Peter Frampton, Chuck Negron to headline shows in Beaver Creek
BEAVER CREEK, Colorado Adding to last months announcements of Diana Krall and Michael Bolton, the Vilar Performing Arts Center released today the names of two additional headlining concerts in their summer series. Blood, Sweat & Tears with special guest Chuck Negron will take the stage on July 2, and guitar virtuoso Peter Frampton will make his Vilar debut Aug. 12. Tickets for both shows will go on sale May 1 at 11 a.m., joining the already on-sale Krall and Bolton shows.Blood, Sweat & Tears, the legendary horn-based rock band, shares a special double-bill with rock icon Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night, for an evening of timeless classics on July 2.A musical institution, Blood, Sweat & Tears has left an indelible mark on the American rock n roll scene since 1968. One of the greatest horn bands in the history of popular music, their alumni roster reads like a whos who of the worlds greatest jazz and rock musicians.For the first portion of the evening, Blood, Sweat & Tears will play searing renditions of their beloved anthems including Spinning Wheel, Hi-De-Ho, Sometimes in Winter and Youve Made Me So Very Happy.For the second half of the show, Negron takes the stage with Blood, Sweat & Tears playing as his band, and leads the entire ensemble through his hit songs which have defined a generation. Formerly a lead singer with Three Dog Night, Negron has established himself firmly as one of the enduring forces on the American rock music scene over nearly five decades. The audience can expect to hear classics such as ONE, Easy to be Hard, Joy to the World and Old Fashioned Love Song.On Aug. 12, the Vilar welcomes one of the most prolific figures in rock history to the stage. Frampton has been a mainstay on the rock scene since the late 1960s. He was a British teen sensation with Herd. He was a hard rock hero with Humble Pie. He was an international phenomenon with a solo career that included the release of the multi-platinum 1976 album Frampton Comes Alive, arguably the most successful live recording of all time. Hes a guitar legend, and his appearance at the Vilar marks his first ever performance in the Vail Valley.Frampton has enjoyed a career full of accolades and top hits including the 1970s guitar anthems Baby I Love Your Way, Do You Feel Like We Do and Show Me the Way. He is particularly proud of his 2007 all-instrumental album Fingerprints, which earned him his first Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album.Tickets for both shows go on sale at 11 a.m. May 1. Tickets are available online at http://www.vilarpac.org, by phone at 888-920-2787 or in person at the Vilar box office in Beaver Creek. Tickets are available online 24 hours a day; the box office is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with additional hours on performance days. The Vilar Performing Arts Center is a project of the Vail Valley Foundation. For more information on the Vail Valley Foundation, visit http://www.vvf.org.