From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Left to right: Jerome Fontamillas, Chad Butler, Drew Shirley, Jon Foreman, and Tim Foreman in 2008
Left to right: Jerome Fontamillas, Chad Butler, Drew Shirley, Jon Foreman, and Tim Foreman in 2008
Background information
Also known asChin Up
OriginSan Diego, California, U.S.
Years active
  • 1996–present
Past members
  • Drew Shirley

Switchfoot is an American rock band from San Diego, California. The band's members are Jon Foreman (lead vocals, guitar), Tim Foreman (bass guitar, backing vocals), Chad Butler (drums, percussion), and Jerome Fontamillas (guitar, keyboards, backing vocals). Guitarist Drew Shirley was also a member of the band from 2005 to 2022. After early successes in the Christian rock scene, Switchfoot first gained mainstream recognition with the inclusion of four of their songs in the 2002 film A Walk to Remember. This recognition led to the release of their major label debut The Beautiful Letdown, which was released in 2003 and featured the hit singles "Meant to Live" and "Dare You to Move". Their fifth album, Nothing Is Sound peaked at number three on the Billboard 200, and included the single "Stars." Their seventh album, Hello Hurricane (2009) received a Grammy Award for Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album. They have been noted for their energetic live shows.[2][3][4]

According to Jon Foreman, the name "Switchfoot" comes from a surfing term. "We all love to surf and have been surfing all our lives so to us, the name made sense. To switch your feet means to take a new stance facing the opposite direction. It's about change and movement, a different way of approaching life and music."[5]


Formation and early years (1996–2002)[edit]

Switchfoot was founded in 1996 as Chin Up, consisting of Jon Foreman and his brother Tim along with Chad Butler on drums. After playing a few shows including the Foreman brothers' dad's megachurch North Coast Calvary Chapel in Carlsbad, California, the band was contacted by music industry veteran Charlie Peacock and eventually signed to his indie label Re:think Records under the current moniker, Switchfoot. Re:think went on to distribute the first three Switchfoot albums, The Legend of Chin, New Way to Be Human, and Learning to Breathe. Because Re:think was bought by Christian giant Sparrow Records before Switchfoot's first release, however, the band's and Peacock's intentions of being marketed outside of the Contemporary Christian music scene and reaching a wider audience were put on hold. Consequently, the band was mostly marketed to Christian radio and retail outlets early in their careers, a time Jon Foreman has described as when "half of who we were was lost."[6]

Of Switchfoot's first three albums, Learning to Breathe was the most successful, receiving a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Gospel Album.

Later in 2002, Switchfoot's music was featured prominently in the movie A Walk to Remember, starring singer and actress Mandy Moore, who sang Switchfoot's song "Only Hope" during a scene in the movie. In addition to Moore's cover of "Only Hope",[7] Switchfoot's songs "You", "Learning to Breathe", and "I Dare You to Move" were showcased in the film, as well as their own original version of "Only Hope" towards the end of the film.[8]

The Beautiful Letdown (2003–2005)[edit]

After the exposure which came from A Walk to Remember, Switchfoot attracted attention from multiple record labels and eventually they signed with Columbia Records/SonyBMG.[9] Their major label debut, The Beautiful Letdown, under Columbia Records/Red Ink, represented the band's evolution from the predominantly lo-fi, indie rock sound of their early albums, toward a more layered, synth-influenced sound that helped launch the band to mainstream popularity. The shift sonically could be attributed to the fact that the album was the first to include keyboardist Jerome Fontamillas, formerly of industrial bands Mortal and Fold Zandura. Fontamillas had been touring with Switchfoot since 2000, following the release of Learning to Breathe.

The Beautiful Letdown has since been certified double platinum, selling more than 2.6 million copies[10] behind constant touring and the huge mainstream radio hits "Meant to Live" and "Dare You to Move". A live DVD depicting one of the band's live concerts, Live in San Diego, went platinum as well and a third single, "This Is Your Life" was released to radio. In addition, the song "Gone" received major airplay on Christian radio stations as well.

