LOS ANGELES, Calif. – On the heels of their Native Tongue album release, SWITCHFOOT launched their Native Tongue Tour with Colony House and Tyson Motsenbocker last night at a sold-out show in Asheville, N.C. The GRAMMY® Award-winning band rocked the packed Orange Peel with a passionate performance featuring a mixture of new releases and fan-favorite hits.
Following shows in Knoxville and Atlanta, SWITCHFOOT is set to perform another sold-out show at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The 43-city North American leg of the Native Tongue Tour wraps in Vancouver, British Columbia on April 13. Full list of dates available below.
SWITCHFOOT is partnering with Food for the Hungry, an international relief and development organization, throughout the Native Tongue Tour to raise money for programs that help communities in 17 countries around the world move from extreme poverty to self-sustainability. To watch the exclusive announcement which premiered on Parade.com, click HERE.
In a Billboard.com feature, Frontman Jon Foreman shared: “We’ve never really rehearsed this hard for any tour. Because these songs are such a big leap forward into the future, we want to get it right. We’re thrilled to be playing these songs live and we want to do it justice. We’re excited to be connecting with our audience again.”
Native Tongue, released January 18 via Fantasy Records, debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Rock Albums, No. 3 on Alternative Albums, No. 6 on Top Albums and Digital Albums, No. 22 on Vinyl Albums and No. 41 on Top 200. The album also charted No. 1 on Amazon’s Best Sellers in Alternative Rock, No. 6 on Best Sellers in Digital Albums and No. 20 on Best Sellers CDs & Vinyl as well as No. 2 on iTunes Top Albums Alternative and No. 5 on Top Albums All-Genre chart.
NATIVE TONGUE TRACK LIST:
1. Let It Happen
2. Native Tongue
3. All I Need
5. Dig New Streams
6. Joy Invincible
7. Prodigal Soul
8. The Hardest Art (Feat. Kaela Sinclair)
9. Wonderful Feeling
10. Take My Fire
11. The Strength To Let Go
13. We’re Gonna Be Alright
14. You’re The One I Want
NATIVE TONGUE TOUR DATES:
Feb. 14 The Orange Peel – Asheville, N.C.
Feb. 15 The Mill & Mine – Knoxville, Tenn.
Feb. 16 Tabernacle – Atlanta, Ga.
Feb. 17 Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, Tenn.
Feb. 19 The Fillmore Silver Spring – Silver Spring, Md.
Feb. 20 The Fillmore – Philadelphia, Pa.
Feb. 22 Wellmont Theater – Montclair, N.J.
Feb. 23 The Paramount – Huntington, N.Y.
Feb. 24 House of Blues – Boston, Mass.
Feb. 27 Carnegie Music Hall – Munhall, Penn.
Feb. 28 Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, Ontario
March 01 House of Blues – Cleveland, Ohio
March 02 20 Monroe Live – Grand Rapids, Mich.
March 03 The Fillmore Detroit – Detroit, Mich.
March 05 The Pageant – Saint Louis, Mo.
March 06 Egyptian Room at Old National Centre – Indianapolis, Ind.
March 08 Park West – Chicago, Ill.
March 09 Park West – Chicago, Ill.
March 10 The Sylvee – Madison, Wis.
March 14 Club Brady – Tulsa, Okla.
March 15 House of Blues – Dallas, Texas
March 16 House of Blues – Houston, Texas
March 18 Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater – Austin, Texas
March 19 Aztec Theatre – San Antonio, Texas
March 21 Iron City – Birmingham, Ala.
March 22 The RITZ Ybor – Tampa, Fla.
March 23 House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
March 24 Revolution – Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
March 27 State Theatre – Minneapolis, Minn.
March 28 Sokol Auditorium – Omaha, Neb.
March 29 Uptown Theater – Kansas City, Mo.
March 30 Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, Colo.
March 31 The Depot – Salt Lake City, Utah
April 03 Rialto Theatre – Tucson, Ariz.
April 04 The Van Buren – Phoenix, Ariz.
April 05 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, Calif.
April 06 Arlington Theatre – Santa Barbara, Calif.
April 07 Warfield Theater – San Francisco, Calif.
April 09 McDonald Theatre – Eugene, Ore.
April 10 Crystal Ballroom – Portland, Ore.
April 11 Neptune Theatre – Seattle, Wash.
April 12 Neptune Theatre – Seattle, Wash.
April 13 Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver, British Columbia
SWITCHFOOT has been unearthing all manner of musical gems since their 1997 debut The Legend of Chin, steadily expanding their global fan base and critical reputation through such releases as New Way to Be Human (1999), Learning to Breathe (2000), the multi-platinum breakthrough The Beautiful Letdown (2003), Nothing Is Sound (2005), Oh! Gravity (2006), the Grammy award-winning Hello Hurricane (2009), Vice Verses (2011), Fading West (2014) and Where The Light Shines Through (2016). Fading West doubled as the soundtrack to the band’s documentary of the same name. Along the way, SWITCHFOOT established itself as a world-class live act with a series of sold-out world tours, while racking up a string of radio hits, including “Meant to Live,” “Dare You to Move,” “Stars” and “Mess of Me.” Beyond their career achievements, SWITCHFOOT has been active in a variety of philanthropic efforts, raising over two million dollars to aid kids in their community through the band’s own Bro-Am foundation and their annual Bro-Am Beach Fest, a benefit surf contest and concert that’s held every summer in Encinitas, CA. They’ve also maintained a deep commitment to a variety of humanitarian causes, lending their support to such worthy organizations as DATA, the ONE Campaign, Habitat for Humanity, Invisible Children, Food for the Hungry, CURE and To Write Love on Her Arms. SWITCHFOOT’s new album Native Tongue will be released January 18, 2019 on Fantasy Records.
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