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Switchfoot Teams Up With Lifehouse To Release New Song

Teams Up With Lifehouse To Release Brand New Song “Shine Like Gold”

Campaign Reached Goal of $54,000 to Benefit Houston Recovery
September 5th Houston, TX House of Blues Show Is On As Planned!

After the devastating storm that struck Texas, SWITCHFOOT
and LIFEHOUSE wanted to do something together to give back and wrote a brand new song titled, “Shine Like Gold,” which exclusively premiered on People.com. All proceeds from “Shine Like Gold” will be donated to aid Houston’s recovery in partnership with Food for the Hungry. SWITCHFOOT and LIFEHOUSE are currently touring with each other for the first time ever on the “Looking For Summer” Tour. The bands will collectively be performing the song together at the September 5th House of Blues show in Houston, Texas.

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On the new song and upcoming Houston show, Jon Foreman shares: “Jason and I had always talked about writing a song together. When it finally happened, ‘Shine Like Gold’ became a song about everyday heroes fighting their way through the darkness toward the light. On the day we recorded the song, Hurricane Harvey began wreaking havoc in Texas. Sometimes you don’t know what a song is for until after its written. In this case it became crystal clear. As we watched our friends and family in Texas struggle through the aftermath of the hurricane, we knew exactly what we had to do. We LOVE Houston. Houston is resilient and will rebuild. We’re honored to be in Houston next Tuesday to bring hope and healing the best way we know how.”

Watch teaser for “Shine Like Gold” below:

On “Shine Like Gold” and the upcoming Houston show, LIFEHOUSE’s Jason Wade said: “We can’t imagine what everyone is going through right now in Houston, but they’ve all been in our thoughts and prayers. We look forward to playing this show, standing alongside this amazing city and doing everything in our power to help. Jon and I started writing “Shine Like Gold” at the beginning of this tour, but it wasn’t until we recorded it in Nashville that we really knew what it was about. Seeing all of these amazing individuals who’ve sacrifice for their neighbors, and stepped up in the face of extreme hardship has been so inspiring. This song is for them. All of the proceeds from this song are going to Houston for the unsung heroes that do the right thing when no one is watching. All the love.”

Formed in San Diego in 1996, SWITCHFOOT is Jon Foreman (vocals, guitar), Tim Foreman (bass), Jerome Fontamillas (keyboard, guitar), Drew Shirley (guitar), and Chad Butler (drums). Since their start, the band has sold over 5.7 million copies worldwide of their first nine studio albums (including their 2003 double-platinum breakthrough The Beautiful Letdown and 2009’s Grammy Award-winning Hello Hurricane), racked up a string of Alternative radio hit singles, and performed sold-out world tours with over 4 million concert tickets worldwide.

SWITCHFOOT released their latest album, Where The Light Shines Through, on July 8th, 2016 via Vanguard Records. Where The Light Shines Through is the band’s tenth album and the first since 2014’s highly acclaimed Fading West. The album was self-produced in collaboration with John Fields, who helmed the multi-platinum breakthrough The Beautiful Letdown.

Beyond their career achievements, SWITCHFOOT has also been active in a variety of philanthropic efforts, raising over a million dollars to aid kids in their community through the band’s own Bro-Am Foundation, a long-running annual benefit surf contest and concert that’s held every summer in Encinitas, CA. $1 of every ticket sale will be donated to SWITCHFOOT’s BRO-AM Foundation providing services to underprivileged and disadvantaged youth. They’ve also maintained a deep commitment to a variety of humanitarian causes, lending their support to such worthy organizations as CURE International, DATA, the ONE Campaign, Habitat for Humanity, Invisible Children, and To Write Love on Her Arms.

Multi-platinum award-winning rock band LIFEHOUSE recently released their first hits compilation, LIFEHOUSE: Greatest Hits, on CD and all digital retailers. The 18-track selection will include a multitude of their chart-topping hits, including “You and Me,” “First Time”, “Halfway Gone,” “Hurricane” and “Hanging by a Moment,” which was the most played radio track of 2001. To mark the release, LIFEHOUSE, which includes Jason Wade (lead vocals, guitar), Bryce Soderberg (bass, vocals) and Ricky Woolstenhulme Jr. (drums, percussion), are co-headlining a U.S. tour with SWITCHFOOT, which will wrap September 10 at the Masonic Auditorium in San Francisco after a show on September 9 at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles (tour dates below).

