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Jan242013

Peter Frampton Moving Forward with Ballet Project, Planning Humanitarian Trip to Mexico

Facebook.com/PeterFramptonPeter Frampton has taken to his official Facebook page to update fans about some of his upcoming plans, including the status of the piece he's been putting together for his upcoming collaboration with the Cincinnati Ballet.

The guitar great reveals that the new music he's been composing for the performances with writing partner Gordon Kennedy "is ready to work up with the band."  He adds that rehearsals will begin at the "beginning of April."  As previously reported, Frampton and his group will team up with the dance company for three performances, two on April 26 and one the next day.  The ballet company will perform while Frampton and his band play a selection of songs from his back catalog, as well as the new composition.

Frampton also reports that, prior to the ballet events, he intends to head to Mexico with human-rights activist Kerry Kennedy "to help build a school for some less fortunate children with the help of Habitat for Humanity."

He points out, "We will be hiking up into the mountains and sleep in tents," then quips, "What no limo or Four Seasons?!!!  Who booked me this gig?"

Lastly, Frampton says he and his old Humble Pie band mate, drummer Jerry Shirley, are working on a four-CD set that will include unabridged performances from the same concerts that yielded the group's 1971 live album, Performance Rockin' the Fillmore.  He writes, "Jerry and I got extremely excited hearing this unreleased Humble Pie that hasn't been heard in 42 years!!!"  No release date has been set yet for the package.

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