By Eddie Jorgensen
England’s 73-year-old guitar virtuoso is proving that he can bounce back after a seemingly career-ending diagnosis. It was just four years ago that Peter Frampton announced he was suffering from inclusion body myositis, or IBM, a degenerative muscle disorder that means weakness and considerable inflammation. While fans across the world were afraid it would bring Frampton’s signature guitar licks to an end, the Rock icon is back on tour this summer – and coming to the Sacramento Region.
Even after 18 full-length records and a handful of live releases, the uber-talented guitar-tamer will always be known for his 1976 opus, ‘Frampton Comes Alive.’ The two-record set has to date sold over 20 million records worldwide. It was also the album that launched Frampton into a stadium act in the mid-1970s, featuring the 14-minute classic “Do You Feel Like We Do” showstopper, along with well-known singles like “Baby, I Love Your Way,” “Show Me the Way,” “All I Want to Be (Is by Your Side)” and “I Wanna Go to the Sun.”
Frampton, the former guitarist for The Herd and Humble Pie, still has the chops to complete a 90-plus minute show while keeping his singing voice sounding great, to boot. Expect a set-list laden with all of his classics and, as always, some special surprises for his longtime followers.
Ticket prices range from $94.95 to $169.95 and can be purchased at www.thundervalleycasino.com. Doors open at 7 p.m., with the show starting promptly at 8 pm. This is a 21-and-over show only. Attendees aged 13-to-20 must be accompanied by adult. The Venue is located inside Thunder Valley Casino at 1200 Athens Avenue in Lincoln.