Oh! Gravity. Tour

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Oh! Gravity. Tour
Tour by Switchfoot
Associated album Oh! Gravity.
Start date October 17, 2006
End date September 10, 2007
Legs 5
Number of shows 88 in North America
11 in Europe
6 in Australasia
1 in Asia
106 Total
Switchfoot concert chronology

The Oh! Gravity. Tour is a 2007 concert tour by the alternative rock band Switchfoot, held in order to promote their sixth studio album, Oh! Gravity. The tour began in Utrecht, Netherlands on January 31 and ended in Saint Joseph, Missouri on April 17. During the 77-day tour, the band performed in nineteen states, six provinces in Canada, and three countries in Europe, plus several shows in the United Kingdom. The tour was depicted in one live concert film, Live at the Ventura Theatre, which was shot during the North American leg of the tour.

Set list[edit]

For the North American leg of the tour, Switchfoot brought pop/rock band Copeland as the opening act. They usually played a 45-minute to 1 hour long set, before Switchfoot took the stage to play a 2-hour long set.

Switchfoot's hit song Stars from their Nothing Is Sound album was the staple opener for the vast majority of the shows. The Oh! Gravity. Tour also marked the first time the band played the songs "Faust, Midas, and Myself" and "4:12", both from the album "Oh! Gravity.", live. Usually, Switchfoot ended their set, as in past tours, with an encore, playing their smash hit single "Dare You to Move". The band kept a diary called the "Daily Foot" on their website to document each show of the tour. The entries included each show's set list.

Switchfoot is known for their efforts to keep in touch with their fans and bring them alongside the process of writing, recording, releasing and playing an album. In the Oh! Gravity. Tour, the band took this a step further by allowing fans to vote on the set list.[1] They also allowed people to vote for non-Switchfoot songs, promising to "learn it if we can (Jon)" and play them in their live shows.

Live show bootlegs[edit]

On February 9, 2006, Tim Foreman talked about the possibility of releasing CDs of every show Switchfoot does during the Oh! Gravity. Tour.

"Another thing that we've never done before: sell bootlegs of a few songs from the show at the end of the night. See for a lot of us, the end of the night comes too soon. This way, you could actually be listening to the show in your car on the way home from the gig! So we're still trying to figure this one out logistically, but where there's a will there's a way."

Switchfoot began selling these "live" CDs at the House of Blues on February 13. Each night they made 100 CDs available, but the songs have been circulated through the world wide web with greater distribution, thanks to the band-approved website, switchfootbootlegs.com.

