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Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Michael Franti & Spearhead Return to US Stages After Triumphant Month in Australia

Labelmates Solillaquists Of Sound Support Nov 7th - 16th

After spending the month of October on tour in Australia, Michael Franti and Spearhead will resume their protest dance party on stages across the US, beginning on November 7th in Royal Oak MI. Labelmates Solillaquists Of Sound, renowned for their jazz-poetry hip hop originality and insane MPC stylings, will be main support November 7th - 16th.

Michael Franti is not only a musician and activist, but also an award-winning documentary filmmaker (I Know I'm Not Alone, documenting his time in the war torn areas of Iraq, Israel and Palestine), author (What I Be, Michael's first children's book) and promoter (the Power To The Peaceful festivals which draw tens of thousands of fans to the yearly performances in San Francisco and Sao Paulo, Brazil).

Michael Franti and Spearhead are touring in support of their sixth studio album All Rebel Rockers. Produced largely in Jamaica by superduo Sly and Robbie, All Rebel Rockers is a reggae-steeped record filled with hope and dissent - the perfect soundtrack for this important moment in our nation's history. Jambase enthuses "infectious hooks, catchy choruses, stellar musicianship, top flight production and a mix of politically relevant and fun lyrics makes All Rebel Rockers another Spearhead gem," while The Boston Globe raves "Franti offers a set of elastic, expansive grooves that combine humane social concern and messages of love with pure thump."

Solillaquists Of Sound recently completed their sophomore album for ANTI-, the follow-up to 2006's As If We Existed. The yet-untitled LP is slated for release in 2009.

Michael Franti & Spearhead on tour: 11-07* Royal Oak Theater Royal Oak MI 11-08* Vic Theatre Chicago IL 11-09* Barrymore Theatre Madison WI 11-12* Brown Theatre Louisville KY 11-13* Carnegie Lecture Hall Pittsburgh PA 11-14* Palace Theatre Albany NY 11-15* Lupos Heartbreak Hotel Providence RI 11-16* Orpheum Theatre Boston MA 11-19 9:30 Club Washington DC 11-20 Electric Factory Philadelphia PA 11-21 Nokia Theatre Time Square New York NY 11-22 Nokia Theatre Time Square New York NY 11-23 Calvin Theatre Northampton MA 11-28 Fillmore Denver CO 11-29 Fillmore Denver CO 12-13 Asheville Civic Asheville NC

*Solillaquists Of Sound supporting

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