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The Edge Of The Earth The Edge Of The Earth
9-Sep-2014
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Fading West Fading West
10-Jan-2014
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Fading West EP Fading West EP
17-Sep-2013
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Vice Re-Verses Vice Re-Verses
23-Apr-2012
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Hello Hurricane Live Hello Hurricane Live
27-Sep-2011
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Vice Verses Vice Verses
27-Sep-2011
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Eastern Hymns for Western Shores Eastern Hymns for Western Shores
1-Jan-2010
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Hello Hurricane Hello Hurricane
1-Jan-2009
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The Best Yet The Best Yet
11-Nov-2008
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Oh! Gravity Oh! Gravity
26-Dec-2006
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Nothing Is Sound Nothing Is Sound
1-Jan-2005
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The Early Years: 1997 - 2000 The Early Years: 1997 - 2000
2-Nov-2004
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The Beautiful Letdown The Beautiful Letdown
1-Jan-2003
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Learning to Breath Learning to Breath
16-Sep-2000
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New Way to be Human New Way to be Human
23-Mar-1999
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The Legend of Chin The Legend of Chin
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Switchfoot is an American rock band from San Diego, California. The band's members are Jon Foreman (lead vocals, guitar), Tim Foreman (bass guitar, backing vocals), Chad Butler (drums, percussion), Jerome Fontamillas (guitar, keyboards, backing vocals), and Drew Shirley (guitar, backing vocals).

They are known for their energetic live shows, where the three guitarists in the line-up often operate simultaneously.

After early successes in the Christian rock scene, Switchfoot first gained mainstream recognition with the inclusion of four of their songs in the 2002 movie A Walk to Remember. This recognition led to their major label debut, The Beautiful Letdown, which was released in 2003. It went on to sell over 2.6 million copies and produced the band's best-known singles, "Meant to Live" and "Dare You to Move." Their seventh studio album Hello Hurricane received a Grammy award in 2011 for Best Rock Gospel Album.

According to Jon Foreman, the name "Switchfoot" is a surfing term. "We all love to surf and have been surfing all our lives so to us, the name made sense. To switch your feet means to take a new stance facing the opposite direction. It's about change and movement, a different way of approaching life and music."

Formation and early years (1996-2002)

Switchfoot was founded in 1996 as Chin Up, consisting of Jon Foreman and his brother Tim, along with Chad Butler on drums. After playing only a few shows, the band was contacted by music industry veteran Charlie Peacock and eventually signed to his indie label Re:think Records under the current moniker, Switchfoot. Re:think went on to distribute the first three Switchfoot albums, The Legend of Chin, New Way to Be Human, and Learning to Breathe. Because Re:think was bought out by Christian giant Sparrow Records before Switchfoot's first release, however, the band's and Peacock's intentions of being marketed outside of the Contemporary Christian music scene and reaching a wider audience were put on hold. Consequently, the band was mostly marketed exclusively to Christian radio and retail outlets early in their careers, a time Jon Foreman has described as when "half of who we were was lost."

Of Switchfoot's first three albums, Learning to Breathe was the most successful, being certified gold by the RIAA, and receiving a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Gospel Album.

Later on in 2002, Switchfoot's music was featured prominently in the movie A Walk to Remember, starring singer and actress Mandy Moore, who sang Switchfoot's song "Only Hope" during a scene in the movie. The movie's soundtrack album also featured a duet with Jon Foreman and Moore, as well as four other Switchfoot songs from the band's previous catalogue, in addition to Moore's cover of "Only Hope".

The Beautiful Letdown (2003-05)

Following the exposure that came from A Walk to Remember, Switchfoot attracted attention from multiple record labels and ultimately signed with the major record label, Columbia Records/SonyBMG. Their major label debut, The Beautiful Letdown, under Columbia Records/Red Ink, represented the band's evolution from the predominantly lo-fi, indie rock sound of their early albums, toward a more layered, synth-influenced sound that helped launch the band to mainstream popularity. This shift sonically could be attributed to the fact that the album was the first to include keyboardist Jerome Fontamillas, formerly of industrial bands Mortal and Fold Zandura. Fontamillas had been touring with Switchfoot since 2000, following the release of Learning to Breathe.

