Summer Tour Features Nearly 40 Shows Across North America &
Performances at BeachLife Festival and BottleRock
Tickets On Sale This Friday, Feb. 18 at 10am Local Time at MichaelFranti.com
Franti Readies New Music Set for Release This Summer
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Following numerous sold out shows and a triumphant return to Red Rocks Amphitheatre last year, Michael Franti & Spearhead prepare to reunite with Soulrockers across North America this summer with the Follow Your Heart Tour, kicking off May 14 at BeachLife Festival in Redondo Beach, Calif., performing nearly 40 shows with plans to announce additional dates. Tickets will be available this Friday, Feb. 18 at 10am local time at MichaelFranti.com, with VIP experiences available for many of the dates. Pre-sale tickets are available now via SoulRockerFam.com.
“We’re so excited to head back out on the road this summer! After such a challenging few years, we are more ready than ever to share new music with our Soulrocker fam and join in community together,” shares the musician NPR describes as having an “infectious groove.”
“We’ve got some great festivals lined up to go along with our headlining shows accompanied by our friends Of Good Nature, Tropidelic and The New Respects. See you soon!” Franti concludes.
Franti & Spearhead will be joined by Of Good Nature, Tropidelic and The New Respects as support, all three of which were part of Franti’s 2021 Soulshine At Sea cruise in partnership with Sixthman, marking his very first hosted cruise after supporting over 10 cruises throughout his career. Watch a recap of the very first Soulshine at Sea cruise HERE, featuring performance footage, uniquely curated on-board activities hosted by Franti and other guests, daily yoga and HIIT classes, wellness coaching, live “Stay Human” podcast tapings and more.
Franti has been hard at work in the studio since last fall, writing and recording his 12th studio album and follow-up to 2020’s Work Hard And Be Nice to accompany the band on the road this summer.
Deemed a “groundbreaking musician” by Entrepreneur, Franti launched a virtual event revolution in June 2020 with his Stay At Home Concert World Tour, a creation prompted by his first summer in 33 years in which he wasn’t on the road due to the global pandemic, performing for over 50,000 fans worldwide with seven uniquely themed virtual livestreams. In order to better connect with his Soulrocker community, Franti developed a dual-screen model, allowing fans to join a “Backstage Zoom Party Room” and interact directly with one another. Franti is set to host two upcoming livestreams: Follow Your Heart Livestream on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 9pm ET/6pm PT and Brighter Days Livestream on Friday, April 22 at 9pm ET/6pm PT.
Michael Franti & Spearhead’s Follow Your Heart Tour Dates:
May 14 BeachLife Festival Redondo Beach, Calif.
May 14 The Venice West (BeachLife Afterparty) Venice, Calif.
May 19 Brooklyn Bowl+# Las Vegas, Nev.
May 20 Harrah’s Lake Tahoe South Shore Room+# Stateline, Nev.
May 21 The Center for the Arts+
May 29 BottleRock
June 1 Belly Up Aspen+*
June 2 The Fox Theatre+
June 3 Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater+*
June 4 Red Rocks Amphitheatre+
June 19 Levitt Pavilion* Westport, Conn.
June 22 Seacrets+*
June 23 Seacrets+*
June 24 Greenfield Lake Amphitheater+^
June 25 Greenfield Lake Amphitheater+^
June 26 Salvage Station+^
June 28 Oceanfront Concert Series (Free Show)^ Virginia Beach, Va.
July 1 Snow Pond Center for the Arts+
July 2 Indian Ranch+
July 3 SummerStage in Central Park+
July 8 Rock The Ruins+
July 10 Wonderstruck in Cleveland
July 13 The Danforth Music Hall+
July 14 Venue TBA+
July 15 Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua+*
July 19 Venue TBA+^
July 21 McMenamins Edgefield+^
July 22 Venue TBA+^
July 23 Athletic Club of Bend+^
July 27 The Crest Theatre+^
July 28 Venue TBA+^
July 29 House of Blues+*
July 30 Venue TBA+*
July 31 Venue TBA+*
Aug. 2 The Rialto Theatre^
Aug. 4 Pepsi Amphitheater+^
Aug. 5 Venue TBA+^
Aug. 7 I Bar Ranch+
+VIP Experience Offered
# Of Good Nature as support
* Tropidelic as support
^ The New Respects as support
European 2023 Tour Dates
Previously Announced and Moved to 2023
Jan. 25 Paradiso+
Jan. 26 Doornroosie+
Jan. 27 Groningen+
Jan. 29 Maassilo+
Jan. 30 Ancienne Belgique+
Jan. 31 Luxor+
Feb. 1 Gretchen+
Feb. 3 Circolo Magnolia+
Feb. 4 Bierhübeli+
Feb. 5 New Morning+
Feb. 7 St. Luke’s Music & Arts Venue+
Feb. 8 Academy 2+
Feb. 10 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire+
+ VIP Experience Offered
About Michael Franti
Michael Franti is a globally recognized musician, humanitarian, activist, and award-winning filmmaker revered for his high-energy live shows, inspiring music, devotion to health and wellness, worldwide philanthropic efforts and the power of optimism. Throughout his multi-decade career, Franti has earned three Billboard No. 1’s with triumphantly hopeful hits “Sound of Sunshine,” “Say Hey (I Love You)” and “I Got You,” as well as six Top 30 Hot AC singles, 10 Top 25 AAA Singles and three Billboard Top 5 Rock Albums. “I Got You,” lead single from his latest album Work Hard And Be Nice, marked Franti’s first No. 1 in nearly 10 years and landed on NPR’s “Most Popular Songs of 2020,” while the music video boasts over 1 million views since its release. Michael Franti & Spearhead’s latest single “Good Day For A Good Day” marked their 10th Top 25 AAA hit and is available everywhere now.
Michael Franti & Spearhead will embark on their 35+ date Follow You Heart Tour on May 14 in Redondo Beach, Calif. at the BeachLife Festival, performing across North America through the summer with plans to announce additional dates.Tickets will be available Friday, Feb. 18 at 10am local time at
In January 2019, Franti released his self-directed documentary Stay Human, which won an array of awards at film festivals worldwide and influenced his writing for his album Stay Human Vol. II (Thirty Tigers), which debuted at No. 1 on both the Americana and Independent Album charts and received critical acclaim from USA Today, Billboard, Associated Press and Paste. Influenced by the film, Franti’s Stay Human podcast presented by Gibson on the American Songwriter Podcast Network features creatives from all walks of life, with new episodes available each week.
Deemed a “groundbreaking musician” by Entrepreneur, Franti launched a virtual event revolution in June 2020 with his Stay At Home Concert World Tour, a creation prompted by his first summer in 33 years in which he wasn’t on the road due to the global pandemic, performing for over 50,000 fans worldwide with seven uniquely themed virtual livestreams. In order to better connect with his Soulrocker community, Franti developed a dual-screen model, allowing fans to join a “Backstage Zoom Party Room” and interact directly with one another.
Michael Franti & Spearhead continue to foster their community both on and off stage with a wish granting non-profit, Do It For The Love, founded by Franti and his wife, Sara. Do It For The Love brings those with life threatening illnesses, veterans, and children with severe challenges to concerts worldwide, fulfilling over 3,300 wishes and touching the lives of over 12,000 people to date. Franti also owns SOULSHINE Bali, a 32-room top-rated yoga retreat hotel located in Ubud, Bali.
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