Peter Frampton Cancels 2020 Edition of Farewell Tour

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Peter Frampton has cancelled the 2020 edition of his farewell tour of Europe and the U.K., due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The news arrived today (April 21) at 12N ET; dates were scheduled to begin on May 24. The classic rock legend had completed the North American edition in October 2019 and at the time they were thought to be his final dates. Last Dec. 12 and Dec. 16, news arrived of five 2020 shows in the U.K. as well as many concerts in many European countries.

On a post on his Facebook page on April 21, Frampton wrote, “I am so sorry to have to announce that at this time because of the COVID-19 virus my UK/EU tour has now been cancelled. All ticket holders should be in touch with their point of purchase for refunds. I couldn’t be more disappointed. My apologies to all.”

The North American edition of Finale—The Farewell Tour began June 18 in Tulsa, Okla. Its final date was Oct. 12 in Concord, Calif., near San Francisco.

At the Concord Pavilion that night, Frampton played a 16-song set, including such classic rock favorites as “Show Me the Way,” “I Don’t Need No Doctor,” and “Baby, I Love Your Way.”

Watch Frampton thank his crew and the fans at the final North American show

On Feb. 21, 2019, a few months before he turned 69, Frampton revealed in an interview that aired on CBS This Morning: Saturday that he has a rare and incurable muscular disease that causes the muscles to weaken slowly.

He’s publishing the 304-page Do You Feel Like I Do?: A Memoir on Oct. 20, via Hachette Books.

Related: Thank you, Peter Frampton

Peter Frampton 2020 Tour (Canceled)

May 24 – Edinburgh, UK – Usher Hall
May 26 – Nottingham, UK – Royal Concert Hall
May 28 – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo
May 29 – Cardiff, UK – St. David’s Hall
May 31 – London, UK – Royal Albert Hall
Jun 02 – Munich, Germany – Philharmonie am Gasteig
Jun 04 – Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom
Jun 06 – Frankfurt Am Main, Germany – Alte Oper
Jun 07 – Stuttgart, Germany – Liederhalle
Jun 09 – Paris, France – L’Olympia Bruno Coquatrix
Jun 11 – Brussels, Belgium – Forest National
Jun 12 – Grolloo, Netherlands – Holland International Blues Festival

Related: Listings for 100s of classic rock tours

Related: The Rock Hall announced its Class of 2020 nominees on Oct. 15. Once again, inexplicably, Frampton did not make the initial cut

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  1. Greg G
    #1 Greg G 17 December, 2019, 10:49

    Peter Frampton’s music has been a part of my life since I was a teenager. Today at 58 years old his Live CD is one my all-time favorites!

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  2. Rob
    #2 Rob 8 January, 2020, 01:28

    the timing of Alive And how he solidified and fulfilled everyone’s fantasy of being a rock guitar star Never has there been an album with so many crystal clear sweet solos Frampton is extremely underrated. Every guitar great is jealous but would never admit it. It was so successful that he was basically punished for being too popular.

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  3. Baby D
    #3 Baby D 16 February, 2020, 17:36

    I am so upset that I’ve missed his last tour. I sooo hope he plays somewhere in the U.S. again. Idk how I let us miss him! I sure hope he does another show within 500 miles of the Missouri bootheel❤

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  4. echojohnny
    #4 echojohnny 19 April, 2020, 06:49

    I saw Peter Frampton with Gary Wright at the Miami baseball stadium back in 1976 and it was one of the best shows ever. I think it really sucks that the rock & roll hall of fame has not welcomed him. They notice performers that are not rock musicians but not him?

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