LOS ANGELES, Calif. – After multiple sold-out shows on the Native Tongue Tour, SWITCHFOOT takes their electrifying energy to the nationally-syndicated daytime talk show “Pickler & Ben.” The episode, which airs Friday, March 22, features the GRAMMY®-winning rock band performing “Native Tongue” and chatting with hosts Kellie Pickler and Ben Aaron about releasing Native Tongue, joining Bon Jovi for select European dates this summer, giving back to their community through their Bro-Am Foundation and more.
The Native Tongue Tour coincides with the release of SWITCHFOOT’s chart-topping, critically-acclaimed album, Native Tongue, via Fantasy Records. “Absence makes the heart grow fonder, they say. And that seems to be the case for SWITCHFOOT and its fans” (The Oakland Press/Gary Graff) as the multi-platinum selling quintet, accompanied by support acts Colony House and Tyson Motsenbocker, has sold out shows in Asheville, Nashville, Toronto, Dallas, and Seattle.
SWITCHFOOT recently gave fans an inside look at their “dazzling array of genre-bending” (Local Spins/Ricky Olmos) through the blistering new live video for “Native Tongue.” The live performance clip, produced by SWITCHFOOT and directed by Erick Frost, was shot at Atlanta’s historic Tabernacle and captures the band’s signature high-energy performance and passionate connection with their audience.
Throughout the tour, SWITCHFOOT is partnering with Food for the Hungry, an international relief and development organization, to raise money for programs that help communities in 17 countries around the world move from extreme poverty to self-sustainability.
NATIVE TONGUE TOUR DATES:
March 21 Iron City – Birmingham, Ala.
March 22 The RITZ Ybor – Tampa, Fla.
March 23 House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, 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 Columbia
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 was released January 18, 2019, on Fantasy Records.