Summertime shows are on a roll. We just got this announcement and thought you’d want to know.
Press release from BAMP said it the best:
BAMP PROJECT AND TOM MOFFATT PRESENT
SOJA WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
MICHAEL FRANTI AND SPEARHEAD
FRIDAY, AUGUST 29TH ON MAUI
and SATURDAY, AUGUST 30TH ON OAHU
HONOLULU, HI — (Thursday, June 19th,2014) – BAMP Project and Tom Moffatt presents SOJA performing live at the Hilo Tennis Stadium Friday, August 22nd, The Kilohana Plantation Sunday, August 24th. SOJA and Special Guest Michael Franti and Spearhead perform live at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Friday, August 29th, and The Waikiki Shell, Saturday, August 30th. Tickets are on sale now at the locations listed below.
“I want to speak for people who don’t have microphones,” Jacob Hemphill says. “Our goal as a band is to stick up for the human race. We see the world and we try to make it better in the limited time we have here.” This is the philosophy behind SOJA’s music, a simple statement that has driven the D.C. area band, who blend reggae, go-go, D.C. hardcore, Latin, rock and hip-hop. Originally formed by a group of friends while still in middle school and has built a massive, dedicated fanbase around the world since. In the years following, SOJA has sold more than 200,000 albums, headlined shows in over 20 countries around the world, generated over three million Facebook fans, and 65 million YouTube views. The band has toured with Dave Matthews Band, Incubus, 311 and appeared at major festivals including Bonnaroo where they attract an almost Grateful Dead-like international fan base along the way, with caravans of diehards following them from city to city. After the release of their 2012 album Strength To Survive, the musicians started writing material for what would become their fifth full-length album, Amid the Noise and Haste.
For SOJA, whose live show is an explosion of energy and positivity, music is a means of helping people relate in a more affirmative way. It also asks people to look inside themselves and really ask what it is they want to do with their life and how they can be happy. SOJA’s music is about finding that happiness and peace we all deserve and helping others do the same, something Amid the Noise and Haste aptly conveys in its songs. “I put words in my songs that I believe to be true,” Jacob says. “The point of the album is reconnecting people to the power inside themselves, getting them to fall back in love with life again. Look around, take a deep breath. All the answers are there.”
Musician, humanitarian, and children’s book author, Michael Franti, is recognized as a pioneering force using music as a vehicle for positive change as well as his unforgettable, high energy shows with his band, Spearhead. With the multi-platinum success of his song “Say Hey (I Love You)” and the chart breaking 2010 release of “The Sound Of Sunshine”, Franti and his band guarantee a show that will be thought provoking as well as a fun dance party! “Music is sunshine,” says Franti, one of the most positive and conscious artists in music today. “Music gives us new energy and a stronger sense of purpose.” Franti has a brand new single, “I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like)” hitting radio now leading into his brand new album this summer.
Details on the Maui Show with Michael Franti and Spearhead:
Where: Yokouchi Pavilion, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, 1 Cameron Way, Kahului, HI, 96732
When: Friday, August 29th, 2014
Gates: 5:00pm (All ages accompanied by an adult)
Show: 5:30pm (All ages accompanied by an adult)
Prices: Limited VIP – $80.00 (In advance plus applicable fees – Increase day of the show plus applicable fees)
General Admission – $39.50 (In advance plus applicable fees – Increase day of the show plus applicable fees
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