- 01:16 AM, Feb 08
Seemingly reluctant to have even a little time of leisure as they welcome year 2007, Switchfoot indeed goes full force in maintaining their path on the road ahead. For February only, the band has already been plotted to hold continuous performances throughout the whole month, beginning with a handful of live gigs across European countries like Germany, Denmark, and England then around some cities in North America starting from date 13. Here venues will include those in San Francisco, Vancouver, Spokane, Calgary, and Eugene with Toronto being the last stop for the month. More U.S cities will be visited afterwards in March for the quintet is set to keep going onstage in Worcester, Providence, Hartford, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Houston, and Los Angeles to name few.
A band bearing unique characteristic of combining thoughtful, inventive rock music with spiritually evocative and socially aware lyrics other fellow artists rarely embrace, Switchfoot first went under the name of Chin Up as the act took shape around year 1996 in San Diego, California. Originally a trio, it was formed by brothers Jon Foreman (born Jonathan Mark Foreman on October 22, 1976 in San Bernadino, California) and Tim Foreman (born Timothy David Foreman on August 15, 1978 in Lake Arrowhead, California) alongside their friend Chad Matthew Butler (born on March 24, 1974 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands). With Jon positioning himself on lead vocal also guitar, Tim becoming the bassist, and Chad assuming drummer role, the threesome was amazingly quick to make their way in the music circuit, only spending a year playing gigs before getting signed by Charlie Peacock to his re:think imprint, a division of Sparrow Records.