Friday, June 3, 2022 - 3:45pm

Follow Your Heart World Tour Continues Tonight in Vail, Colo. at Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
Livestream Tickets for Sold-Out Show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Saturday, June 4 Available Now via 
Mandolin; Tickets Available for the Pre-Show Acoustic Yoga Jam HERE
New Merch Available for Wear Orange Weekend with Proceeds to Benefit
Everytown for Gun Safety

VAIL, Colo. – Michael Franti has long been revered for his inspiring music, worldwide philanthropic efforts and the power of optimism. Deemed by NPR as “equal parts musician and activist,” Franti continues to offer opportunities for gratitude, solidarity and celebrating how we get through the greatest ups and downs of our lives with our body, mind and soul still intact with Follow Your Heart, released today via Thirty Tigers. Follow Your Heart is available to purchase and stream on all platforms HERE.
“One thing I learned these last couple of years is that people need people,” shares Franti. “I wrote many songs about connection, resilience and finding the light, even in the midst of all the crazy. Somewhere in there we find resilience.

“This album means so much to me. It’s my favorite album that we’ve ever done,” he adds. “It’s about how we get through this crazy time that we’re living in; how we find the optimism and the joy, but mainly to follow our hearts and listen to the voice inside you to find passion and purpose.”
While lead single “Good Day For A Good Day” marked Franti & Spearhead’s 10th Top 25 AAA hit, current single “Brighter Day” was the second most added song upon its release. 
“‘Brighter Day’ is a song about never giving up, even when life feels overwhelming,” Franti elaborates. “When the issues of the world seem impossible to fix, and when your heart feels like it’s being ripped into pieces, lean into those you love for strength and support.
Filmed in Bali, the official music video features people from all walks of life.
“I wanted to create a clip that would inspire clarity of purpose during these troubled times,” offers Franti. “To keep fighting for what you believe in: for equality/equity, justice, hope, courage, for those you love, for those you never met before, and for your own ease of heart and mind – and the commitment to find joy and connection through it all, even as the world around us seems to be completely broken.”
As Franti & Spearhead recently announced additional dates to the Follow Your Heart World Tour, bringing the North American leg to over 60 shows, fans will have ample opportunity to catch the electrifying performer as the tour continues this weekend in Vail, Colo. tonight at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater and tomorrow’s sold-out show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Tickets for the “Michael Franti & Spearhead: Live from Red Rocks Amphitheatre” livestream are available now via 
As today also marks National Gun Violence Awareness Day, Franti & Spearhead will support Wear Orange Weekend, encouraging fans to wear orange this weekend and offering a special t-shirt available for purchase onsite and 
online, with proceeds benefiting Everytown for Gun Safety.
“I believe that every single person, whether you’re a gun owner or not, has a role to play in reducing and ending the gun violence epidemic in our country,” shares Franti. “And it starts with raising awareness and speaking up.”
For tickets and more information, visit 
MichaelFranti.com or follow him on Instagram and Twitter @MichaelFranti and Facebook.com/MichaelFranti.
Follow Your Heart Track List:

  1. Follow Your Heart 
  2. Better 
  3. Baby Let Your Soulshine 
  4. Brighter Day
  5. Life Is Amazing
  6. No Makeup
  7. Good Day For A Good Day
  8. Best At Loving You
  9. People Need People
  10. Trying To Keep The Lights On
  11. Life Reminds Us We’re Alive

