Monday July 30, 2018

Steve Miller Band & Peter Frampton

The Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton hit the road together again this summer, stopping at Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater for one night only on July 30th. 

"2017 was an amazingly beautiful, creative and rewarding music experience for our band and our audience," says Rock and Roller Hall of Famer Steve Miller. "The band and production crew are working on creating an even better concert experience for 2018 and plan on wading even deeper into the musical waters. Peter Frampton and I enjoyed last summer. There is so much to explore and we are really looking forward.”

Frampton adds, "Having had such a fantastic tour together last summer, Steve and I decided to keep going this year! Jamming together each night during Steve's set is one of my favorite moments of the evening. Can't wait to get back out there."

Last September, Miller produced and personally directed the curation and creative process for two new, career-spanning Steve Miller Band Ultimate Hits collections (Capitol/Ume). Ultimate Hits is available in a 1CD and digital edition featuring 22 essential Steve Miller Band tracks, including three previously unreleased rarities, and in an expanded 2CD and digital deluxe edition with 40 tracks, including the acclaimed band's top hits, live tracks, and eight previously unreleased recordings from the studio and the stage. Both editions are also available on 180-gram vinyl in 2LP and 4LP deluxe packages.

Steve Miller was a mainstay of the San Francisco music scene that upended American culture in the late '60s. With albums like Children of the Future, Sailor and Brave New World, Miller perfected a psychedelic blues sound that drew on the deepest sources of American roots music and simultaneously articulated a compelling vision of what music-and society-could be in the years to come.

Then, in the '70s, Miller crafted a brand of rock 'n' roll music that was polished, exciting and irresistible, and that has dominated radio through today. Hit followed hit in an endless flow: "The Joker," "Livin' in the USA," "Take the Money and Run," "Rock'n Me," "Fly Like an Eagle," "Jet Airliner," "Jungle Love," and "Abracadabra" among them. To this day, these songs are instantly recognizable when they come on the radio-and impossible not to sing along with.

Running through Miller's catalogue is a combination of virtuosity and song craft along with melodic vocals and signature guitar riffs. His parents were jazz aficionados -- Les Paul was his godfather -- so as a budding guitarist and singer, Miller absorbed valuable lessons from their musical tradition. When the family moved to Texas, Miller deepened his education in the blues, meeting T-Bone Walker and learning to sing and play listening to him and Jimmy Reed. Miller then moved to Chicago where he played with Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Lightnin' Hopkins, Buddy Guy and Paul Butterfield.

The Steve Miller Band has played to more than 20 million people in the last 20 years. In addition to touring with his band, Miller is also contributing his time to serving on the visiting committee of the Department of Musical Instruments of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and as a board member of Jazz at Lincoln Center, where he curates and hosts shows at both institutions celebrating blues, jazz and early American music. From 2015 - 2017, Miller and guitar legend Jimmie Vaughan presented seven sold out shows at JALC: "Ma Rainey Meets Miles Davis," "T Bone Walker - A Bridge From Blues to Jazz," and, with along with harmonica virtuoso Charlie Musselwhite, "The Blues Triangle: Memphis, Texas and Chicago."

Peter Frampton reissued his critically lauded album Fingerprints on January 26 via his own imprint Phenix Phonograph. Originally released in 2006, Fingerprints won the 2007 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album and Frampton’s cover of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” off the album was also nominated for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. The album is now available on vinyl for the first time.

Frampton navigates a diverse range of material on Fingerprints, from American soul to Latin balladry and timeless rock. Guest artists include The Rolling Stones’ Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman on “Cornerstones”; original Shadows members Hank Marvin and Brian Bennett on “My Cup of Tea”; and Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready and Matt Cameron joining Frampton for the “Black Hole Sun” cover and the original “Blowin’ Smoke.” Frampton’s core band on Fingerprints features longtime collaborator John Regan (bass), co-producer Gordon Kennedy (guitar and backing vocals), Arthur Stead (keyboards) and Shawn Fichter (drums).

Frampton also recently performed his latest single “I Saved A Bird Today” on “Tavis Smiley:” watch here. Frampton explains, “‘I Saved A Bird Today’ is a true story about me saving a large bird, an American Coot, who flew into my window and knocked herself out. Then how, with expert advice, I brought her back to life. After learning that Coots only take off from water, I had to ‘Take Her To The River.’ She jumped into the river as I watched her walk, then run atop the water until she finally took off into the city lit night sky. ‘To care for one another is the reason we are here’ is the lyric that sums it up for me. The world has gone mad and the simple things like love, compassion and caring have been overshadowed by hate and greed.” Watch the official video for the track here.

Grammy Award-winning guitarist Peter Frampton remains one of the most celebrated artists in rock history. At age 16, he was lead singer and guitarist for British band the Herd. At 18, he co-founded one of the first supergroups, 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 among many others. Frampton has appeared as himself in television shows “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy.” He also served as technical advisor on Cameron Crowe’s film Almost Famous as well as appearing in it and writing songs for the soundtrack. In 2014, Frampton was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame. He recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of his fifth solo album, Frampton Comes Alive!, which remains one of the top-selling live records of all time.

Peter Frampton - Meet & Greet Package: $375.00
Package includes:
• One premium reserved ticket located in the first 5 rows
• Exclusive aftershow meet & greet with Peter Frampton
• Personal photograph with Peter Frampton
• Specially designed Peter Frampton tour shirt (exclusive to VIP packages only)
• Collectible tour lithograph autographed by Peter Frampton (limited print)
• Peter Frampton lyric print
• Peter Frampton embroidered hat
• Commemorative Peter Frampton button set
• Exclusive Peter Frampton VIP merchandise item
• Official meet & greet laminate
• Very limited availability

Peter Frampton - VIP Tour Package: $275.00
Package includes:
• One premium reserved ticket located in the first 12 rows
• Specially designed Peter Frampton tour shirt (exclusive to VIP packages only)
• Collectible tour lithograph autographed by Peter Frampton (limited print)
• Peter Frampton lyric print
• Peter Frampton embroidered hat
• Commemorative Peter Frampton button set
• Exclusive Peter Frampton VIP merchandise item
• Peter Frampton tour laminate
• Limited availability

Doors: 6:30 PM · Show: 8:00 PM

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