Back in the '70s, Peter Frampton was so famous he could have legally changed his middle name to an expletive. His double-live album Frampton Comes Alive sold so many copies that it even gets a mention in the movie Wayne's World, where Wayne states "Everybody in the world has Frampton Comes Alive. If you lived in the suburbs you were issued it free along with samples of Tide." And therein lies the rub. After 10 years of paying his dues in The Herd and Humble Pie and having a successful solo career, Frampton broke new ground with Frampton Comes Alive, paving the way for previously unsuccessful live double albums. He has never achieved that kind of success since. although his latest album, Fingerprints, was awarded the 2007 Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album, and he continues to tour successfully. His upcoming Dallas appearance is a 21 and up event, possibly a cunning plan to avoid any Will to Power references during "Baby, I Love Your Way". Peter Frampton performs Wednesday at the House of Blues. Tickets are $35 to $55. Call 214-978-BLUE or visit ticketmaster.com.
Wed., Aug. 29