Peter Frampton Discusses Reconnecting With ‘Comes Alive’ on Tour
Peter Frampton says fans can expect a jam-packed show on his upcoming Comes Alive! 35 Tour, which will see the veteran rocker playing three-hour gigs.
"I think that it was a great opportunity, at this point, to do for the first time ever on world tour, 'Frampton Comes Alive!,' including the extra tracks on the deluxe edition, which wouldn't fit on vinyl, but were included on the remix," Frampton explains to HuffPost Entertainment. "So, we'll be doing an hour and forty of 'Frampton Comes Alive!,' from beginning to end; then, there will be an intermission; and then, there'll be another hour and ten minutes of highlights from the rest of my albums."
The singer-guitarist recognizes that his landmark 1976 live album will forever be the highlight of his career, and that it's been a tough effort to live up to since its release. "I'll always be remembered for 'Frampton Comes Alive!,' but I've got so much other work that I've done since that, that I feel it's almost like after 'Frampton Comes Alive!' ran it's course, my career -- I'll say it -- 'Petered' out," he admits. "It was almost like starting again from scratch, and I feel that it's now built up to a level where I'm playing places that I haven't played in many years."
Frampton's North American tour kicks off June 15 in Red Bank, N.J., and runs through an Oct. 22 in Nashville, Tenn. Check out the trek's full itinerary here.
In the meantime, catch Frampton performing and discussing his music on the DIRECTV show 'Guitar Center Sessions' this Saturday (June 11) at 10PM ET. Future episodes of the program will feature Social Distortion (Aug. 6) and Blondie (Aug. 20).
Watch Peter Frampton Perform 'Show Me the Way' on the Upcoming 'Guitar Center Sessions'