Waterfront Concerts announced on Tuesday afternoon a new addition to its lineup on the Maine State Pier on Portland’s waterfront as part of the Machias Savings Bank concert series: a double bill of classic rock, featuring legendary guitarist Peter Frampton and venerable rockers Cheap Trick, set for Saturday, June 27. Tickets for the concert are priced between $42 for lawn seats and $82 for reserved seating, and can be purchased beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24 via Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000 for pay-by-phone purchases, or by visiting Mark’s Music in Brewer in person.
The concert joins another Maine State Pier show announced Tuesday morning, with “Weird A” Yankovic set to appear on Sunday, July 26. More Maine State Pier Waterfront Concerts will be announced in the coming weeks.
Peter Frampton is one of the most iconic rock guitarists in music history. At 16, he was lead singer and guitarist for the British band the Herd. At 18, he co-founded one of the first super groups, seminal rock act Humble Pie. His session work includes collaborations with such legendary artists as George Harrison, Harry Nilsson, David Bowie, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ringo Starr, John Entwistle and many others. His fifth solo album, “Frampton Comes Alive!,” is one of the top-selling live records of all time. His most recent album, “Hummingbird in a Box,” came out in June 2014.
Cheap Trick played at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor last summer with classic rockers Boston, and return to Maine for the summer of 2015 for their co-headlining tour with Frampton. Since the release of its self-titled debut album in 1977, Cheap Trick has sold over 20 million records, received 40 gold and platinum recording awards, given more than 5,000 high-powered live performances — the band is widely known for nearly four decades of almost continuous touring — and appeared on 29 movie soundtracks, exhibiting its far-reaching popularity and appeal. Their many hit songs include “I Want You To Want Me,” “Surrender,” “The Flame,” “Dream Police” and others.