North Central College Fine & Performing Arts

Peter Frampton presents “Raw, An Acoustic Tour" Oct. 22

Published on 9/25/2015

North Central College welcomes Grammy Award-winning guitarist Peter Frampton in his acoustic-only set, “Raw, An Acoustic Tour,” Oct. 22.

The performance begins at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in the College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $95, $85 and $75; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Frampton will perform with Gordon Kennedy, his longtime collaborator and coproducer of his Grammy-winning album “Fingerprints.” Joining the two artists is Frampton’s special guest and son, singer and guitarist Julian Frampton.

Frampton remains one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history. At age 16, he was lead singer and guitarist for British band The Herd. At 18, he cofounded 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 and many others. His fifth solo album, the electrifying “Frampton Comes Alive!,” is one of the top-selling live records of all time.

About his featured “Raw” concert, Frampton says, “I see this show being ‘me’ performing the songs just as I wrote them on acoustic guitar or piano. I have done a lot of shows including two or three acoustic solo pieces and always enjoy the way it draws the audience and myself closer together.”

Frampton’s latest work, “Hummingbird in a Box,” was released in 2014 and inspired by the Cincinnati Ballet. Rolling Stone explains, “… Hummingbird is fresh-sounding, sophisticated stuff; Frampton plays and sings as well as ever and, to his credit, his continually looking forward … only solidifies his status as one of rock ‘n’ roll’s lifelong major players.”

North Central College’s 2015-2016 Fine and Performing Arts Season is partially sponsored by Nicor Gas, Advanced Data Technologies, BMO Harris Bank, Savant Capital Management, USG Corporation, West Suburban Irish, Monarch Landing, Naperville Special Events and Cultural Amenities Fund, Illinois Arts Council Agency, DuPage Foundation and Naperville Development Partnership.