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Switchfoot performing in Vancouver, British Columbia on April 29, 2006
Switchfoot performing in Vancouver, British Columbia on April 29, 2006
Background information
OriginSan Diego, California, United States
GenresAlternative rock, post-grunge, hard rock, Christian rock
Years active1996-present
LabelsRethink, Columbia, Sony BMG, lowercase people, Atlantic
MembersJon Foreman
Tim Foreman
Chad Butler
Jerome Fontamillas
Drew Shirley
WebsiteOfficial website

Switchfoot is an American alternative rock band from San Diego, California.

Switchfoot was formed in 1996 by lead singer Jon Foreman, his brother Tim and Chad Butler. They originally named the band Chin Up. The band was signed to Re:think Records by Charlie Peacock.

The band released their debut album The Legend of Chin on June 17, 1997. Their second studio album New Way to Be Human was released on March 11, 1999. Their third album Learning to Breathe was released on September 26, 2000 and received a Grammy nomination in 2001 for Best Rock Gospel Album. On February 25, 2003, they released their third album The Beautiful Letdown. Nothing Is Sound was released on September 13, 2005 and Oh! Gravity. was released on December 26, 2006 in North America and January 1, 2007 in the United Kingdom. Their newest album Vice Verses was released on September 27, 2011.

They are currently working on their ninth studio album Fading West which is scheduled to be released on January 14, 2014.[1] The album is also accompanied with a documentary of the same name by the band.[2] The movie was shown during the first concert they performed of their Fading West Tour, and it was released digitally on December 10, 2013.[3]

Band members

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  1. "Fading West EP Tracklisting Revealed; Album Release Date Changed". Land of Broken Hearts. Retrieved 2013-12-14.
  2. "New Albums and Releases". Land of Broken Hearts. Retrieved 2013-12-14.
  3. "Fading West EP Release + Timeline". Switchfoot. Archived from the original on 2014-01-02. Retrieved 2013-12-14.

Other websites

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