Hummingbird in a Box, the latest work from legendary musician Peter Frampton, will be released June 23 via RED Distribution. The new music was inspired by the Cincinnati Ballet, featuring seven original guitar pieces in Frampton’s virtuosic stylings. Frampton composed all songs on the mini-album along with Gordon Kennedy, who also co-produced the recording. The two previously teamed up for Fingerprints, which garnered them both a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album.

The music debuted in April 2013 at Cincinnati’s Aronoff Center for the Arts. Two of the Cincinatti Ballet’s spring production’s segments were choreographed to existing Frampton music—with Frampton and his band performing live—while a third section featured the new composition by Frampton and Kennedy. Of the project Frampton notes, “Writing for dance was a wonderfully freeing experience. There were no boundaries. We were able to push the composing envelope,” and Kennedy furthers, “Songwriters and musicians create music to move people. This was beautiful, graceful, and instantly gratifying!” See full track listing on reverse.
Following a massive year of touring, including 2013’s inaugural Frampton’s Guitar Circus, Frampton is back on the road this summer. This time he will set out on a three-part catch-all tour including select solo dates, a co-headlining run with Grammy-winning American rock legends The Doobie Brothers and the return of Frampton’s Guitar Circus which features Buddy Guy as well as special guests Robert Randolph and Randy Bachman (founding member and guitarist of The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive) on select dates. For details, please visit and see below for routing.
Peter Frampton is one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history. At 16, he was 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 such legendary artists as George Harrison, Harry Nilsson, David Bowie, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ringo Starr, John Entwistle and many others. His fifth solo album, the electrifying Frampton Comes Alive!, is one of the top-selling live records of all time.
Hummingbird in a Box Track Listing
1. The Promenade’s Retreat
2. Hummingbird In A Box
3. The One in 901
4. Friendly Fire
5. Heart To My Chest
6. Shadow Of My Mind
7. Norman Wisdom
June 20                                                 Rosemont, IL                                             Rosemont Theatre
June 22                                                Cincinnati, OH                        Horseshoe Cincinnati Casino*
June 24                                              Upper Darby, PA                                      The Tower Theater*
June 25                                              Canandaigua, NY   Constellation Brands Marvin Sands PAC*
June 26                                                  Holmdel, NJ                                   PNC Bank Arts Center*
June 28                                                   Lincoln, RI                                           Twin River Casino*
June 29                                                  Gilford, NH                                                 Meadowbrook*
July 2-3                                                Moncton, NB              Casino New Brunswick—The Centre
July 5                                                    Danbury, CT                                              Ives Concert Park
July 6                                                 Atlantic City, NJ                                    Harrah’s Atlantic City
July 8                                                 Washington, DC                                              Lincoln Theater
July 9                                                  Greensburg, PA                                          The Palace Theater
July 11                                                   Boston, MA                                 Blue Hills Pavilion Bank*
July 12                                                    Bethel, NY                    Bethel Woods Center for the Arts*
July 13                                                  Wantagh, NY                                                   Jones Beach*
July 15                                                 Bethlehem, PA                    Sands Bethlehem Events Center*
July 17                                                 Alpharetta, GA                     Verizon Wireless Amphitheater*
July 18                                                Tuscaloosa, AL                              Tuscaloosa Amphitheater*
July 19                                              Orange Beach, AL                                                  The Wharf*
July 20                                               New Orleans, LA                  Champions Square—Superdome
July 30                                            Sterling Heights, MI                         Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
August 1                                               Manistee, MI                                 Little River Casino Resort
August 2                                                 Lennox, IL                                             Community Center
August 3                                                 Carmel, IN                           Center for the Performing Arts
August 6                                              West Allis, WI                                                   WI State Fair
August 7                                           Benton Harbor, MI                                      The Mendel Center
August 8                                          Wisconsin Dell, WI                        Crystal Grad Music Theatre
August 10                                              Littleton, Co             The Hudson Gardens and Event Center
August 11                                               Pueblo, CO                                                    Memorial Hall
August 16                                             Laughlin, NV                                  Edgewater Casino Resort
August 17                                              Jackpot, NV                                          Cactus Petes Casino
August 19                                               Sandy, UT                                           Sandy Amphitheater
August 21                                           Jacksonville, OR                                              Britt Pavilion†‡
August 23                                           Goldendale, WA                                          Maryhill Winery†
August 24                                          Woodinville, WA                     Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery†
August 26                                             Saratoga, CA                                The Mountain Winery†**
August 27                                          Los Angeles, CA                                        Hollywood Bowl†‡
August 29                                               Visalia, CA                                                     Oval Park†**
August 30                                          Valley Center, CA                                         Harrah’s Rincon†
August 31                                               Tucson, AZ                                           Ava Amphitheater†‡
September 14                                        Telluride, CO                                  Blues and Brews Festival
September 19                                   Rancho Mirage, CA                                  Aqua Calienta Casino
September 20                                           Reno, NV                            Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
September 21                                      Glen Allen, CA                                          B.R. Cohn Winery
September 23                                         El Paso, TX                                                     Plaza Theater
September 30                                      Jacksonville, FL                                               Florida Theater
October 1                                               Sarasota, FL                      Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
October 3                                             Clearwater, FL                                             Ruth Eckerd Hall
October 5                                            Hollywood, FL             Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
*co-headlining with The Doobie Brothers
† Guitar Circus with Buddy Guy
‡Guitar Circus with Robert Randolph
**with Randy Bachman
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