Peter Frampton Announces New Album, US Tour

"Hummingbird in a Box" was inspired by a ballet dancing.

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On June 24, Peter Frampton will issue his 15th studio album, "Hummingbird in a Box."

AsĀ Ultimate Classic Rock reports, this time around, the veteran rock guitarist has taken inspiration from an unlikely source - ballet dancing. Earlier this month, the Cincinnati Ballet's spring production featured his music, with Frampton and band performing live.

"Writing for dance was a wonderfully freeing experience," Frampton said in a press release, "There were no boundaries. We were able to push the composing envelope." This project has been in the works since 2012.

"Hummingbird in a Box" features seven songs written by Frampton and produced by Gordon Kennedy. The duo previously hooked up for the 2006's Grammy-winning "Fingerprints" album.

Frampton and his band will also be hitting the road again this summer. They will be teaming up on some dates with the Doobie Brothers, while other nights will feature the return of "Frampton's Guitar Circus," a format he debuted last year. A revolving cast of fellow guitarists including B.B.King, Robert Cray, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Roger McGuinn participated last year. So far, Buddy Guy is on board this time around.

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    Rebel Scum
    As much as I love Frampton Comes Alive and his live show I've never heard a studio album of his before, or a song from a studio album for that matter. One day...
    I personally like the studio version of Baby I love your way more than the live version- id be lying if i said i could name 5 songs by him though lol
    7 songs? that's more of an ep
    It's Frampton he has a fifteen minute hit song for all you know this could be 80 minutes worth of music...
    Better call Rush and tell them 2112 isn't an album since it only has 6 songs. (2112 has 7 parts but is all one song.)
    How about Sleep's "Dopesmoker" song that is the whole album. One song that's over an hour long.
    Frampton can jam. I catch his live shows on PBS or AXS. Tasteful player. Great to watch.