Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - 12:45pm

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
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, with VIP experiences available for many of the dates. Pre-sale tickets are available now via
“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 NatureTropidelic 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+                                            Grass Valley, Calif.
May 29            BottleRock                                                                  Napa, Calif.
June 1              Belly Up Aspen+*                                                      Aspen, Colo.
June 2              The Fox Theatre+                                                       Boulder, Colo.
June 3              Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater+*                                 Vail, Colo.
June 4              Red Rocks Amphitheatre+                                         Morrison, Colo.
June 19            Levitt Pavilion*                                                         Westport, Conn.
June 22            Seacrets+*                                                                  Ocean City, Md.
June 23            Seacrets+*                                                                  Ocean City, Md
June 24            Greenfield Lake Amphitheater+^                               Wilmington, N.C.
June 25            Greenfield Lake Amphitheater+^                               Wilmington, N.C.
June 26            Salvage Station+^                                                       Asheville, N.C.
June 28            Oceanfront Concert Series (Free Show)^                  Virginia Beach, Va.
July 1              Snow Pond Center for the Arts+                                Sidney, Maine
July 2              Indian Ranch+                                                            Webster, Mass.
July 3              SummerStage in Central Park+                                  New York, N.Y.
July 8              Rock The Ruins+                                                        Indianapolis, Ind.
July 10            Wonderstruck in Cleveland                                        Cleveland, Ohio
July 13            The Danforth Music Hall+                                         Toronto, Ont.
July 14            Venue TBA+                                                              Grand Rapids, Mich.
July 15            Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua+*                       Bayfield, Wis.            
July 19            Venue TBA+^                                                            Salt Lake City, Utah
July 21            McMenamins Edgefield+^                                         Troutdale, Ore.
July 22            Venue TBA+^                                                            Woodinville, Wash.
July 23            Athletic Club of Bend+^                                            Bend, Ore.
July 27            The Crest Theatre+^                                                   Sacramento, Calif.
July 28            Venue TBA+^                                                            Saratoga, Calif.
July 29            House of Blues+*                                                       Anaheim, Calif.
July 30            Venue TBA+*                                                            Los Angeles, Calif.
July 31            Venue TBA+*                                                            San Diego, Calif.
Aug. 2             The Rialto Theatre^                                                    Tucson, Ariz.
Aug. 4             Pepsi Amphitheater+^                                                Flagstaff, Ariz.
Aug. 5             Venue TBA+^                                                            Taos, N.M.
Aug. 7             I Bar Ranch+                                                              Gunnison, Colo.
+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+                                                                    Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jan. 26             Doornroosie+                                                              Nijmegen, Netherlands
Jan. 27             Groningen+                                                                 Groningen, Netherlands         
Jan. 29             Maassilo+                                                                   Rotterdamn, Netherlands
Jan. 30             Ancienne Belgique+                                                   Brussels, Belgium
Jan. 31             Luxor+                                                                        Cologne, Germany
Feb. 1              Gretchen+                                                                   Berlin, Germany
Feb. 3              Circolo Magnolia+                                                     Milan, Italy
Feb. 4              Bierhübeli+                                                                 Bern, Switzerland
Feb. 5              New Morning+                                                           Paris, France
Feb. 7              St. Luke’s Music & Arts Venue+                               Glasgow, U.K.
Feb. 8              Academy 2+                                                               Manchester, U.K.
Feb. 10            02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire+                                     London, U.K.
+ 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 TodayBillboard, 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. 
Media Contacts for Michael Franti
Ebie McFarland
Essential Broadcast Media
(615) 327-3259
Caitlin Stone
Activist Artists Management