Kauffman Center Brings Peter Frampton's Guitar Circus, Featuring Peter Frampton and B.B. King to Kansas City on August 18

KAUFFMAN CENTER ADDS FRAMPTON’S GUITAR CIRCUS FEATURING PETER FRAMPTON AND B.B. KING TO THE 2013 – 2014 ‘KAUFFMAN CENTER PRESENTS’ SEASON * Peter Frampton, B.B. King and Sunny Landreth to share the stage at Muriel Kauffman Theatre * KANSAS CITY, MO – Today, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts announced that Peter Frampton, famed British rocker with top hits such as “Show Me the Way” and “Baby, I Love Your Way,” will perform at the Kauffman Center’s Muriel Kauffman Theatre on Sunday, August 18. Frampton’s Guitar Circus tour features fellow guitar legend B.B. King and will open with slide blues guitarist Sonny Landreth. Tickets go on sale May 31. “Kauffman Center is excited to have Grammy Award-winning guitarists Peter Frampton and B.B. King share the stage for one very special performance. It is a unique opportunity to hear these two distinguished musicians perform together in Muriel’s Theatre,” said Jane Chu, President & CEO of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Ticket prices for this event range from $59 to $139 and will be available through the Kauffman Center Box Office at (816) 994-7222 or online at www.kauffmancenter.org. ABOUT PETER FRAMPTON Beginning his career as a teenager, United Kingdom native Peter Frampton remains one of the most celebrated artist and guitarists in rock history. At age 10, Frampton co-founded one of the first super groups, seminal rock act Humble Pie. At age 16, he was lead singer and guitarist for British teen band, The Herd. His fifth solo album, the electrifying “Frampton Comes Alive!” is one of the top-selling live records of all time. His 2006 instrumental album “Fingerprints” won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album.

ABOUT B.B. KING From the 1950s to today, there has been only one King of the Blues: Riley B. King, affectionately known as B.B. King. Since King started recording in the late 1940s, he has released over 60 albums; many considered blues classics, like 1965's definitive live blues album "Live At The Regal," and 1976's collaboration with Bobby "Blue" Bland, "Together For The First Time." Over the years, King has developed one of the World's most readily identified guitar styles. He borrowed from Lonnie Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, T-Bone Walker and others, integrating his precise vocal like string bends and his left hand vibrato, both of which have become indispensable components of the rock guitarist’s vocabulary.
ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, a major center for music, opera, theater, and dance designed by Moshe Safdie, opened in Kansas City on September 16, 2011. The Kauffman Center presents vibrant performances and educational programming and advances the role of the performing arts as a catalyst for Kansas City’s educational, civic, and economic vitality. Three of the region’s leading performing arts organizations — Kansas City Ballet, Kansas City Symphony, and Lyric Opera of Kansas City — are in residence at the Kauffman Center. The Kauffman Center’s two performance venues, the 1,800-seat Muriel Kauffman Theatre and the 1,600-seat Helzberg Hall, offer audiences engaging and intimate experiences, while at the same time providing resident companies with dramatically enhanced performance capabilities. Serving as a cultural cornerstone for Kansas City’s dynamic downtown, the Kauffman Center brings a new spotlight to the region’s performing arts community while simultaneously attracting some of the world’s most talented performers and entertainers, further establishing Kansas City as a major cultural destination. More information on the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is available at www.kauffmancenter.org.

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts would like the thank our official building sponsors, Aristocrat Motors and Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City, for their generous support of our 2013-2014 season.

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