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If you want to see an eclectic artist showcase his talents live, then there's no one better to see than Michael Franti. This American poet, musician, and composer is one of the most diverse and talented artists in music, and his live performances are so mesmerizing and haunting that you are bound to have chills at several points throughout the night. His band, Michael Franti & Spearhead, melds hip hop with funk, reggae, jazz, rock, funk, and various other genres to create a unique and catchy sound that will make you dance in the crowd and clap your hands.

Your opportunity to see this world-class talent is just a click away! Find tickets to see Michael Franti & Spearheads on StubHub today! Franti and his fun and funky sounds are coming to a city near you, including Los Angeles, San Diego, Des Moines, Toronto, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and many more! So don't wait until it's too late—grab your tickets from StubHub right away!


Michael Franti Background

Michael Franti was born and raised in Oakland, California by adoptive parents, Carole Wisti and Charles Franti. Michael had four siblings, one of which was also adopted. He went on to pursue his education at the University of San Francisco, where he was influenced by a priest to start writing poetry. This newfound love of poetry helped Franti express his emotions, and once he found a bass at a local pawnshop, he began putting his poetic words to music. His musical style mixed hip hop, punk, and reggae together, and because of its catchy beats and thoughtful lyrics, Franti's songs were soon being played on the campus radio station.

In 1986, Franti took his love for music and poetry to the next level and joined a spoken word band, The Beatnigs. While the band did attract a great deal of local attention, their EPs and albums didn't make a big splash on the music scene. In 1991, Franti decided to move on from The Beatnigs and joined The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy. This group wrote politically charged lyrics and took strong stances on social issues, which was something that fueled Franti's poetic mind. Their first album achieved much critical acclaim, and U2 asked them to be an opening act for their Zoo TV Tour. With each show they performed, they not only garnered new fans, but they also stirred up debate with their thought-provoking lyrics.

After the dissolution of The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, Franti decided to form a new band in 1994 called Spearhead. Instead of continuing with the politically charged music of The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, Spearhead created a more commercial sound, drawing on funk and soul music. Their debut album, Home (1994), and their second album, Chocolate Supa Highway (1997), became successful in the reggae music scene. After achieving some notable recognition and critical acclaim, the band decided to split from Capitol Records based on a few differences of opinion. Instead of singing with another label, they decided to create their own: Boo Boo Wax. However, since Capitol Records owned the rights to the name "Spearhead", the band had to choose another name, and therefore became known as Michael Franti & Spearhead.

Treat yourself to a one-of-a-kind concert experience with Michael Franti & Spearhead and head to StubHub today to learn more about the venues and tour dates of this acclaimed band.


Biggest Hits

Franti's music hasn't just played over the radio and through home speakers, but it has also appeared on numerous television shows, such as HBO's The Wire, CW's Privileged, FX's Rescue Me, Showtime's Weeds, and also on several commercials. Franti's music is so popular that the Los Angeles Dodgers centerfielder, Shane Victorino, chose the song "Light Up Ya Lighter" as the song that plays when he steps up to bat. Franti's singles have appeared on music charts around the world, becoming especially popular in the UK and Australia. Some of his most well known singles include "Say Hey (I Love You)", "Why Oh Why", "The Sound of Sunshine", "People in tha Middle", "Shake It", and numerous others.

Make sure you get to dance and groove to Franti's hit songs and grab your tickets to one of his upcoming shows by visiting StubHub today!


Trivia

Michael Franti rarely wears shoes. While following a strict vegan diet, Franti decided to go without shoes for three days. This three-day commitment turned into a lifestyle, and now Franti walks around barefoot a majority of the time. When he must wear shoes, he slips into a pair of flip-flops. So when you see Franti walk on stage, don't be surprised if there are no shoes on his feet!


The Experience

Allow yourself to relax and enjoy the mellow and uplifting vibes of Michael Franti & Spearhead. Get ready to soak up the incredible artistry of Franti and his band and buy your tickets on StubHub now!

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30 Jul
Soulshine Featuring Michael Franti and Spearhead, SOJA, Brett Dennen and Trevor Hall Tickets Jul 30, 2014 6:00 PM
St Augustine Amphitheatre
Saint Augustine, FL
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01 Aug
Soulshine Featuring Michael Franti and Spearhead, SOJA, Brett Dennen, Trevor Hall Tickets (Moved from Masquerade) Aug 01, 2014 6:30 PM
Buckhead Theatre
Atlanta, GA
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Soja with Michael Franti and Spearhead Tickets Aug 30, 2014 7:00 PM
Waikiki Shell
Honolulu, HI
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