Taken from Scoop News (29 November 2010)
The Sound Of Sunshine Is Coming
by Press Release: MG Promotions
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.
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND Tour 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