Dale B. Stark
Hennepin Theatre Trust
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MINNEAPOLIS– Following another year of non-stop touring, Grammy Award-winner Peter Frampton is back on the road and set to play the historic State Theatre (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) on Wednesday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m. Frampton remains one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history, and will be performing a full evening of his classic hits including many from the electrifying “Frampton Comes Alive!,” one of the top-selling live records of all time. With more than 16 million albums sold worldwide, the rock music icon is best known for his breakthrough hits including "I Can't Stand It No More," "Baby, I Love Your Way," "Show Me The Way" and "Do You Feel Like We Do."
Tickets go on sale to the general public at 12 p.m. on Friday, April 1 at the State Theatre Box Office, charge-by-phone at (800) 982-2787 and online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.
Starts at $53.50
All pricing includes a building restoration fee of $4.00
Born Peter Kenneth Frampton in Bromley, U.K, he first became interested in music when he was seven years old. Upon discovering his grandmother's banjolele (a banjo-shaped ukulele) in the attic, he taught himself to play, and later taught himself to play guitar and piano. At age eight he started taking classical music lessons. He attended Bromley Technical High School, at which his father, Owen Frampton, was a teacher and the head of the Art Department
At 16, Frampton was the lead singer and guitarist for the 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 legendary artists including George Harrison, Harry Nilsson, David Bowie, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ringo Starr, John Entwistle and many others.
Frampton’s recent album, “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.”
Frampton was inducted in the Musicians Hall of Fame in 2014 and also performed in the 50th anniversary celebration of the Beatles’ arrival in the U.S. on CBS in “The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute to The Beatles.”
Frampton’s latest album “Acoustic Classics” is available now, featuring stripped-down versions of his classic hits.
Hennepin Theatre Trust, owner of the historic Orpheum, State, Pantages and New Century Theatres, is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to arts-inspired community cultural development. The Trust is located in the WeDo™ MPLS Cultural District. Learn more at HennepinTheatreTrust.org and wedompls.org.