Michael Franti & Spearhead’s Follow Your Heart World Tour Dates:
June 3              Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater +%                              Vail, Colo.
June 4              Red Rocks Amphitheatre +=                                      Morrison, Colo.
June 15            Amphitheater in Salesforce Park*                              San Francisco, Calif.
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 ^                                       Virginia Beach, Va.
June 30            Majed J. Nesheiwat Convention Center ~                  Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
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 7              Summerfest                                                                 Milwaukee, Wis.
July 8              Rock The Ruins $+~                                                   Indianapolis, Ind.
July 9              Ravinia Festival $+~                                                  Highland Park, Ill.
July 10            Wonderstruck in Cleveland                                        Cleveland, Ohio
July 12            RBC Ottawa BluesFest                                               Ottawa, Ontario
July 13            The Danforth Music Hall +                                        Toronto, Ontario
July 14            Meijer Gardens $+%                                                  Grand Rapids, Mich.
July 15            Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua $*                      Bayfield, Wis.
July 15            Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua +%                    Bayfield, Wis.
July 19            Red Butte Garden $+^                                                Salt Lake City, Utah
July 21            McMenamins Edgefield +^                                        Troutdale, Ore.
July 22            Chateau Ste Michelle +^                                            Woodinville, Wash.
July 23            Athletic Club of Bend +^                                           Bend, Ore.
July 24            Britt Pavilion +^                                                         Jacksonville, Ore.
July 27            The Crest Theatre +^                                                  Sacramento, Calif.
July 28            The Mountain Winery +^                                           Saratoga, Calif.
July 29            House of Blues +%                                                     Anaheim, Calif.
July 30            The Ford +%                                                               Los Angeles, Calif.
July 31            Humphrey’s Concerts by the bay +%                        San Diego, Calif.
Aug. 2             The Rialto Theatre ^                                                   Tucson, Ariz.
Aug. 4             Pepsi Amphitheater +^                                               Flagstaff, Ariz.
Aug. 5             Fort Marcy Park +^                                                    Santa Fe, N.M.
Aug. 7             I Bar Ranch +                                                             Gunnison, Colo.
Aug. 11           JJ’s Live $+#                                                              Fayetteville, Ark.
Aug. 12           Grinders KC $+#                                                        Kansas City, Mo.
Aug. 13           Legacy Hall $+#                                                         Plano, Texas
Aug. 14           Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater $+#                   Austin, Texas
Aug. 17           Ziggy’s $+~                                                                High Point, N.C.
Aug. 18           After Hours Concerts at The Meadow Event             Doswell, Va.
                        Park $+~ 
Aug. 19           Hammerjacks $+~                                                      Baltimore, Md.
Aug. 20           60th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival~                   Philadelphia, Pa.
Aug. 21           Hartwood Acres Park Amphitheater ~                       Pittsburgh, Pa.
Aug. 23           Freeman Arts Pavilion +~                                          Selbyville, Del.
Aug. 26           Skydeck at Assembly Food Hall $+%                        Nashville, Tenn.
Aug. 27           The Bowl at Sugar Hill $+%                                      Sugar Hill, Ga.
Aug. 28           The Caverns $+%                                                       Pelham, Tenn.
Aug. 30           Fillmore New Orleans $+#                                         New Orleans, La.
Sept. 1             Jannus Live $+#                                                          St. Petersburg, Fla.    
Sept. 2             Abacoa Amphitheater $+#                                         Jupiter, Fla.
Sept. 3             Destination Daytona Pavilion $+#                             Ormond Beach, Fla.
Sept. 4             River Jam Series at U.S. National Whitewater          Charlotte, N.C.           
                        Center # 
Sept. 18           Sea.Hear.Now                                                             Asbury Park, N.J.
# Of Good Nature
% Tropidelic
= Galactic
^ The New Respects 
~ Arrested Development
* Trio Show  
$ Pre-Sale Offered 
+ VIP Experience Offered 
European 2023 Tour Dates
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.
Franti & Spearhead’s 12th studio album Follow Your Heart is available everywhere now via Thirty Tigers, featuring current single “Brighter Day” and lead single “Good Day For A Good Day,” which marked the band’s 10th Top 25 AAA hit.
Michael Franti & Spearhead kicked off the Follow You Heart World Tour earlier this spring, performing across North America through the summer, before heading to Europe in early 2023. Tickets are on sale now 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 boutique retreat hotel located in Ubud, Bali. 
Media Contacts for Michael Franti
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