He then left the stage with his band in tow. But they returned several minutes later and continued their show, with the video screens switched off. One eyewitness said there had been a “camera tug of war” with the video operator, which “went back and forth until Peter finally let go and walked offstage, followed by his band a few seconds later.”
Frampton hasn’t commented on the incident, but a Treasure Island spokesman told Kare11.com that the band’s set wasn’t any shorter than usual. “We talked to him backstage, and he didn’t want the video boards on, so we turned them off,” the spokesman said. “It was an interesting few minutes – and the show went on.” Asked to speculate on why the artist had behaved in such a manner, the spokesman noted, “It kind of is what it is. It’s rock ‘n’ roll, man.”
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This isn’t the first time Frampton took issue with technology getting in the way of his performance. In 2014, he grabbed a phone from a fan at a show and threw it away. Pointing out that it had landed “safely on a seat” and was returned to its owner, he explained that he’d done it as a protest against live video clips being shared online. “When I go to do a show, it’s my time,” Frampton said. “It’s all about me. You’ve come to see me. You haven’t come to see me if you’re in an armchair watching a video. It’s very distracting.”
Frampton is currently touring the U.S. with the Steve Miller Band. The run continues until Aug. 13.
The upcoming tour dates can be found at http://www.frampton.com/live/.
Source: (Ultimate Classic Rock)