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Famous as :

Alternative rock band

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Birth Place :

San Diego, California, USA

Claim to fame :

Album "The Beautiful Letdown" (2003)


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.

Latest News

Video Premiere: Switchfoot's 'The Sound (John M. Perkins' Blues)'

June 14, 2010 07:30:56 GMT

's "The Sound (John M. Perkins' Blues)" music video is opened with frontman Jon Foreman holding a homemade banner. It has a message read, "This song was inspired by John M. Perkins. Dedicated to his ongoing commitment to love the oppressed and the oppressor. John said it right, LOVE is the final fight."

New Official Trailer and Clip for 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' Released

April 07, 2010 03:41:46 GMT

New videos which give preview to "" have made their way out online. After a new trailer played during "" screenings has been leaked, Warner Bros. Pictures has debuted the official version. A full-length clip which follows 's Dean at an eatery has also been aired during "".

'American Idol' Top 9 Recap: Katie Stevens and Casey James Shine

April 07, 2010 03:39:39 GMT

The top 9 contestants of "" belted out songs from - songbook. McCartney sent his well-wishes to the contestants through a video before Aaron Kelly opened the show with "The Long and Winding Road". said it indeed felt like a long and winding road. encouraged him to change his usual performance while called it "very old-fashioned, and very boring."

Lady GaGa, Erykah Badu and Green Day Lined Up for Lollapalooza

April 07, 2010 03:24:18 GMT

Musicians billed to rock this year's Lollapalooza Music Festival in Chicago have been announced by organizers on Tuesday, April 6. Appearing on the performers list are dance queen who often offers theatrical stage act for her performance, who recently landed in hot water for appearing naked near the spot where John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and whose latest studio album "" is picked up for Broadway play.

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