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 Jan. 18th, 2019 via Fantasy Records. The band also announced the North American leg of the Native Tongue Tour, which kicks off in Asheville, N.C. on Feb. 14th. (Full list of dates below.) Colony House and Tyson Motsenbocker will join SWITCHFOOT as support acts. Public on-sale for the tour begins Oct. 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 front man 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," expressed 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, Calif., 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." Keep up with SWITCHFOOT on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitterand SWITCHFOOT.com.
Native Tongue Track List:
1. Let It Happen
2. Native Tongue
3. All I Need
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
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. 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, Wisc.
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 - Orlando, 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 Colombia
*Featuring special guests
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.?
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