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The Sound Of Sunshine Is Coming

The Sound Of Sunshine Is Coming
 

California born poet, musician and composer, Michael Franti is returning to Australia with Michael Franti & Spearhead in April 2011 for their headline tour as well as East & West Coast Blues and Roots Festivals.


As the creator and lead singer of Michael Franti & Spearhead, Franti has been bringing our world exceptionally powerful, deeply felt music for over two decades. He has gone on to become renowned not only as a worldwide million-selling recording artist, but also as a leader in the peace and social justice movement.

The Sound Of Sunshine to communicate a sense of hope and possibility for anybody who needs it. Ironically, often joyous and uplifting The Sound Of Sunshine actually came out of a darker and tougher personal experience for Franti. “Last August, my appendix ruptured suddenly in the middle of a tour and I ended up in the hospital for eight days. I almost died and, during that time, I really took a moment to prioritize what’s truly important in my life -- and in the end, that’s really about the people who I love.  Even in that hospital, I could laugh with the people I love, cry with them, and start to find the sun again,” Franti explains.

Arguably the most cohesive, romantic and life-affirming album that Franti and Spearhead have ever made, The Sound Of Sunshine is a kind of musical sun shower, a bright, beautiful and often buoyant song cycle created to bring all kinds of listeners a sense of hope during rough and rainy times for so many in our world.

‘…there’s as much meaning and heart here as there is anywhere in Franti’s discography.’ – Allmusic.com

‘…perfect beach side summer anthems, written to make you feel all fuzzy inside.’ – FasterLouder

‘Another day in paradise complete.’ – iTunes

Throughout his career, Franti has earned and maintained a reputation as one of the best live acts in the business. Franti & Spearhead are sure to deliver an electrically charged, and ultimately unforgettable, musical experience for fans.

MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2011

Frontier Members pre-sale Wed 8 December 12 noon AEDT - Thu 9 December 12 noon AEDT

General on sale Friday 10 December from 9am (local time)

 

Monday 18 April                    Adelaide – Thebarton Theatre       (All Ages)

Venuetix 08 8225 8888 or www.venuetix.com.au

 

Tuesday 19 April                   Melbourne – Palace Theatre          (18+)

Ticketek 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au

 

Sunday 24 April                     Sydney – Enmore Theatre               (All Ages)       

Ticketek 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au

 

Thursday 28 April                  Auckland – The Powerstation         (18+)

Ticketmaster 0800 111 999 or www.ticketmaster.co.nz

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