Notifications

New releases
Gigs in your city

Location

,

If you want to change your current location:

2002
Songs from the Front Porch: An Acoustic Collection
Michael Franti and Spearhead Dec 07, 2018
NEW SONG ALERT! I'm excited to announce that another new song off our new album, "Stay Human Vol. 2" is releasing today! "Nobody Cries Alone” was written with my good friends Niko Moon & Ben Simonetti right after I got the news that my son, Ade, was having a really tough time with his kidney disease. We have a rule in our house that nobody cries alone and I'm so happy we captured the rare and emotional moment of us writing this song in my new film @stayhumanfilm. This is just a small clip from the film and we can't wait to share the full length with you soon. Pre-order the album now and get "Nobody Cries Alone" instantly or stream it on Spotify. #StayHuman https://ffm.to/stayhumanvol2
Michael Franti and Spearhead Dec 07, 2018
SO stoked to be playing Alice In Winterland’s sold out show TONIGHT in my amazing hometown of San Francisco with OneRepublic & Leon Bridges! We play at 7:30 pm sharp so get there early!!🙌
Michael Franti and Spearhead Dec 04, 2018
This video just about sums up Closer to the Sun: the music, the people, the ocean, the sun, the fun, and the connection we feel as Ohana (family). If you weren’t here this year, check out this video of Hirie and I on the lagoon stage (and actually in the freaking lagoon). Half of the people are on the sand and the other half are waist high in the warm Caribbean Sea in December, having the time of our lives. Hirie and I did “Only Thing Missing Was You,” a rub-a-dub banger and one of my favorite tracks from my new album, “Stay Human 2,” which drops January 25. You can pre-order it now btw!!! THANK YOU to everyone who attended @closer2sun this year, and a big shout out to Slightly Stoopid for leading the charge! #stayhuman #closertothesun
Michael Franti and Spearhead Dec 04, 2018
This video just about sums up Closer to the Sun: the music, the people, the ocean, the sun, the fun, and the connection we feel as Ohana (family). If you weren’t here this year, check this video of Hirie and I on the lagoon stage (and I'm actually in the freaking lagoon). Half of the people are on the sand and the other half are waist high in the warm Caribbean Sea in December, having the time of our lives. Hirie and I did “Only Thing Missing Was You,” a rub-a-dub banger and one of my favorite tracks from my new album, “Stay Human 2,” which drops January 25. You can pre-order it now btw!!! THANK YOU to everyone who attended @closer2sun this year, and a big shout out to @slightlystoopid for leading the charge! #stayhuman #closertothesun
Michael Franti and Spearhead Dec 04, 2018
The crisis of climate change is not so far in the distant future. Its effects are evident in our daily lives. It is not just the responsibility of corporations and the government to curb these effects, we also need the efforts of every person on the planet. If there is one thing that could unite us, it is our shared responsibility to save this beautiful home we call Planet Earth. We are excited to be part of #24HoursofReality hosted by Al Gore starting NOW for 24 hours focusing on a day of eye-opening stories and competing conversations about the climate crisis and how we solve it, broadcast live all around the world. Every hour focuses on a different location and we will be playing “Flower In The Gun” feat. Victoria Canal in the 8th hour of the segment which is focusing on Indonesia where our hotel Soulshine Bali is located! Tune in at 1:45am PST here to see us perform and stream the entire event at 24HoursOfReality.org. #stayhuman
Michael Franti and Spearhead Dec 02, 2018
Check out this drawing by James Honey Kutt, I almost couldn't tell it wasn't a photograph of me! That's exactly what I look like in the mornings!!! #stayhuman #drawn #drawnfranti #michaelfranti
Michael Franti and Spearhead Dec 01, 2018
When you get to sing Everybody Wants To Rule The World with one of your musical heroes Curt Smith from @tearsforfears @toryburch wedding!! #stayhuman #tearsforfears
Michael Franti and Spearhead Dec 01, 2018
I'm in Antigua playing a friends wedding tonight. My message to The World today, in all its pain and beauty...Stay Human #stayhuman
