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(Concert Review) SWITCHFOOT Live at Electric Ballroom in London, United Kingdom (7/8/2019)

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It was an extraordinary and uplifting night of music as Switchfoot played in front of a packed house at the Electric Ballroom in London!  This tour is being billed as the “Native Tongue” tour, and it was just an uplifting night of music.

Switchfoot has the uncanny ability to be able to adapt in the Christian and secular markets of music.  Their lyrics speak of love, forgiveness, and the human condition.  They know how to balance out these feelings of love and spirituality with anger over social injustice without sounding too preachy.  I have learned tonight that Switchfoot is one of the most genuine bands out there.

They started off with their recent single entitled “Take My Fire” before bombarding the crowd with anthem after anthem that kept the crowd dancing and hopping throughout the evening.  People sang at the top of their lungs to songs like “Hello Hurricane”, “Your Love Is A Song”, and “Stars”.  The crowd erupted at their breakout hit “Meant To Live” followed by a cover of “Rock & Roll”, originally done by Led Zeppelin.

Frontman Jon Foreman challenged the crowd to live above society’s standards and to get out of their comfort zone during the encore as they closed out the set with “Float” and their smash top 40 hit “Dare You To Move”.  The crowd felt united during “Dare You To Move”, which brought people to tears as it is one of the more heartfelt songs of our generation.

Switchfoot has been around for quite awhile and it’s plain to see why.  They have songs that touch your soul while getting you to move on the dance floor.  Honestly, they are one of the few Christian bands that the secular market seems to openly embrace because of their genuine message and their ability to get their point across without being preachy.  Here is the setlist from the night here.

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Switchfoot has just wrapped up their European tour, however, they have a “Native Tongue” North American leg of the tour.  Check out the tour dates below:

Fri. 8/2- Soulfest at Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford, New Hampshire

Sat. 8/3- The Fillmore in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sun. 8/4- Bottle & Cork in Dewey Beach, Delaware

Tue. 8/6- The Signal in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Mon. 8/26- Evergreen State Fair in Monroe, Washington

Thu. 9/12- El Plaza in Mexico City, Mexico

Thu. 10/3- Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines, Iowa

Sun. 10/6- The Temple Theatre in Saginaw, Michigan

Tue. 10/8- Pablo Center at the Confluence in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Thu. 10/10- Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, Illinois

Sat. 10/12- Goodyear Theater in Akron, Ohio

Sun. 10/13- The Athenaneum Theatre in Columbus, Ohio

Tue. 10/15- Hershey Theatre in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Wed. 10/16- The Egg Performing Arts Center in Albany, New York

Fri. 10/18- Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York

Tue. 10/22- Greenfield Lake Amphitheater in Wilmington, North Carolina

Thu. 10/24- The Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, Florida

Fri. 10/25- Saenger Theatre in Mobile, Alabama

Sun. 10/27- Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson, Mississippi

Tue. 10/29- Robinson Center in Little Rock, Arkansas

Wed. 10/30- The Criterion in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Sat. 11/2- Boulder Theater in Boulder, Colorado

Tue. 11/5- Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside, California

Thu. 11/7- Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks, California

Fri. 11/8- Uptown Theatre in Napa, California

Sat. 11/9- Bob Hope Theatre in Stockton, California

Sun. 11/10- Redding Civic Auditorium in Redding, California

For tickets and further information, click here.

Fans can find SWITCHFOOT at the following locations:

www.facebook.com/switchfoot

www.switchfoot.com

  • Photo Credit:  Eva Dang Photography

 

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