Switchfoot announces ‘Native Tongue’ album, tour

Tour kicks off on Valentine’s Day 2019

Grammy award-winning rock band Switchfoot expands on their trademark epic soundscapes and explores new themes and textures on Native Tongue, the group’s 11th full-length album set for release on January 18th via Fantasy Records. The band has also announced the North American leg of the Native Tongue Tour, which kicks off in Asheville, N.C. on February 14th. Colony House and Tyson Motsenbocker will join Switchfoot as supporting acts. Public on-sale for the tour begins October 26th.

Paste Magazine debuted the Native Tongue album art and the YouTube Premiere of the dynamic music video for the title track written by Switchfoot frontman Jon Foreman and bassist Tim Foreman with Brent Kutzle of One Republic. The lyrics are a poignant reminder, “Before we learn to hate. Love is our Native Tongue.”

“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,” expresses Jon Foreman.

In the midst of an impressive career spanning more than 20 years, Native Tongue  is an inspired work of insight and passion from a band that continues to find strength in our differences and hope in what binds us. The 14 song project, recorded primarily at Melody League Studios in the band’s hometown of San Diego, CA, includes a wide array of music from the hard-hitting anthemic title-track to more reflective songs such as “Prodigal Soul,” “Joy Invincible,” and  ”Voices,”  (co-written and produced with their friends in One Republic). The band interlace empathy and introspection, urging us to  ”use our lungs for love and not the shadows.” Native Tongue also features a moving collaboration with Kaela Sinclair on “The Hardest Art.”

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

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 28 Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, Ontario
Mar 01 House of Blues – Cleveland, Ohio *
Mar 02 20 Monroe Live – Grand Rapids, Mich.
Mar 03 The Fillmore Detroit – Detroit, Mich.
Mar 05 The Pageant – Saint Louis, Mo.
Mar 06 Egyptian Room at Old National Centre – Indianapolis, Ind. *
Mar 08 Park West – Chicago, Ill.
Mar 09 Park West – Chicago, Ill.
Mar 10 The Sylvee – Madison, Wisc.
Mar 13 New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, Tenn.
Mar 14 Club Brady – Tulsa, Okla.
Mar 15 House of Blues – Dallas, Texas
Mar 16 House of Blues – Houston, Texas
Mar 18 Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater – Austin, Texas
Mar 19 Aztec Theatre – San Antonio, Texas
Mar 21 Iron City – Birmingham, Ala.
Mar 22 The RITZ Ybor – Tampa, Fla.
Mar 23 House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Mar 24 Revolution – Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Mar 27 State Theatre – Minneapolis, Minn.
Mar 28 Sokol Auditorium – Omaha, Neb. *
Mar 29 Uptown Theater – Kansas City, Mo. *
Mar 30 Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, Colo. *
Mar 31 The Depot – Salt Lake City, Utah *
April 03 Rialto Theatre – Tuscon, Ariz.
Apr 04 The Van Buren – Phoenix, Ariz.
Apr 05 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, Calif.
Apr 06 Arlington Theatre – Santa Barbara, Calif.
Apr 07 Warfield Theater – San Francisco, Calif.
Apr 09 McDonald Theatre – Eugene, Ore.
Apr 10 Crystal Ballroom – Portland, Ore.
Apr 11 Neptune Theatre – Seattle, Wash.
Apr 12 Neptune Theatre – Seattle, Wash.
Apr 13 Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver, British Colombia

*Featuring special guests

Author: Buddy Iahn

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