DANBURY, Conn. -- Grammy Award-winning Peter Frampton will take the stage Saturday, July 5, at the Ives Concert Park in Danbury to kick off the Celebrity Series for the outdoor venue.
The gates open at 5 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. concert.
Frampton is a 1970s rock star whose solo album "Frampton Comes Alive!" sold 6 million copies and is one of the top-selling live records of all time.
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, 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.
USA Today calls his concert the “greatest guitar show on earth,” and the Wall Street Journal called Frampton “a guitarist first and foremost.”
In addition to touring for the past year, Frampton was recently inducted in the Musicians Hall of Fame, performed on-stage at the Grammy’s with Ringo Starr and played a part in the 50th anniversary celebration of the Beatles’ arrival in the U.S. by performing on CBS’ “The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute to The Beatles.”
Frampton also produced Humble Pie’s Rockin’ The Fillmore deluxe compilation with original member Jerry Shirley. He also worked with the Cincinnati Ballet last spring providing and composing new music for their April production.
For details on Frampton's tour, visit www.frampton.com.
Tickets for the Danbury concert -- priced at $29 for lawn or $39, $59, $79 for reserved seats, plus fees -- are available through Ticketmaster.
The Ives Concert Park is located on the Westside Campus of Western Connecticut State University, 43 Lake Ave. Ext., Danbury. For more information, visit its website at www.ivesconcertpark.com.