MICHAEL FRANTI SET TO PERFORM ON THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO, JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! AND AT THE 42ND ANNUAL NAACP IMAGE AWARDS
Franti To Host LIVE Web Chat on March 1st
Michael Franti will kick off a whirlwind month with a performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on February 28th followed by a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on March 3rd. Franti & Spearhead will perform their new single “I’ll Be Waiting” from their latest album The Sound of Sunshine. The song is set to impact at Hot AC and Top 40 radio the same day as the Leno performance. Check your local listings for details and be sure to tune in. Fans can get a free copy of “I’ll Be Waiting” by going here and be sure to check out Franti’s behind-the-song video clip where he explains the writing process behind “I’ll Be Waiting” here.
In addition, Franti will be a featured performer at the 42nd Annual NAACP Image Awards. The album has been nominated for “Outstanding World Music Album” and this marks the first time that Franti has ever been nominated for an NAACP Image Award. The 42nd Annual NAACP Image Awards air Friday, March 4th on Fox at 8pm ET.
Fans can connect with Franti when he hosts a LIVE web chat on March 1st at 4:00pm PT/7:00pm ET where he’ll answer fan submitted questions as well as live questions. Fans can login directly at http://michaelfranti.com/live via Facebook, Twitter or on Livestream if they have a Livestream account. Moreover, if you’re on the west coast Franti will be stopping by Fingerprints Music in Long Beach, CA on March 2nd for an acoustic in-store performance and autograph signing at 7pm. (Fingerprints Music 420 E. 4th Street, Long Beach, CA 90802)
The Sound of Sunshine marked the highest chart debut of Franti’s career on the Billboard Top 200 chart surpassing the debut of 2008’s All Rebel Rockers. Both singles from the new CD, the title track “The Sound of Sunshine” and “Hey Hey Hey”, have had success on the Billboard Charts – “Sunshine”, a Billboard AAA #1, Franti’s first, and “Hey, Hey, Hey” which reached #5.