MUSIC NEWS
Michael Franti and Spearhead Announce Bluesfest Sideshows

Michael Franti and Spearhead Announce Bluesfest Sideshows

Monday 3rd November, 2014 11:40AM

Barefoot musician Michael Franti and his band Spearhead will be visiting New Zealand for three shows off the back of their appearance at the Byron Bay Bluesfest in March. The San Francisco-based outfit were last in the country was in 2011 with their heartfelt album The Sound Of Sunshine. Their upcoming visit comes with a raft of bluesfest sideshows including George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, The Gipsy Kings and Beth Hart. Here's the details for Michael Franti & Spearhead's upcoming jaunt around the country...


Michael Franti & Spearhead

Thursday 26th March 2015, The Bedford, Christchurch
Friday 27th March 2015, Shed 6, Wellington
Sunday 29th March 2015, Powerstation, Auckland


Here's Franti and Spearhead with their single '11:59' featuring Sonna Rele...


PRESS RELEASE:

MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD ANNOUNCE NEW ZEALAND BLUESFEST SIDESHOWS!

Bluesfest Touring’s second sideshow announcement is bursting at the seams with a MASSIVE array of talent, who will be stopping by our major cities as well as Bluesfest Byron Bay in March and April 2015. There are now plenty of options for music enthusiasts around Australasia to get to enjoy the incredible calibre of artists that Bluesfest patrons get to experience each Easter.

Michael Franti will be embarking on a massive tour around his Bluesfest performance with his much loved band Spearhead. Bluesfest Festival Director, Peter Noble says; “A Michael Franti & Spearhead concert is spiritual - it's physical - it's about life and loving life - it's such a wonderful experience. We welcome Michael Franti & Spearhead back for an Australasian tour for the second time in 2 years simply because - you can't get enough of the best!”

MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD

“If there is one thing you do in this life: see Michael Franti!” Scenestr.

There are some great live artists in the world whose performances really stamp themselves on your memory and they don’t get much more memorable than Michael Franti & Spearhead.

One of the most positive and conscious artists in music today, Michael Franti’s musical journey started with his punk and hip-hop beginnings in his bands ‘Beatings’ and ‘The Disposable Heroes of HipHoprisy’ (who toured with U2 and Public Enemy). Although Franti’s sound has changed over time, he aims to make music that will stay relevant.

Singer, songwriter, guitarist and philanthropist, Franti knows all about the power of music. Along with his band Spearhead, they have earned a reputation for creating a communal spirit with their extraordinary live shows and their festival performances over the years have been no exception. The founder of the nonprofit wish-granting network 'Do It For The Love Foundation' brings pleasure to many by gifting people living with advanced stages of life-threatening illnesses, live concert moments and ‘meet & greet’ encounters.

Don’t miss another series of uplifting, soulful experiences courtesy of Michael Franti & Spearhead nationally in 2015!

BLUESFEST TOURING PRESENTS MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD TOUR:

THE BEDFORD - CHRISTCHURCH - THURS 26 MAR 2015
Tickets on sale Tuesday 11th November at 9am from www.ticketek.co.nz

SHED 6 - WELLINGTON - FRI 27 MAR 2015
Tickets on sale Tuesday 11th November at 9am from www.ticketek.co.nz

POWERSTATION - AUCKLAND - SAT 28 MAR 2015
Tickets on sale Tuesday 11th November at 9am from www.ticketmaster.co.nz





your comments






Subscribe
Popular