Michael Franti And Spearhead’s ‘Love Out Loud Tour’

“Ready to put your dancing shoes on and celebrate life? Come rock with us when we’re in your town!” Michael Franti and Spearhead posted on Facebook. Oh yes, Soulrockers, he’s talking to you. 

The “Love Out Loud Tour” launches Thursday with a sold out show at the Bear Tooth Theatre Pub in Anchorage, Alaska. 

In April Franti and his band are headed to South Africa, where they’ll play a handful of festivals including Parklife and Lush. 

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– Michael Franti
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans, La.


U.S. festivalgoers can catch the band at several events such as BottleRock Napa Valley and Mountain Jam Festival in Hunter, N.Y.

Headline dates are booked through June, with stops including Philadelphia’s Electric Factory, San Diego’s Waterfront Park and Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colo.

Here’s the routing:

March 2 – Anchorage, Alaska, Bear Tooth Theatre Pub
March 4 – Fairbanks, Alaska, Blue Loon
March 18 – Aspen, Colo., Wagner Park
April 14 – Underberg, South Africa, Splashy Fen Festival Grounds (Splashy Fen)
April 15 – Clarens, South Africa, Lush Festival Grounds (Lush Festival)
April 16 – Johannesburg, South Africa, The Good Luck Bar
April 17 – Cape Town, South Africa Cape, Town Stadium (Parklife Festival)
April 22 – Winter Park, Colo., Winter Park Resort (Springtopia)
May 12 – Honolulu, Hawaii, The Republik
May 13 – Kahuku, Hawaii, Turtle Bay Resort
May 14 – Kahului, Hawaii, Maui Arts & Cultural Center
May 18 – Osaka, Japan, Umeda Holiday
May 19 – Tokyo, Japan, Duo Music Exchange
May 20 – Yokohama, Japan, Red Brick Warehouse (Greenroom Festival)
May 27 – Napa, Calif., Napa Valley Exposition (BottleRock Napa Valley)
June 4 – San Diego, Calif., Waterfront Park
June 4 – Solana Beach, Calif., Belly Up Tavern
June 9 – Huntington, N.Y., The Paramount
June 10 – New York, N.Y., PlayStation Theater
June 11 – Novelty, Ohio, Laurel School – Butler Campus (Laurelive)
June 13 – Munhall, Pa., Carnegie Library Music Hall Of Homestead
June 15 – Asbury Park, N.J., Stone Pony Summer Stage
June 16 – Lowell, Mass., Boarding House Park
June 17 – Philadelphia, Pa., Electric Factory
June 18 – Hunter, N.Y., Hunter Mountain (Mountain Jam Festival)
June 20 – Portland, Maine, Thompson’s Point
June 21 – South Burlington, Vt., Higher Ground
June 22 – Lebanon, N.H., Lebanon Opera House
June 23 – Hyannis, Mass., Cape Cod Melody Tent
June 24 – Ithaca, N.Y., State Theatre
June 25 – Silver Spring, Md., The Fillmore Silver Spring
June 27 – New Haven, Conn., College Street Music Hall
July 7 – Bayfield, Wis., Big Top Chautauqua
July 13 – Morrison, Colo., Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 16 – Grass Valley, Calif., Nevada County Fairgrounds (California WorldFest)

There’s a good chance Franti will share some inspirational words on tour. In the meantime you can visit his Facebook page for some uplifting messages.

“Today all of us are being called to take our citizenry game to new levels,” he posted Feb. 27. “To stand up, to speak out and perhaps most importantly to reach out to those we may disagree with, to listen to be heard and to not give in to darkness, but to be the light we want to see in the world today. Choose now to be your best!”

The general onsale for most dates began today. Some shows go on sale March 3. Visit MichaelFranti.com and check with your local venue for more information.