Peter Frampton, America, the Marshall Tucker Band, John Kay & Steppenwolf, Grand Funk Railroad and Uriah Heep will all be setting sail for the Rock Legends Cruise IV next January. The Royal Caribbean International cruise, on its Independence of the Seas vessel, will last from January 21 to 25, leaving from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The voyage will also offer fans the opportunity to see two generations of guitarists in the Allman dynasty, with both Gregg and his son Devon Allman and his band in the line-up — and there’s another Allman Brothers Band founder on the bill, as drummer Jaimoe brings his Jasssz Band to the cruise.
“Join me for my first music cruise!”, wrote Frampton on his Facebook page last month. As well as the above-named artists, he’ll be joined in the line-up by Randy Bachman (formerly of Bachman-Turner Overdrive and the Guess Who), the Outlaws, the Pat Travers Band, Ace Frehley, Foghat, Rik Emmett, Orianthi, Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown, the Artimus Pyle Band (led by the former Lynyrd Skynyrd member), Matthew Curry, Warrior’s Pride, Gary Hoey and Dana Fuchs.
After leaving Fort Lauderdale, the Independence of the Seas will be at sea on January 22, with guests spending the 23rd ashore at Grand Turk, the capital island of the Turks and Caicos Islands. The ship then starts its return journey, arriving back in Florida on the 25th.
All artists on the bill will perform two or three shows, in “festival” style, on one or more of the ship’s three venues, the Deck, the Platinum Theatre and the Studio B/Ice Rink. The Independence of the Seas has a staff of 1365 on 15 decks. More information is available here.