January 9th, 2009...Michael Franti & Spearhead are set to kick off 2009 with their "Hey World" Tour, set to open on January 28th in Salt Lake City at The Depot. The tour, which is expected to go through to the spring, will initially include stops in California before heading east and ending at the Langerado Festival in Miami, Florida.
Hailed by critics as a musical visionary, Franti has earned and maintained a reputation as one of the best live acts in the business. Franti & Spearhead consistently deliver an electrically charged, and ultimately unforgettable, musical experience for fans.
In his desire to consistently connect with and inspire his audience, Michael creates a concert atmosphere that celebrates not only music but life. "There are so many stresses in the world," says Michael. "I want to create and play music that makes people feel excited and passionate about something."
2008 has been a banner year for Michael Franti with his latest album, All Rebel Rockers, becoming the first Top 40 album of his music career. Produced largely by super duo Sly and Robbie and veteran rock producer Matt Wallace, All Rebel Rockers is a dub-steeped record filled with "infectious hooks, catchy choruses, stellar musicianship, top flight production and a mix of politically relevant and fun lyrics." All Rebel Rockers is available on multiple formats, including a super-deluxe version (which can be purchased exclusively at www.SpearheadVibrations.com) that features a CD, DVD, seven vinyl singles and a slew of extra items bound in a beautiful embossed book.
MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD "HEY WORLD" 2009 TOUR 1/28 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot 1/29 Park City, UT World Cup Ski Deer Valley Resort 1/30 Ventura, CA Ventura Theater (Support: SoliLLaquists of Sound) 1/31 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theater (Support: SoliLLaquists of Sound) 2/07 Oakland CA Fox Theater (Support: SoliLLaquists of Sound) 2/09 Boise ID Knitting Factory SPECIAL OLYMPICS 2/10 Sun Valley ID Outdoor Pavllion SPECIAL OLYMPICS 2/12 Minneapolis MN State Theater 2/13 Indianapolis, IN Murat Ctr-Egyptian Room 2/14 Cincinnati OH Bogart's 2/15 Cleveland OH House Of Blues 2/18 Athens GA Georgia Theater 2/19 Knoxville TN Valarium 2/20 Charlotte NC Neighborhood Theatre 2/21 Charleston SC Music Farm 2/22 Atlanta GA Variety Playhouse 2/26 Ashville, NC Orange Peel 2/27 Richmond VA The National 2/28 Annapolis MD Ram's Head 3/ 08 Miami FL Langerado Festival