The Beautiful Letdown has since been certified double platinum, selling more than 2.6 million copies, on the strength of constant touring and the huge mainstream radio hits "Meant to Live" and "Dare You to Move." A live DVD depicting one of the band's live concerts, Live in San Diego, went platinum as well, and a third single, "This Is Your Life" was released to radio. In addition, the song "Gone" received major airplay on Christian radio stations as well.

Following the runaway success of The Beautiful Letdown, a compilation titled The Early Years: 1997-2000 was released, which featured Switchfoot's first three indie albums released under Re:think records including the original artwork for all the albums. This collection has since been certified Gold, with total sales of over 500,000 copies.

Switchfoot also received five 2005 Dove Award nominations, and won four, including Artist of the year.

Nothing Is Sound (2005-06)

In 2005 prior to the release of Nothing Is Sound Switchfoot announced that guitarist Drew Shirley (previously the guitarist for All Together Separate) had become the band's fifth member after touring with the band since 2003. Nothing Is Sound, was released on September 13, 2005, and with Shirley's inclusion saw Switchfoot's sound become even more densely layered and guitar-heavy, resulting in an album that was edgier and darker than any of their previous work. "Stars" was released as the first radio single to promote the album, and was a solid hit on mainstream and alternative rock radio stations. "We Are One Tonight" was released as the second single in early 2006.

The album debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, an all-time high for the band, while bassist Tim Foreman attracted headlines by speaking out against the copy-protection used by the label and providing fans a detailed workaround on the band's message board, which was quickly deleted by Sony.

During the Spring 2006 leg of the Nothing Is Sound Tour, the band introduced "a video diary of life on the road" in the form of free video podcasts available via iTunes and streaming online on Youtube.com. In addition to featuring snippets of upcoming songs and live performances, the videos gave fans an inside look at the more casual and humorous aspects of the band members' touring lives, as well as featuring footage of the band working on their follow-up to Nothing Is Sound.

Oh! Gravity. (2006-07

Switchfoot's next album, Oh! Gravity., was released on December 26, 2006 to considerable critical acclaim. It entered the Billboard chart at #18 and peaked at #1 on iTunes' Top Albums chart.

Before the release of the album, Switchfoot e-mailed a newsletter on June 2 which contained a free download of the song "Daylight to Break", a statement from Foreman implying that the band wanted to have a new album out by the end of the year, as well as a thanks to their fans for helping keep the band together for ten years. The band tried to involve their fans in the creation of the album, setting up a webcam in their recording studio and running a contest for a chance to play the cowbell in the studio with the band.

To promote the album, the band first released the song, "Dirty Second Hands", as a "preview" single via iTunes on September 26. The title track "Oh! Gravity" was also released to iTunes on October 21 and was sent to radio on October 31 as the lead single for the album, seeing limited success at alternative and modern rock radio. The album's second single, "Awakening", was released in early 2007. Although it saw virtually no play on radio, the accompanying band-funded music video song received over one million hits on YouTube in less than three months.

Major label independence, The Best Yet (2007–08)

Later, on August 10, 2007, Jon Foreman revealed that the band had severed ties with Columbia Records in order to release music as an Indie band. "Neither party has any hard feelings," he said of the split a few months later. "I think for us, the reason why we signed with Columbia was because of the people that were there. So it's very understandable when all those people are gone, you don't hold any real bad feelings or good feelings towards a company name. I think that's part of the problem with the corporate entity as a whole is that there's no true responsibility." Later in October, the band announced that they had created a new record label called lowercase people records, in order to better make a direct connection with their fans.

Subsequently, Foreman began working on his own set of solo EP's (one named after each season of the year); the first of these was released on November 27, 2007, the last on June 10, 2008. Foreman also began a side project with Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek originally called "The Real SeanJon" but later renamed "Fiction Family".

