Michael Franti & Spearhead

KRCL Presents
Big Big Love Tour 2023
with special guest SOJA
Friday, August 11, 2023
Doors 5 | Show 6:30
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Michael Franti is a globally recognized musician, humanitarian, and activist revered for his high-energy live shows, inspiring music, devotion to health & wellness, worldwide philanthropic efforts and the power of optimism. Throughout his multi-decade career, Franti has earned Billboard No. 1’s with triumphantly hopeful hits including "I Got You," from his latest album Work Hard & Be Nice, “Sound of Sunshine” and “Say Hey (I Love You),” as well as six Top 30 Hot AC singles, nine Top 25 AAA Singles and three Billboard Top 5 Rock Albums. “I Got You,” landed on NPR’s “Most Popular Songs of 2020,” while the music video boasts over a million views.

In the spring of last year, Michael launched his “Stay Human” podcast, which peaked at #1 on Apple Podcasts Chart. The podcast, sponsored by Gibson and partnered with American Songwriter Podcast Network, was created out of the idea that "there's no one that you wouldn't love if you knew their story." In addition to being an artist, Michael Franti is also an activist, empowering his fans to take action in their own communities on topics such as ending gun violence, sustainability, and climate change. In union with Gun Violence Awareness Day, in June 2021, Michael released new song “You Will Always Hear My Echo”, to honor those that have lost their lives to gun violence. Michael's new single, Good Day For A Good Day, dropped on July 1, 2021 in support of his Good Day For A Good Day World Tour.

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Nearly two decades ago, SOJA began as high school friends in a D.C. area basement teaching each other to be musicians and play roots reggae music. Today, the 2x GRAMMY-nominated band, with over 7 million online followers and over 300 million Youtube views, headlines concerts all over the world for their massive dedicated fanbase. Averaging around 120 shows a year for the last decade, SOJA has toured with acts that include Dave Matthews Band, 311 and Incubus, and engaged die-hard followers at festivals worldwide. Their live shows offer people a chance to look both inward and outward, and feel part of a global community, particularly since SOJA has headlined shows in over 30 countries.

Even with this passing of time and yearly advances in the band’s success, SOJA always wants to remember their time together in that basement where they initially connected, inspired by each other’s contributions and ideas. The feeling of true magic, collaboration and brotherhood that started in the basement is still evident today in their music and on full display each night at their live concerts. For their latest studio album, Poetry In Motion (Oct 2017), it was essential to SOJA to consciously go back to the beginning and recapture that same sincere, cooperative magic sparked 20 years ago.