This summer, Michael Franti and Spearhead will launch the fist ever music and yoga tour, Soulshine. Stopping in 35 cities, the tour will bridge daytime and nighttime activities, with yoga and live music from 4 bands & 2 DJ’s, guaranteeing one spirited dance party!
For the highly anticipated Soulshine tour Michael Franti & Spearhead, SOJA, Brett Dennen and Trevor Hall, will come together for an experience that embraces their passion and love of music, dance, yoga and sustainability. Affordable, Soulshine will be offering activities to keep people of all ages entertained throughout the day and night.
The Soulshine tour kicks off on June 19th in Southern California and will make its way across North America, ending in Nashville, TN at the Woods at Fontanel on August 2nd. Each afternoon on the Soulshine tour will begin with a mass yoga and acoustic music jam with Michael Franti & Friends, led by some of today’s most inspiring teachers from across North America, including Canada’s Ryan Leier, an ambassador of yoga to communities around the world. 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.
Michael Franti has been practicing yoga for over 12 years, having appeared in numerous publications such as Yoga Journal, Origin, Mantra and Yoga magazines. The tour will be incorporating yoga studio networks across the nation and inviting the founders, teachers and students of the studios to the shows to support the tour, share the lifestyle and have fun. The afternoon Yoga and acoustic music jam will ease into the evening for a full concert. The show itself will feature unforgettable moments from four of today’s most passionate, authentic and incredible live acts.
Michael Franti & Spearhead have earned a reputation as one of the most electrically charged live acts in the business. Michael Franti has sold over 2.5 million singles of his hit song “Say Hey (I Love You)” and has charted his albums in Billboard’s Top 40. Franti & Spearhead released the acclaimed album All People last year and have been touring ever since. Franti is not only recognized as a pioneering force in music, but as a dedicated vehicle for social activism.
Following non-stop touring, headlining and selling out large theaters in more than 20 countries around the world, later this year, SOJA will be releasing their fifth studio album featuring the single “I Believe” co-written by and featuring Michael Franti. Over the course of the past few years, the band has sold more than 200,000 albums, including their last release, 2012’s critically acclaimed album, Strength To Survive, which made an impassioned call for unity and change with universally relatable songs about faith, hope and love.
Northern California’s Brett Dennen’s 2013 album, Smoke and Mirrors, may be the folk-pop singer- songwriter’s strongest effort yet. Dennen’s fifth album shifts gracefully from lilting, breezy pop to heartfelt balladry. Dennen was named by Rolling Stone magazine as an “Artist to Watch” and, in 2008, Entertainment Weekly called him one of its eight “Guys on the Rise.”
Trevor Hall quickly broke through the music scene, with such early accomplishments in his career as having a song recorded on the Shrek the Third soundtrack, as well as joining a series of sold-out tours, supporting many legendary acts. Hall’s self-titled debut album debuted on Billboard’s Heatseeker chart at #7 in 2009, he was named one of the Top 20 New Artists by Music Connection magazine, in 2010 MTV named him one of the twenty emerging artists for 2010. His most recent album, Everything, Everytime, Everywhere, reached 80th on the Billboard 200 chart. Be sure to keep an eye on Hall as his new album is due out this year.
Tickets are now on sale! Don’t miss the initial Soulshine Tour Music and Yoga Tour!
For more about these artists, their music and detail on their tour dates check out the information below:
WATCH: Michael Franti – Soulshine Tour Announcement Video
WATCH: Michael Franti & Spearhead’s Offical Video for “I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like)” off All People.
WATCH: SOJA’s offical Video for “Everything Changes” ft. Falcão of O Rappa.
WATCH: The Offical Music Video for Trevor Hall’s “Brand New Day.”
WATCH: Brett Dennen Offical Video for “When We Were Young” off Smoke and Mirrors.