Friday, August 10, 2007

a new beginning in stereo... Jon Foreman Myspace blog 8-9-07

greetings everybody!

I've got some exciting news: after several years of trying to make
things work over at Columbia we have officially severed our ties with
sony to pursue making music independently. We are thankful for the
incredible success that our partnership has produced over the years,
yet within this ever changing business there can arise differences in
vision and goals. These differences have now come to a point where we
feel like parting ways would be best for us, and best for sony.

As a hands-on band, we feel so grateful for our newfound freedom. We
are continually dreaming up ways to bridge the gap between the
audience and the stage; this feels like an incredible step in that
direction. A huge thank you to bob, amy, nicole and tim over at
columbia who were there from the beginning. We would also like to
thank our musical family here in the states and abroad for sticking
with us through these columbia years. We couldn't have done it
without you!

We'll have more information for you as things shape up. In the
meantime, here are several projects already in the works for the next

-four jon foreman solo ep's
(tentatively titled fall, winter, spring, and summer)
-the real sean jon
(a collaboration between jon foreman and sean watkins of nickel creek fame)
-a new switchfoot record in '08
(the first tracks 13 tracks were cut this week!)


The folks who listen to our music mean the world to us, that's why we
travel the world to get the music to them. So whether you're in
Australia, the Philippines, The USA, Iraq, or Kuwait here are some
upcoming tour dates to keep the world small:

8/11 West Allis, WI / Wisconsin State Fair
8/17 Sedalia, MO / Missouri State Fair
8/18 Des Moines, IA / Iowa State Fair
8/24 Louisville, KY / Kentucky State Fair
8/25 Valdosta, GA / Wild Adventures
8/31 Perth, AU / Challenge Stadium
9/1 Sydney, AU / Sydney Showground
9/5 Auckland, NZ / Telstra Clear Pacific Events Centre
9/6 Melbourne, AU / The Richmond Auditorium
9/7 Paradise, South AU / Paradise Auditorium
9/8 Brisbane, AU / Australia Brisbane Entertainment Centre
9/10 Manila, Philippines / Cunesta Astrodome
10/4 Weatherford, OK / Southwest Oklahoma State University
10/5 Tulsa, OK / Tulsa State Fair
10/12 Shippensburg, PA / Shippensburg University
10/13 Lynchburg, VA / Liberty University
Tour with Relient K begins...
10/16 Charleston, WV/Charleston Municipal Auditorium
10/17 Columbus, OH / Veterans Memorial Auditorium
10/18 Holland, MI / DeVos Fieldhouse
10/19 Cedar Falls, IA / University of N Iowa
10/20 Saint Paul, MN / Concordia University
10/21 Fargo, ND / Fargo Dome
10/23 Merrillville, IN / Star Plaza Theatre
10/24 Evansville, IN / The Centre
11/9 Springfield, IL / Prairie Capitol Convention Center
11/10 Green Bay, WI / UW-Green Bay - Campus Grounds
11/11 Moline, IL / The Mark of the Quad Cities
11/13 Ypsilanti, MI / EMU Convocation Hall
11/14 Cincy, OH / Cincinnati Gardens
11/15 University Park, PA / Penn State Bryce Jordan Center
11/16 Bethlehem, PA / Lehigh Univ-Stabler Arena
11/17 New York, NY / Hammerstein Ballroom
11/27 Irvine, CA / Bren Events Center
11/28 San Luis Obispo, CA / Cal Poly Recreation Center
11/29 San Jose, CA / San Jose Civic Auditorium
11/30 Davis, CA / UC Davis
12/1 Medford, OR / Jackson County Expo
12/2 Salem, OR / Oregon State Fair
12/3 Everett, WA / Everett Events Center
12/9 -12/18 IRAQ/KUWAIT/ TRIP

Thanks for singing along!


WOW! I'm kinda excited, kinda nervous.

Going indie makes it really hard for a band to get its music out there, especially in this day and age of greedy record labels squeezing the real music out of the scene and replacing it with horrible crap.

I really hope we fans and footsoldiers can be enough to be Switchfoot's unbiased "record label." haha.

DUDE!! BUT NO MORE SONY! You gotta be excited about that!

Your thoughts? Concerns? Opinions? I don't know about you, but I'm even more motivated to vote vote vote!


Chris said...

Wow yeah i heard early this is good for the fans and the band....but it will be very hard to reach a large group of people after this. Yeah the fans need to get to work! :D

Job said...

We have our work cut out fosho. I can't wait for Jon's Solo stuff tho... especially "Running From me"

jskin said...

I wonder if SONY cut Revenge outo Oh Gravity. I thought it was one of their best acoustic songs ever, but maybe they didn't like the Christian aspects of it. And what about Charlie Peacock working with them on the new record. Gonna be like the olden days

Job said...

like you said Chris, I'm starting to think now maybe Sony dropped the foot, because it was Switchfoot's idea with this whole Awakening thing. And since it hasn't really worked yet, they got fed up and dropped em... the jerks...