Peter Frampton Storms Off Stage at Minnesota Show

Angry over video displays, Frampton leaves stage in middle of show at Treasure Island

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peter frampton by david paul morris1

Last updated on August 28th, 2017 at 07:33 pm

Peter Frampton, most well-known for his hit songs “Do You Feel Like I Do” and “Show Me The Way” was in Minnesota Sunday night opening for Steve Miller Band at Treasure Island Resort & Casino. During the show, the 67-year-old rocker stormed off the stage with little explanation to the crowd of roughly 8,000 people.

The incident happened after a camera operator, shooting footage to be broadcast on the screens located to either side of the stage, pointed his camera at a woman in the crowd holding up a vinyl of Frampton’s highest selling album of all time, “Frampton Comes Alive.” Seeing this caused the large crowd to break out into cheers, apparently in the middle of one of Frampton’s guitar solos, which he did not enjoy.

A few moments later, the same thing happened when the woman once again held up an album cover, this time the cover for Frampton’s “I’m In You” album, which the camera operator once again broadcast on the large screens. Frampton then leaned into the camera, shouted a word that we don’t feel comfortable including in this article, and then walked off stage with his band following behind.

After leaving the stage, Frampton could be seen arguing with the cameraman, apparently refusing to come back on stage to finish his set until the video screens were turned off. After about five minutes, the venue obliged, and the screens on the side of the stage went dark, shortly followed by Frampton and his bandmates coming back out on stage and finishing their set.

Photo Credit: John Krause/Star Tribune
Photo Credit: John Krause/Star Tribune

After the show, annoyed fans took to social media to condemn the London-native for his actions here in Minnesota. One particularly angry fan, Sue Huttner said “I lost all respect for what you did at last nights concert in Minnesota! Grow up and lose your big ego!” on his Facebook page.

Peter Frampton currently does not have any future dates in Minnesota on his website.

Written by Justin Bailey

Managing Editor & Social Media Admin for Music In Minnesota. Graduated Valedictorian of my class from IPR - College of Creative Arts with an A.A.S. in Music & Entertainment Business. ICON Award Winner. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


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