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Michael Franti & Spearhead

Arrested Development

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Poughkeepsie, NY

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Michael Franti & Spearhead, Thursday, June 30, 2022 MJN Convention Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

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Michael Franti & Spearhead

Arrested Development

Thursday, June 30, 2022

MJN Convention Center

Poughkeepsie, NY

Doors 7:00 PM - Show 8:00 PM

Event capacity has been reduced to 1/3 to make it a safe environment for everyone to enjoy and to DANCE 💃.

The MJN Convention Center upgraded its ventilation system to increase clean air delivery with Plasma Air ionizers. The Plasma Air solutions neutralize airborne viruses by using safe, effective, and proven bipolar ionization. In independent testing, the Plasma Air ionizers reduced 99% of MS2 Bacteriophage a surrogate for the SARS-CoV-2 (the virus causing COVID-19).


About Michael Franti

Michael Franti is a globally recognized musician, humanitarian, activist, and award-winning filmmaker revered for his high-energy live shows, inspiring music, devotion to health and wellness, worldwide philanthropic efforts and the power of optimism. Throughout his multi decade career, Franti has earned three Billboard No. 1’s with triumphantly hopeful hits “Sound of Sunshine,” “Say Hey (I Love You)” and “I Got 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,” lead single from his latest album Work Hard And Be Nice, marked Franti’s first No. 1 in nearly 10 years and landed on NPR’s “Most Popular Songs of 2020,” while the music video boasts over 1.3 million views since its release. Michael Franti & Spearhead’s latest single “Good Day For A Good Day” is available everywhere, with plans to release his 12th studio album in the Summer of 2022.

Michael Franti & Spearhead embarked on the inaugural five-day Soulshine at Sea cruise Nov. 3- 7, 2021 sailing from Miami, Fla. to Stirrup Cay, Bahamas. Soulshine At Sea included two Michael Franti & Spearhead shows, over 20 live band and DJ sets, 10+ yoga and fitness classes, inspiring speakers, live “Stay Human” podcast tapings, and uniquely curated activities hosted by Michael himself and other special guests. Guests also had access to healthy menu options including vegan offerings around the clock, an on-board juice bar, cooking demos and more. Soulshine At Sea is returning for Year 2, Nov. 4-8, 2023 setting sail from Miami to Costa Maya, Mexico!

With sustainability and the environment top of mind, in 2021 Franti announced a pledge to join partner REVERB’s Music Climate Revolution, to offset the carbon footprint of all their tours moving forward. This began on the road in Colorado with Franti & Spearhead’s Good Day For A Good Day Weekend from June 4-6th, including one show in Vail, CO followed by three shows at Red Rocks Amphitheater. To keep the good times rolling, Spearhead’s Good Day For A Good Day Tour, kicked off August 2021 and included 20 summer shows in the U.S with co-headline dates from Trombone Shorty, The Revivalists, and Young The Giant plus several sold-out shows and support from Of Good Nature. Alongside the release of his new album, the band will be going on a coast-to-coast tour through the Spring and Summer of 2022, followed by 13 EU/UK shows at the top of 2023. Tickets are on sale now at MichaelFranti.com.

In January 2019, Franti released his self-directed documentary Stay Human, which won an array of awards at film festivals worldwide and influenced his writing for his album Stay Human Vol. II (Thirty Tigers), which debuted at No. 1 on both the Americana and Independent Album charts

and received critical acclaim from USA Today, Billboard, Associated Press and Paste. Influenced by the film, Franti’s Stay Human podcast presented by Gibson features creatives from all walks of life, with new episodes available each week.

Franti continues to foster community both on and off stage with a wish granting non-profit, Do It For The Love, founded by Franti and his wife, Sara. Do It For The Love brings those with life threatening illnesses, veterans, and children with severe challenges to concerts worldwide, fulfilling over 3,300 wishes and touching the lives of over 12,000 people. Franti also owns Soulshine Bali, a 32-room yoga retreat hotel in Ubud, Bali. Phase 2 of the hotel, including 16 new suites, a new restaurant, 90 mat yoga studio, infinity pool, spa, gym, opens in 2022!


