Saturday, February 26, 2011

Jon Foreman sings the National Anthem at the SDSU game

Here's a tweet:

- SDSU is going nuts-! heres a shot an hour and a half from gametime, San Diego pride!


@troyarden: Mr. Foreman of @switchfoot singing the national anthem! Go Aztecs!! This place is about to erupt :)

Friday, February 25, 2011

"The Beautiful Letdown" turns 8 today!

Happy birthday to the record that changed it all... what's your favorite song?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

"Dark Horses" being re-worked; new interview with Drew Shirley

According to the latest tweet from Jon Foreman, Switchfoot is working on a new version of the song "Dark Horses."

Could this possibly be "Rise Above It?"
To hear the live performance of "Dark Horses" from the last tour, check out this video.


Also, check out Drew Shirley's new interview with KSSI 102.7 Rock in which he talks about the Grammy win, "Hello Hurricane," a possible new single from "Vice Verses"in the next month or two, and other topics.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

"Needle and Haystack Life" on Hawaii Five-Oh!

Word is "Needle and Haystack Life" opened Hawaii Five-Oh the other night. Check it out here.

Switchfoot coming to Sydney, AUS on April 21st!

New Email:

Presale begins tomorrow at 9am AEST for our show @ Big Top - Luna Park in Sydney, Australia on April 21st ! Other supporting bands include New Empire and The Former Love Pirate. Tickets go on sale to the public on Monday, February 28. Grab your tickets early, before this show sells out!

Link for tickets:
Password: HELLO

This is the sound!

Jon, Tim, Chad, Drew, Jerome

Friday, February 18, 2011

"Vice Verses" track listing posted!

From Twitter:

The War Inside
The Blinding Light
Fading West
Selling the News
The Original
Rise Above It
Against the Voices
Vice Verses

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Exclusive Info on the new album called "Vice Verses"

Just got off the phone with Bruce Flohr of Red Light Management. Here are some notes from our conversation... (don't worry, we have permission to share):

This will be Switchfoot's biggest, most exciting period yet.

It'll be a bigger sonic record than ever.

Here's whats going on in the studio:

- The band is currently in the studio recording "Vice Verses."
- They are working with Neal Avron and Mike Elizondo, who is serving in a more overall role because he currently holds an official job at Warner now. Avron is working with the band day by day.
- "Vice Verses" is going to be similar to U2's "Achtung Baby" in that it will represent a radical shift in sound from the previous record.
- This will sound like "Switchfoot on steroids," according to Bruce Flohr.
- There will be much more from the bass and drums, with guitars providing "bite." Jon's vocals will have even more urgency than before.
- "Dark Horses" was thought to be the first single; now it might not even make the record. In fact, a lot of songs might not be making it.
- There will be a little bit of funk in the record.
- Currently, 9 songs are done; The band will record until February in San Diego, then they'll head up to Los Angeles, mix the record, and maybe write one or two more songs.
- No double record this time; they are crafting each song individually and working on the sound of the record; drums change on each song, guitar tones change on each song. Because they are so focused on the details, there is no way they can put together a double record by summer time.
- Flohr said this record will cause listeners to say, "DAMN that's Switchfoot?"
- "Hello Hurricane: hinted at Switchfoot's new sound; THIS will be the new sound.
- Release time is tentatively some time in June.
- There will be a music video for the lead single; some documentation on the studio will come out as well.


- canada in may
- japan and australia in april
- touring in june, july, august
- october with a special guest band.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Switchfoot nominated for two 2011 Dove Awards

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The awards and accolades continue to pour in for Switchfoot. Just a few days after taking home their first Grammy Award, the band have been nominated for two Dove Awards for Rock Recorded Song of the Year (The Sound) and Recorded Music Packaging (Hello Hurricane deluxe edition).

