Peter Frampton's opening night show of his farewell tour leaned heavily on the classics and fan favorites. Frampton kicked off the 52-date farewell tour at Tulsa, Oklahoma's Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, with a steady stream of Frampton Comes Alive! (FCA) gems — and a live premiere of his cover of Ray Charles' “Georgia On My Mind” — one of the highlights on his new album, All Blues, which has just debuted at Number One on the Billboard Blues Albums charts.
In addition to such FCA anthems as “Show Me The Way,” “Baby, I Love Your Way,” “Lines On My Face,” “(I'll Give You) Money,” “Something's Happening,” and “Do You Feel Like We Do” — Frampton performed “I'm In You” and “Breaking All The Rules” — a pair of slightly under-the radar tunes, but neither that have strayed too far from his setlists in recent years.
As usual, Frampton encored with a pair of Humble Pie rockers — “Four Day Creep,” “I Don't Need No Doctor,” along with his heartfelt tribute to George Harrison on “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” Die-hards are eagerly awaiting the deep catalogue cuts Frampton has promised the fans for his final trek.
Peter Frampton told us that putting together a concert setlist that keeps the crowd interested and moving is almost an art form: “Certain numbers just don't lend themselves to live. And I've always been able to really balance and build a show. We don't come out and just scream at you from the word 'go' until the end. It's always a build. And it goes up and down in the middle. Certain numbers just don't lend themselves to stage. And some I haven't tried.”
Frampton plays tonight (June 20th) at Little Rock, Arkansas' Robinson Performance Hall.
Peter Frampton's June 18th, 2019 opening night setlist – via Setlist.FM:
“Somethin's Happening” “Lying” “Lines On My Face” “Show Me The Way” “All I Wanna Be (Is By Your Side)” “I'm In You” “I Wanna Go To The Sun” “Georgia On My Mind” “Breaking All The Rules” “Black Hole Sun” “(I'll Give You) Money” “Baby, I Love Your Way” “Do You Feel Like We Do”
Encore: “Four Day Creep” “I Don't Need No Doctor” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”