With their new status as an independent band, Switchfoot embarked on their 2007 fall tour, playing shows with Relient K and Ruth. The tour, dubbed the "Appetite for Construction Tour", was designed to benefit Habitat For Humanity, with the bands donating one dollar per ticket sold to the cause. In addition, Foreman wrote the song "Rebuild" with Matt Thiessen from Relient K, and released it as a way to raise additional money for Habitat. By the end of the tour, the bands had raised over $100,000 for Habitat for Humanity. With no album to promote, the band continued touring for philanthropic causes, booking a short national tour in March through May titled the Up In Arms Tour, partnering with and benefitting the organization To Write Love on Her Arms.

Later that year, Columbia Records/Sony Music, released the first ever Switchfoot greatest hits compilation album titled The Best Yet, a sort of "final farewell from Sony".

Hello Hurricane (2008-2010)

Prior to the label split, Foreman had announced in a March 17, 2007 MySpace blog that Switchfoot had begun pre-production for a new album, saying that "the new SF record is underway." Later, on October 12, 2007, Foreman also announced that the band had begun construction of their own studio in their hometown of San Diego. It was completed in the spring of 2008, and the band began recording their follow-up to 2006's Oh! Gravity.

In March, the band wrote and recorded a new song called "This Is Home" for the film The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. The song was included on the film's official soundtrack and an accompanying music video was also filmed, with footage from the film.

In April, the band announced that instead of one studio album, they had actually been at work on 4 albums-worth of material, and had decided at the time to release them one after another, starting with the first one on November 10, 2009, titled Hello Hurricane. The album to follow it will be called Vice Verses, set to release in 2011.

Upon completion of Hello Hurricane, the band began searching for "the right partners" to distribute the songs globally. On August 7, 2009, the band announced that lowercase people records was licensing the album to Atlantic Records, ensuring "these tunes are heard around the world." To help promote this new release, the band took a hands-on approach with their lead single, "Mess of Me," by hiding copies of the single all across the world and encouraging fans to share it around by finding the discs and making copies of their own to hide. Through this, the single spread all across the world in grassroots fashion in advance of a traditional radio release, which saw the track hitting the Top 15 of Modern Rock radio. This was followed by the release of "The Sound (John M. Perkins' Blues)," which went on to become the band's first Top 10 Modern Rock hit since "Dare You to Move."

On December 1, 2010 it was announced that Hello Hurricane had been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album. It won the Grammy on February 13th, 2011. The band concluded the year with the release of the Eastern Hymns for Western Shores EP, which was included in their annual holiday package for fans.

Switchfoot and Christian Music

Switchfoot is often referred to as a Christian rock band, mostly due to their continued involvement with the Christian rock scene. The band has always philosophically disagreed with this label: "For us, it's a faith, not a genre," says Jon Foreman. "We've always been very open and honest about where the songs are coming from. For us, these songs are for everyone. Calling us 'Christian rock' tends to be a box that closes some people out and excludes them, and that's not what we're trying to do. Music has always opened my mind—and that's what we want".

In addition to the general market, they also distribute their music to Christian markets, and play at larger Christian festivals. Though they hold this position, they have not alienated their Christian fans. As in their indie days, they are still distributed to Christian retail outlets through Sparrow Records/EMI CMG, featured on Christian radio and charts, as well as being presented with Dove Awards, even after having been signed to the mainstream Columbia Records from 2003–2007 and currently, Atlantic Records. "[Signing to Columbia was] a realization of something that we'd wanted to be from the beginning," Foreman explains. "When we were signed to re:think Records [an indie label], the goal was to get the music out to everybody. [But] when Sparrow [a Christian label] bought re:think Records, it was evident that our music wasn't going to be in the hands of everybody. As a Christian, I have a lot to say within the walls of the church. But also, as a Christian, I've got a lot to say just about life in general ... So to be able to be on Columbia and on Sparrow felt like the realization of the two sides of what we had to say. It's a dream come true to be able to have songs that are outside of the box."

