Up in Arms Tour

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Up in Arms Tour
UpInArmsTour.jpg
Tour by Switchfoot
Legs 1
Shows 34
Switchfoot concert chronology
Appetite for Construction Tour
(2007)
Up in Arms Tour
(2008)
Music Builds Tour
(2008)

The Up in Arms Tour was a two-month-plus long 2008 concert tour that saw San Diego rock band Switchfoot touring with popular philanthropic organization, To Write Love on Her Arms.

Following the recent trend set by the band's previous, wildly successful Appetite for Construction Tour, the Up In Arms Tour again prominently featured a meaningful cause to the bandmembers. Between the opening bands' performances and Switchfoot's main set, Jamie Tworkowski, the founder of TWLOHA, gave a short message about the organization. [1]

The tour primarily visited small rock clubs, college campuses, and small amphitheatres. After a mostly arena/small stadium tour for "Appetite," Switchfoot returned to their preferred venue demographic.

Show and set list[edit]

Jon Foreman featured during the Up in Arms Tour

The opening act every show was the UK pop rock outfit, Athlete (there were two exceptions being the Asheville show, in which the slot was taken by the South African trio Civil Twilight due to Joel Pott becoming ill, and the Stamford and Rutgers shows, where they were replaced by Luna Halo). In addition to Athlete, several other bands also opened for Switchfoot during the tour. The Myriad, Emery, Sparky's Flaw, and Anthony Raneri from Bayside (band) all played select shows throughout the tour. The band brought back "Love Is the Movement" for this tour, due to it being used as a slogan for TWLOHA.

The setlist generally consisted of the following, with minor variations in song order:

  1. "Meant to Live intro
  2. "Oh! Gravity."
  3. "Stars"
  4. "This Is Your Life"
  5. "Ammunition"
  6. "Gone/Crazy in Love mash-up"
  7. "We Are One Tonight/The Shadow Proves the Sunshine mash-up"
  8. "Love Is the Movement"
  9. "This Is Home"
  10. "Dirty Second Hands"
  11. "American Dream"
  12. "On Fire"
  13. "Awakening"
  14. "Meant to Live"

Encore

  1. "Twenty-Four"
  2. "Dare You to Move"

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
March 27, 2008 San Antonio, Texas United States Laurie Auditorium
March 28, 2008 Tulsa, Oklahoma The Other Side
March 29, 2008 Beaumont, Texas Crockett Street Outdoors
March 30, 2008 New Orleans, Louisiana House of Blues
March 31, 2008 Fort Walton Beach, Florida The Swamp
April 2, 2008 Aiken, South Carolina USCA Convocation Center
April 3, 2008 Myrtle Beach, South Carolina House of Blues
April 4, 2008 Covington, Kentucky Madison Theater
April 5, 2008 Grand Rapids, Michigan Calvin College Fine Arts
April 6, 2008 Bourbonnais, Illinois Olivet Nazarene University
April 7, 2008 Waukesha, Wisconsin Shattuck Auditorium
April 8, 2008 Indianapolis, Indiana Egyptian Room @ Murat Center
April 11, 2008 Peoria, Illinois Peoria Civic Center
April 12, 2008 Joplin, Missouri Joplin Memorial Hall
April 16, 2008 Iowa City, Iowa Iowa Memorial Union Ballroom
April 17, 2008 Poplar Bluff, Missouri Black River Coliseum
April 18, 2008 Troy, Alabama Trojan Arena
April 19, 2008 Hattiesburg, Mississippi Reed Green Coliseum
April 20, 2008 Huntsville, Alabama Spraggins Hall
April 24, 2008 Jacksonville, Florida Murray Hill Theatre
April 25, 2008 Estero, Florida Germain Arena
April 26, 2008 West Palm Beach, Florida Sound Advice Amphitheater
April 27, 2008 Charlottesville, Virginia Charlottesville Pavilion
April 28, 2008 Asheville, North Carolina Orange Peel
May 1, 2008 Ocean City, New Jersey Ocean City Music Pier
May 2, 2008 Stamford, Connecticut Palace Theater
May 3, 2008 Piscataway, New Jersey Rutgers Athletic Center
May 4, 2008 Chili, New York Roberts Wesleyan College

References[edit]

  1. ^ You tell me to live. We were meant to live. - published February 12, 2008 (retrieved March 12, 2008)

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