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.
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PETER TO TOUR WITH CHEAP TRICK!
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!
WATCH PETER CONNECT WITH A FAN AT REHEARSALS!
Check out this cool video
There are some great new videos posted on Vimeo that feature Peter talking about the new music on Hummingbird In A Box - here's links to some of them!
The Promenade’s Retreat - https://vimeo.com/98973680
The One in 901 - https://vimeo.com/99767815
Heart To My Chest - https://vimeo.com/99353539
Norman Wisdom - https://vimeo.com/99781016
Friendly Fire - https://vimeo.com/99350610
HUMMINGBIRD IN A BOX - the new album!
Hummingbird in a Box, the latest work from Peter, will be released June 23
via RED Distribution. The new music was inspired by the Cincinnati Ballet, featuring seven original guitar pieces in Frampton's virtuosic stylings. Frampton composed all songs on the mini-album along with Gordon Kennedy, who also co-produced the recording. The two previously teamed up for Fingerprints, which garnered them both a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album.
The music debuted in April 2013 at Cincinnati’s Aronoff Center for the Arts. Two of the Cincinatti Ballet’s spring production’s segments were choreographed to existing Frampton music—with Frampton and his band performing live—while a third section featured the new composition by Frampton and Kennedy. Of the project Frampton notes, “Writing for dance was a wonderfully freeing experience. There were no boundaries. We were able to push the composing envelope,” and Kennedy furthers, “Songwriters and musicians create music to move people. This was beautiful, graceful, and instantly gratifying!”
Hummingbird in a Box Track Listing
1. The Promenade’s Retreat
2. Hummingbird In A Box
3. The One in 901
4. Friendly Fire
5. Heart To My Chest
6. Shadow Of My Mind
7. Norman Wisdom
You can order the CD at iTunes