LIFEHOUSE was formed in Los Angeles by singer/songwriter/guitarist Jason Wade, bassist Bryce Soderberg and drummer Rick Woolstenhulme Jr. as Blyss in 1999, attracting the attention of producer Jude Cole. LIFEHOUSE’s music has always been radio-friendly, but the band’s success is as much for lead singer/guitarist Jason Wade’s “sonorous” vocals and spiritual songwriting as it is for the band’s well-honed cohesion as performers. Since 2000, LIFEHOUSE have released seven albums that have cumulatively sold 15 million around the world.

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Upcoming Tour Dates:

9/1 – DuQuoin, IL @ DuQuoin State Fair
9/3 – Springfield, MO @ Gillioz Theater
9/4 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory
9/5 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues – Houston
9/7 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
9/8 – Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Beach
9/9 – Los Angeles, CA @Greek Theatre
9/10 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic

SWITCHFOOT Raise Over $200,000 for Local Youth at 13th Annual Charity Music Event BRO-AM

On Saturday, June 24th, Grammy-winning alternative rock band SWITCHFOOT celebrated the 13th annual SWITCHFOOT BRO-AM presented by Hurley and iHeartMedia at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, CA. The annual community celebration and charity event gathered over 17,000 people for the free Beach Fest and surf event, which raised over $200,000 to benefit local youth initiatives through VH1 Save the Music Foundation, Feeding San Diego, Challenged Athletes Foundation, A Step Beyond, StandUp for Kids, and Rob Machado Foundation.

The beachfront concert included performances from SWITCHFOOT, multi-platinum rock band Lifehouse, new super-group Jamtown featuring Donovan Frankenreiter, G Love and Cisco Adler, a surprise guest performance by singer Lauren Daigle, local band Sights and Sages who won this year’s 91X Battle for the BRO-AM out of over 100 submissions, and a very special appearance by the VH1 Save The Music Foundation Youth Choir who performed on stage with SWITCHFOOT.

In addition to musical performances, the diverse event included a variety of surf contests. The More “BRO” than Pro Team Surf Contest, where a four person team competes riding one wave regular and one wave switch, saw Team Hurley taking home the first prize thanks to members Brett Simpson, Yadin Nicol, Dane Zaun and Jordy Collins and a close second by Team Quiksilver. The competition also featured a team from the Challenged Athletes Foundation, who entered for the first time. The Rob Machado Bro Junior Surf Contest, which is all about who has the most fun on their board, was won by Cole McCaffray, an Encinitas local who is a member of the US Junior Olympics Development Team. SWITCHFOOT drummer Chad Butler, dressed as a skeleton, jousted his way through the Surf Jousting Expression Session, complete with battle armor and Nerf weapons on an INT soft surfboard. This year, BRO-AM was able to award the top three places of their Challenged Athletes Foundation Kids’ Adaptive Surf Series, to Sebastian Deposato, Jake Eastwood and Luolin Webster.

The BRO-AM kicked off with the BRO-AM Benefit Party hosted by ViaSat on Thursday, June 22nd, gathering philanthropists and friends for an evening of local food and drinks, silent/live auctions and live performances.

Jon Foreman of SWITCHFOOT shares, “We are so honored that the local community would partner with us to host such a unique, inclusive, and meaningful event to help local kids in need. To see our hometown come together and help deserving kids is an incredible experience. Surfing, Music, and the San Diego scene at its best.”

In 2005, after traveling the world, SWITCHFOOT dreamed up an idea to give back to their hometown that supported them as both surfers and musicians, to rally their great community and to invest in kids who might need a hand up. Thirteen years later, the BRO-AM has grown in impact and size gathering over 17,000 people to the beach for a “more bro than pro” team surf contest, Rob Machado Bro Junior surf contest, free beach concert and numerous vendor booths. The BRO-AM Foundation focuses on initiatives in two areas that create a thriving future – Physical and community well being along with opportunity and empowerment through music, art, surfing and education.

Beyond their career achievements and creation of BRO-AM, SWITCHFOOT has also maintained a deep commitment to a variety of humanitarian causes, lending their support to such worthy organizations as CURE International, DATA, the ONE Campaign, Habitat for Humanity, Invisible Children, and To Write Love on Her Arms.