Michael Franti and Spearhead Nov 30, 2018
What’s up Soulrocker UK family?! We are returning to your shores!!!! Excited to announce that we will be headed to the Cornish coast for music, surf, and soul at the 2019 Boardmasters festival! Super stoked to be on the same bill as Florence + The Machine, Franz Ferdinand, and many more in August. I’m even more stoked to see all of our UK fam again! Head to http://michaelfranti.com to get your tickets! #stayhuman #boardmasters
Michael Franti and Spearhead Nov 30, 2018
Due to popular demand we’ve opened up a few more spots on the Soulrocker retreats lead by myself and Sara Agah Franti this February at our boutique yoga hotel, Soulshine Bali!!! I built Soulshine to be a destination paradise for Yoga, Soul and Rock & Roll. A place where folks from all around the world could come to hit the reset button, eat delicious organic foods and drinks, dance day and night to great music, swim in the tropics, practice yoga with a view of the jungle canopy, make life long friends and discover new things about themselves all within the beauty of Balinese nature and culture. Sound good to you? Here’s what’s up! Week 1: Soulrocker Music, Yoga and Fitness retreat: February 16 - 23, 2019 with yoga led by Carrington Jackson and 2befit⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Week 2: Soulrocker Music and Yoga retreat: February 23 - March 2, 2019 with yoga led by Carrington Jackson Sara and I love leading these retreats because we have our souls rocked and lives changed as much as everyone else on them. So if you’ve ever thought it would be fun to hang out with Sara and I for a week, practice yoga with acoustic music by me, enjoy intimate concerts with 30 other open hearted people, or just play in the fields of Bali, sign up now! Click the link in the bio to register, find out more or learn about our payment plan. www.soulshinebali.com
Michael Franti and Spearhead Nov 29, 2018
If you’ve seen my film Stay Human Film then you’ve witnessed the inspiring story of Steve and Hope Dezember. Steve is battling ALS a horrible disease, which slowly robs a person of their mobility - one day you wake up and your finger doesn’t work, then your hand, arms, legs, face etc. until it eventually takes your life. 6 years ago Steve was given a 3-5 year life expectancy! His wife Hope has been there every step of the journey - they got engaged soon after they found out he had it. Their love is as inspiring as their tenacity and fire. They watched the film last night and cried through most of it and were moved by the many other stories of inspiring people in it. Steve is unable to get out of the house, or bed for that matter and could not see the film in the theater where people laugh, cry, cheer and have their lives changed by their story. I wish they were able to feel how moved people are by their lives. Hope tells me Steve is going through a particularly challenging time, so I thought it would be great if we could let them both know how they’ve inspired you if you saw the film or just send them a message of love and encouragement. They were also the people who inspired Sara Agah Franti and I to start our non profit Do It For The Love to bring people with advanced stages of life threatening illness, children with severe challenges and wounded veterans to see any live concert by any artist in any city. They were the first family who inspired the idea and since then we’ve sent over 8k people to see concerts! Leave a message of support for Hope and Steve here!!! #stayhuman #doitforthelove #FuckALS #hopeforsteve
Michael Franti and Spearhead Nov 27, 2018
Hey Soulrockers! Come watch us perform one of our newest songs on 24 Hours Of Reality. When the world comes together, there’s no challenge we can't overcome and right now the world needs all of our efforts more than ever. With that in mind we are honored to join Climate Reality Dec. 3-4 for #24HoursofReality, the largest global conversation on the climate crisis. http://bit.ly/2yXUGW2
Michael Franti and Spearhead Nov 27, 2018