After the runaway success of The Beautiful Letdown, a compilation titled The Early Years: 1997-2000 was released, which featured Switchfoot's first three indie albums released under Re:think records including the original artwork for all the albums. The collection has since been certified gold with total sales of over 500,000 copies.[11]

Switchfoot also received five 2005 Dove Award nominations, and won four, including Artist of the year.[12]

Nothing Is Sound (2005–2006)[edit]

In 2005, prior to the release of Nothing Is Sound, Switchfoot announced that guitarist Drew Shirley (previously the guitarist for All Together Separate) had joined as the band's fifth member after touring with the band since 2003.[13] Nothing Is Sound was released on September 13, 2005; with Shirley's inclusion Switchfoot's sound became even more densely layered and guitar-heavy, resulting in an album which was edgier and darker than any of their previous work.[14] "Stars" was released as the first radio single to promote the album, and was a solid hit on mainstream and alternative rock radio stations. It was used in ads for HBO. "We Are One Tonight" was released as the second single in early 2006; it was also featured in ads for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.

Nothing is Sound Tour in Vancouver , BC

The album debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, an all-time high for the band, while bassist Tim Foreman attracted headlines by speaking out against the copy-protection[15] used by the label and providing fans with a detailed workaround on the band's message board, which was quickly deleted by Sony. The copy-protection is known as Extended Copy Protection, which has been identified by leading anti-virus companies as being a trojan horse and a rootkit.

During the spring 2006 leg of the Nothing Is Sound Tour, the band introduced "a video diary of life on the road" in the form of free video podcasts available via iTunes[16] and streaming online on YouTube.[17] In addition to featuring snippets of upcoming songs and live performances, the videos gave fans an inside look at the more casual and humorous aspects of the band members' touring lives; it features footage of the band working on their follow-up to Nothing Is Sound.

Oh! Gravity. (2006–2007)[edit]

Switchfoot's next album, Oh! Gravity., was released on December 26, 2006, to considerable critical acclaim. It entered the Billboard chart at No. 18[18] and peaked at No. 1 on iTunes' Top Albums chart.

Oh! Gravity Spring Tour 2007 in Charleston, South Carolina

Before the release of the album, Switchfoot e-mailed a newsletter on June 2 which contained a free download of the song "Daylight to Break", a statement from Foreman implying that the band wanted to have a new album out by the end of the year, as well as a thanks to their fans for helping keep the band together for ten years. The band tried to involve their fans in the creation of the album,[19] setting up a webcam in their recording studio and running a contest for a chance to play the cowbell in the studio with the band.[20]

Promoting the album the band first released the song, "Dirty Second Hands", as a "preview" single via iTunes on September 26.[21] The title track "Oh! Gravity" was also released to iTunes on October 21 and was sent to radio on October 31 as the lead single for the album,[22] seeing limited success at alternative and modern rock radio. The album's second single, "Awakening", was released in early 2007. Although it had virtually no play on mainstream radio, the accompanying band-funded music video song received over one million hits on YouTube in less than three months. When Oh! Gravity was pre-ordered a 3-song EP called Oh! Switchfoot was included. The short CD included three songs: "The Sound in My Mouth", "C'mon C'mon", and "Oh! Gravity (Acoustic)".[23]

Major-label independence, The Best Yet (2007–2008)[edit]

Later on August 10, 2007, Jon Foreman revealed that the band had severed ties with Columbia Records in order to release music as an Indie band. "Neither party has any hard feelings," he said of the split a few months later. "I think for us, the reason why we signed with Columbia was because of the people that were there. So it's very understandable when all those people are gone, you don't hold any real bad feelings or good feelings towards a company name. I think that's part of the problem with the corporate entity as a whole is that there's no true responsibility."[24] In October 2007, the band announced that they had created a new record label called lowercase people records, in order to better make a direct connection with their fans.

Jon Foreman began working on his own set of solo EPs (one named after each season of the year); the first of these was released on November 27, 2007, the last on June 10, 2008.[25] "Your Love Is Strong" is the most well known from the string of releases. Each of his EP's contained six songs. At the end of the process, he released a sort of "best of" album called Limbs and Branches. Foreman wrote two additional songs for this called "Over the River" and "Broken from the Start". Once all four EP's were released, they were re-released on vinyl in limited quantity.[26] Foreman also began a side project with Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek which was originally called "The Real SeanJon" but later renamed "Fiction Family".

