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Peter Frampton returning to play in New Lenox

“Playing those songs now puts me right back there” Peter Framptsays performing his hit ’70s album “FramptComes Alive!” its entirety

“Playing those songs now puts me right back there,” Peter Frampton says of performing his hit ’70s album “Frampton Comes Alive!” in its entirety in concert.

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Updated: May 21, 2014 6:40AM



Peter Frampton is returning this summer for New Lenox’s Triple Play concert series, having launched the annual event in 2009.

Each concert will feature two bands this year — John Waite and Pat Benatar on July 11, 10,000 Maniacs and Peter Frampton on Aug. 2 and the Fabulous Thunderbirds and 38 Special on Aug. 30. All are staged at the performing arts pavilion in the Commons on Veterans Parkway.

A ticket for admission to all three concerts is $50 for residents in the 60451 ZIP code and will go on sale May 5 at the village hall, 1 Veterans Parkway. Sales are limited to 5,000 tickets.

Last year, tickets were sold out in less than four weeks. The concert series has sold out in the past four out of five years.

Any remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public June 16 for $60 apiece. Ticket prices did not increase this year.

In years past, tickets have gone on sale in April, and the concerts started in June.

Competition for bands is getting stiffer with more communities hosting concerts, Mayor Tim Baldermann said.

“It’s been a tough year to get groups,” he said. “It takes longer when you have to work within a budget.”



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