Arrested Development

The multi-platinum, Grammy Award Winning group Arrested Development delivers an onstage energy to thirsty audiences looking to quench their soul! It’s been thirty years since a new group called Arrested Development slammed the gangsta dominated world of hip hop with defiant lyrics of hope. Apparently,the world was ready for the change as AD became the first ever hip-hop artist to receive the “best new artist” Grammy, (a distinction it still maintains today in that category). In addition, the group also received a Grammy award for “best rap single” for their anthemic prayer-like hit song, Tennessee. The song has gone on to be named as one of the 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in the top 100 Greatest Songs of the 90’s by VH1 Money came in but not for precious stones and big cars. Instead, these pioneers of the conscious rap game took one big step for mankind by giving back and becoming the first African American artists to donate money to Nelson Mandela and the ANC. They used their voices and their status to the benefit of many underprivileged brothers and sisters around the world. With the success of the single Mr Wendal, Arrested Development brought the issue of homelessness to the forefront. The group donated half of the royalty earnings from Mr Wendal to the National Coalition of the Homeless. Awards, chart success and accolades continued to follow. One of the highlights was being asked to write a song for Spike Lee’s movie about minister and human rights activist, Malcom X. The movie, X, went on to become one of Spike Lee’s most highly acclaimed works. The Arrested Development song, Revolution, would forever be associated with one of the most important Spike Lee joints. Their album, “3 Years, 5 Months and 2 Days in the Life of...”, earned them two Grammy awards for Best New Artist and Best Rap Single (Tennessee), 2 MTV awards, a Soul Train Music Award, and the NCAAP Image Award. Rolling Stone magazine named them Band of TheYear in 1992, while VH-1 named them one of the greatest Hip-hop artists of all time! The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame even named the AD smash “Tennessee” one of the 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll. Sharing the stage with such important figures such as Nelson Mandela, Minister Louis Farrakhan, Hilary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama, AD are the categorical definition of legends.Their sophomore release Zingalamaduni was a critics’ favorite garnering another Grammy nomination and selling 500,000 copies. Just as it seemed that positive hip hop had found a way of being embraced by the mainstream, a new wave of negative hip hop artists, demeaning women, glorifying drugs and promoting criminality, came along and energized the base andthe corporate record companies, prompting record executives to inject more and more money to get these negative stereotypes into the minds and hearts of young people, of whom many, were desperately searching for their path

and identity in life. The move proved to be an enormous success for these artists, while making corporations billions of dollars. With the pressures of the music industry weighing heavily, and inner turmoil striking within the group, it was time for Arrested Development to take a break and redefine their individual and collective purpose. For some members, it was time to take a hiatus from the industry, for a few, it was time to start a family, while other members delved into new musical projects and collaborations. In the year 2000, Arrested Development reemergedwith a new lineup and a new album called “Heroes of the harvest” This time the inner turmoil was replaced by inner peace, the pressures of the industry were lifted, and one of hip hop’s best, was back. For the last thirty years, Arrested Development has performed sold-out concerts in every part of the world. In September2019, the band was given an award at the Black Music Honors Awards. This award acknowledges Artists who have made a significant contribution to African American Music. The band continues to release new music and find new success in different corners of the globe. Their shows are a celebration of life. Experiencing an Arrested Development concert is an uplifting and spiritual event wrapped into one big party. Group founder and lead vocalist, Speech has released two documentaries. Hoodwinked aka The Nigga Factory(over 1 million social media views) featuring among others, Chuck D, and David Banner. The Ni%#a Factoryis hailed as a MUST SEE by Boyce Watkins (Your Black World) and the powerful full-lengthdoc 16 Barswhere Speech goes into a jail for 10 days to write music with inmates. 16 Barshas won numerous film festival awards and is presently available on streaming platforms worldwide. In 2020, Arrested Development released the album Don’t Fight Your Demons.The latest releasefrom Arrested Development is entitled For the FKN Loveand was released in December, 2021. The 17-track album features a selection of legendarymusicians including, Big Daddy Kane, The Sugar Hill Gang, Masta Ace & Monie Love and is executively produced by Speech for Vagabond Productions and Configa. The band will be touring Europe and the United States in 2022.Arrested Development’s latest release For The FKN Lovemay be found on all streaming platforms and the band’s Bandcamp store “I wish the energy in the room could have been bottled.” —John's London Music Reviews The levels of energy being pushed out from the stage didn’t let up for oneminute —Steve Muscutt MusoMuso

they delivered a glorious show that wowed the hungry and patient World CaféLive crowd. —Chris Sikich Time Out Philadelphia I found myself with an awareness so clear I was covered with goosebumps —Live in The CLE

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