On June 24, Peter Frampton will issue his 15th studio album, 'Hummingbird In A Box.' That will be two days after he starts a summer tour in Cincinnati.

This time around, the veteran rock guitarist has taken inspiration from an unlikely source -- ballet dancing. Earlier this month, the Cincinnati Ballet's spring production featured his music, with Frampton and band performing live.

“Writing for dance was a wonderfully freeing experience," Frampton said in a press release, "There were no boundaries. We were able to push the composing envelope." This project has been in the works since 2012.

'Hummingbird in a Box' features seven songs written by Frampton and produced by Gordon Kennedy. The duo previously hooked up for the 2006's Grammy-winning 'Fingerprints' album.

Frampton and his band are touring from June 22 to Aug. 31, and are teaming up on some dates with the Doobie Brothers, while other nights will feature the return of 'Frampton’s Guitar Circus,' a format he debuted last year.

A revolving cast of fellow guitarists including B.B. King, Robert Cray, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Roger McGuinn participated last year. So far, Buddy Guy is on board this time around.

Peter Frampton 2014 Tour Dates
June 22 - Cincinnati*
June 24 - Upper Darby, Pa.*
June 25 - Canandaigua, N.Y.*
June 26 - Holmdel, N.J.*
6/28 - Lincoln, R.I.*
6/29 - Gilford, N.H.*
July 2-3 - Moncton, New Brunswick
July 5 - Danbury, Conn.
July 6 - Atlantic City, N.J.
July 8 - Washington, D.C.
July 9 - Greensburg, Pa.
July 11 - Boston*
July 12 - Bethel, N.Y.*
July 13 - Wantagh, N.Y.*
July 15 - Bethlehem, Pa.*
July 17 - Alpharetta, Ga.*
July 18 - Tuscaloosa, Ala.*
July 19 - Orange Beach, Ala.*
Aug. 2 - Lennonx, Ill.
Aug. 10 - Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
Aug. 19 - Littleton, Colo.
Aug. 21 - Jacksonville, Ore.+
Aug. 23 - Goldendale, Wash.+
Aug. 24 - Woodenville, Wash.+
Aug. 26 - Saratoga, Calif.+
Aug. 27 - Los Angeles, Calif.+
Aug. 29 - Visalia, Calif.+
Aug. 30 - Valley Center, Calif.+
Aug. 31 - Tucson, Ariz.+

* with the Doobie Brothers
+ Guitar Circus with Buddy Guy