Peter Frampton and Chuck Garvey, The 2006 Jammys – photo by Josh Baron
Peter Frampton and Yes have confirmed that they will join forces for a 25 date co-headlining tour this summer. Frampton will be hitting the road in support of his new studio disc, Thank You Mr. Churchill. This recording, set for an April 27 release, is the follow up to 2006’s Fingerprints which earned a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album.
Yes will tour with its latest line-up, which does not include longtime vocalist Jon Anderson or keyboard player Rick Wakeman, both of whom have ongoing health issues. Instead the band features three mainstays: guitarist Steve Howe, bassist Chris Squire and drummer Alan White, along with Wakeman’s son Oliver on keys and Benoit David on lead vocals.
The following nine dates have been confirmed with more to follow over the coming weeks:
June 16 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
June 18 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
June 19 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theater
June 20 Meadow Lands, PA Meadows Racetrack and Casino
June 23 Vienna, VA Wolf Trap Foundation for Performing Arts
July 4 Blue Ash, OH Lake Forest Venue
July 7 Albuquerque, NM Sandia Casino
July 9 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
July 10 Valley Center, CA Harrah’s Rincon-Open Sky Theater