Peter Frampton

Legendary guitarist Peter Frampton spent the past couple of years on the road celebrating the 35th anniversary of his world renowned ’70s live album Frampton Comes Alive, performing the album in full each night at a string of sold out shows throughout the U.S. and Canada. The collective nostalgia which remains present for Alive might have caught even Frampton himself a little bit by surprise. Due to the success of the tour, a planned single year’s worth of tour dates soon stretched beyond that with Frampton continuing to perform the classic album for additional audiences in 2012.

Frampton has new tricks in his bag as we approach the summer months of 2013. Beginning this month, he’ll take Peter Frampton’s Guitar Circus out on the road, a six string experience which will find Frampton joined by a few old friends, including B.B. King, Sonny Landreth and Robert Cray, who will each join Frampton for a rich evening of guitar rock.

The Robert Cray Band accompany Frampton for the first leg of the tour beginning on May 28 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and wrapping up in Rochester on June 28.

B.B. King and Sonny Landreth meet up with Frampton towards the end of summer for tour dates beginning in August which will feature Landreth opening the evening, followed by the legendary King each night with Frampton wrapping up the evening festivities.

With the combinations above, we’re crossing our fingers that there might be some awesome blues jams happening on a nightly basis. We’ll certainly roll the dice and join that circus to find out.

Thanks to the fine folks at Live Nation Cleveland, Popdose has a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader to check out the Cleveland performance, featuring Frampton and Cray at the Jacobs Pavilion on Saturday, June 22nd.

If you’re in the Cleveland area or within driving distance, here’s how you can take your shot at winning these tickets. Email Dave Lifton with “Peter Frampton” in the subject line and within the text of your email,  ask Dave “do you feel like we do?” We’ll randomly select one winner to attend the Frampton/Cray festivities. Good luck!

Purchase tickets for the Cleveland show by visiting this link.

Peter Frampton at Jacobs Pavilion 6/22


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Matt Wardlaw

Matt Wardlaw is a music lifer with nearly 20 years of experience in the industry. Of course you all have shoes older than that, but that's okay, Matt realizes that he's still a rookie. His byline has appeared in the Riverfront Times (St. Louis), Cleveland Scene, Blogcritics, Music's Bottom Line and Ultimate Classic Rock, among others. In addition to writing for Popdose, Matt also has his own music blog called Addicted to Vinyl where he writes about a variety of subjects including but not limited to vinyl. In his spare time, Matt enjoys long walks in the park, Cherone-era Van Halen and driving long distances to Night Ranger concerts.

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