Michael Franti & Spearhead are adding U.S. tour dates throughout the fall in support of their critically acclaimed new album Stay Human Vol. II, out now on Thirty Tigers. The tour includes a hometown show at the Fox Theater in Oakland, a stop at Denver’s MissionBallroom, and shows in ChicagoPhiladelphia, Boston and more. Select dates are available for presale via Franti’s fan club, the Soulrocker Fam, beginning 10 a.m. local time on Wednesday, July 31 at http://soulrockerfam.com, with tickets available to the general public on Friday, August 2 at 10 a.m. local time via http://michaelfranti.com. Franti will be hosting his VIP Experience prior to each headline date, which is sold as an upgrade, and includes a Q&A with Michael, a private acoustic jam, Meet & Greet photo and a signed commemorative poster. These upgrades can also be purchased at http://michaelfranti.com; see below for a complete list of dates.

Additionally, Franti recently appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to discuss the gun violence epidemic in America and share his music video for “The Flower” (feat. Victoria Canal), plus he performed at sessions for Paste and AOL Build.

Watch the video for “The Flower” (feat. Victoria Canal)—which recently ranked as the #1 music video at iTunes—athttp://smarturl.it/MFTheFlowerVideo. The video highlights a number of Everytown Survivor Network members and other gun violence survivors from mass shootings including Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Pulse Nightclub in Orlando and the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, as well as daily acts of gun violence in cities across America, and focuses on the power of healing and each person’s ability to create their own positive change.

The writing on Stay Human Vol. II—which is co-produced by Franti alongside Ben Simonetti (Zac Brown Band, Shemekia Copeland, Blake Shelton), Niko Moon (Zac Brown Band), Kevin Bard (Fitz & The Tantrums) and others—was heavily influenced by Franti’s work on his new award-winning self-directed documentary, Stay Human. He explains, “I’ve traveled the globe making music and throughout the years I’ve always hoped that it could inspire small steps towards making the world a better place. Struggling with the challenges of the world I began filming my new documentary, Stay Human, telling the stories of heroic everyday people who helped me to discover more deeply what it means to be and STAY HUMAN.”

Stay Human has won an array of awards while on the festival circuit, including the RWJ Barnabas Health Award at the 2018 Asbury Park Music & Film Festival, the Audience Award at the 2018 Nashville Film Festival, the Audience Award and the Voice for Humanity Award at the 2018 ILLUMINATE Film Festival and the Soul in Cinema Award at the 2018 Maui Film Festival. The film is now available via on demand and digital platforms through Cinedigm. Watch/share the trailer for Stay Human at https://youtu.be/NaQu7n4NA6s.


July 31—Rogers, AR—Walmart Amphitheater (Arkansas Music Pavilion)*

August 1—Austin, TX—Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater*

August 2—New Braunfels, TX—Whitewater Amphitheater*

August 3—Houston, TX—White Oak Music Hall*

August 4—Irving, TX—Pavilion at the Toyota Music Factory*

August 8—Amsterdam, NL—Paradiso

August 9—Leuven, BE—Halfoogst

August 10—Winchester, UK—Boomtown Festival

August 11—Cornwall, UK—Boardmasters Festival

August 12-13—London, UK—Jazz Café

August 22 (afternoon)—Ann Arbor, MI—Liberty Plaza

August 22 (evening)—Toledo, OH—Hensville Park

August 23—Grand Rapids, MI—Frederik Meijer Gardens

August 24—Madison, WI—The Sylvee

August 25—Pittsburgh, PA—Rock, Reggae & Relief

September 13—Sacramento, CA—Cesar Chavez Park

September 14—Eureka, CA—Funk ‘n’ Reggae B Street Block Party

September 19—Baldwinsville, NY—Bud Light Amphitheater at Paper Mill Island

September 20—Hampton Beach, NH—Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

September 21—Greenwich, CT—Greenwich Wine & Food Festival

October 11—Oakland, CA—Fox Theater

October 14—Monterey, CA—Golden State Theatre

October 15—Grass Valley, CA—Center for the Arts

October 17—Grand Junction, CO—Avalon Theatre

October 18—Denver, CO—Mission Ballroom

October 19—Rapid City, SD—Rushmore Plaza Civic Center – Fine Arts Theater

October 21—Kansas City, MO—CrossroadsKC

October 22—Minneapolis, MN—State Theatre

October 23—Des Moines, IA—Des Moines Civic Center

October 24—Chicago, IL—Concord Music Hall

October 25—Royal Oak, MI—Royal Oak Music Theatre

October 26—Louisville, KY—Old Forester’s Paristown Hall

October 30—Cincinnati, OH—Riverfront Live

October 31—Cleveland OH—Agora Theatre

November 1—Philadelphia, PA—Franklin Music Hall

November 2—New London, CT—Garde Arts Center

November 4—Boston, MA—House of Blues

November 6—Huntington, NY—The Paramount

November 7—Montclair, NJ—Wellmont Theater

November 8—Silver Spring, MD—The Fillmore Silver Spring

November 9—Rocky Mount, VA—Harvester Performance Center

November 22—San Diego, CA—Wonderfront Music Festival

* supporting Sublime with Rome

RJ Frometa
Author: RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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