth leg thrilling fans for its scaled back musicality and the chance to spend the evening with the beloved guitar icon. Frampton spoke about the shows to MLive.com, explaining, "I never thought I would ever talk about doing an acoustic tour, the thought was paralyzing. It's such an enjoyable evening. Basically it's (MTV's) Storytellers meets Unplugged. I choose numbers that everyone knows, some deeper cuts, and a new one here and there. It's a complete journey through my career. . . It's like I'm on the couch for two-and-a-half hours. It's my life story."

Out now is Frampton's latest album, Acoustic Classics. The set features new stripped down versions of favorites from his first five studio sets, including one new tune, called "All Down To Me." Frampton covers key tracks from his early A&M albums including "Fig Tree Bay" "All I Want To Be (Is By Your Side)" and the title track from his 1972 debut Wind Of Change, "Lines On My Face" and "Do You Feel Like We Do?" from 1973's Frampton's Camel, "Sail Away" from 1974's Somethin's Happening, "Show Me The Way" and "Baby, I Love Your Way" from 1975's Frampton, and the title track to 1977's I'm In You.

  • When Frampton, who'll turn 67 later this month, was asked what's driving him these days he said, "I’ve been doing this a long time. I don’t necessarily feel old. I mean, the brain is still working and I feel the same way about my music and everything. I still have the same drive, I haven’t lost that. That would be the time to get out of the business if I don’t care about, say, this new project. Y’know, I could’ve whipped off those 10 songs in a couple days and, stuck ‘em out, y’know? But, y’know, I’m still very, very excited by what I do -- which I’m thrilled about and very lucky to have that drive, I think."
  • Peter Frampton "Raw" acoustic tour dates (subject to change):
    • April 4 - Cleveland, OH - Ohio Theatre
    • April 6 - Peekskill, NY - Paramount Hudson Valley
    • April 8 - Kingston, NY - Ulster Performing Arts Center
    • April 9 - Staten Island, NY - St. George Theatre
    • April 11 - Londonderry, NH - Tupelo Music Hall
    • April 12 - Rutland, VT - Paramount Theatre
    • April 19 - Staten Island, NY - St. George Theatre 
  • UPDATED: Steve Miller Band & Peter Frampton tour dates (subject to change):
    • June 15 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
    • June 17 - Wantagh, NY - Jones Beach Theater
    • June 18 - Hunter, NY - Mountain Jam Festival at Hunter Mountain
    • June 20 - Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage
    • June 21 - Canandaigua, NY - Constellation Brands - Marvin Sands PAC (CMAC)
    • June 23 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
    • June 24 - Mashantucket, CT - Grand Theater
    • June 25 - Gilford, NH - Bank Of NH Pavilion
    • June 27 - Philadelphia, PA - Mann Center for Performing Arts
    • June 28 - Solomons, MD - PNC Waterside Pavillion    
    • June 30 - Verona, NY - Event Center At Turning Stone Casino Resort
    • July 1 - Sterling Heights, MI - Michigan Lottery Theater At Freedom Hill
    • July 14 - Hollywood, FL - Hard Rock Live
    • July 15 - Estero, FL - Germain Arena
    • July 16 - Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Amphitheatre – Alpharetta 
    • July 18 - Rogers, AK - Walmart AMP
    • July 19 - Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre
    • July 20 - Aurora, IL - RiverEdge Park
    • July 22 - Walker, MN - Moondance Jam
    • July 23 - Welch, MN - Treasure Island Resort & Casino
    • July 25 - Wichita, KS - Hartman Arena
    • July 28 - Tulsa, OK - River Spirit Casino
    • July 29 - Thackerville, OK - WinStar Global Event Center
    • July 31 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
    • August 1 - Beaver Creek, CO - Vilar Performing Arts Center
    • August 2 - Salt Lake City, UT - Usana Amphitheatre
    • August 4 - Bend, OR - Les Schwab Amphitheater
    • August 5 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre  
    • August 6 - Troutdale, OR - McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater  
    • August 8 - Las Vegas, NV - The Colosseum At Caesars Palace  
    • August 9 - Costa Mesa, CA - OC Fair at Pacific Amphitheatre
    • August 10 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre  
    • August 12 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
    • August 13 - Murphys, CA - Ironstone Amphitheatre

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FAST FACTS

  • Peter Frampton's acoustic "Raw" tour performances include such legendary Frampton favorites as "All I Wanna Be (Is By Your Side)," "Wind Of Change," "Penny For Your Thoughts," "Show Me The Way," "Just The Time Of Year," "Lines On My Face," "Baby I Love Your Way," I’m In You," and "Do You Feel Like We Do."
  • Frampton diehards are thrilled with the addition of the 1969 Humble Pie classic "Take Me Back," the Pie’s amped-up arrangement Buddy Holly’s "Heartbeat," "Oh, For Another Day,” from his 1972 solo debut Wind Of Change, the never-before-performed 1994 favorite "You Can Be Sure," the 1981 title track to his Breaking All The Rules collection, along with a cover of the Beatles’ "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)."

CHECK IT OUT: Peter Frampton with Gordon Kennedy performing his latest single "I Saved A Bird Today" live on WSMV-TV's Today In Nashville:

 
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