Peter Frampton comes out of retirement for summer tour, including SF date

Peter Frampton, Peter Framptons Farewell Tour

Peter Frampton performs at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, California on Oct. 12, 2019.

Iconic guitarist Peter Frampton, who retired from performing live in 2019 due to a debilitating medical condition, has announced a return summer tour that includes a date at the Masonic in San Francisco on Aug. 15.

The Never Say Never Tour will kick off in June. Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 14 at his website.

Frampton’s last tour show was at the Concord Pavilion in October 2019. After that, he retired due to his inclusion-body mitosis diagnosis. It’s a progressive muscle disorder causing inflammation, weakness and atrophy. Among the symptoms are weakness in the wrists and fingers, as well as the front of the thigh and the muscles that lift the foot. In 2021, he released an instrumental album, Frampton Forgets the Words, featuring some of his best-known songs. In 2022, he performed a one-off show at London’s Royal Albert Hall which was filmed and is currently airing on PBS.

“At the end of every Finale Tour show I did say, ‘Never say never’ and I am always full of hope for the impossible,” Frampton said in a news releasing announcing the new tour. “I’m very pleased to let you know that I am feeling strong and my fingers are still roaming the fretboard. Every note I play now has more meaning and soul. I love playing live and this fighter wants to stay in the ring for as long as he can. I’m so happy to be able to see you all one more time this summer.”

There will be a Citi cardmember presale that will run from 10 a.m. local time time on April 12 to 10 p.m. on April 13, as long as tickets remain available. Visit the Citi Entertainment website for more information.

Frampton won a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album in 2007 and in 2014 was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame. In 2020 he was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. His album Frampton Comes Alive! is one of the top-selling live records of all time, with more than 17 million copies sold.

PETER FRAMPTON Never Say Never Tour:

June 21—Rose Music Center at The Heights—Huber Heights, OH
June 22—PNC Pavilion at Riverbend—Cincinnati, OH
June 24—Red Hat Amphitheater—Raleigh, NC
June 25—Skyla Credit Union Amphitheatre—Charlotte, NC
June 27—Ameris Bank Amphitheatre—Alpharetta, GA
June 28—The Saint Augustine Amphitheatre—St. Augustine, FL
June 30—Hard Rock Live Orlando—Orlando, FL
July 2—The Sound at Coachman Park—Clearwater, FL
July 3—Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hard Rock Live—Hollywood, FL
July 13—Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion—Gilford, NH
July 15—Wind Creek Event Center—Bethlehem, PA

July 16—Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena—Atlantic City, NJ
July 18—MGM Music Hall at Fenway—Boston, MA
July 20—The Theater at MGM National Harbor—Oxon Hill, MD
July 22—Foxwoods Resort Casino, Premier Theater—Mashantucket, CT
July 23—The Capitol Theatre—Port Chester, NY
July 25—The Capitol Theatre—Port Chester, NY
July 26—The Paramount—Huntington, NY
July 28—Turning Stone Resort Casino, Event Center—Verona, NY
July 29—Fallsview Casino Resort—Niagara Falls, ON
August 10—Edgefield Concerts on the Lawn—Troutdale, OR
August 12—Thunder Valley Casino—Lincoln, CA
August 13—Yaamava’ Theater—Highland, CA
August 15—The Masonic—San Francisco, CA
August 18—The Pearl—Las Vegas, NV
August 19—Sandy Amphitheater—Sandy, UT

(2) Comments

  1. Trish Barber

    No comments??? Are you kidding me?! Well I genuinely have a comment. I was witness to THIS AMAZING, SPECTACULAR, JAW DROPPING, HEART WARMING Fantastical music event on July 2, 2023 in Clearwater Florida at Coachman Park's brand spanking new 5 day old , $84 million dollar amphitheater called THE SOUND. Peter Frampton and his band mates put on one hell of a show. It was lovely in that Mr. Frampton often spent time in between songs to chat and tell his tales. It was heartwarming in that while he is no longer suited to stand up and perform, the entire band all did as well. Im sorry to offend that I don't recall the names of the band members. But I can tell you this. Not a one was any less talented as the other. A drummer, a Bass player, a keyboard/ guitar player and 1 other guitar player. GOOD GOD DID THEY LEAVE IT ALL ON THE STAGE!!! Actually Peter might possibly being playing his best sitting down as the physical toll it takes, on all of them, standing for 3 hours might not constantly produce such MANIAC MAGIC performances!!! Sadly a huge asset missing from this brand new amphitheater was the fact they had zero led screens to watch. So that def affected the fans experience . Shame on the jerks that built an amazing venue that not only disses many ticket buyers by offering zero great stage views, and it also sits next to the beautiful Gulf of Mexico which provides stunning sunsets and evening breezes. BUT they screwed that up as well by placing the structure smack dab in front of the seawall therefore blocking all the amazing features Mother nature provides us in Florida. SMH on all the folks that thought this layout was the best. The amphitheater is stunning and the sound was equally matched. I feel Frampton vocally and musically was at his all time best. His vocals were spectacular altho there was def more music than vocals. Itsna moment i will ALWAYS REMEMBER AND CHERISH. Especially when he stood to the microphone at the end and gave a short that left me with goose bumps, tears, GRATITUDE & LOVE. Either way Mr. Peter Frampton you did yourself Proud and I only hope you can really really grasp and FEEL THE LOVE your fans have for YOU. Especially the guy in center section who declared his love for Peter many many times over! He too brought me a tear. I know how important music and a particular musician can mean to a person. And Frampton's music must have played a huge role in that guy's life. And there you have the Testament of Music. I encourage everyone to go have a Magical Experience with Peter Frampton. Peace & Love, Trish XO

  2. Bill Murphy

    My wife and I just saw him last night, omg what a great show! Hadn't seen him since 1976 with Yes in Philadelphia. Brought back so many memories. His talents haven't diminished. His voice and guitar playing are fanominal.

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