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