Following the release of The Beautiful Letdown, the band temporarily stopped playing at Christian festivals and doing interviews with Christian organizations, as they found the speculation about their faith to be distracting from the music. Three years later, Switchfoot began going back on this policy, headlining at large Christian-based music festivals, and agreeing to be featured on the June 2006 cover of CCM Magazine, after declining the opportunity for years. Yet in many ways they used the opportunity to describe their split from the CCM industry. This has caused some, such as Spin writer Andrew Beaujon, to take the view that "their lyrics often have two different meanings, one meaning for a Christian audience and one meaning for the rest of us. They try to relate to two different groups of people at once".

Press Release

Switchfoot Announces Spring Headling Tour 2012

GRAMMY-winning rock band SWITCHFOOT will launch a North American headlining tour on March 22 in Kahului, HI. A ticket pre-sale for members of the band’s fan club, Friends of the Foot, is underway at www.switchfoot.com.

Next week SWITCHFOOT heads to Australia and New Zealand, where they will headline the traveling Soundwave Festival. They’ll also be capturing footage for Fading West, the San Diego-based band’s upcoming surf film, which will feature numerous other incredible surfing locations SWITCHFOOT has visited on its world tour.

On March 20, NBC SounDiego + Living Social present “An Evening with Switchfoot at La Jolla Playhouse.” SWITCHFOOT and producer Neal Avron (Sara Bareilles, Weezer) will discuss the making of their latest album, Vice Verses (Credential Recordings/lowercase people and Atlantic Records). The evening will also feature a Q&A and meet-and-greet session. Tickets will be available on February 22 exclusively through www.livingsocial.com.

On Record Store Day, April 21, SWITCHFOOT will release a limited edition CD entitled Vice Re-Verses. The EP will feature remixes of songs from Vice Verses by Paper Route, Owl City’s Adam Young, Photek and Darren King. A digital version of Vice Re-Verses will be released on May 1 and will include a remix of the band’s new single, “Afterlife,” by the winner of the Switchfoot Remix Contest, which is underway now at http://www.talenthouse.com/remix-for-switchfoot and sponsored by Ultimate Ears.

“Afterlife” is the follow-up to SWITCHFOOT’s Top 5 Modern Rock hit “Dark Horses,” which was the first single from Vice Verses. Billboard praised the record’s “powerful, anthemic rockers” and Relevant Magazine called it SWITCHFOOT’S “most unique” album yet. “[The] gorgeous, swelling ‘Restless’ sounds plucked from U2’s Achtung Baby,” said Alternative Press.

SWITCHFOOT – comprising Jon Foreman (vocals/guitar), Tim Foreman (bass), Chad Butler (drums), Jerome Fontamillas (keys/guitar) and Drew Shirley (guitar) – has begun making plans for the eight annual Switchfoot Bro-Am will be held on Saturday, June 16, at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, CA. The event will feature surfing contests, a live art mural created by local artists and a live concert. It will benefit San Diego area chapters of StandUp for Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of at-risk and homeless youth (www.standupforkids.org). Further details will be announced shortly. The event has raised more than $500,000 to date for San Diego-based children’s charities, including StandUp for Kids.

September 28, 2014

One of the most compelling and enduring bands in Christian music history and 2014 Dove Awards “Artist of the Year” nominee, Switchfoot, releases its acclaimed documentary, Fading West, to Christian retail October 14, 2014. Currently available to stream via Netflix and all leading US Video On Demand platforms, including Switchfoot’s own fadingwest.switchfoot.com, the Matt Katsolis-directed Fading West is part rock-documentary, surf-film and travelogue, and will make its world television premiere October 4th on Palladia, Viacom’s hi-def music channel (check local listings).

Electrifying live footage and never-before-seen intimate moments take viewers inside the lives of this history-breaking and making band from San Diego, while chronicling the band’s global pursuit of the perfect wave and the music they encountered and created along the way, which ultimately became the band’s ninth studio album, Fading West. The album made a spectacular No. 1 debut on the Current Contemporary Christian Overall Chart and a top 10 debut on the SoundScan/Billboard 200, while also arriving at No. 1 atop Billboard’s “Top Alternative Albums.”

