Toronto, ON – October 19, 2018 – 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 January 18th , 2019 via Fantasy Records. The band also announced the North American leg of the Native Tongue Tour, which kicks off in Asheville, North Carolina on February 14th, with a stop in Toronto and Vancouver (full list of dates below). Public on-sale for the tour begins October 26th. Click here for more information and pre-order Native Tongue here.

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, California, 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.

1. Let It Happen
2. Native Tongue
3. All I Need
4. Voices
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
12. Oxygen
13. We're Gonna Be Alright
14. You're The One I Want

February 14 The Orange Peel - Asheville, North Carolina
February 15 The Mill & Mine - Knoxville, Tennessee
February 16 Tabernacle - Atlanta, Georgia
February 17 Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, Tennessee
February 19 The Fillmore Silver Spring - Silver Spring, Maryland
February 20 The Fillmore - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
February 22 Wellmont Theater - Montclair, New Jersey
February 23 The Paramount - Huntington, New Jersez
February 24 House of Blues - Boston, Massachusetts
February 28 Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, Ontario
March 1 House of Blues - Cleveland, Ohio
March 2 20 Monroe Live - Grand Rapids, Michigan
March 3 The Fillmore Detroit - Detroit, Michigan
March 5 The Pageant - Saint Louis, Missouri
March 6 Egyptian Room at Old National Centre - Indianapolis, Indiana
March 8 Park West - Chicago, Illinois
March 9 Park West - Chicago, Illinois
March 10 The Sylvee - Madison, Wisconsin
March 13 New Daisy Theatre - Memphis, Tennessee
March 14 Club Brady - Tulsa, Oklahoma
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, Alabama
March 22 The RITZ Ybor - Tampa, Florida
March 23 House of Blues - Orlando, Florida
March 24 Revolution - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
March 27 State Theatre - Minneapolis, Minnesota
March 28 Sokol Auditorium - Omaha, Nebraska
March 29 Uptown Theater - Kansas City, Missouri
March 30 Fillmore Auditorium - Denver, Colorado
March 31 The Depot - Salt Lake City, Utah
April 3 Rialto Theatre - Tucson, Arizona
April 4 The Van Buren - Phoenix, Arizona
April 5 The Wiltern - Los Angeles, California
April 6 Arlington Theatre - Santa Barbara, California
April 7 Warfield Theater - San Francisco, California
April 9 McDonald Theatre - Eugene, Oregon
April 10 Crystal Ballroom - Portland, Oregon
April 11 Neptune Theatre - Seattle, Washington
April 12 Neptune Theatre - Seattle, Washington
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, California 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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