Michael Franti & Spearhead set plans for summer ‘soulshine’

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Michael Franti & Spearhead will return to the road this summer for a nationwide tour. Joined by friends SOJA, Brett Dennen and Trevor Hall, Franti will bring the “Soulshine” tour to Boston for a night at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion on Friday, July 18. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $29.50 to $49.50, will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation.

With the “Soulshine” tour, Franti will take a unique twist to the touring experience by bridging daytime and nighttime activities with “music, yoga, sustainable lifestyle and dj’s guaranteeing a full-blown dance party!” Each afternoon, the tour will begin with a mass yoga and acoustic music jam with Franti and friends, led by some of today’s most inspiring teachers from across North America, including acclaimed yoga teacher Ryan Leier. The yoga session is designed for people of all experience levels, ages, shapes and sizes and will feature artists participating side by side with fans. The tour will incorporate yoga studio networks across the nation by inviting the founders, teachers and students of the studios to the shows to particpate. The afternoon yoga and acoustic music jam will give way to the full concert in the evening.

The tour also continues Michael Franti & Spearhead’s promotion of their latest album, 2013’s All People. Released last July, the band’s eighth studio effort and follow-up to 2010′s The Sound Of Sunshine features single “I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like)” and “Life Is Better With You” (streaming below).

Along with the show in Boston, Franti and company will bring the “Soulshine” to New Hampshire for a night at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook in Gilford on July 19.

Later this year, SOJA will be releasing their fifth studio album featuring the single “I Believe” co-written by and featuring Franti.

Dennen continues to promote his fifth studio effort, 2013’s Smoke and Mirrors, while Hall is reportedly working on his sixth studio album entitled Chapter of the Forest.

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