Michael Franti’s Yahoo! Maximum Performance and Interview

Michael Franti is celebrating the release of his new album, The Sound of Sunshine, with a Yahoo! maximum performance. Head over to Music.Yahoo.com to watch the reggae-pop musician perform “Hey Hey Hey'” and “The Sound of Sunshine” and get to know the musician a little better through an exclusive interview.

Franti and Spearhead’s, The Sound of Sunshine, debuted at #17 making it the highest chart debut of his career.

“After making albums for 23 years, I’m thrilled to have my first top 20 album. I haven’t seen the whole chart, but I might be the only artist in the top 20 this week whose first record released was actually a vinyl record! I’m grateful to all the fans who’ve shared our music with their friends all these years and to the nice folks at radio and venues around the country who have given us the opportunity to shine,” says Franti. Fans can pick up The Sound of Sunshine on iTunes now!

Franti & Spearhead are on tour in support of the album and will be making stops in many cities throughout the U.S. and Canada including NYC, Chicago, Los Angeles and Toronto. Eight cities on the tour will be a part of a “Barefoot Concert Series” As a part of Franti’s partnership with international shoe charity, Soles4Souls. The series is part of a Franti/Soles4Souls effort to sponsor 100,000 pairs of shoes to raise awareness of the need for footwear both nationally and internationally.

For tour dates, official Michael Franti news and to check out the latest v-blogs on FrantiV, go to http://www.MichaelFranti.com.

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