Multi-platinum guitarist and rockstar Peter Frampton has announced he’ll be hitting the road for the last time in 2019, revealing plans for a massive farewell arena tour fittingly dubbed “Peter Frampton Finale: The Farewell Tour.”
The extensive 51-date trek launches June 18 in Tulsa, OK and will see the iconic rocker hit stages in cities coast-to-coast, including stops in Boston, Chicago, Tampa, and Irving. A final performance in Concord, CA will bring the curtain down on October 12.
“Peter Frampton Finale: The Farewell Tour” will feature special guest Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening as a supporting act for the majority of the tour’s run, as well as Frampton’s son Julian with Julian Frampton Band on the west coast dates.
Who Is Peter Frampton?
Veteran rock artist Peter Frampton first stepped into the spotlight in the late 1960s as the frontman of psychedelic rock band The Herd, going on to become the guitarist for rock band Humble Pie a few years later. Frampton went solo in 1972, releasing a handful of albums and struggling to achieve mainstream success until 1976 and the release of his international breakthrough, Frampton Comes Alive! The number-one album sold over 8 million copies in the US alone, producing several hit singles including “Do You Feel Like We Do,” “Show Me the Way,” and “Baby, I Love Your Way.” Frampton Comes Alive! remains one of the best-selling live albums in the United States to date, with several of its tracks remaining staples on classic rock radio.
Frampton has released several major albums since making his mainstream breakthrough over four decades ago, though none of them made quite as big an impact as the landmark 1976 release. After some time away from the spotlight, Frampton made a comeback in the late 1980s after teaming up with childhood friend David Bowie, playing guitar on his LP Never Let Me Down and playing as supporting act on Bowie’s “Glass Spider Tour.” The tour exposure put Frampton back on the map – literally and figuratively. Although his subsequent releases failed to hit the charts, he would continue to perform to sold out crowds across the globe over the course of his career.