Peter ‘Frampton Comes Alive’ for the Last Time Ever With Final Tour!
Only a few days removed from announcing publicly that he is suffering from a degenerative muscular disorder called Inclusion-Body Myositis (IBM), Legendary guitarist Peter Frampton has confirmed Peter Frampton Finale—The Farewell Tour presented by SiriusXM.
This FINAL tour, will start June 18 in Tulsa, OK and make its way through The Toyota Music Factory in Irving on September 22nd and CLASSIC ROCK 96.1 wants to set you up with comp seats for this certain “bucket list” entry! The tour will feature special guest Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening, with additional surprise guests to appear on select dates.
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Frampton, 68, told CBS this past week that he wants to get as much guitar playing in as he can before the progressive IBM begins to impact his ability to play. "What will happen unfortunately is that it affects the finger flexors," he said. "So for a guitar player, it's not very good. I'm able to play great right now, but in a year's time, maybe not so good. I'm a perfectionist, and I do not want to go out there and feel like 'This isn't good.' That would be a nightmare for me."
In addition to the farewell tour, Frampton is also working on new material. Since October, he and his writers and bandmates have been able to lay down 33 new tracks. "I just want to record as much as I can now for obvious reasons", says Frampton.
Frampton was diagnosed with IBM three and a half years ago after a fall onstage, and while the news was devastating, he's maintaining a positive outlook. There is currently no cure for IBM, but Frampton is participating in a new drug trial at Johns Hopkins.
Peter Frampton remains one of the most lauded artists in rock history. Most recently, Frampton performed as part of “I Am the Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell” concert as well as receiving the Les Paul Innovation Award at the 2019 NAMM Show’s 34th annual TEC Awards. He also just celebrated the 43rd anniversary of his fifth solo album, Frampton Comes Alive!, one of the top-selling live records of all time, with over 17 million copies sold worldwide.