It’s an amazing evening of good vibes, Love & great music as Peter Frampton shines in Louisville!
I know I am very biased but … attending concerts and live music is awesome and exhilarating. Attending a show with a room/venue full of like minded people, many of whom have traveled from far and near to spend a little bit of time with a favorite band or musician has no equal and is good for the soul. While a band’s music and songs have different meanings and personal connections across everyone in the room, for that small slice of time, once the house lights drop and the opening chords of the opening song are struck, nothing else matters as you settle into your ”happy place”.
On Thursday evening in Louisville, rock/guitar legend Peter Frampton kicked off his short 8 city winter Never Say Never tour to a full house of enthusiastic and appreciative fans. If you have been following along, Peter Frampton is battling through symptoms of Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM) that’s atrophying his muscles (diagnosed 2019) so each performance since 2019’s last “Finale” tour show is a gift and a treat for both Peter and the fans alike.
The show opened with a video montage of Frampton’s career highlights, which set the tone for the evening. The crowd erupted as Frampton took the stage, and he launched into “Lying,” from his 1986 album Premonition. Frampton’s guitar playing was as impressive as ever, and his voice was in top form. Tonight’s set featured a heavy mix of old material and classics including, “Show Me the Way” and “Baby, I Love Your Way,” and cheered as Frampton played his signature talk box solo on “Do You Feel Like We Do”. The crowd was on their feet throughout the concert, giving rousing standing ovations after each song and Frampton was super gracious and appreciative of the audience’s support.
Over the course of the evening a couple of songs from his time with Humble Pie along with a couple of memorizing covers including a Hoagy Carmichael and His Orchestra cover of “Georgia (On My Mind)” and a Soundgarden cover of “Black Hole Sun” came rolling from the stage. Peter Frampton closed out the evening with a stirring Beatles cover of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. Before the house lights came up for the evening, Peter addressed everyone one last time stating “This is so awesome and spectacular for me to be out here performing after I thought I was done. Thank you all dearly and let’s going as long as possible!”
Overall, Peter Frampton’s Never Say Never tour stop in Louisville was a night of nostalgia and great music. Frampton proved that he is still one of the greatest guitarists of all time, and left fans smiles on their faces and memories that will last a lifetime.
Onstage with Peter Frampton in Louisville this evening were Rob Arthur on keys, guitar, vocals, guitarist Adam Lester, longtime drummer Dan Wojciechowski and bassist Alison Prestwood.
Below are the remaining, scheduled tour stops as well as links to Peter Frampton’s website and social media sites.