MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD’S STAY HUMAN VOL. II DUE JANUARY 25 ON THIRTY TIGERS

MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD’S
STAY HUMAN VOL. II DUE JANUARY 25 ON THIRTY TIGERS
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BILLBOARD PREMIERES VIDEO FOR LEAD SINGLE
“JUST TO SAY I LOVE YOU”
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FRANTI SETS SCREENINGS OF AWARD-WINNING SELF-DIRECTED DOCUMENTARY FILM STAY HUMAN FEATURING Q&A SESSION AND ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE
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Photo credit: Anthony Thoen
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Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Michael Franti and his band Spearhead are set to release their new album, Stay Human Vol. II, via Thirty Tigers on January 25. In anticipation of the record Billboard is premiering the video for the lead single “Just To Say I Love You” at https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8479550/michael-franti-spearhead-stay-human-2. Franti also recently performed the track live at the offices of Relix—watch/share the performance at https://youtu.be/yV-tQXroKt0—as well as during a live streaming performance at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY last night: https://youtu.be/GNaY1Fu6uRA. Pre-order the album at http://smarturl.it/StayHumanV2.
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The writing on Stay Human Vol. II—which is co-produced by Franti alongside Ben Simonetti (Zac Brown Band, Shemekia Copeland, Blake Shelton), Niko Moon (Zac Brown Band), Kevin Bard (Fitz & The Tantrums) and others—was heavily influenced by Franti’s work on his new award-winning self-directed documentary, Stay Human. He explains, “I’ve traveled the globe making music and throughout the years I’ve always hoped that it could inspire small steps towards making the world a better place. Struggling with the challenges of the world I began filming my new documentary, Stay Human, telling the stories of heroic everyday people who helped me to discover more deeply what it means to be and STAY HUMAN.”
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Franti will make a series of special intimate appearances throughout the western U.S. this fall at screenings of Stay Human. Each screening will feature an introduction by and Q&A with Franti, as well as an acoustic performance by Franti accompanied by Carl Young (bass, vocals) and Victoria Canal (keys, vocals). Watch/share the trailer for Stay Human at https://youtu.be/srUqNgzj3zk and see below for a list of screenings.
Stay Human has won an array of awards while on the festival circuit, including the RWJ Barnabas Health Award at the 2018 Asbury Park Music & Film Festival, the Audience Award at the 2018 Nashville Film Festival, the Audience Award and the Voice for Humanity Award at the 2018 ILLUMINATE Film Festival and the Soul in Cinema Award at the 2018 Maui Film Festival. The film will continue to screen at film festivals this winter, including a public screening at the Woodstock Film Festival in Woodstock, NY today.
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In addition to the film screenings, Franti will continue his North American “Stay Human” Tour with Spearhead, offering fans his VIP Experience on select dates, including a Q&A, acoustic performance, photo with Michael and an autographed VIP item. See below for a complete list of dates.
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Franti began writing music as a way to process both the political landscape of the late 1980s and the unique sounds and ideas of his Bay Area upbringing. In 1994, Franti formed Michael Franti & Spearhead. Touring with his band, Franti continued to notice inequality and injustice both at home and abroad. The band released their seminal Stay Human album in 2000, reflecting on the unjust nature of the death penalty among other themes, to make sense of our common humanity in juxtaposition to near constant violations of human rights.
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Franti released his first self-directed documentary, I Know I’m Not Alone, in 2005 to widespread critical acclaim. The film depicts his mission for peace in the Middle East, with a focus on the human cost of war. Franti visited warzones in Iraq, Israel and Palestine again finding common connection, playing music to both soldiers and civilians regardless of affiliation.
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Michael Franti & Spearhead continue to foster the community both on and off stage and with Michael and his wife Sara’s foundation Do It For The Love, a wish granting nonprofit that brings those with life threatening illnesses, veterans and children with severe challenges to concerts. His recent musical projects have included the Billboard #1 single “The Sound of Sunshine” (2010) and full-length releases All the People (2013) and SOULROCKER (2016), which topped the Billboard rock album charts at #4 and #5, respectively.
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STAY HUMAN VOL. II
1. Little Things
2. Just To Say I Love You
3. Flower In The Gun (feat. Victoria Canal)
4. Only Thing Missing Was You 2 (feat. HIRIE)
5. Stay Human 2
6. Summertime Won’t Last Long
7. This World Is So F*cked Up (But I Ain’t Ever Giving Up On It)
8. You’re Number One
9. Enjoy Every Second (feat. AGodess)
10. Nobody Cries Alone
11. Extraordinary
12. When The Sun Begins To Shine
13. Show Me Your Peace Sign
14. Take Me Alive
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MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD LIVE
*VIP Experience available
September 30—Parkland, FL—Action for Change Food and Music Festival
October 4—Huntington, NY—The Paramount*
October 5—Ithaca, NY—State Theatre*
October 6—Freeport, ME—L.L. Bean Discovery Park
October 7—Rutland, VT—The Paramount Theatre*
October 11—Port Chester, NY—Capitol Theatre*
October 12—Kingston, NY—BSP Kingston
October 13—Philadelphia, PA—The Fillmore*
October 14—Silver Spring, MD—The Fillmore Silver Spring*
October 17—Atlanta, GA—Variety Playhouse*
October 18—Nashville, TN—The Cowan*
October 19—Jackson, MS—Duling Hall*
October 20—New Orleans, LA—Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
October 22—Key West, FL—The Gates Hotel, Sunset Green Lawn
October 24—Fort Lauderdale, FL—Revolution*
October 25—St. Petersburg, FL—Jannus Live*
October 26—St. Petersburg, FL—Jannus Live*
October 27—St. Augustine, FL—St. Augustine Amphitheatre*
November 3—Savannah, GA—Forsyth Park
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MICHAEL FRANTI & STAY HUMAN DOCUMENTARY SCREENINGS
featuring a Q&A and acoustic performance by Michael Franti
November 12—Boulder, CO—Boulder Theater
November 13—Salt Lake City, UT—The Commonwealth Room
November 14—Boise, ID—Nampa Civic Center Theater
November 17—San Francisco, CA—Nourse Theater
November 19—Seattle, WA—Moore Theatre
November 20—Portland, OR—Alberta Rose Theatre
November 21—Bend, OR—Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon
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