Hello Hurricane Tour

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Hello Hurricane Tour
Tour by Switchfoot
Associated album Hello Hurricane
Start date November 8, 2009
End date October 29, 2010
Legs 9
No. of shows 80
Switchfoot concert chronology

The Hello Hurricane Tour is a 2009-2010 concert tour by the alternative rock band Switchfoot in support of their seventh studio album, Hello Hurricane. The tour began in San Diego, California on November 8, 2009 and concluded in Avila Beach, California on October 29, 2010. Dates were first announced on switchfoot.com on September 23, 2009.[1]


The tour was first announced as a short national trek across the southern portion of the United States, beginning with a hometown show in El Cajon, California on November 8 and ending in Ventura, California on November 28. However, more dates continued to be announced due to the high demand for shows. The second leg of the tour hit the Eastern United States, beginning December 3 in Charlotte, North Carolina and concluding December 14, 2009.

This was followed by a North American at large tour, with dates primarily in the northernwestern United States and portions of Canada. Those dates ran throughout January 8 to 23.

After playing at Parachute Music Festival in New Zealand anda few shows in Japan, the band resumed their tour in February, continuing on until the end of the year.

Supporting acts[edit]

The first 2009 legs of the Hello Hurricane tour featured no opening bands, with Switchfoot playing the entire show each evening. These shows were dubbed "An Evening With Switchfoot." The early winter 2010 leg featured the Paper Tongues as a supporting act, and the final leg of the tour featured The Almost as the opening act. Various one-offs and opening bands also played in support of Switchfoot throughout the tour.


For the Fall 2009 United States leg, Switchfoot announced via Myspace blog that they would be playing the entire Hello Hurricane track listing from beginning to end for the first part of the setlist. Afterwards, the band played a selection of their favorite songs from the band's past catalogue to round out the show.[2] This setlist remained throughout each of the first three legs of the tour. This Tour was depicted in Hello Hurricane Live.

Here is an example from the Sydney show on April 23, 2010:[3]

  1. "Needle and Haystack Life"
  2. "Mess of Me"
  3. "Your Love Is a Song"
  4. "The Sound (John M. Perkins' Blues)"
  5. "Enough to Let Me Go"
  6. "Free" (including intro to "Happy Is a Yuppie Word")
  7. "Hello Hurricane"
  8. "Always"
  9. "Bullet Soul"
  10. "Yet"
  11. "Sing It Out"
  12. "Red Eyes"
  13. "Stars"
  14. "Oh! Gravity."
  15. "Gone"
  16. "On Fire"
  17. "Awakening"
  18. "Meant to Live" (including intro to "Love Is the Movement")


  1. "This Is Your Life"
  2. "Sabotage" (Beastie Boys cover)
  3. "Dare You to Move"


The tour's first leg was a success, with every single date sold out according to Switchfoot.com. They maintained this torrid pace, continuing to sell out almost every one of their shows, throughout the rest of the tour.

