LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Today, GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band SWITCHFOOT shared a blistering new live video for “Native Tongue,” via Alternative Revolt and YouTube Premiere. The live performance clip, produced by SWITCHFOOT and directed by Erick Frost, was shot at Atlanta’s historic Tabernacle, and captures the quintet’s signature high-energy performance and passionate connection with their fans.
“We love Atlanta and we love the Tabernacle. Such an amazing venue with an incredible crowd. The room was electric and the video captures the energy. This song speaks to our times: we are a house divided. Yet underneath the language of fear or hatred, love is our native tongue. To see a roomful of people set aside their differences to sing one song together is a powerful moment,” expressed Frontman Jon Foreman.
According to Atlanta reviewers: “Every song demanded the audience participate whether it was through singing back to the band, clapping, or dancing as best they could on the packed GA floor (Everett Zuraw, 9 to 5 Magazine)” while several fans were “in tears at the sheer joy of the performance and seeing Jon back on stage with the band (Matt Delaney, Imprint Entertainment).”
The Native Tongue Tour coincides with the release of SWITCHFOOT’s chart-topping, critically-acclaimed album, Native Tongue, via Fantasy Records. SWITCHFOOT launched the North American leg of the tour, which features support acts Tyson Motsenbocker and Colony House, with sold-out shows at the Orange Peel in Asheville and the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
Throughout the tour, SWITCHFOOT is partnering with Food for the Hungry, an international relief and development organization, 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.
Stellar reviews for the Native Tongue Tour:
“SWITCHFOOT took the stage amid a frenzy of applause. Opening with heavy hitters from their new album like “Native Tongue” and “Voices,” the five-piece rock outfit displayed a dazzling array of genre-bending.”
– Ricky Olmos, Local Spins
“Everyone danced and cheered as frontman, Jon Foreman, stepped into the audience. He took the hands of fans to help support him as he stepped over the rows of wooden seats and stood on the arm rails, never missing a single lyric.”
– Veronica Varos, Music Existence
“About halfway through the set, the band surrounded a single microphone to play a few stripped-back tunes right in front of the stage. The crowd was in awe and you could hear a pin drop.”
– Steffi Wegewitz, Stitched Sound
“Numerous times throughout the evening, Jon jumped off of the stage into the crowd to sing with the audience and break the barrier between performer and audience.”
– Emily Vitek, DC Music Review
NATIVE TONGUE TOUR DATES:
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.
.@SWITCHFOOT releases #NativeTongue LIVE music video: https://youtu.be/7IJgu7DTTbU