‘Switchfoot’ Closes Out 40+ City North American ‘Native Tongue’ Tour

Published on April 16, 2019

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – After playing more than 40 shows in 60 days, multi-platinum selling alternative rockers, Switchfoot, wrapped up the North American leg of their Native Tongue Tour this past weekend with a show in Vancouver, BC.

The Tour, which included support acts, Colony House and Tyson Motsenbocker, sold out venues from Los Angeles, Seattle and Toronto to Asheville, Nashville and Dallas. Throughout the tour, the GRAMMY®-winning band partnered with Food for the Hungry, an international relief and development organization, to raise money for programs that help communities around the world move from extreme poverty to self-sustainability.

The Native Tongue Tour was special in so many ways,” Switchfoot frontman, Jon Foreman, expressed.

We’ve been honored to share the stage with Colony House and Tyson Motsenbocker night after night across North America. One of our favorite tours ever. Looking forward to bringing these songs to Japan and Europe (with Bon Jovi!). Love Is Our Native Tongue!

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Performing songs from their new album Native Tongue along with fan-favorite hits to packed houses, the tour felt “like a family reunion. Each show, Foreman would be jumping “off of the stage into the crowd, singing with the audience and breaking the barrier between performer and audience,” while each set also featured a medley of “a couple of stripped-back tunes at the front of the stage, with the musicians playing acoustic instruments and singing harmony around a single microphone.”

The Tour followed the release of the band’s chart-topping, critically-acclaimed album Native Tongue.

Released via Fantasy Records, the band’s 11th studio album serves as a “call to pursue joy and resist the voices of hatred and fear, including those in our own heads.”

Heading into summer, the group has shown no signs of slowing down, as they gear up to provide direct support for legendary rock band, Bon Jovi’s This House Is Not For Sale 2019 European stadium tour, performed at various festivals in Japan, Norway and Sweden and hosting the 15th annual ‘Switchfoot Bro-AM Beach Fest’ on June 29.

Andrew "Drew" Rossow is a former contract editor at Grit Daily.

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