Currently Headlining North American Tour With Colony House And Tyson Motsenbocker
GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band SWITCHFOOT released their “Native Tongue” LIVE music video today via YouTube Premieres. The video, produced by SWITCHFOOT and directed by Erick Frost at Atlanta’s historic Tabernacle, captures the quintet’s signature high-energy performance and passionate connection with their fans. WATCH HERE.
“We love Atlanta and we love the Tabernacle. Such an amazing venue with an incredible crowd. The room was electric, and the video captures the energy. This song speaks to our times: we are a house divided. Yet underneath the language of fear or hatred, love is our native tongue. To see a roomful of people set aside their differences to sing one song together is a powerful moment,” expressed Frontman Jon Foreman.
According to Atlanta reviewers: “Every song demanded the audience participate whether it was through singing back to the band, clapping, or dancing as best they could on the packed GA floor (Everett Zuraw, 9 to 5 Magazine)” while several fans were “in tears at the sheer joy of the performance and seeing Jon back on stage with the band (Matt Delaney, Imprint Entertainment).”
The Native Tongue Tour coincides with the release of SWITCHFOOT’s chart-topping, critically-acclaimed album, Native Tongue, via Fantasy Records. SWITCHFOOT launched the North American leg of the tour, which features support acts Tyson Motsenbocker and Colony House, with sold-out shows at the Orange Peel in Asheville and the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
Throughout the tour, SWITCHFOOT is partnering with Food for the Hungry, an international relief and development organization, to raise money for programs that help communities in 17 countries around the world move from extreme poverty to self-sustainability. To watch the exclusive announcement which premiered on Parade.com, click HERE.
Stellar reviews for the Native Tongue Tour:
“SWITCHFOOT took the stage amid a frenzy of applause. Opening with heavy hitters from their new album like “Native Tongue” and “Voices,” the five-piece rock outfit displayed a dazzling array of genre-bending.”
– Ricky Olmos, Local Spins
“Everyone danced and cheered as frontman, Jon Foreman, stepped into the audience. He took the hands of fans to help support him as he stepped over the rows of wooden seats and stood on the arm rails, never missing a single lyric.”
– Veronica Varos, Music Existence
“About halfway through the set, the band surrounded a single microphone to play a few stripped-back tunes right in front of the stage. The crowd was in awe and you could hear a pin drop.”
– Steffi Wegewitz, Stitched Sound
“Numerous times throughout the evening, Jon jumped off of the stage into the crowd to sing with the audience and break the barrier between performer and audience.”
– Emily Vitek, DC Music Review
NATIVE TONGUE TOUR DATES:
March 08 Park West – Chicago, Ill.
March 09 Park West – Chicago, Ill.
March 10 The Sylvee – Madison, Wis.
March 14 Club Brady – Tulsa, Okla.
March 15 House of Blues – Dallas, Texas
March 16 House of Blues – Houston, Texas
March 18 Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater – Austin, Texas
March 19 Aztec Theatre – San Antonio, Texas
March 21 Iron City – Birmingham, Ala.
March 22 The RITZ Ybor – Tampa, Fla.
March 23 House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
March 24 Revolution – Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
March 27 State Theatre – Minneapolis, Minn.
March 28 Sokol Auditorium – Omaha, Neb.
March 29 Uptown Theater – Kansas City, Mo.
March 30 Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, Colo.
March 31 The Depot – Salt Lake City, Utah
April 03 Rialto Theatre – Tucson, Ariz.
April 04 The Van Buren – Phoenix, Ariz.
April 05 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, Calif.
April 06 Arlington Theatre – Santa Barbara, Calif.
April 07 Warfield Theater – San Francisco, Calif.
April 09 McDonald Theatre – Eugene, Ore.
April 10 Crystal Ballroom – Portland, Ore.
April 11 Neptune Theatre – Seattle, Wash.
April 12 Neptune Theatre – Seattle, Wash.
April 13 Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver, British Columbia