For More Information on Switchfoot and BRO-AM, Please Visit:
Website: http://www.switchfoot.com/www.broam.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/switchfoot
Twitter: https://twitter.com/switchfoot
Instagram: https://instagram.com/switchfoot

The Arts Program at San Diego International Airport also showed their support and partnered with SWITCHFOOT to create an exhibition highlighting BRO-AM, the band and the impact that such community partnerships have on the San Diego region. The exhibition is located at the airport in Terminal 2 near Gate 36 and will be on display through September for travelers past security checkpoints. Last week, the Airport also hosted a special pop-up performance by players from the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory, as well as fourth through sixth grade singers from Casillas Elementary in Chula Vista who joined SWITCHFOOT on stage for two songs. For more information on the SAN Arts Program, please visit arts.san.org.

SWITCHFOOT to Host 2017 BRO-AM in San Diego

Switchfoot is set to host the 13th annual BRO-AM Festival this June. The beach-side fest takes place in Encinitas, North County San Diego, and will also include performances by Lifehouse and Jamtown. This unique festival will also host surf contests for competitors of all ages and abilities.

From the Press Release:

June 1, 2017 – San Diego, CA – SWITCHFOOT will be hosting their 13th annual BRO-AM, presented by Hurley and iHeartMedia, on Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, CA. The day will be full of unique surf contests and a beach fest concert with performances from Switchfoot, Lifehouse, Jamtown, the 91X Battle of the Bands Winner and a very special appearance by the VH1 Save The Music Foundation Youth Choir.  Numerous vendors and partners help put on this event including Suja Juice, BMW Encinitas, LaCie and ViaSat.

 

As this is an epic beach event, there will be many different surf events including the More ‘BRO’ than Pro Team Surf Contest, where a four person team competes riding one wave regular and one wave switch, the Rob Machado Bro Junior Surf Contest, which is all about who has the most fun on their board, the Challenged Athletes Foundation Kids’ Surf Contest, giving an opportunity for kids with physical challenges to compete, and the always hilarious Surf Joust Expression Session, complete with battle armor and nerf weapons upon soft surfboards. Members of Switchfoot will even be surfing in the team contest with Rob Machado! For full details and rules surrounding the competitions and more information on the 2017 BRO-AM, please visit www.broam.org.

 

In support of this massive celebration, the Arts Program at San Diego International Airport has partnered with SWITCHFOOT to create an exhibition highlighting BRO-AM, the band and the impact that such community partnerships have on the San Diego region.

 

The exhibition is located at the airport in Terminal 2 near Gate 36 and will be on display through September for travelers past security checkpoints. Special collaborative music and dance concerts will also be presented atthe airport by BRO-AM partner youth organizations on June 15th and 19th, including performances from Escondido-based A Step Beyond (6/15), VH1 Save The Music Foundation/San Diego Youth Symphony & Conservatory students from Chula Vista (6/19), and a special pop-up performance from SWITCHFOOT (6/19). For more information on the SAN Arts Program, please visit arts.san.org.

 

In addition to the free BRO-AM Beach Fest, SWITCHFOOT will be hosting their annual ticketed BRO-AM Benefit Party on June 22, 2017 in North County San Diego. This event will include VIP Meet & Greet opportunities, silent and live auctions and a live performance by GRAMMY Award winning band SWITCHFOOT and other special guests. Tickets for the benefit party are available here. Proceeds from the 2017 BRO-AM events support local youth initiatives with selected 501(c)(3) organizations, including A Step Beyond, Challenged Athletes Foundation, Feeding San Diego, Rob Machado Foundation, StandUp For Kids and VH1 Save The Music Foundation.

 

In 2005, after traveling the world, SWITCHFOOT dreamed up an idea to give back to their hometown that supported them as both surfers and musicians, to rally their great community and to invest in kids who might need a hand up. Thirteen years later, the BRO-AM has grown in impact and size gathering over 17,000 people to the beach for a ‘more bro than pro’ team surf contest, Rob Machado Bro Junior surf contest, free beach concert and numerous vendor booths. The BRO-AM Foundation focuses on initiatives in two areas that create a thriving future – Physical and community well being along with opportunity and empowerment through music, art, surfing and education.

