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Peter Frampton's farewell tour coming to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa

It could be the last time Frampton comes alive anywhere in Florida.
 
Peter Frampton will play the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Sept. 7. Photo: Amy Harri
Peter Frampton will play the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Sept. 7. Photo: Amy Harri
Published Feb. 23, 2019

Peter Frampton's guitar has said almost all it wants to say.

The British singer and guitarist has joined the ranks of musical heroes announcing his retirement from the road. And just like Kiss, Bob Seger, Elton John and Slayer, he's bringing his farewell tour to Tampa.

Frampton, 68, will play the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Sept. 7, with Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience opening. Tickets are $29.50 and up, and they go on sale March 1. Click here for details.

In an interview with CBS News, Frampton said he's suffering from a rare muscle disorder known as Inclusion Body Myositosis, and doesn't know how much longer he'll be able to keep playing guitar.

"I know that I will be at the top of my game for this tour and I will make it through this and people won't be saying, 'Oh you know, he can't play as good.' I can," he told CBS. "But we just don't know for how long."

If this really is the last time Frampton comes alive in Tampa, it'll be the bay area's last chance to hear hits like Show Me the Way, Do You Feel Like We Do and Baby, I Love Your Way in concert. And really, is there any better way to experience Frampton for the first (or last) time than in concert, considering he's got one of the best-selling live albums ever?

Contact Jay Cridlin at cridlin@tampabay.com or (727) 893-8336. Follow @JayCridlin.