SUPPORT DO IT FOR THE LOVE TODAY. Sara and I started Do It For The Love a few years ago to bring people with life threatening illnesses, children with severe challenges and wounded veterans (including PTSD) to experience the healing power of music at live concerts around the world. Through this organization our hope is to provide the opportunity for healing to take place, families to bond, and for lifelong memories to be made. We send people with up to four family members to see any concert, any artist, in any city. To date we’ve sent over 8,000 people to see hundreds of artists from Beyoncé to Metallica, Paul McCartney to LIL Wayne, Elmo to the opera and everything in between Sara and I know there a lot of amazing organizations out there to give to this #GivingTuesday and we support you doing your part to send positivity to any of them! Today, we’re letting you know how especially grateful we are for the love you’ve shown Do It For The Love this and every year! We’d love your support this year. Every donation makes a difference. Click here to donate: https://www.doitforthelove.org Keep doing it for the love!!! #gratitude #stayhuman #doitforthelove #giveback
Michael Franti and Spearhead Nov 26, 2018
GOOD SHIT HAPPENS in the world!!! Seek it and create it. In the times we are living in we need it more than ever. I battle cynicism everyday and still I am reminded of the power of optimism everywhere I travel and at every show I’m inspired by thousands of people who are doing millions of little things, touching millions of lives and inspiring each other with the power of optimism. We had this shirt available on tour and I kept getting messages about it, so now it’s finally online. Tag someone who could use this message today! Thanks for supporting small independent businesses like ours. In gratitude we are offering 60% off the store: https://michaelfranti.themerchcollective.com/collections/cyber-week-sale Keep on rocking and #stayhuman 🖤 #cybermonday #thankful
Michael Franti and Spearhead Nov 26, 2018
's cover photo
Michael Franti and Spearhead Nov 23, 2018
Happy Thanksgiving, Soulrockers! This Thanksgiving, and every day, I’m thankful for my family & its newest member baby Taj, everyone who attended one of our concerts or Stay Human Film this year, and seeing the power of optimism at work everyday in a world full of incredible challenges. And I’m bonus grateful for chocolate. Thank the creator for chocolate ;)⁣ ⁣ This holiday is special because it has everyone reflecting on what they cherish. Most days it’s easy to go through without taking a moment to look at every little thing we have, but I challenge all of us to take time at least once week to look back on what we are thankful for! ⁣ ⁣ I am so grateful for all of you, and love seeing you rock my merch. I’m offering a special #BlackFriday sale and giving an extra 20 % off sale items. Click below for the deals! https://michaelfranti.themerchcollective.com/collections/black-friday-capsule #gratitude #family #holidayseason
Michael Franti and Spearhead Nov 20, 2018
Soulrockers!! We’ve got an exciting week ahead and so many things to be grateful for! We’ll be screening Stay Human Film in Seattle at the Moore Theatre tonight doors 6:30pm, tickets here sold out fast so they’ve added 500 more seats in the theater so come on out! Portland on Tuesday, we added a matinee screening and performance. The Alberta Rose Theatre doors for matinee are 3pm and 7pm for the second screening and performance. Bend Wednesday is sold out. We’re ready to bring some optimism into your night in these crazy times! My goal for Stay Human is to recognize that the great battle we see in the world today is between cynicism and optimism and to inspire through my personal journey, the belief that holding on to our humanity is more valuable than ever before. I’m certain the individuals in this film will stir your emotions as much as they have mine. With Gratitude Week in full swing I couldn’t think of a more special time to be sharing this with you all. If you’ve got family in town for the holidays, bring them with you and experience together, the emotion of #stayhumanfilm.. then stay for a Q&A and acoustic set. There are a few tickets left tonight for our showings at The Moore Theatre and Alberta Rose Theatre! #stayhuman #thankful #soulrocker
Michael Franti and Spearhead Nov 09, 2018
