Grammy winner Peter Frampton opens Mendel Center seasonPublished 9:53am Thursday, July 31, 2014
BENTON TOWNSHIP — The Lake Michigan College Mendel Center Mainstage launches its 2014-2015 season in a big way when Grammy winner Peter Frampton takes the stage at 8 p.m. Aug. 7
Following a massive year of touring, including 2013’s inaugural Frampton’s Guitar Circus, Frampton is back on the road for a tour that includes a stop in southwestern Michigan.
Frampton has kept quite busy throughout the past year in addition to touring. He was recently inducted in the Musicians Hall of Fame, performed onstage at the Grammy’s with Ringo Starr and also played an integral part in the 50th anniversary celebration of the Beatles’ arrival in the U.S.
Frampton also produced “Humble Pie’s Rockin’ The Fillmore” deluxe compilation with original member Jerry Shirley, available now via Omnivore Recordings.
Moreover, Frampton’s latest work, “Hummingbird in a Box,” was released June 23 via RED Distribution. The new music was inspired by the Cincinnati Ballet, featuring seven original guitar pieces in Frampton’s virtuosic styling. 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.
Frampton remains one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history. At 16, he was lead singer and guitarist for 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.
For full details on Frampton and the summer tour, please visit www.frampton.com.
Tickets for Peter Frampton are available by calling the LMC Mendel Center Box Office at (269) 927-1221 or visiting www.lmcmainstage.org. A limited number of special VIP packages are available that include seating in the first 15 rows of the theater, concert t-shirt exclusive to VIP ticket purchasers, collectible tour lithograph, commemorative tour laminate, exclusive tour merchandise item, and pre-show party.
Special group rates, pre-show party options, and other special arrangements are also available. Contact Mike Nadolski at (269) 927-8109 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Whirlpool Corporation and Z 94.3 are sponsoring the LMC Mendel Center Mainstage performance of Peter Frampton.
The Lake Michigan College Mendel Center is located just 40 minutes from Kalamazoo and South Bend on the Lake Michigan College Napier Avenue Campus in Benton Township, Michigan, one mile east of I-94 (Exit 30) and one mile west of the US 31 Bypass (exit 24).
The LMC Mendel Center Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and one hour before show time. Tickets may be purchased in person, by phone at (269) 927-1221, or online at www.lmcmainstage.org.