With two No. 1 singles, “Love Alone is Worth the Fight” and “When We Come Alive,” the album continues to generate momentum with its latest single, “Let it Out,” and the Derec Dunn directed music video for “When We Come Alive,” which is available now— http://smarturl.it/FadingWestAlbum.

The DVD comes on the heels of Switchfoot’s 7-song EP, The Edge of the Earth: Unreleased Songs From the Film ‘Fading West', currently available on the iTunes Store and all leading digital retailers.

Between the film, the album, the tour and EP, Switchfoot has had one of its most successful years yet. To cap it off, they have been nominated for four Dove Awards, including “Artist Of The Year,” “Rock/Contemporary Song Of The Year,” “Rock/Contemporary Album Of The Year” and “Long Form Video of the Year.” The awards show will take place on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 and will air on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), reaching over 100 million homes in the US, plus global and multi-platform distribution.

Long hailed as an electrifying live act, Switchfoot has just resumed its massively popular Fading West Tour, with US dates now scheduled through November. For regularly updated details and ticket information, please visit www.switchfoot.com/c/tourdates.

October 17, 2013

Grammy-award winning rock band Switchfoot released the first single, “Love Alone Is Worth The Fight,” from its highly anticipated album, Fading West, set to release Jan. 14, 2014 on Atlantic Records/Word.  The reception of the single is being overwhelmingly supported at radio, with every Billboard Christian Hot AC/CHR reporting station playing the single in its debut week, marking the only time this has happened since the chart launched in 2006. The song also claims the highest ever debut position (No. 34) for Switchfoot on the National Christian Audience (NCA) chart and the second highest debut chart position (No. 19) out of the band’s 17 Hot AC/CHR singles (“Stars” debuted at No. 18 in 2005).

Further receiving Most Added status on the at NCA, AC Monitored, AC Indicator and Hot AC/CHR charts, with Highest Spin and Audience Increases at NCA and Hot AC/CHR, the song is also available now on the band’s three-song digital Fading West EP released Sept. 17.

In addition to the single, the EP features two more tracks from the upcoming full-length album, Fading West, including “Who We Are” and “Ba55.” A special physical edition of the EP will be available only on Switchfoot’s fall tour and will feature “Fading West,” a bonus track that will not be included on the full album.

Switchfoot’s 43-city fall tour that began Sept. 20 is seeing capacity crowds as it continues to traverse the nation before wrapping up Nov. 24 in Abilene, TX. During the events, fans will have the unique opportunity to screen the band’s new feature film, Fading West, which is serving as the opening act of the show. Following the tour, the film will release Dec. 10 across all cable and broadband-based VOD platforms, including iTunes®. Part rock documentary, part surf film and part travelogue, Fading West offers rare glimpses into the longtime surfers on their boards and in the waves, captures the frenetic energy of their live shows and portrays a journey both epic and intimate.

July 26, 2012

SWITCHFOOT will launch an extensive fall tour on September 26 at Rams Head Live in Baltimore, MD. The run, featuring special guest Paper Route, will include shows at the Theatre of the Living Arts in Philadelphia, PA (10/2), Detroit’s St. Andrews Hall (10/11) and Vinyl, the new music venue at the Hard Rock Café & Casino in Las Vegas (10/26 & 27). It will conclude on October 28 at City National Grove of Anaheim in Southern California. See below for itinerary.

“The Original,” the blazingly catchy third single from SWITCHFOOT’S latest album, Vice Verses, goes to Modern Rock radio in early September. It follows the album’s Top 10 Modern Rock hits, “Dark Horses” and “Afterlife.”

The GRAMMY®-winning band is featured in an all new episode of “Guitar Center Sessions” on DIRECTV, premiering tonight at 9 pm on channel 239 and in 3D on n|3D. Fans can check out SWITCHFOOT performing one of its early hits – “Meant to Live” from 2003’s multi-Platinum The Beautiful Letdown – in this preview of the episode: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vPw9U9YohI

“If it’s possible to blow the roof off of an arena that has no roof, Switchfoot did just that Friday,” said UT San Diego in a review of a recent show. “Their songs are more like reality checks than anything else…Lead singer Jon Foreman’s raw, gritty voice pierces the conscience.”

