PETER FRAMPTON’S 'PREMONITION' AND 'WHEN ALL THE PIECES FIT' RETURN TO THE MARKET ON AUGUST 28, FOLLOWED BY 'NOW' ON SEPTEMBER 4
Peter's 'Premonition' and 'When All The Pieces Fi't will be re-released on Omnivore Recordings on August 28, 2015. 'Now' will follow on September 4.
Premonition became Peter’s first release to make the BillboardTop 100 Albums in five years. Anchored by the mainstream rock hit “Lying,” the record featured a rejuvenated Frampton and nine solid tracks. He shared production duties with GRAMMY®-nominated producer Pete Solley (the Romantics, Motörhead, Oingo Boingo) and was joined by such highly regarded musicians as Steve Ferrone (Average White Band, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers), Tony Levin (King Crimson), Richard Cottle (Alan Parsons Project), andOmar Hakim (Sting, David Bowie). After Premonition’s release, Frampton joined his friend David Bowie on the latter’s 1987 album Never Let Me Down and its ensuing Glass Spider Tour, another step in his reintroduction to the masses.
Frampton capped off a successful mid-’80s with his tenth studio release, 1989’s When All The Pieces Fit. The album hit the Billboard Top 200, following in the wake of 1986’s Premonition.
Co-helming the project with Chris Lord-Alge (Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, Stevie Nicks), Frampton also brought in some new song collaborators, notably the Rembrandts’ Danny Wilde and John Regan. Regan, who’d worked with Frampton since 1979, was also a member of Frehley’s Cometand played on records by Billy Idol, Bonnie Tyler and others. The album’s first single, “Holding On to You,” was co-written by Peter with GRAMMY®, Golden Globe®-, and Academy Award®-winner Will Jennings (“Up Where We Belong,” “My Heart Will Go On,” “Tears in Heaven”).
Now, originally released in 2003, was Peter’s 12th studio release. Proclaiming “I’m Back,” he addressed his longest gap between releases, and offered up a seriously strong collection of material. From riff-filled rockers to shimmering ballads and instrumentals, Now was not only a culmination of what made Frampton a superstar, but showed he was far from done creating. Peter reached back into his history with Bob Mayo (who played in his Frampton Comes Alive!band) on keyboards, and found a new songwriting collaborator in George Kennedy, whose resume includes tracks recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Garth Brooks, Alison Krauss, and a Song of the YearGRAMMY® for Eric Clapton’s “Change the World.
"Here's a pre-show teaser which gives some insight into what goes on every show day before myself and the band arrive. I thank our crew and all local crews for all their hard work each day. The show couldn't go on without them. Thanks to ALL from me, Dan, Rob, Stan and Adam.“
Peter’s First Acoustic Tour!
Following his summer co-headlining run with American rock legends Cheap Trick, Peter Frampton is back on the road, this time performing an acoustic only set for the first time ever. Gordon Kennedy, Frampton’s longtime collaborator and co-producer of his Grammy Award-winning album Fingerprints, will join him on tour as well as an added special guest, Frampton’s son, singer and guitarist Julian Frampton.
Peter notes, “This is a first for me and I’m very excited about doing a whole show acoustically. I couldn’t do it without the help of, my writing partner of 15 years, Gordon Kennedy who will be joining me for these shows. I see this show being ‘me’ performing the songs just as I wrote them on acoustic guitar or piano. I have done a lot of shows including 2 or 3 acoustic solo pieces and always enjoy the way it draws the audience and myself closer together.”
Julian adds, “I couldn’t be more ecstatic about the opportunity to support a legend while simultaneously spending time with family. Two birds, one stone.”
Peter isn't one to play pitchman for any random product. But he's found something he's in tune with enough to jump on board.
Frampton has joined AxCent Tuning Systems LLC to help promote a campaign on Crowdfunder.com that hopes to raise $1 million to manufacture and market an affordable, mass-consumer edition of its Performer computer-controlled guitar tuning system, which has been used by Frampton as well as Jimmy Page, Graham Nash, Collective Soul's Ed Roland, Tom Keifer and Mark Slaughter. The device resides inside the guitar and makes use of an external app, allowing players to change tuning in seconds and without having to switch instruments.
Following another year of non-stop touring including select solo performances, dates with The Doobie Brothers and the return of Frampton’s Guitar Circus, Grammy Award winner Peter Frampton is back on the road—this time co-headlining with American rock legends Cheap Trick!
“I’ve always loved Cheap Trick and their sound. Great band, great people! We played one show together last year and had so much fun we decided to do a whole tour together,” Frampton explains.
With over 5,000 performances spanning four decades and 20 million records sold worldwide, Cheap Trick is undoubtedly one of the most influential classic rock groups of the past 50 years. The band was formed in 1974 and while it has evolved throughout the years, Cheap Trick has continued to reach mainstream and critical success. Hits such as “I Want You To Want Me,” “Dream Police,” and “Surrender” have cemented the group as one of America’s top rock ‘n’ roll bands of all time.
Peter Frampton remains one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history. At 16, he was lead singer and guitarist for British band the Herd. At 18, he co-founded one of the first super groups, seminal rock act Humble Pie. His session work includes collaborations with such legendary artists as George Harrison, Harry Nilsson, David Bowie, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ringo Starr, John Entwistle and many others. His fifth solo album, the electrifying Frampton Comes Alive!, is one of the top-selling live records of all time.
Moreover, Frampton’s latest work, Hummingbird in a Box, which was inspired by the Cincinnati Ballet, is available via RED Distribution. Rolling Stone explains, “…Hummingbird is fresh-sounding, sophisticated stuff; Frampton plays and sings as well as ever and, to his credit, his continually looking forward—rather than backward, for there’s quite a story there to be sure—only solidifies his status as one of rock ‘n’ roll’s lifelong major players. Excellent stuff here.”
Visit the Live section of this website for show listings if this year’s tour!