Franti & Spearhead play Dobson in Vail, Feb. 16,17 |

Franti & Spearhead play Dobson in Vail, Feb. 16,17

Daily Staff ReportVail CO, Colorado

VAIL, Colorado Bay Area musicians Michael Franti and Spearhead will play two nights Feb. 16 and 17 at Dobson Ice Arena in Vail. Tickets are currently available via Denver-based promoter AEGs website at, Ticketmaster, and through the bands website on Locals can avoid online convenience charges by purchasing a limited number of locally-sold tickets at the following Vail locations: the Mountain Adventure Center, located at the top of Bridge Street; The Vail Village Information Center; and Eagle Valley Musics new location next to Sandbar in West Vail. Locally purchased tickets are $32 each.Franti, born in Oakland and raised in Davis, Cali., secured his lifelong love of music while playing basketball for the University of San Francisco, where he lived above the college radio station for several years. Later, after playing with the Beatnigs and The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, Franti formed Spearhead with several studio musicians while recording an album in Philadelphia. Originally formed as an intention to simply tour in support of the album, the band quickly won over both fans and critics, and have been touring and releasing albums successfully to date. Throughout my career I have always viewed music as a way to stir the soul and a vehicle for social change writes Franti. I love the craft of songwriting as much as I love recording and performing, and every day of my life is rich with music. Dobson Arena will also play host to the Disco Biscuits with Perpetual Groove on January 19, with tickets available at the same local outlets. For more information on Dobson Ice Arena visit or call (970) 479-2271.

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