Michael Franti & Spearhead Announce First Leg of 2024 ‘Togetherness Tour’

MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD ANNOUNCE TOGETHERNESS TOURWITH SPECIAL GUESTS STEPHEN MARLEY & TREVOR HALL Pre-Sales Begin Tomorrow February 7 at 12pm Local Time +General On Sale Begins Friday, February 9 at 10am Local Time at MichaelFranti.com Additional support includes Niko Moon, Ripe & Bombargo
UBUD, Bali – Michael Franti & Spearhead announce the first leg of their Togetherness Tour that will take them across the U.S., including stops at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Tortuga Music Festival and a return to Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The tour will include special guests Stephen Marley and Trevor Hall, as well as Niko Moon, Bombargo and Ripe on select dates. Pre-sales will begin tomorrow, Feb. 7 at noon local time and general on sale will begin Friday, Feb. 9 at 10am local time at MichaelFranti.com. Additional dates to be announced soon.  Franti & Spearhead’s latest album Big Big Lovedubbed by American Songwriter as “an energizing batch of songs that spotlight the common threads that connect us,” features 17 tracks all cowritten by Franti, with the tour’s name derived from the record’s most important takeaway – TOGETHERNESS. “Togetherness is the central theme in all the songs on our latest record Big Big Love,” shares Franti. “How do we get that feeling of togetherness, that feeling of closeness, that we so often overlooked and took for granted, but now has become so important? Not only just in terms of how we interact with each other in our neighborhoods or our personal relationships, but on a worldwide scale. How do we bridge these gaps so that people can feel close to one another again? “There are forces in the world that use our division to achieve their greedy goals, their political aims, or just to divide people because they want to try to take advantage of it,” he elaborates. “I want to really use my music and my time in my life to bring closeness to people and help them feel like they’re not alone in this world.” Impacting AAA radio on Feb. 20, “Hands Up To The Sky” quickly became a fan-favorite during live shows on last year’s Big Big Love Tour, as the uplifting track permits listeners to make space in their minds and hearts by letting go of emotions and allow room for the joy that follows once on the other side.“Writing ‘Hands Up’ was an important part of my healing journey and putting together the video was cathartic,” reveals Franti. “I lost my father to COVID and after several months of grieving, I saw live music again for the first time – a Balinese band called The Munchies. At one point, I closed my eyes and put my hands up to the sky. My whole body started trembling, tears started coming down my cheeks, and I was laughing and crying and dancing and singing and shouting and just feeling everything over the previous few years rise up and out. “I needed the music to help me open all the parts of my soul that were blocked due to just trying to figure out how to get through life each day. It was a reminder to me of how important music is, as it also brought that feeling of togetherness that I missed so much during the pandemic. That feeling of just being around other people watching a band play and experiencing that together.” Michael Franti & Spearhead’s Togetherness Tour 2024 April 6 // Tortuga Music Festival // Ft. Lauderdale, FLApril 10 // Soul Kitchen Music Hall^ // Mobile, AL             April 12 // The Key West Amphitheater^ // Key West, FLApril 13 // Florida Groves Music Festival // Orlando, FLApril 28 // New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival // New Orleans, LAMay 17 // Pure Imagination // Prescott, AZMay 24 // Los Colonias Park Amphitheater^ // Grand Junction, COMay 25 // Hipico^ // Santa Fe, NMMay 26 // Durango Mesa Park^ // Durango, COMay 29 // Belly Up^ // Aspen, COMay 31 // Red Rocks Amphitheater$ // Morrison, COJune 1 // Chautauqua Auditorium // Boulder, COJune 3 // McGrath Amphitheatre*^ // Cedar Rapids, IAJune 5 // EPIC Event Center*^ // Green Bay, WIJune 6 // The Sylvee*^ // Madison, WIJune 7 // Hilde Performance Center*^ // Plymouth, MNJune 8 // KC Live!