Michael Franti & Spearhead 2022 Tour Announcement – US Tour Schedule
Michael Franti & Spearhead are heading on the Follow Your Heart tour this spring, and it’s an appropriately-named tour for the activist and hip hop-funk-reggae icon. The trek begins on May 14th in Redondo Beach, CA, and goes on through August 7th in Gunnison, CO.
“SOULROCKERS, WE CAN’T WAIT to be back on the road with you this year!!!,” Franti wrote on Instagram. “The FOLLOW YOUR HEART tour is about listening to the voice inside you, being your authentic self, and building community, so together we can let go, dance, celebrate life, hit the reset button, and walk out feeling a little bit taller!”
Good friends, funk beats, and staying true to yourself through the power of song? It’s what Michael Franti & Spearhead have done since their formation in the late 1980s, and this optimism has been essential throughout the past couple of years. The group released their eleventh album, Work Hard & Be Nice, in June 2020, shortly after the pandemic surged. And it served 17 tracks that could be considered a love letter to fans and front-line workers.
“When I started thinking about that mantra, [Work Hard & Be Nice,] I thought, ‘That’d be a really great song title,’” Franti told American Songwriter in 2020. Right now, this message is so important for the world. We see so much division out there, whether it’s political or religious or around sexuality or gender identity or race ─ all these ways of dividing people.”
“Yet one thing COVID-19 has shown is we all go through the same sh**,” he continued. “No one is immune from suffering… or the simple joys we enjoy.” These simple joys came in the form of hopeful lyrics over Franti’s trademark blend of hip-hop, reggae, and ska beats, and you can expect to hear all the new songs on this Michael Franti tour. Along with older favorites like “Say Hey,” “The Sound of Sunshine,” and “I’m Alive,” of course.
Michael Franti isn’t just an incredible musician but also an all-around good person – one that’s become just as famous for his focus on social issues as his chart-topping songs. Even if you didn’t get a chance to see him on the 2021 Michael Franti tour, he’s now coming back for more! Check the following dates and get your tickets to the Follow My Heart tour today.
Michael Franti and Spearhead 2022 Tour Dates
May 21, 2022 – Grass Valley, CA – The Center for the Arts Grass Valley
June 2, 2022 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre Boulder
June 4, 2022 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 19, 2022 – Westport, CT – Levitt Pavilion
July 1, 2022 – Portland, ME – Bayside Bowl – Maine
July 2, 2022 – Webster, MA – Indian Ranch
July 3, 2022 – New York, NY – Central Park Summerstage at Rumsey Playfield
July 8, 2022 – Indianapolis, IN – Holliday Park
July 15, 2022 – Washburn, WI – Big Top Chautauqua
July 21, 2022 – Troutdale, OR – McMenamins Historic Edgefield Manor
July 27, 2022 – Sacramento, CA – Crest Theatre – Sacramento
August 4, 2022 – Flagstaff, AZ – Pepsi Amphitheater at Fort Tuthill Park
August 7, 2022 – Gunnison, CO – I Bar Ranch
Michael Franti and Spearhead tickets are available on the secondary marketplace, TicketSales.com. Stay tuned for more announcements!