NEW SONG RELEASED!! "Stay Human 2” off our forthcoming album Stay Human Vol. II is out today! This is a song I wrote for my mom last year when she had a stroke. My mom adopted me and was the main person in my life who encouraged me to be my authentic self and to embrace others for being who they are despite the differences that may first appear on the surface. It is a song that encourages us to not give up on one another even when things are the most challenging like the times we are living in today. I collaborated with Niko Moon and Ben Simonetti on it and it is also featured in the Stay Human Film. Pre-order the new album now on iTunes & get "Stay Human 2" instantly or check out the new song on Spotify!! #stayhuman #newmusic
Michael Franti and Spearhead Nov 01, 2018
Our civil liberties are on the line! I’m voting like my rights depend on it. Are you? I nominate Woody Harrelson, Pat Monahan & Matt Nathanson to share why they’re voting! Learn more here: http://www.aclu.org/vote
Michael Franti and Spearhead Oct 31, 2018
Hey Soulrockers! We know Halloween is a time for hitting the streets for some family trick or treating as well as partying the night away like the freaky fabulous people we know you are. So whether it’s a night with the kiddos or a night of freaky frolicking on the town, we know you’re always looking for good fun and a good deal. So here’s one for ya -- 30% OFF ALL BLACK MERCHANDISE in the Michael Franti store today & tomorrow only! Head on over and snag you some stuff before it's gone: https://michaelfranti.themerchcollective.com/collections/halloween #Halloween #Soulrockers #MichaelFranti #StayHuman
Michael Franti and Spearhead Oct 29, 2018
ADDITIONAL FILM SCREENINGS ADDED: Due to popular demand, we have added 2 new matinee screenings and upgraded some screenings to larger rooms with greater seating capacity to accommodate as many fans as possible on the #StayHumanFilmTour next month! The event includes the screening of my new film, STAY HUMAN, and a Q&A followed by an intimate acoustic performance after the screening with myself, Victoria Canal & Spearhead’s Carl Young. If you are looking for some soulful inspiration and optimism in these turbulent times, you need to come out and see why people are talking about our little indie film that is stirring big waves in the hearts of thousands of human beings! STAY HUMAN!!! Tickets are on-sale NOW at www.stayhumanfilm.com for ALL shows!! 11/12 | Boulder Theater | Boulder, CO (MATINEE SCREENING ADDED) 11/13 | Eccles Theater | Salt Lake City, UT 11/14 | Nampa Civic Center | Boise, ID 11/17 | Nourse Theater | San Francisco, CA 11/19 | Moore Theatre | Seattle, WA (MORE TICKETS AVAILABLE) 11/20 | The Alberta Rose Theatre | Portland, OR (MATINEE SCREENING ADDED) 11/21 | Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon | Bend, OR
Michael Franti and Spearhead Oct 27, 2018
HI FAMILY! JUST ANNOUNCED: We are super excited to be playing [email protected]’s #aliceinwinterland on 12/6 in the Bay Area! Tickets are ON-SALE NOW! MichaelFranti.com to snag them before they are gone!! Also, don’t forget to get your tickets to my Stay Human Film screening, Q&A and acoustic show on 11/17 at the Nourse Theatre! We will be playing music from our new album which you can pre-order now on iTunes and instantly get “Just To Say I Love You” & “Flower In The Gun” feat. Victoria Canal! #soulrockers #stayhuman
Michael Franti and Spearhead Oct 26, 2018
Today we release “Flower In The Gun” featuring Victoria Canal from my upcoming album #StayHuman Vol. II. Please share this song with those around you, as the message is more timely than ever. #stayhuman #newmusic Listen Here: https://open.spotify.com/album/1uyy8i9gFjh1fhmRqP8h9F
Michael Franti and Spearhead Oct 26, 2018
Today is my day to vote!!! I got my absentee ballot in the mail - watch the video to find out how it all went down!!! #stayhuman #vote #getoffyourassandvote #justfuckingvote HeadCount RockTheVote Change the Ref Everytown for Gun Safety When We All Vote https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSINSCNIvXg
Michael Franti and Spearhead Oct 25, 2018
Election Day is Tuesday, November 6th. How are you getting to the polls? Make a plan to vote: Text PLAN to 644-33. @Everytown Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America