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America Leg 1
November 8, 2009 San Diego, California United States East County Performing Arts Center
November 11, 2009 West Hollywood, California The Roxy Theatre
November 13, 2009 Scottsdale, Arizona Martini Ranch
November 14, 2009 Tucson, Arizona The Rock
November 16, 2009 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Diamond Ballroom
November 17, 2009 Dallas, Texas House of Blues
November 18, 2009 Austin, Texas The Parish
November 20, 2009 Houston, Texas Warehouse Live
November 21, 2009 New Orleans, Louisiana Parish @ House of Blues
November 22, 2009 Nashville, Tennessee Exit/In
November 23, 2009
November 24, 2009 Atlanta, Georgia The Loft @ Center Stage
November 27, 2009 Anaheim, California House of Blues
November 28, 2009 Ventura, California Majestic Ventura Theater
December 3, 2009 Charlotte, North Carolina Amos' Southend
December 4, 2009 Asheville, North Carolina Orange Peel
December 5, 2009 Richmond, Virginia WDYL Snowball @ The National
December 7, 2009 Baltimore, Maryland Rams Head Live!
December 8, 2009 New York City, New York Irving Plaza
December 9, 2009 Boston, Massachusetts Paradise Rock Club
December 10, 2009 Providence, Rhode Island Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
December 11, 2009 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Theatre of The Living Arts
December 12, 2009 Hartford, Connecticut Webster Theater
December 13, 2009 Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club
December 14, 2009 Burlington, Vermont Higher Ground
North America Leg 2
with support act Paper Tongues
January 8, 2010 Reno, Nevada United States Knitting Factory
January 9, 2010 San Francisco, California Regency Ballroom
January 10, 2010 Medford, Oregon Vibes Main 1
January 11, 2010 Portland, Oregon Crystal Ballroom
January 12, 2010 Seattle, Washington Showbox at the Market
January 13, 2010 Vancouver, British Columbia Canada Commodore Ballroom
January 15, 2010 Edmonton, Alberta The Starlite Room
January 16, 2010 Calgary, Alberta Macewan Hall
January 17, 2010 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Louis' Pub
January 18, 2010 Winnipeg, Manitoba Garrick Centre
January 21, 2010 Kitchener, Ontario Elements
January 22, 2010 Toronto, Ontario Phoenix Concert Theatre
January 23, 2010 Montreal, Quebec Studio Jpr
North America Leg 3
February 15, 2010 St. Louis, Missouri United States The Pageant
February 16, 2010 Chicago, Illinois House of Blues
February 18, 2010 San Antonio, Texas TX Tri-Point
February 19, 2010 Houston, Texas Arena Place
February 20, 2010 Corpus Christi, Texas Concrete Street Amphitheater
February 21, 2010 Abilene, Texas Abilene Civic Center
February 22, 2010 Tulsa, Oklahoma Cain's Ballroom
February 23, 2010 Albuquerque, New Mexico El Rey Theatre
February 25, 2010 Colorado Springs, Colorado Black Sheep
February 26, 2010 Denver, Colorado Ogden Theater
March 4, 2010 Flagstaff, Arizona Walkup Skydome
March 5, 2010 New Orleans, Louisiana Lakefront Arena
March 6, 2010 Plant City, Florida Florida Strawberry Festival
North America Leg 4
March 24, 2010 Adrian, Michigan United States Merrilat Sports Center
Royal Oak, Michigan Royal Oak Music Theatre
March 26, 2010 Marion, Indiana Indiana Wesleyan University Commons
March 27, 2010 Cincinnati, Ohio The Underground
March 28, 2010 Cedarville, Ohio Cedarville University
March 29, 2010 Birmingham, Alabama Workplay Theatre
March 30, 2010 Fayetteville, Arkansas George's Majestic Lounge
April 2, 2010 Indianapolis, Indiana X103 NCAA Final Four Party
April 3, 2010 Austell, Georgia Six Flags Over Georgia
April 11, 2010 Tucson, Arizona Pima County Fairground (KFMA Day Festival)
April 21, 2010 Brisbane Australia Hi-Fi
April 22, 2010 Melbourne Billboard Melbourne
April 23, 2010 Sydney Forum
April 26, 2010 Atsugi Japan Naval Air Facility Atsugi
April 27, 2010 Tokyo UNO Tokyo Duo
North America Leg 4
May 20, 2010 Charlotte, North Carolina United States NASCAR Rev'd Up All-Star Weekend
May 21, 2010 Charleston, South Carolina Music Farm
May 29, 2010 Leicestershire England Leicestershire Music Festival
May 30, 2010 West Sussex Wiston House
May 31, 2010
June 1, 2010 London London HMV Forum
June 2, 2010 Cologne Germany Luxor
June 3, 2010 Berlin Postbahnof
June 5, 2010 Trnava Slovakia Festival Lumen
June 6, 2010 Frauenfeld Switzerland Springtime Festival
June 8, 2010 Hamburg Germany Knust
June 9, 2010 Silkeborg Denmark Jysk Musik og Teaterhus
June 10, 2010 Amsterdam Netherlands Melkweg
June 11, 2010 Ballymena Northern Ireland Fuel Festival 2010
June 12, 2010 Edinburgh Scotland Frenzy Festival
June 13, 2010 Donington Park England Download Festival
North America Leg 5
June 17, 2010 Wilmore, Kentucky United States Ichthus Music Festival
June 19, 2010 Columbus, Ohio Newport Music Hall
June 20, 2010 Williamsburg, Virginia Busch Gardens Williamsburg
June 24, 2010 Del Mar, California Del Mar Fairgrounds
June 29, 2010 Bushnell, Illinois Cornerstone Festival
June 30, 2010 Shirleysburg, Pennsylvania Agape Farm
July 1, 2010 Burlington, Vermont Higher Ground
July 2, 2010 Montreal, Quebec Canada Studio Jpr
July 3, 2010 Vaughan, Ontario Canada's Wonderland
July 17, 2010 Cleveland, Ohio United States Time Warner Cable Amphitheater
South America
September 10, 2010 Heredia Costa Rica Torre Geko
September 11, 2010 Bogotá Colombia Downtown Majestic
September 12, 2010 Mexico City Mexico José Cuervo Salón
September 14, 2010 Guatemala City Guatemala Parque de la Industria
September 16, 2010 São Paulo Brazil Carioca Club
September 17, 2010 Ribeirão Preto RP Hall
September 18, 2010 Goiânia Centro de Convencoes Goiania
September 19, 2010 Buenos Aires Argentina The Groove
North America Leg 6
with support act The Almost
October 1, 2010 Lynchburg, Virginia United States Liberty University
October 2, 2010 Cheswick, Pennsylvania Ches-A-Rena
October 3, 2010 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Electric Factory
October 5, 2010 Richmond, Virginia National Theater
October 6, 2010 Norfolk, Virginia Norva Theatre
October 7, 2010 Montgomery, Alabama Huntingdon College Top Stage
October 8, 2010 Baton Rouge, Louisiana Varsity Theatre
October 10, 2010 Austin, Texas Austin City Limits Music Festival
October 14, 2010 Omaha, Nebraska Sokol Auditorium
October 15, 2010 Saint Charles, Missouri Lindenwood University
October 16, 2010 Kansas City, Kansas Memorial Hall
October 28, 2010 Santa Cruz, California The Catalyst
October 29, 2010 Avila Beach, California Avila Beach Resort Event Area