The 8th annual Switchfoot Bro-Am Presented By Hurley raised more than $200,000 for San Diego area chapters of StandUp for Kids, a national nonprofit volunteer outreach organization founded in San Diego that is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of at-risk, homeless and street kids (www.standupforkids.org). Conceived by SWITCHFOOT as a way to give back to its hometown of San Diego, the weekend’s festivities began with an auction night soiree and culminated with a surf contest/beach concert that drew over 12,000 people to Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, CA on June 16th. The Bro-Am has raised more than $700,000 for San Diego-based children’s charities, including StandUp for Kids, since its inception in 2005.

The funds raised over the years have enabled the Oceanside chapter of StandUp for Kids to expand from a 600 square foot center to a 2500 square foot center. BroAm monies have helped supplement the organization’s “Food Pack” support and have been instrumental in feeding over 18,000 kids in 2011 alone. The chapter has been able to send 10 kids to college and 200 kids home to be reunited with their families.

April 19, 2012

Dead Feather Moon (www.deadfeathermoon.com), The Howls (www.thehowls.com), Brandon and Leah (http://brandonandleah.com), and Jon Foreman & Friends will perform at the 8th annual Switchfoot Bro-Am Presented By Hurley (http://www.switchfoot.com/switchfoot/c/bro-am) at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, CA on Saturday, June 16th.

SWITCHFOOT (www.switchfoot.com), who was honored yesterday during the 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards, receiving awards for both Rock Album of the Year for Vice Verses and Rock Recorded Song of the Year for the Top 5 Modern Rock hit from the album, “Dark Horses,” conceived the Bro-Am as a way to give back to its hometown of San Diego. While admission to the beach event is free, funds are raised from beach vendors and sponsorships as well as at a pre-event auction night soiree. This year’s Bro-Am will once again benefit San Diego area chapters of StandUp for Kids, a national nonprofit volunteer outreach organization founded in San Diego that is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of at-risk, homeless and street kids (www.standupforkids.org). Since its inception in 2005, the Bro-Am has raised more than half a million dollars for San Diego-based children’s charities.

“The Bro-Am has been my favorite day of the year ever since we started it back in '05,” notes SWITCHFOOT’S Jon Foreman. “We feel truly honored to again partner with StandUp For Kids, an incredible organization serving at-risk youth here in San Diego and across the country. Last year was our biggest year ever, and we hope to top it again this year. We are so grateful that our friends Dead Feather Moon, The Howls, and Brandon and Leah can join us for an incredible day of music and surf that will benefit a remarkable group of kids.”

You can check out footage shot at last year’s Bro-Am in this short video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEeYkgA9DIw&feature=share

The festivities will begin with the Switchfoot Bro-Am Kickoff and Auction Night Soiree, which will take place on Thursday, June 14, at The Crosby at Rancho Santa Fe. It will feature VIP meet & greet opportunities, silent and live auctions, opportunity drawings, exclusive live entertainment, and delectable culinary creations and sips from such upscale establishments as Pacifica Del Mar, Solace & The Moonlight Lounge, Del Mar Rendezvous, Pacific Coast Grill, Zenbu, Rimel's, and many more. A limited number of tickets will be available for this special evening. Tickets will go on sale Friday, April 27. For further details, visit http://www.switchfoot.com/switchfoot/c/bro-am.

The annual surf contest has been expanded and will take place at Moonlight Beach over the course of two days – Friday, June 15, and Saturday, June 16. Four-person surf teams secure their participation via sponsorship donation to StandUp For Kids. Surf teams will feature riders representing Hurley, Billabong, Channel Islands, Transworld Surf, Surf Ride, Dragon, and many more, as well as members of SWITCHFOOT. Past competitors have included Rob Machado, Tom Curren, Dane Reynolds, Timmy Curran and many others. In addition to the surf contest and live music performances, the Bro-Am will also feature a nerf surf jousting exposition between surf contest heats as well as a junior division in the surf contest.

