Michael Franti & Spearhead Release "Summertime Is In Our Hands"

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Submitted by MSO on Thu, 06/01/2017 - 3:46 pm

Michael Franti & Spearhead--led by the socially and environmentally conscious singer, songwriter and guitarist--released a joyous, positive and uplifting video for "Summertime Is In Our Hands" over the Memorial Day Weekend which Franti talked aboutduring an interview on the nationally syndicated "Delilah" radio show, which has an estimated eight million listeners (listen to the full podcast episode via iTunes here). Filmed in Bali and directed by Franti, the video brings to life a vibrant story about enjoying every moment with a heartening plot twist towards the end. Click here to watch.

The song--off his most recent and ninth studio album, SOULROCKER

(Fantasy Records)--carries very meaningful inspiration for Franti as it was written when his son was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease. As a result of the diagnosis, they grew closer, valuing their time. The feeling is "summer is whenever, the memories last," says Franti. "Live your life to the fullest, even in the darkest hour." A mini-documentary about the "Summertime Is In Our Hands" video and the "Do It For The Love" organization--the wish-granting non-profit co-founded by Franti and his wife Sara that brings people living with life-threatening illnesses, children with severe challenges, and wounded veterans to live concerts--has also been released. Watch the moving mini-documentary here.

Onstage is where MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD truly take flight;they embracethe power of music knowing how it can inspire, uplift, and make people want to dance or cry. For the aptly titled "Love Out Loud" world tour, which kicked off March 2 in Alaska including international performances already completed in South Africa and Japan,the group will be stopping all over from now through early October, with stops in San Diego, New York, Philadelphia, Richmond, Kansas City, Charlotte, Atlanta, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas, Austin, Boise and Saratoga, among many others. Following this past weekend's performance at the BottleRock Festival in Napa, the "Love Out Loud" tour will also include festival stops at Rock 'N' Roll Marathon in San Diego, CA on June 4, Mountain Jam Festival in Hunter, NY on June 18 California World Fest in Grass Valley, CA on June 16, and Floydfest in Floyd, VA on July 8 among others, before wrapping at Tour De Fat in Tempe, AZ on October 7. See below for a list of upcoming North American tour dates.

Catch MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD on the road:

DATE

 

CITY

VENUE

Sun

6/4

San Diego, CA

Rock 'N' Roll Marathon

**Sun

6/4

Solana Beach, CA

Belly Up Tavern

**Mon

6/5

Solana Beach, CA

Belly Up Tavern

~Fri

6/9

Huntington, NY

The Paramount

*Sat

6/10

New York, NY

PlayStation Theater

Sun

6/11

Russell Township, OH

LaureLive 2017

*Tue

6/13

Munhall, PA

Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead

^^Thu

6/15

Asbury Park, NJ

Stone Pony Summer Stage 

*Fri

6/16

Lowell, MA

Boarding House Park

*Sat

6/17

Philadelphia, PA

Electric Factory

Sun

6/18

Hunter, NY

Mountain Jam 2017

***Tue

6/20

Portland, ME

Thompson's Point 

^Wed

6/21

Burlington, VT

Higher Ground

^Thu

6/22

Lebanon, NH

Lebanon Opera House

^Fri

6/23

Hyannis, MA

Cape Cod Melody Tent

^Sat

6/24

Ithaca, NY

State Theatre

^Sun

6/25

Silver Spring, MD

The Fillmore 

^Tue

6/27

New Haven, CT

College Street Music Hall 

Thu

6/29

Saskatoon, SK

Saskatchewan Jazz Festival 

Sat

7/1

Richmond, VA

Jam Sandwich Festival

Mon

7/3

N. Myrtle Beach, SC

House of Blues 

Thu

7/6

Fish Creek, WI

Door Community Auditorium

Fri

7/7

Bayfield, WI

Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua

Sat

7/8

Harbor Springs, MI

Blissfest 

Mon

7/10

Columbia, MO

Rose Music Hall

Tue

7/11

Kansas City, MO

CrossroadsKC

>>Thu

7/13

Morrison, CO

Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Thu

7/13

Morrison, CO

Red Rocks Amphitheatre 

     

(LOVE OUT LOUD Yoga w/ Gina Caputo)

Fri

7/14

Alta, WY

Targhee Fest 2017

Sat

7/15

Seattle, WA

The Gorge Amphitheater (supporting Train)

Sun

7/16

Grass Valley, CA

California WorldFest 

Sat

7/22

Oakville, CA

Robert Mondavi Winery w/ Ethan Tucker

Fri

7/28

Floyd, VA

FloydFest 17

Sat

7/29

Selbyville, DE

The Freeman Stage at Bayside

Sun

7/30

Wilmington, NC

Greenfield Lake Amphitheater 

Tue

8/1

Raleigh, NC

The Ritz

Wed

8/2

Charlotte, NC

Neighborhood Theatre

Thu

8/3

Asheville, NC

Salvage Station 

Tue

8/8

Atlanta, GA

Variety Playhouse

^Fri

8/11

Chicago, IL

Concord Music Hall

Sun

8/13

Royal Oak, MI

Royal Oak Music Theatre

Tue

8/15

Peoria, IL

Riverfront Feastival Park

Wed

8/16

Grand Rapids, MI

Meijer Gardens

^Fri

8/18

Minneapolis, MN

Cabooze Outdoor Plaza

^Sat

8/19

Papillion, NE

Sumtur Amphitheater

^Sun

8/20

Des Moines, IA

Simon Estes Amphitheater

^Mon

8/21

Tulsa, OK

Cain's Ballroom

^Wed

8/23

Dallas, TX

Majestic Theater

^Thu

8/24

Houston, TX

White Oak Music Hall Downstairs

^Fri

8/25

Austin, TX

Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater

Sun

8/27

Livermore, CA

Taylor Family Foundation 

Wed

9/6

Jacksonville, OR

Britt Pavilion

Thu

9/7

Eugene, OR

Cuthbert Amphitheater

Fri

9/8

Bend, OR

Les Schwab Amphitheater

Sat

9/9

Troutdale, OR

McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater

Mon

9/11

Missoula, MT

Big Sky Brewery Company

Tue

9/12

Spokane, WA

Knitting Factory Concert House

Thu

9/14

Boise, ID

Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden

Fri

9/15

Lake Tahoe, NV

MontBleu Resort & Casino

Sat

9/16

Templeton, CA

Beaverstock Music Festival 

Tue

9/19

Saratoga, CA

The Mountain Winery

Fri

9/29

Flagstaff, AZ

Pepsi Amphitheater

Sat

9/30

Taos, NM

Kit Carson Park

Sun

10/1

Oro Valley, AZ

Oro Valley Music Festival

Sat

10/7

Tempe, AZ

Tour De Fat

 

 

*** with St. Paul & The Broken Bones

** with Paul Cannon

* with Nattali Rize

~ with Nattali Rize and Adam Ezra Group

^^ with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

^ with Satsang

> with Landon McNamara

>> with Trevor Hall & HIRIE

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