Congrats to the boys, and to Andy Barron, the mastermind b ehind the packaging.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Press Release: Switchfoot Receives First Grammy Award! Band in Studio Working On Follow-Up To ‘Hello Hurricane’

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SWITCHFOOT RECEIVES FIRST GRAMMY® AWARD! Band Is In The Studio Working On Follow-Up to GRAMMY-Winning Album Hello Hurricane Plans For June 18, 2011 Bro-Am Charity Event And International Tour Announced

Multi-Platinum rock band Switchfoot received its first GRAMMY award last night, with Hello Tomorrow, its seventh studio album, winning in the Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album. Released November 10, 2009 on Atlantic and Credential Records, Hello Hurricane entered The Billboard 200 at No. 13. The band launched the record with an extensive tour and performances on all the major late night network talk shows. “The Sound (John M. Perkins’ Blues),” one of the album’s singles, was a Top 10 hit at Modern Rock radio.

Paste Magazine declared: “Hello Hurricane will rock you like a…well, you know…” while Alternative Press called the record “a hope-giving affirmation of resurgence from a band who might have been down but were never out.” Rolling Stone noted, “The group added some heft to its super catchy alternative rock” and Relevant Magazine deemed it “one of the best albums of Switchfoot’s career.”

Switchfoot is currently in the studio working on the follow-up to Hello Hurricane, which will be released later this year. The group is renowned for its live concerts, performing at sold-out arenas worldwide. They’ll offer fans a preview of material from their upcoming album on an international tour of Australia, Malaysia and the Philippines this April and May, as well as on a 10-city major market Canadian tour. Switchfoot’s Jon Foreman will also open up the San Diego State Aztecs vs. BYU Cougars basketball game with the national anthem on Feb. 26. For upcoming tour dates, a behind-the-scenes clip of the band in the studio working on the new album and more, go to

The San Diego-based band also announces its 7th Annual Bro-Am charity event to be held on June 18, 2011 at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, CA. A surfing event, concert and auction hosted by Switchfoot, the 2010 Bro-Am brought out over 7,500 people and featured surfing champions Tom Curren, Rob Machado and Timmy Curran, among others. It raised over $130,000 to benefit Stand Up for Kids (, a national nonprofit volunteer outreach organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of at-risk, homeless and street kids. This year’s featured guest surfers and bands will be announced shortly.

Switchfoot’s many career highlights, including 2001′s A Beautiful Letdown going double-Platinum and sparking two Gold-certified singles, “Dare You To Move” and “Meant To Live,” are matched by the band’s myriad of philanthropic efforts: In addition to hosting the annual Bro-Am, they have worked with Habitat For Humanity, The ONE Campaign, Invisible Children. Switchfoot has also teamed up with Causecast and Music for Relief, offering “Red Eyes” from Hello Hurricane as a free download in support of the relief efforts in Haiti.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Switchfoot wins their first Grammy Award!

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CONGRATULATIONS to Jon, Tim, Chad, Jerome, and Drew. You worked hard, and you finally got what you deserved!

Here's a video of the band receiving their award for Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album of the year.

And, how about some Red Carpet action? Fast forward to about halfway through the video.

Here's to an amazing 2011!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

BREAKING: Vice Verses Studio Update #1 (VIDEO)

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Switchfoot have uploaded the first Studio Update video for "Vice Verses." You can watch it on YouTube:

^Be sure to head over, give it a thumbs up and share it around to your friends.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Grammy Season

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Switchfoot is auctioning off a signed GF Epiphone Hummingbird Guitar for the GRAMMY's charity event. Check it out; it's for a good cause.

Bid Here.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Jon Foreman is "Restless"

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On February 3rd, Switchfoot tweeted a new song title: "Restless." Check it out:

For more "Vice Verses" news and all other informational tid-bits, head over to our New Album page to get your fix!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

"Selling the News"; Drew making "Vice Verses"

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Switchfoot news has been slow lately, but we have gotten a couple of update tweets from the guys in the last few days.

On Sunday night, January 31, Switchfoot tweeted the following:

- Tim is laying down sweet bass. The song is called "selling the news"

If you recall, that song was one of the candidates for "Hello Hurricane." It'll be interesting to hear how that one turns out.

And today, the band posted a video via Twitter. Check it out:

- Drew in the studio making The Vice Verses - More videos to come... -jon

- Jerome aka: "the fountain of sound" working on the vice verses...