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.
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
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