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MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD SPREAD BIG BIG LOVE:
NEW ALBUM SET FOR NOVEMBER 3
“Vibe Check (My Kinda Party)” + “Out In The Sun” Available Now as
Current Single “Big Big Love” Climbs Triple A Chart
Pre-Order/Pre-Save Big Big Love HERE
Big Big Love Tour Continues Tonight in Paso Robles, California
Tickets Available at MichaelFranti.com
Soulshine at Sea Sets Sail from Miami to Costa Maya November 4-8;
Limited Cabins Still Available at SoulshineAtSea.com
Michael Franti & Spearhead announce their 13th studio album Big Big Love, available November 3. With 17 tracks written or cowritten by Franti, the record reflects the Bay-area native’s tenacity, inclusiveness and optimism he’s known for worldwide. Pre-order/pre-save Big Big Love HERE.
“Everybody has the capacity to love. It starts with loving yourself, then loving your family and friends, your community and out into the world,” shares Franti. “And it’s not enough just to love and fight for the environment and then not take care of your family at home or vice versa. ‘Big Big Love’ is making sure you can do both. You can hold space for those that you love the most and for the whole planet, for all of humanity and out into the universe. I feel it’s a message that needs to be heard more than ever.”
Franti & Spearhead have released “Vibe Check (My Kinda Party),” already a fan-favorite anthem from this summer’s live shows, as evidenced by Franti polling Soulrockers through social media on which track from the album to release with today’s announcement. As an added bonus, “Out In The Sun” is also available now, originally written in 2022 as the perfect soundtrack for San Diego Tourism.
Lead single and title track “Big Big Love,” named “a feel-good reggae-pop positivity anthem” by Lightning 100, is currently climbing the Triple A charts in the top 30. Watch the official music video HERE.
Known for their energizing live shows that foster an invigorating sense of community, Franti & Spearhead embarked on the Big Big Love Tour 2023 earlier this spring with over 60 shows, including a sold-out return to the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater, SummerStage in Central Park and The Greek Theatre, among 20+ sold out shows. Spearhead will round out the tour this fall with festival plays at Oceans Calling and Farm-to-Fork Festival. For a full list of dates and to purchase tickets, visit MichaelFranti.com.
This fall, Franti’s Soulshine at Sea Cruise sets sail Nov. 4-8 from Miami, Florida to Costa Maya, Mexico with a lineup featuring John Butler of John Butler Trio, SOJA, Fortunate Youth, The New Respects, Tropidelic, Tank & The Bangas, Hirie and more. Soulshine at Sea includes unique curated activities with Franti and his wife Sara as well as soul-renewing wellness opportunities with instructors including Gina Caputo, Sunshine & QVLN, Kate May and more.
With Franti’s second voyage with Sixthman, in an effort to offset their carbon footprint, they have partnered with Environmental Bamboo Foundation, an Indonesian non-profit organization that promotes bamboo as a sustainable alternative to timber. Money raised throughout the voyage will go towards the foundation’s work to help reduce deforestation while encouraging biodiversity.
Big Big Love track list:
Meet Me When The Sun Goes Down (Michael Franti & Dav Julca)
Good Life (Michael Franti, Greg Hvnsen & Daniel Lubwama Kigozi)
Big Big Love (Michael Franti, Philip Larue & Jared Hampton)
Hands Up To The Sky (Michael Franti, Greg Hvnsen & Daniel Lubwama Kigozi)
Vibe Check (My Kinda Party) (Michael Franti, Greg Hvnsen & Daniel Lubwama Kigozi)
Nobody Like You (Michael Franti & Greg Hvnsen)
When It Ain’t Perfect (Michael Franti & Dav Julca)
Anyone Can See (Michael Franti)
Lost But Not Alone (Michael Franti)
All I Need Is You And Me ((Michael Franti & Greg Hvnsen)
Happy Is The New Sexy (Michael Franti & Daniel Lubwama Kigozi)
Visa Visa Visa (Michael Franti)
All Night Long Forever (Michael Franti & Greg Hvnsen)
Thinking About You (Michael Franti & Daniel Lubwama Kigozi)
Out In The Sun (Michael Franti, John Gomez & Stephen Gomez)
The System (Michael Franti)
*Calling My Name (Michael Franti & Chris Stevens)
*Digital bonus track
Remaining Big Big Love Tour Dates
Aug. 18 Vina Robles Amphitheater*+ Paso Robles, CA
Aug. 19 The Mountain Winery*+ Saratoga, CA
Aug. 20 Greek Theatre*+
Sept. 17 Bhakti Fest
Sept. 23 Farm-To-Fork Festival Sacramento, CA
Sept. 29 Oceans Calling Festival Ocean City, MD
Sept. 30 Point of the Bluff Vineyards Hammondsport, NY
Oct. 6 The Bruns Amphitheater
+ VIP Experience Available
Photo Credit: Nathan Thoen
About Michael Franti
Michael Franti is a globally recognized musician, activist and award-winning filmmaker revered for his high-energy live shows, inspiring music, worldwide philanthropic efforts and the power of optimism. Throughout his multi-decade career, Franti has earned three Billboard No. 1’s with triumphantly hopeful hits “Sound of Sunshine,” “Say Hey (I Love You)” and “I Got You,” as well as six Top 30 Hot AC singles, 10 Top 25 AAA Singles and three Billboard Top 5 Rock Albums. Spearhead’s Follow Your Heart was released in June 2022 and debuted at No. 2 on the iTunes Pop Chart behind Harry Styles. Franti & Spearhead are gearing up to release their 13th studio album with Big Big Love set for November 3, featuring 17 songs, including the title track and lead single currently climbing the Triple A Chart.
The Bay-Area native resides in Bali when he is not on tour and owns Soulshine Bali, a 32-room top-rated boutique hotel located in Ubud, Bali that focuses on joy through wellness and music, offering unique retreat opportunities and accommodations, along with special events and celebrations. Franti continues to foster community both on and off stage with a wish granting non-profit, Do It For The Love, which brings those with life threatening illnesses, veterans, and children with severe challenges to concerts worldwide, fulfilling over 3,300 wishes and touching the lives of over 12,000 people to date.
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