20 May 2014

Michael Franti and Spearhead release new single and album

Michael Franti and Spearhead new single and album

Michael Franti and Spearhead release new single and album

With nine studio albums already under his belt and singles such as ‘Say Hey (I Love You)’ selling over 2 million downloads, Michael Franti and Spearhead are a powerful musical force on the Global Music Scene. Following in the footsteps of ‘Sound Of The Sunshine” and ‘Songs from The Front Porch’, Michael and Spearhead are releasing their tenth album ‘All People’ for a UK release in June along with announcing their exclusive Spring/ Summer UK tour.

Michael’s music is perfect for beach days, holidays, kicking back and enjoying the scene. His albums vary between forays into dub reggae with sound bites from around the world to a more acoustic direction comparable to Jack Johnson and Paolo Nuttini, always creating consistently beautifully crafted songs that soothe the mind and contain meaningful lyrical content, making him a popular stalwart of the festival circuit. Michael’s forthcoming Spring tour, with more shows and festivals to be announced throughout the Summer, is destined to be a sell out success.  Kicking off on Thursday 8th May at Galway’s Rosin Dubh with a very special wrap party gig to be revealed on Wednesday 14th May.

Over the last two decades, the barefoot, 6ft 6 San Francisco based singer-songwriter-guitarist and philanthropist has diligently and proactively created and supported numerous environmental, humanitarian and social causes. Michael Franti feels the power of music. He sings about what moves him, he knows how it can inspire, uplift and makepeople want to dance or cry. From his beginnings in the post-punk era to touring with the likes of U2 and Public Enemy, Franti has always remained a devoted defender of the underdog.

Franti and his band Spearhead are known for the communal spirit they create with their extraordinary live shows. The singer regularly brings down the barrier between the performers on stage and the people in the audience. He’s a dynamic performer who effortlessly moves tens of thousands of people with his invocations and style. When you watch Michael perform live you can't help but think about how much he delights inevery moment.

Michael and Spearhead have a mission to make music that is timeless. ‘All People’ is just that, a classic for peace lovers everywhere. It embraces the listener and becomes a cherished moment in the passage of life. The album is a work of art, by a true artist with a big sunny soul.  

Tour dates are as follows:
MAY                                                                                                     BOX OFFICE
Thu 8   Galway, Ireland           Roisin Dubh                                          +353 91 509960
Fri 9     Dublin                          Ireland Whelans                                   +353 91 509960
Sat 10 Glasgow                     Oran Mor                                               0141 357 6210
    Sun 11 London UK                  Islington Assembly Hall                         020 7527 8350     
     Tue 13 Manchester                 Academy 3                                            0161 275 4278     Wed 14 Birmingham                Academy 3                                            0844 477 2000

More dates to be announced

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