 
Beyond their career achievements and creation of BRO-AM, SWITCHFOOT has also maintained a deep commitment to a variety of humanitarian causes, lending their support to such worthy organizations as CURE International, DATA, the ONE Campaign, Habitat for Humanity, Invisible Children, and To Write Love on Her Arms”
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Switchfoot & Lifehouse

Switchfoot Premieres New Cover of
LIFEHOUSE’S “Flight”
via Paste Magazine

Touring Together This Summer
Watch the “Looking For Summer” Tour Announcement:

 

New Album Where The Light Shines Through
Out Now via Vanguard Records

San Diego, CA – May 11, 2017 – Multi-platinum selling rockers SWITCHFOOT have premiered a brand new acoustic cover video of LIFEHOUSE’S “Flight” today via Paste Magazine. Fans can check it out now, here: https://goo.gl/RJFPPw. The cover comes ahead of the band’s tour with LIFEHOUSE, the “Looking For Summer” tour. It kicks off on July 23rd at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO and will run into the fall, culminating at The Masonic in San Francisco on September 10th. Up-and-coming songstress Brynn Elliott will open every night of the tour. For additional information and a full list of upcoming dates, please see below or visit: www.LookingForSummerTour.com.

On the new video, Jon Foreman shares: “There are a few Lifehouse songs that everyone has heard – Great tunes that get played on the radio all the time. But the other day I heard a Lifehouse tune I had never heard before. I was in Home Depot when I first heard ‘Flight’ – such a beautiful song for such a beautiful place! I had to learn it and try it on for size.”

Formed in San Diego in 1996, SWITCHFOOT is Jon Foreman (vocals, guitar), Tim Foreman (bass), Jerome Fontamillas (keyboard, guitar), Drew Shirley (guitar), and Chad Butler (drums). Since their start, the band has sold over 5.7 million copies worldwide of their first nine studio albums (including their 2003 double-platinum breakthrough The Beautiful Letdown and 2009’s Grammy Award-winning Hello Hurricane), racked up a string of Alternative radio hit singles, and performed sold-out world tours with over 4 million concert tickets worldwide.

SWITCHFOOT released their latest album, Where The Light Shines Through, on July 8th, 2016 via Vanguard Records. Where The Light Shines Through is the band’s tenth album and the first since 2014’s highly acclaimed Fading West. The album was self-produced in collaboration with John Fields, who helmed the multi-platinum breakthrough The Beautiful Letdown.

Beyond their career achievements, SWITCHFOOT has also been active in a variety of philanthropic efforts, raising over a million dollars to aid kids in their community through the band’s own Bro-Am Foundation, a long-running annual 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 CURE International, DATA, the ONE Campaign, Habitat for Humanity, Invisible Children, and To Write Love on Her Arms.

For More Information, Please Visit:
Website: http://www.switchfoot.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/switchfoot
Twitter: https://twitter.com/switchfoot
Instagram: https://instagram.com/switchfoot

Upcoming Tour Dates:
7/23 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
7/25 – Cedar Rapids, IA @ McGrath Amphitheater
7/26 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live
7/29 – Huber Heights, OH @ Rose Music Center at The Heights
7/30 – Rochester Hills, MI @ Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
7/31 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Meijer Gardens
8/2 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel (formerly known as Sound Academy)
8/4 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
8/5 – Portland, ME @ Maine State Pier
8/6 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
8/9 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues – Boston
8/10 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summer Stage
8/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
8/13 – Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap
8/15 – Baltimore, MD @ Pier 6 Pavilion
8/16 – Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
8/18 – Nashville, TN @ Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel
8/19 – Williamsburg, VA @ Busch Gardens Williamsburg
8/22 – Greensboro, NC @ White Oak Amphitheatre at Greensboro Coliseum Complex
8/25 – Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater
8/26 – Orlando, FL @ Orlando Amphitheater
8/27 – Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place
8/29 – Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Festival
8/30 – Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
9/1 – DuQuoin, IL @ DuQuoin State Fair
9/3 – Springfield, MO @ Gillioz Theater
9/4 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory
9/5 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues – Houston
9/8 – Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Beach
9/9 – Los Angeles, CA @Greek Theatre
9/10 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic