Above: Michael Franti’s recent appearance on Ellen

Michael Franti & Spearhead recently scorned their first Top 40 hit with “Say Hey (I Love You)” off All Rebel Rockers. The band will celebrate next year on a national arena tour opening for John Mayer. Battle Studies Tour will take Mayer and Franti to a number of huge rooms, including New York’s Madison Square Garden, Los Angeles’ Staples Center and Chicago’s United Center.

Michael Franti & Spearhead’s shows with John Mayer include

February 8 Charleston, SC—North Charleston Coliseum
February 9 Birmingham, AL—BJCC Arena
February 10 Nashville, TN—Sommet Center
February 12 Auburn Hills (Detroit), MI—The Palace of Auburn Hills
February 13 Toronto, ON—Air Canada Centre
February 16 Ottawa, ON—Scotiabank Place
February 17 Montreal, QC—Bell Centre
February 19 Uncasville, CT—Mohegan Sun
February 20 Washington, DC—Verizon Center
February 21 Philadelphia, PA—Wachovia Center
February 24 Boston, MA—TD Banknorth Garden
February 25 New York, NY—Madison Square Garden
February 28 Grand Rapids, MI—Van Andel Arena

March 1 Milwaukee, WI—Bradley Center
March 2 St. Paul, MN— Xcel Energy Center
March 4 Omaha, NE—Qwest Center
March 5 Oklahoma City, OK—Ford Center
March 6 Houston, TX—Toyota Center
March 8 Austin, TX—Frank Erwin Center
March 9 Dallas, TX—American Airlines Center
March 10 New Orleans, LA—New Orleans Arena
March 12 Columbus, OH—Nationwide Arena
March 13 Louisville, KY—Freedom Hall
March 15 Greensboro, NC—Greensboro Coliseum Complex
March 16 Charlottesville, VA—John Paul Jones Arena
March 17 Atlanta, GA—Philips Arena
March 19 Memphis, TN—Fed Ex Forum
March 20 St Louis, MO—Scottrade Center
March 22 Kansas City, MO—Sprint Center
March 23 Denver, CO—Pepsi Center
March 25 Los Angeles, CA—Staples Center
March 26 San Jose, CA—HP Pavilion
March 30 Portland, OR—Rose Garden
March 31 Seattle, WA—KeyArena

April 1 Vancouver, BC—General Motors Place
April 2 Calgary, AB—Pengrowth Saddledome
April 3 Edmonton, AB—Rexall Place
April 6 Saskatoon, SK—Credit Union Centre
April 7 Winnipeg, MB—MTS Centre
April 8 Fargo, ND—FargoDome
April 10 Chicago, IL—United Center