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Michael Franti ruptures appendix, Wanderlust replaces him with Common

on July 25, 2009, 10:30am

Michael Franti, best known as the of Michael Franti & Spearhead, underwent emergency surgery this past Thursday after suffering a ruptured appendix. The 43-year-old musician is said to be doing fine, but will be sideline for at least another week.

As a result, Franti has been forced to cancel several upcoming tour dates, including an appearance at this weekend’s Wanderlust Festival in Lake Tahoe, California. Late last night, organizers confirmed the news and revealed that rapper Common has already been tapped to fill the void. The Chicago native will headline Saturday night with a set at 6:45 p.m. on the Gold Coast stage.

Tickets for today and tomorrow’s festivities are available in person at the Wanderlust box office.