MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD ANNOUNCE “THE SOUND OF SUNSHINE TOUR” THIS FALL IN SUPPORT OF UPCOMING ALBUM

Michael Franti & Spearhead will spread some sunshine this fall when they embark on “The Sound of Sunshine Tour” across North America in support of Franti’s upcoming album, THE SOUND OF SUNSHINE, to be released September 21st through Capitol Records/Boo Boo Wax. The album’s title track and first single, “The Sound of Sunshine”, just hit #1 on the AAA chart. The tour will kick off September 19th in Laytonville, CA and will make stops in many cities throughout the U.S. and Canada including NYC, Chicago, Los Angeles and Toronto. To check out a video of Michael announcing the tour, head to www.michaelfranti.com.

“I’m so excited to be hitting the road again this fall and sharing our new music live with our fans. To play music that makes people feel energized and passionate about life in these stressful times, is a privilege that I’m grateful to have. We’ve been doing a lot of acoustic street performances these days outside the venues we’ve been playing in and I look forward to seeing longtime fans again and meeting new ones in every city we play in,” says Michael.

Throughout his career, Franti has earned and maintained a reputation as one of the best live acts in the business. Playing music off of the new album, Franti & Spearhead are sure to deliver an electrically charged, and ultimately unforgettable, musical experience for fans.

THE SOUND OF SUNSHINE is Michael Franti & Spearhead’s seventh studio album and the follow-up to 2008’s Top 40 hit All Rebel Rockers. At #1 on the AAA chart, the album’s title track is one of AAA’s fastest moving singles. The single has also begun impacting the Hot AC charts.

Michael Franti is the creator and lead singer of Michael Franti & Spearhead. For over two decades, the Bay Area born Franti has been bringing our world exceptionally powerful, deeply felt music. Franti first formed the punk band The Beatnigs while studying at the University of San Francisco, and later the far more hip hop-inflected The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy. In the mid-Nineties, Franti created Spearhead,

and increasingly in recent years, he’s found his own voice musically and his own

organic brand of popular success. Franti’s impressive series of recordings have vividly reflected his status as a musical citizen of the world.

For ticket information, official Michael Franti news and to check out the latest v-blogs on FrantiV, go to www.michaelfranti.com.

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Fall Tour Dates:

September 19 Laytonville, CA Earth Dance Festival

September 22 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia

September 23 San Diego, CA House of Blues

September 24 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre

September 25 Tempe, AZ The Marquee

September 26 Flagstaff, AZ Orpheum Theater

September 28 Oklahoma City, OK Bricktown Events Center

September 29 Austin, TX Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre

September 30 Dallas, TX House of Blues

October 1 Little Rock, AR Stone Hill Ranch

October 2 Houston, TX House of Blues

October 5 St. Louis, MO The Pageant

October 6 Lincoln, NE Rococo

October 7 Minneapolis, MN State Theatre

October 8 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre

October 9 Madison, WI Overture Center for the Arts

October 13 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium

October 14 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Theatre

October 15 New Orleans, LA House of Blues

October 16 Pensacola Beach, FL De Luna Fest

October 19 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall

October 20 Bloomington, IN Bluebird Nightclub

October 22 Covington, KY (Cincinnati) Madison Theatre

October 23 Pittsburgh, PA Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead

October 24 Buffalo, NY The Town Ballroom

October 25 Albany, NY Northern Lights

October 28 New York, NY Terminal 5

October 29 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theatre

October 30 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory

November 1 Northampton, MA Calvin Theatre

November 2 Northampton, MA Calvin Theatre

November 3 Ithaca, NY State Theatre

November 5 Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel

November 6 Portland, ME State Theatre

November 7 Concord, NH Capitol Center

November 9 New Haven, CT Toad’s Place

November 10 Montreal, QC Metropolis

November 12 Toronto, ON Kool Haus

November 13 Cleveland, OH House of Blues

November 14 Detroit, MI Royal Oak

**Additional dates to be announced

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