Saturday, May 29, 2010

Bidfire Auction Winner!

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner in the Bidfire Record a Song with Switchfoot contest! unlimitedfunds is the lucky bidder who will feature in or aid in the writing and recording of the new Switchfoot song! It's been an exciting auction to watch, with all the Switchfoot fans showing up en masse to crash the Bidfire servers.

Here's the winner's announcement on the @bidfire twitter feed.

- A big congrats to unlimitedfunds, winner of @switchfoot charity auction! big thank you to all the fans, this was huge for StandUp for Kids!!

- Thanks to all the great @switchfoot fans for their enthusiastic participation in our first charity auction!

If you didn't win, don't worry! Bidfire is planning to give out some surprises for 10 lucky runners-up.

- 10 lucky runners up will receive a special thank you gift from @Switchfoot and Bidfire for your participation. Details coming soon.


Also, if you participated in this auction, expect an a live "Your Love Is a Song" mp3 in your email inbox next Thursday. Here's the latest Switchfoot emails:

Dear Amigos -

The Bidfire Auction to raise money for Stand Up For Kids starts today, Friday May 28th at 12pm PST. If you participate in the auction, you will receive an unreleased live recording of "Your Love Is A Song". The mp3 will be sent to you next Thursday, June 3rd. Remember, you need to register for the auction, and spots in the auction are limited, so please visit and sign up to guarantee your spot.

Switchfoot is heading to the UK to start their European tour this weekend. Please see the list of cities and dates below:
May 29 - Leicestershire, UK
May 30 - West Sussex, UK
May 31 - West Sussex, UK
June 1 - London, UK
June 2 - Koln, Germany - SOLD OUT
June 3 - Berlin, Germany
June 5 - Trnava, Slovakia
June 6 - Frauenfeld, Switzerland
June 8 - Hamburg, Germany
June 9 - Silkeborg, Denmark
June 10 - Amsterdam, Holland
June 11 - Ballymena, Ireland
June 12 - Edinburgh , Scotland
June 13 - Donington Park, UK

Visit for more info including how to get tickets.

'The Sound' is about to enter the top 30 on the Alternative Rock Chart. Thanks for all your work in requesting the song...let's get it to top 10!
Here's what Jon had to say about the song: "The Sound (John Perkin's Blues) is a very important song for us as a band. I see so much hatred and fear around me, I see so many people living out their pain. I hear it on the radio. I see it in the headlines. John Perkin's story needs to be heard. This song was inspired by a man who sang a louder song than hatred. In a world where we are defined by our differences, Mr. Perkin's life of service and compassion is a tangible demonstration of what it means to live a life of love. Love is the loudest song we could sing. Louder than racism. Louder than fear. Louder than hatred. John Perkin's said it right, love is the final fight. We're excited to hear this song on the radio, louder than pain." Let's do this!

BRO-AM 2010 - JUNE 25/26
Switchfoot presents the sixth annual Switchfoot Bro-Am featuring a pre-event auction night, charity surf contest and concert, and Belly Up after-party to benefit StandUp For Kids. To learn more about this year's Bro-Am, please visit

Switchfoot will be playing this year's Austin City Limits Music Festival. The festival takes place from October 8th-10th at Zilker Park in Austin, TX. Other bands include Muse, The Strokes, The Eagles, and more. Click below for all ticketing and show info:

Tickets are onsale now for our big hometown show at the San Diego County Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on June 24th. If you are a member of our FRIENDS OF THE FOOT, you had exclusive access to the presale for this show. Here is the link to buy reserve seat tickets - the show is FREE with purchase of admission to the fair.

Switchfoot is joining Goo Goo Dolls on tour this summer, as well as playing some great festivals. Please check out all tour dates below.

June 17 - Wilmore, KY / Ichthus
June 19 - Columbus, OH / Newport Music Hall
June 20 - Williamsburgh, VA / Busch Gardens
June 24 - San Diego, CA / San Diego County Fair
June 29 - Marietta, IL / Cornerstone Festival
June 30 - Shirleysburg, PA / Creation East
July 3 - Vaughn, ON, CAN / Canada's Wonderland
July 17 - Cleveland, OH / Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre*
July 18 - Detroit, MI / DTE Energy*
July 20 - Chicago, IL / Charter One Pavilion*
July 21 - Enumclaw, WA / Enumclaw Expo Center*
July 22 - Saratoga Springs, NY / SPAC*
July 23 - Buffalo, NY / Darien Lake*
July 27 - Holmdel, NJ / PNC Bank Arts Center*
July 28 - Uncasville, CT / Mohegan Sun*
July 30 - Wantagh, NY / Nikon at Jones Beach Theater*
Aug 3 - Baltimore, MD / Pier Six Pavilion*
Aug 4 - Gilford, NH / Gunstock Mountain Resort
Aug 6-8 - Chicago, IL / Lollapalooza
Aug 9 - Raleigh, NC / Raleigh Boutique Amphitheatre*
Aug 10 - Charlotte, NC / Uptown Theatre*
Aug 18 - St. Charles, MO / Family Arena*
Aug 26 - Concord, CA / Sleep Train Amphiteatre*
Aug 28 - Phoenix, AZ / Dodge Theatre*
Aug 29 - Los Angeles, CA / Greek Theatre*
Oct 10 - Austin, TX / Austin City Limits Festival
*shows opening for Goo Goo Dolls
Visit for more info including how to get tickets.

This is the sound, and thanks for listening.
- jon, tim, chad, drew, jerome


Check out a video of "Your Love Is a Song" on Air1

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