The Steve Miller Band plays Abbotsford Centre with Peter Frampton on April 16.

Steve Miller Band to play Abbotsford Centre

Special guest Peter Frampton at concert in April

The Steve Miller Band and special guest Peter Frampton have announced a stop in Abbotsford as part of their spring 2018 tour of Canada.

The concert takes place April 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre.

The two toured together over the summer and it was so successful that they decided to go on the road again.

“Jamming together each night during Steve’s set is one of my favorite moments of the evening. Can’t wait to get back out there,” Frampton said.

Running through Miller’s catalogue is a combination of virtuosity and song craft along with melodic vocals and signature guitar riffs.

His parents were jazz aficionados — Les Paul was his godfather — so as a budding guitarist and singer, Miller absorbed valuable lessons from their musical tradition.

When the family moved to Texas, Miller deepened his education in the blues, meeting T-Bone Walker and learning to sing and play listening to him and Jimmy Reed.

Miller then moved to Chicago, where he played with Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Buddy Guy and Paul Butterfield.

The Steve Miller Band has played to more than 20 million people in the last 20 years.

In addition to touring with his band, Miller is also contributing his time to serving on the welcoming committee of the Department of Musical Instruments of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

He is also a board member of Jazz at Lincoln Center, where he curates and hosts shows at both institutions celebrating blues, jazz and early American music.

From 2015 to 2017, Miller and guitar legend Jimmie Vaughan presented seven sold-out shows at JALC.

Frampton is an English singer, songwriter and musician who was previously associated with the bands Humble Pie and The Herd.

At the end of his “group” career was his international breakthrough album, Frampton Comes Alive!, which sold more than eight million copies in the U.S. and spawned several single hits.

Since then, he has released several major albums.

His hits include Breaking All the Rules, Show Me the Way, Do You Feel Like We Do?, I’m in You and Baby, I Love Your Way.

Tickets for the Abbotsford show go on sale Friday, Dec. 15, starting at 10 a.m. Prices range from $39.50 to $99.50.

They are available at ticketmaster.ca, at the venue box office or charge by phone at 1-855-985-5000.

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