Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 9:00am

Deemed by NPR as “equal parts musician and activist,” Michael Franti is set to close out the finale episode of “Hey There, Human” with a special performance, as he joins host Rainn Wilson and special guest Steve Carell, airing on Instagram Live via SoulPancake.
“I’m super stoked to be joining the final ‘Hey There, Human’ Instagram Live with Rainn Wilson as host and incredibly special guest, Steve Carell!” Franti shares enthusiastically. “I’ll be playing some music to wrap up the whole thing, so make sure you tune in. It’s sure to be hilarious, insightful and uplifting.”
Hosted by SoulPancake co-founder Wilson, “Hey There, Human” began in April of this year, featuring both celebrities and fans to help people around the world connect. The virtual series airs live on Instagram, with full episodes available on YouTube 
Last month, with a track NPR declares “spreads sunny cheer, adding melody and rhythm to a ‘we’re all in this together’ moment,” Franti earned his third career No. 1 at radio with “I Got You,” the lead single from Work Hard And Be Nice, topping the Billboard Adult Alternative chart and marking his first No. 1 since 2010 with “The Sound of Sunshine,” as well as his ninth Top 25 single in the format.
In August, Franti announced three more dates for his Stay At Home Concert World Tour after performing from Soulshine Bali in three shows over the summer, connecting with his Soulrocker collective, with groups of fans, friends and entire households joining together for an estimated audience of 10,000 per show.

The Stay At Home Concert World Tour fosters a sense of community via a dual-screen livestream model, with ticketbuyers watching the performance on one screen while interacting directly with Franti and other fans in a Zoom “Backstage” party room, available to the first 500 fans to purchase tickets, where they can be included in the main feed, dancing and singing along during his nearly three-hour shows.
Each show offers a different experience with themes: Soulrocker Halloween Scream Oct. 30 and 2020 Harvest Ball Celebration Nov. 21. When purchasing tickets, fans can choose to attend an individual show for $22 or purchase a bundle for all three shows for $60. Attendees can also add on brand new merchandise for an additional price. A portion of each ticket will be going to charity as well. Tickets for Oct. 30 and Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. PT / 9 p.m. ET are available for purchase 
Fans who reside in Bali may purchase limited in-person tickets, bundled with two-night accommodations at Franti’s yoga retreat hotel Soulshine Bali. With COVID-19 cases declining, small gatherings with precautions have been reinstated. Seven packages are currently available and on sale now at 
Michael Franti & Spearhead’s Work Hard And Be Nice, pegged by 
American Songwriter as a “brassy, low-key slice of optimism” and “a performance that will undoubtedly soothe,” was released June 19 with lead single “I Got You” making its way onto NPR’s “Heavy Rotation: Public Radio’s Favorite Songs of 2020 (So Far).” Work Hard And Be Nice is available everywhere now.
For more information, visit 
MichaelFranti.com or follow on InstagramTwitter @MichaelFranti and Facebook.com/MichaelFranti.
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 five Top 30 Hot AC singles, nine Top 25 AAA Singles and three Billboard Top 5 Rock Albums. 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 most recent 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.
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. Penning op-eds for SPIN, Franti shares his insight on the current Black Lives Matter movement providing readers with background on the ongoing issues alongside his brand of positivity and hopefulness. Franti also owns SOULSHINE Bali, a 32-room top-rated yoga retreat hotel located in Ubud, Bali. Amidst touring, Michael Franti & Spearhead have been in recording studios in Nashville, Los Angeles, and San Francisco working with A-list writers and producers on their most diverse record yet, Work Hard And Be Nice, available now.