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Switchfoot – The Beautiful Letdown 20Th Anniversary Tour

SWITCHFOOT

Official Website: www.switchfoot.com

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BIO:

2023 marks the 20th anniversary of Switchfoot’s seminal album, The Beautiful Letdown. The
triple-platinum record included the chart topping hits, Meant To Live & Dare You To Move and
changed the lives of the band members and a generation the world over.
The underdog success story of The Beautiful Letdown exemplifies Switchfoot’s iconoclast,
grassroots approach, defying the odds of major labels and mainstream media. When the band
began the recording process, they believed that there was a real possibility this would be the
last album they’d ever make.
“We’d watched most of our favorite bands dissolve after 3-4 albums, and although there had
been some exciting moments the year prior, we knew there was a very real chance this could be
it for us. So we approached it like it WAS our last record. What are the last songs we want to
sing? Let’s make that album” says bassist Tim Foreman.
Teaming up with now legendary producer John Fields (Brandie Carlile, Jimmy Eat World, Ben
Rector), Switchfoot dove headlong into the recording process.
Lead singer and guitar player, Jon Foreman remenices, “Even 20 years later this part of my life
still feels like a strange dream.
At this point in our journey, we were at a crossroads as a band. There were no examples of
anyone who was doing what we wanted to do, so we were essentially paving our own road;
knowing it could be a dead end.
Until I met John Fields, I’d never encountered anyone with a musical appetite that matched my
own. Tracking was a glorious blur. We were sleeping on the studio floor or on the floor of our
manager’s house. Meals were cheap and fast. We were pouring all of our free time into the
songs- every day starting early and ending late. Unlike a lot of records, this was recorded,
mixed and mastered in just a few weeks.”
When the album was finished, one of the largest record labels in the world had signed on to
release it and Switchfoot seemed poised for a wonderful new chapter. After years and albums of
trying to make ends meet, the band was gearing up for a bigger audience than ever before.
And that’s when their dream took a turn, “We flew out to play our first big show in New York City.
The plan was to win over the east coast contingent of our new record company, and celebrate
the album we were about to release.
Instead, the band walked off stage to a much different reception. “Turns out, the head of the
record company hated us. Halfway through our performance of Dare You To Move, he walked
out of the room, yelling ‘Why do you keep signing this $#!&’ And boom, just like that, we were
dropped before the album even came out.”
Over the next few days, the band faced their fears and doubts in a new way. “Our rejection in
New York brought up some big questions: Do we believe in these tunes? Are these songs still
worthwhile? With or without the Columbia logo on the back?”
Ultimately, we came to the conclusion that the record label’s opinion didn’t matter. We believed
in these songs. And no record company logo or opinion could take that away. We decided to do
what we had always done: singing in spite of whatever opposition we might face, paving our
own road, and finding a way forward.”
Fast forward a year, a few hundred shows & 2 million sold copies of the album later, the band
was living in an entirely new world. Even the head of Sony records was a reluctant supporter.
Drummer Chad Butler recalls, “There were so many unbelievable moments… Our songs were
on the radio all over the world?! Our videos were on MTV, VH1, and all the late night shows
wanted us to play!? It was a surreal crazy time for this young band from San Diego…
Looking back, I realize the album was aptly titled – The Beautiful Letdown embraced a human
story equally full of highs and lows.”
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Beautiful Letdown, the band realizes just how important
that rollercoaster was. “The journey of the beautiful letdown reminded us why we started playing
music in the first place. It united us and gave us a deep appreciation for each other and the
people that showed up to sing with us. We’re so excited to celebrate the release of The
Beautiful Letdown (Our Version) and the worldwide journey that we’ve been on ever since. We
can’t wait to take these songs on the road and play the album front to back for the first time
ever!”

 

ARTIST HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Beautiful Letdown, the band realizes just how important that rollercoaster was. “The journey of the beautiful letdown reminded us why we started playing music in the first place. It united us and gave us a deep appreciation for each other and the people that showed up to sing with us. We’re so excited to celebrate the release of The Beautiful Letdown (Our Version) and the worldwide journey that we’ve been on ever since. We can’t wait to take these songs on the road and play the album front to back for the first time ever”

  

  • 3X Platinum Album “The Beautiful Letdown” will be played from 
  • Grammy Award Winning Hello Hurricane
  • Over 5 Million concert tickets sold world wide
  • Performed CFB National Championship game on ESPN at the Rose Bowl
  • Appeared with: Foo Fighters, Jimmy Eat World, Bon Jovi, Goo Goo Dolls, Taylor Swift, Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, Blink 182, NEEDTOBRTEATHE, Cage The Elephant, Wilco & many, many more.
  • Appeared at: Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Life Is Beautiful, Ohana Festival & many more.
  • The Band’s Switchfoot Bro-Am Foundation has raised over $2 Million for underserved and at risk youth in their hometown of San Diego. The annual Switchfoot Bro-Am Beach Fest concert and surf contests brings 18,000 people from around the globe together on the beach in San Diego.

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Considering recent events, the following items are strictly prohibited

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