Oregon Zoo Summer Concert Series
SOLD OUT: Grammy Winner PETER FRAMPTON & CHEAP TRICK
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pmOregon Zoo
$49.50-$79.50 (VIP Packages available)
This event is all ages
No outside food or beverage.
Only sealed water bottles permitted.
Rain or shine.
Valid for zoo admission day of show only.
American Express® Card Member Presale available with promo code.
The music debuted in April 2013 at Cincinnati's Aronoff Center for the Arts. Two of the Cincinatti Ballet's spring production's segments were choreographed to existing Frampton music—with Frampton and his band performing live—while a third section featured the new composition by Frampton and Kennedy. Of the project Frampton notes, "Writing for dance was a wonderfully freeing experience. There were no boundaries. We were able to push the composing envelope," and Kennedy furthers, "Songwriters and musicians create music to move people. This was beautiful, graceful, and instantly gratifying!"
Following a massive year of touring, including 2013's inaugural Frampton's Guitar Circus, Peter Frampton is back on the road. This time Frampton will set out on a three-part catch-all tour including select solo dates, a co-headlining run with Grammy-winning American rock legends The Doobie Brothers and the return of Frampton's Guitar Circus Kicking off in August, Frampton's Guitar Circus will feature special performances with friend and celebrated guitarist Buddy Guy as well as other surprise guests. Last year's Guitar Circus' company included B.B. King, Robert Cray, Sonny Landreth, Steve Cropper, Dean DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), Don Felder (formerly of The Eagles), Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Vince Gill, Roger McGuinn (founder/lead guitarist of the BYRDS) and many more.
Frampton has kept quite busy over the past year in addition to touring. He was recently inducted in the Musicians Hall of Fame, performed on-stage at the Grammy's with Ringo Starr and also played an integral part in the 50th anniversary celebration of the Beatles' arrival in the U.S. by performing on CBS' "The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute to The Beatles." Frampton also produced Humble Pie's Rockin' The Fillmore deluxe compilation with original member Jerry Shirley (available now via Omnivore Recordings). Moreover, he worked with the Cincinnati Ballet last spring providing and composing new music for their April production.
Grammy winner Peter Frampton remains one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history. At 16, he was lead singer and guitarist for British band the Herd. At 18, he co-founded one of the first super groups, 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.
One of the most avant-garde, influential and enduring bands in the history of music, Cheap Trick (Robin Zander – Vocals and Guitar, Rick Neilsen – Guitar and Vocals; Tom Petersson – Bass, Guitar and Vocals; Bun E. Carlos – Drums) has contributed an impressive list of classics to the American Rock Songbook, including “I Want You To Want Me,” “Surrender,” “The Flame,” “Dream Police,” and “Can’t Stop Fallin’ In Love.” Likely one of the most covered bands of all time, Cheap Trick continues its reign as power-pop progenitors worldwide – especially in the United States, Australia, Europe and Japan. In the latter, they are often referred to by the press as the “American Beatles.” The band was ranked among the Top 25 in VH1’s list of the 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock and its 1977 sophomore album, In Color, was ranked in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Heaven Tonight, the third record by the esteemed Illinois-based rockers released in 1978, was the first album ever recorded with a 12-string electric bass and made the band megastars in Japan, creating a frenzy reminiscent of “Beatlemania” on its first tour of the country. Two concerts attended by loyal Japanese fans at the Nippon Budokan were recorded during the 1978 tour, and the monumental live album Cheap Trick at Budokan was released, launching the band into international superstardom. The galvanizing live recording went triple platinum in the U.S. powered by the smash “I Want You To Want Me.” By the time All Shook Up (produced by former Beatles producer George Martin) was released in 1980, Cheap Trick was headlining arenas and lighting up the charts. Abundant success continued with 1985’s Standing On The Edge (called the band’s “best collection of bubblegum bazooka rock in years”); 1988’s platinum “comeback album” Lap Of Luxury (including No. 1 “The Flame”) and 1990’s Busted.
Cheap Trick has continued its amazing run into the 21st Century with an authenticity and focus that perpetually sets the band apart. In August of 2007, the band honored the 40th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by playing the album in its entirety with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and guest vocalists. Recent performances of its entire Dream Police album with an orchestra received critical acclaim; its music has been featured in recent ad campaigns by Audi, McDonald’s, and John Varvatos and in video games such as Guitar Hero and Rock Band; and the theme song for Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report was written and performed by Cheap Trick. Its current album, The Latest, has received glowing reviews worldwide, and the band continues to thrill crowds around the globe with its phenomenal live performances – most recently on a North American Tour with Aerosmith.
Highly regarded and respected by its peers, Cheap Trick has inspired and influenced countless other artists and bands – Joey Ramone, Gene Simmons, Joe Perry, Angus Young, Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hüsker Dü, Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day, and Kurt Cobain among them. Cheap Trick has made an indelible mark on rock and roll…and the band’s legacy continues.