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America[2]
October 17, 2006 Bakersfield United States Fox Theater
October 18, 2006 West Hollywood Roxy Theatre
October 19, 2006 Sacramento Crest Theatre
October 20, 2006 Portland Crystal Ballroom
October 21, 2006 Boise Big Easy Concert House
October 23, 2006 Denver Ogden Theatre
October 25, 2006 Chicago Smart Bar
October 26, 2005 Minneapolis Trocaderos
October 27, 2006 Milwaukee Rave Hall
October 28, 2006 St. Louis Pageant Concert NightClub
October 30, 2006 Columbus Newport Music Hall
November 1, 2006 Holland DeVos Fieldhouse
November 2, 2006 Detroit Saint Andrew's Hall
November 3, 2006 Cleveland Agora Theatre and Ballroom
November 4, 2006 Lancaster The Chameleon Club
November 5, 2006 Scranton Tink's Entertainment Complex
November 7, 2006 Norfolk Norva Theatre
November 8, 2006 New York City Irving Plaza
November 10, 2006 Charlotte Tremont Music Hall
November 11, 2006 Jacksonville Beach Freebird Live
November 12, 2006 Fort Lauderdale Revolution Live
November 13, 2006 Lake Buena Vista House of Blues
November 14, 2006 Atlanta Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre
November 16, 2006 Nashville War Memorial Auditorium
November 17, 2006 Little Rock The Village
November 18, 2006 Tulsa Cain's Ballroom
November 20, 2006 Albuquerque Sunshine Theater
November 21, 2006 Tempe Marquee Theatre
November 22, 2006 Las Vegas Valley House of Blues
Europe[3]
January 31, 2007 Utrecht Netherlands Tivoli De Helling
February 1, 2007 Hamburg Germany Gruenspan
February 2, 2007 Silkeborg Denmark Silkeborg Musikhus
February 3, 2007 Minden Germany Zum Landauer
February 4, 2007 Frankfurt Batschkapp
February 5, 2007 London England Shepherd's Bush Empire
February 6, 2007
February 7, 2007 Swansea Wales Brangwyn Hall
February 8, 2007 Perth Scotland Perth Concert Hall
February 9, 2007 Bradford England Abundant Life Centre
February 10, 2007 Derby Riverside Centre
North America[4][5]
February 13, 2007 Anaheim United States House of Blues
February 14, 2007 San Francisco Slim's
February 15, 2007 Medford Main 1 Arts Center
February 16, 2007 Eugene McDonald Theatre
February 17, 2007 Spokane Big Easy Concert House
February 18, 2007 Seattle Fenix Underground
February 19, 2007 Vancouver Canada Croatian Cultural Centre
February 21, 2007 Calgary MacEwan Hall Ballroom
February 22, 2007 Edmonton Edmonton Event Centre
February 23, 2007 Saskatoon Prairieland Park
February 24, 2007 Winnipeg Garrick Centre
February 26, 2007 Thunder Bay Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
February 28, 2007 Toronto Kool Haus
March 1, 2007 London Cowboys Ranch
March 2, 2007 Ottawa Capitol Music Hall
March 3, 2007 Montreal Le National
March 6, 2007 Burlington United States Higher Ground
March 7, 2007 Worcester Worcester Palladium
March 8, 2007 Providence Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
March 9, 2007 Hartford Webster Theater
March 10, 2007 Philadelphia Theatre of Living Arts
March 11, 2007 Baltimore Rams Head Live!
March 13, 2007 Clifton Park Northern Lights
March 14, 2007 Buffalo Town Ballroom
March 15, 2007 Millvale Mr. Smalls Theatre
March 16, 2007 Forest Park The Underground
March 17, 2007 Charleston Music Farm
March 18, 2007 Asheville The Orange Peel
March 19, 2007 Columbia Headliners Live
March 22, 2007 New Orleans House of Blues
March 23, 2007 Houston Warehouse Live
March 24, 2007 Austin La Zona Rosa
March 25, 2007 Dallas Gypsy Tea Room
March 26, 2007 Oklahoma City Diamond Ballroom
March 28, 2007 Tucson Rialto Theatre
March 29, 2007 Ventura Ventura Theatre
March 30, 2007 Avalon Avalon Theatre
March 31, 2007 San Diego Soma San Diego
April 13, 2007 Buies Creek Pope Convocation Center
April 14, 2007 Knoxville Bijou Theatre
April 16, 2007 Springfield Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Mosque
April 17, 2007 Saint Joseph St. Joseph Civic Arena
April 18, 2007[A] Omaha Sokol Auditorium
April 20, 2007[B] Waco Fountain Mall
April 21, 2007[C] Arlington Maverick Stadium
June 11, 2007[D] Los Angeles Gibson Amphitheatre
June 16, 2007[E] Wilmore Ichthus Farm
June 22, 2007[F] Mineral City Atwood Lake Park
June 27, 2007[G] Mount Union Agape Farm
June 29, 2007[H] Bushnell Cornerstone Farm
July 3, 2007[I] Del Mar Harrah's Grandstand Stage
July 14, 2007[J] Willmar Willmar High School Grounds
July 26, 2007[G] George Gorge Amphitheatre
August 4, 2007[K] Monterey Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
August 11, 2007[L] West Allis Miller Lite Main Stage
August 17, 2007[M] Sedalia Pepsi Grandstand
August 18, 2007[N] Des Moines Iowa State Fair Grandstand
August 24, 2007[O] Louisville Cardinal Stadium
August 25, 2007[P] Valdosta All-Star Amphitheatre
Australasia[4]
August 31, 2007 Perth Australia Challenge Stadium
September 1, 2007[Q] Sydney Sydney Showground
September 5, 2007 Auckland New Zealand TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre
September 6, 2007 Melbourne Australia Festival Hall
September 7, 2007 Adelaide Paradise Auditorium
September 8, 2007 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Asia
September 10, 2007 Pasay Philippines Cuneta Astrodome
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A Concert for the Cause: Benefit for the Omaha Children's Hospital
B 8th Annual Island Party [6]
C Springfest[7]
D Rock the Boat Concert[8]
E Ichthus Music Festival
F Alive Festival
G Creation Festival[9]
H Cornerstone Festival[10]
I San Diego County Fair[11]
J Sonshine Festival
K Spirit West Coast[12]
L Wisconsin State Fair[13]
M Missouri State Fair
N Iowa State Fair
O Kentucky State Fair[14]
P Wild Adventures 2007 Concert Series[15]
Q Big Exo Day

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