*^ // Kansas City, MOJune 11 // Steelhouse*^ // Omaha, NEJune 13 // Riverfront Live*^ // Cincinnati, OHJune 14 // Everwise Amphitheater at White River State Park*^ // Indianapolis, INJune 15 // Ravinia Festival+^ // Highland Park, ILJune 16 // Evans Amphitheater*^ // Cleveland, OHJune 18 // Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort*^ // Middlefield, CTJune 19 // Summer Stage at Tree House Brew Co*^ // Deerfield, MAJune 20 // Hutton Brickyards Retreat & Event Center*^ // Kingston, NYJune 21 // Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course*^ // Grantville, PAJune 22 // Beak and Skiff Apple Orchards*^ // Lafayette, NYJune 23 // Maine Savings Amphitheater+^ // Bangor, MEJune 25 // Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom+^ // Hampton Beach, NHJune 26 // Freeman Arts Pavilion+^ // Selbyville, DEJune 28 // Salvage Station+^ // Asheville, NCJune 29 // Salvage Station#^ // Asheville, NCJune 30 // Roanoke Island Festival Park#^ // Manteo, NCJuly 5 // Greenfield Lake Amphitheater^ // Wilmington, NCJuly 6 // Greenfield Lake Amphitheater^ // Wilmington, NCJuly 7 // Greenfield Lake Amphitheater^ // Wilmington, NCJuly 9 // The Chicken Box // Nantucket, MAJuly 10 // The Chicken Box // Nantucket, MAAug. 25 // Mountain Sol Festival // Santa Cruz, CAMore dates TBASupportStephen Marley*Trevor Hall+   Niko Moon# Bombargo^  Ripe$Evening withTrio show About Michael FrantiMichael Franti is a globally recognized musician, activist and award-winning filmmaker revered for his high-energy live shows, inspiring music, 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. Spearhead’s Follow Your Heart was released in June 2022 and debuted at No. 2 on the iTunes Pop Chart behind Harry Styles. Praised by American Songwriter as “an energizing batch of songs that spotlight the common threads that connect us,” Franti & Spearhead’s 13th studio album Big Big Love is available everywhere now, featuring 17 tracks cowritten by Franti, reflecting his tenacity, inclusiveness and optimism. Franti & Spearhead will embark on the Togetherness Tour in 2024, bringing their dynamic and invigorating shows to Soulrockers across the U.S., including a return to the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre. With 60+ dates through the summer, the Togetherness Tour will kick off at the Tortuga Music Festival on April 6 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.The Bay-Area native resides in Bali when he is not on tour and owns Soulshine Bali, a 32-room top-rated boutique hotel located in Ubud, Bali that focuses on joy through wellness and music, offering unique retreat opportunities and accommodations, along with special events and celebrations. Franti continues to foster community both on and off stage with a wish granting non-profit, Do It For The Love, which 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.

About Stephen Marley8x GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer, Stephen Marley ventured into new territory on his latest album Old Soul, his first full-length project since 2016. Featuring a stellar line-up of special guests including Bob Weir, Eric Clapton, Jack Johnson, Ziggy Marley, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Buju Banton and Slightly Stoopid. Stephen will be performing a special acoustic leaning set that will feature material from Old Soul, as well as songs from his acclaimed catalogue and Bob Marley inspired classics.
 About Trevor HallTrevor Hall and The Great In-Between marks the start of a new era for musician Trevor Hall. Released September 15 on Hall’s own 3 Rivers Label, the highly-anticipated record  delivers a future-folk masterpiece anchored in Hall’s beloved style, while simultaneously bringing a refreshing new sound to the forefront. Created solely within the confines of a barn-turned-studio in his own backyard, this record marks the first of Hall’s career where he helmed  every aspect of the production process. Penned without external influence and from a purely creative and explorative space, Trevor Hall and the Great In-Between unveils raw and unfiltered facets of Hall that remain undiscovered.
WATCH: Michael Franti & Spearhead’s official music video for “Hands Up To The Sky”
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