SWITCHFOOT'S NATIVE TONGUE AVAILABLE NOW
Native Tongue Tour Kicks Off February 14
SWITCHFOOT with Lindsey Stirling at Album Release Party at Microsoft Lounge in Culver City, CA (L-R: Chad Butler, Drew Shirley, Jerome Fontamillas, Lindsey Stirling, Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman) Photo Credit: Casey Rodgers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band SWITCHFOOT releases their 11th full-length album, Native Tongue, today via Fantasy Records. Throughout 2019, SWITCHFOOT will take the project's message of love and hope to their multitude of fans on the North American leg of their Native Tongue Tour, which kicks off February 14th in Asheville, N.C. (Full list of dates below).
“These are polarizing times, where the loudest voice is often the voice of anger or fear. This album is an attempt to sing that hope into life. To bring a group of diverse songs under one common banner. Hatred is not your native language. Love is your Native Tongue.” – Jon Foreman
SWITCHFOOT celebrated release week with Billboard and TMZ Live sessions and an intimate album release party at the Microsoft Lounge in Culver City, Calif. The band also taped an episode of The Good Life Podcast with Stevie & Sazan as well as a performance for the nationally-televised daytime talk show “Home & Family” that airs today at 10a/9c on The Hallmark Channel (repeats Jan. 21 at 12p/11c).
Reviews are rolling in for the 14-song project, recorded primarily at Melody League Studios in the band's hometown of San Diego, with critics raving:
"From the jamboree in “Dig New Streams” to the angsty “Take My Fire,” Native Tongue is music for the thinkers. With complex layers that almost sound like film scores and the diversity of sound throughout, this record takes it back to how it all began for the band." - Tara Shea, Cryptic Rock
“It’s remarkable just how universal and well understood Native Tongue is. Two decades plus and boasting 11 studio albums, the long and short of it is SWITCHFOOT are criminally underrated.” - Anna Rose, Hysteria Mag
“This album feels like a triumph in the face of the adversity that life often presents, a treat to the ears that is delivered sweetly but with the just amount to avoid it becoming sickly.” - Brad Biddlecombe, Alt Corner
“Native Tongue (Fantasy Records) features SWITCHFOOT trying on a few rarely utilized musical flavors." - Dan MacIntosh, California Rocker
“For album No. 11, SWITCHFOOT has moved away from their native tongue of California-styled hard rock to explore more musical languages, in terms of sounds and sub-genres.” - Timothy Yap, Hallels
In a Paste Magazine exclusive, the multi-platinum selling rock band put an end to their brief 2017 hiatus with the announcement of Native Tongue and the Native Tongue Tour with supporting acts Colony House and Tyson Motsenbocker. The announcement also revealed the release of the album's title track, which "delivers strong, raspy vocals; pulsing drums; and a bass-bending beat that sounds contemporary and classic all at once" (PluggedIn/Kristin Smith) and accompanying music video.
Throughout the months leading up to the album's highly-anticipated street date," SWITCHFOOT released additional instant grat tracks and YouTube Premieres for "Voices" and "All I Need." The music video for the final instant grat track, "Let It Happen," which celebrates the brotherhood of the GRAMMY® award-winning rock band with footage from their 20-plus year career," premiered in a Billboard feature with Jon Foreman.
NATIVE TONGUE TRACK LIST: 1. Let It Happen 2. Native Tongue 3. All I Need 4. Voices 5. Dig New Streams 6. Joy Invincible 7. Prodigal Soul 8. The Hardest Art (Feat. Kaela Sinclair) 9. Wonderful Feeling 10. Take My Fire 11. The Strength To Let Go 12. Oxygen 13. We're Gonna Be Alright 14. You're The One I Want
NATIVE TONGUE TOUR DATES: Feb. 14 The Orange Peel - Asheville, N.C. Feb. 15 The Mill & Mine - Knoxville, Tenn. Feb. 16 Tabernacle - Atlanta, Ga. Feb. 17 Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, Tenn. Feb. 19 The Fillmore Silver Spring - Silver Spring, Md. Feb. 20 The Fillmore - Philadelphia, Pa. Feb. 22 Wellmont Theater - Montclair, N.J. Feb. 23 The Paramount - Huntington, N.Y. Feb. 24 House of Blues - Boston, Mass. Feb. 27 Carnegie Music Hall - Munhall, Penn. Feb. 28 Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, Ontario March 01 House of Blues - Cleveland, Ohio March 02 20 Monroe Live - Grand Rapids, Mich. March 03 The Fillmore Detroit - Detroit, Mich. March 05 The Pageant - Saint Louis, Mo. March 06 Egyptian Room at Old National Centre - Indianapolis, Ind. March 08 Park West - Chicago, Ill. March 09 Park West - Chicago, Ill. March 10 The Sylvee - Madison, Wis. March 13 New Daisy Theatre - Memphis, Tenn. 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
ABOUT SWITCHFOOT: SWITCHFOOT has been unearthing all manner of musical gems since their 1997 debut The Legend of Chin, steadily expanding their global fan base and critical reputation through such releases as New Way to Be Human (1999), Learning to Breathe (2000), the multi-platinum breakthrough The Beautiful Letdown (2003), Nothing Is Sound (2005), Oh! Gravity (2006), the Grammy award-winning Hello Hurricane(2009), Vice Verses (2011), Fading West (2014) and Where The Light Shines Through (2016). Fading West doubled as the soundtrack to the band's documentary of the same name. Along the way, SWITCHFOOT established itself as a world-class live act with a series of sold-out world tours, while racking up a string of radio hits, including "Meant to Live," "Dare You to Move," "Stars" and "Mess of Me." Beyond their career achievements, SWITCHFOOT has been active in a variety of philanthropic efforts, raising over two million dollars to aid kids in their community through the band’s own Bro-Am foundation and their annual Bro-Am Beach Fest, a benefit surf contest and concert that’s held every summer in Encinitas, CA. They've also maintained a deep commitment to a variety of humanitarian causes, lending their support to such worthy organizations as DATA, the ONE Campaign, Habitat for Humanity, Invisible Children, Food for the Hungry, CURE and To Write Love on Her Arms. SWITCHFOOT's new album Native Tongue will be released January 18, 2019 on Fantasy Records.