The 8th annual Switchfoot Bro-Am Presented By Hurley will again partner with San Diego-based Sustainable Waves to offer cutting- edge solar-powered sound and staging. Sustainable Waves utilizes the renewable energy sources of the sun to deliver 100% pollution-free concerts. By using solar power rather than a diesel generator or grid power, the Bro-Am will avoid emitting approximately 1,000 lbs of CO2 into the atmosphere (the equivalent of not driving your car approximately 1,100 miles or the annual sequestration of 66 trees).

Beach vendors confirmed to be present at the 8th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am thus far include Wahoo’s, Harney Sushi, Surf Ride, Jedidiah, Clif Bar, Macbeth, Bull Taco, Honest Tea, Keep A Breast, Natural High, and H.O.C, Inc., among others.

SWITCHFOOT – comprising Jon Foreman (vocals/guitar), Tim Foreman (bass), Chad Butler (drums), Jerome Fontamillas (keys/guitar) and Drew Shirley (guitar) – recently launched its 2012 North American headlining tour. For itinerary, visit http://www.switchfoot.com/switchfoot/c/tourdates.

The GRAMMY®-winning band will celebrate Record Store Day by releasing a limited edition CD entitled Vice Re-Verses this Saturday, April 21. The EP features remixes of songs from its latest album, Vice Verses, by Paper Route’s JT Daly, Owl City’s Adam Young, Photek, Darren King and DandJ. A digital version of Vice Re-Verses will be released on May 1 and will include a remix of the band’s new single, “Afterlife,” by Neon Feather, the winner of the Switchfoot Remix Contest sponsored by Ultimate Ears (http://www.talenthouse.com/remix-for-switchfoot).

February 22, 2012

GRAMMY-winning rock band SWITCHFOOT will launch a North American headlining tour on March 22 in Kahului, HI. A ticket pre-sale for members of the band’s fan club, Friends of the Foot, is underway at www.switchfoot.com.

Next week SWITCHFOOT heads to Australia and New Zealand, where they will headline the traveling Soundwave Festival. They’ll also be capturing footage for Fading West, the San Diego-based band’s upcoming surf film, which will feature numerous other incredible surfing locations SWITCHFOOT has visited on its world tour.

On March 20, NBC SounDiego + Living Social present “An Evening with Switchfoot at La Jolla Playhouse.” SWITCHFOOT and producer Neal Avron (Sara Bareilles, Weezer) will discuss the making of their latest album, Vice Verses (Credential Recordings/lowercase people and Atlantic Records). The evening will also feature a Q&A and meet-and-greet session. Tickets will be available on February 22 exclusively through www.livingsocial.com.

On Record Store Day, April 21, SWITCHFOOT will release a limited edition CD entitled Vice Re-Verses. The EP will feature remixes of songs from Vice Verses by Paper Route, Owl City’s Adam Young, Photek and Darren King. A digital version of Vice Re-Verses will be released on May 1 and will include a remix of the band’s new single, “Afterlife,” by the winner of the Switchfoot Remix Contest, which is underway now at http://www.talenthouse.com/remix-for-switchfoot and sponsored by Ultimate Ears.

“Afterlife” is the follow-up to SWITCHFOOT’s Top 5 Modern Rock hit “Dark Horses,” which was the first single from Vice Verses. Billboard praised the record’s “powerful, anthemic rockers” and Relevant Magazine called it SWITCHFOOT’S “most unique” album yet. “[The] gorgeous, swelling ‘Restless’ sounds plucked from U2’s Achtung Baby,” said Alternative Press.

SWITCHFOOT – comprising Jon Foreman (vocals/guitar), Tim Foreman (bass), Chad Butler (drums), Jerome Fontamillas (keys/guitar) and Drew Shirley (guitar) – has begun making plans for the eight annual Switchfoot Bro-Am will be held on Saturday, June 16, at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, CA. The event will feature surfing contests, a live art mural created by local artists and a live concert. It will benefit San Diego area chapters of StandUp for Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of at-risk and homeless youth (www.standupforkids.org). Further details will be announced shortly. The event has raised more than $500,000 to date for San Diego-based children’s charities, including StandUp for Kids.

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