Michael Franti Tour 2021
Michael Franti Tour 2020: San Francisco artist and humanitarian Michael Franti and his band Spearhead will continue their mission to make the world a more positive place on an extensive 2020 Work Hard & Be Nice Tour across the U.S., Billboard can exclusively announce.
The “Say Hey (I Love You)” singer will take to main stages in 90 cities, with Canadian rock band Bombargo and soul trio Satsang as support acts. Franti & Spearhead will also hit the road on Kenny Chesney’s upcoming Chillaxification Tour, where they’ll serve as the exclusive opening act on Chesney’s amphitheater dates and join Florida Georgia Line and Old Dominion for 23 stadium dates.
“I’m super excited about touring this year because now more than ever, we all need music that helps us get through challenging times and brings people together,” Franti says. “I love playing music, whether it’s in my living room, on a street corner or the amphitheaters and stadiums we’re going to be in this year. Regardless of the scale, music is the sound of feelings and the energy that we create with the audience, which makes us all believe that regardless of what we carried into the gig, we can walk out of the experience feeling ready to take on whatever the world has to throw at us next.” Read More Kenny Chesney & Michael Franti Talk About the Art of ‘Chillaxification’ at Los Angeles’ New SoFi Stadium
Of the tour moniker, Franti explains, “I feel in this world, we are constantly trying to divide the human family into groups that we can refer to as ‘other.’ It’s important to stand up for the values of embracing our differences, being our authentic selves and accepting others for being themselves as well. Sometimes that’s hard work. Somewhere along the way, our society seems to have forgotten that working hard and being kind to other people, regardless of what their story or beliefs are, is still important. Actually, it’s more important than ever.”
The tour comes just over a year after their latest album, Stay Human, Vol. 11, which landed in January 2019. A remix of the set arrived in November, featuring four songs from the original album, including the surprisingly uplifting “This World Is So F*cked Up (But I Ain’t Ever Giving Up on It).”