Peter Frampton is putting the final touches onto what will be his final tour. Frampton kicks off the four-month, 52-date, farewell trek on Tuesday night (June 18th) at Tulsa, Oklahoma's Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. For the majority of the dates, beginning on June 27th in Nashville, Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening will serve as the opening act. In addition to all his classic hits, Frampton will be performing selections from his newly released first blues collection, titled All Blues.
Frampton is promising a shake-up with the setlists this time out, taking his cues from his die-hard legion of fans who have been called on to help map out the last songs he'll perform on tour.
Earlier this year, the Grammy Award-winning guitarist announced the initial dates of his final tour and revealed he's suffering from a degenerative muscle disease called Inclusion-Body Myositus, that slowly weakens the body's muscles. Frampton was diagnosed over three years ago, after a series of falls that were out of character for him.
Peter Frampton told us that he and his band are tweaking the show with the help of the fan picks: “We have an hour-fifty, possibly two hours depending on curfews. So, we've got a lot to fit in. We're just working on it now, because I've asked the audience out there online to let me know what songs they haven't seen me do — or they've never seen me do. So, we're getting a lovely selection from my catalogue to choose from. It won't be a static playlist.”