With their new status as an independent band, Switchfoot embarked on their 2007 fall tour, playing shows with Relient K and Ruth. The tour, dubbed the "Appetite for Construction Tour", was designed to benefit Habitat For Humanity with the bands donating one dollar per ticket sold to the cause.[27] In addition, Foreman wrote the song "Rebuild" with Matt Thiessen from Relient K, and released it as a way to raise additional money for Habitat. By the end of the tour, the bands had raised over $100,000 for Habitat for Humanity.[28] With no new album to promote, the band continued touring for philanthropic causes, booking a short national tour in March through May (titled the Up In Arms Tour), partnering with and benefitting the organization To Write Love on Her Arms.[29]

In March 2008, the band wrote and recorded a new song called "This Is Home" for the film The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.[30] The song was included on the film's official soundtrack and an accompanying music video was also filmed, with footage from the film.[31]

Later that year, Columbia Records/Sony Music released a Switchfoot greatest hits compilation album titled The Best Yet, a sort of "final farewell from Sony."[32]

Hello Hurricane and Eastern Hymns for Western Shores (2008–2010)[edit]

Prior to the label split, Foreman had announced in a March 17, 2007 MySpace blog that Switchfoot had begun pre-production for a new album; he said that "the new SF record is underway." On October 12, 2007, Foreman also announced that the band had begun construction of their own studio in their hometown of San Diego. The studio, named Spot X Studio, was completed in the spring of 2008, and the band began recording their follow-up to 2006's Oh! Gravity.[33]

In April, the band announced that instead of one studio album, they had actually been at work on 4 albums-worth of material, and had decided at the time to release them one after another, starting with the first one on November 10, 2009, titled Hello Hurricane.[34][35]

When Hello Hurricane was completed, the band began searching for "the right partners" to distribute the songs globally. On August 7, 2009, the band announced that lowercase people records was licensing the album to Atlantic Records, ensuring "these tunes are heard around the world." As a promotion for the new release, the band took a hands-on approach with their lead single, "Mess of Me"; they hid copies of the single all across the world and encouraged fans to share it by finding the discs and making copies of their own to hide.[36] Through this, the single spread all across the world in grassroots fashion in advance of a traditional radio release;[37] the track hit the Top 15 of Modern Rock radio. That was followed by the release of "The Sound (John M. Perkins' Blues)", which went on to become the band's first Top 10 Modern Rock hit since "Dare You to Move".[38]

On December 1, 2010, it was announced that Hello Hurricane had been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album.[39] It won the Grammy on February 13, 2011.

Late in 2010, Switchfoot announced via newsletter, that they would be releasing an EP of songs that they wrote and recorded between Nothing Is Sound and Oh! Gravity. It was called Eastern Hymns for Western Shores. For a time the location of the masters of these tracks were unknown. Once found, Switchfoot announced that the EP would be available as part of their holiday fan pack which also included a Switchfoot calendar, poster, sweatshirt jacket, and limited edition post cards with one for each of the songs on the EP. In their newsletter the band described these songs as showing their "darker" side. The EP included five never before heard songs along with a different cut of the Oh! Gravity song "Dirty Second Hands".[40]

Vice Verses (2011–2012)[edit]

Switchfoot's eighth studio album, Vice Verses, was released on September 27, 2011, and debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200. According to Butler, the core of the record rests thematically in the idea of the polarity of life.[41] A release date of September 27, 2011, was announced on AllAccess, with "Dark Horses" hitting modern rock radio on July 20.[42]

In an interview with CBN.com, bassist Tim Foreman calls Vice Verses a cousin to Hello Hurricane, not a sequel to their last album but related in some ways. Tim, speaking of his brother (Switchfoot's lead singer, Jon) said, "It features some of his best lyrical work," and said that he is happy with the musical component of the project as well. "From the very beginning, we set goals, one of them being to make a very rhythmic record, a very soulful record, and a very hard-hitting record that really pushes the boundaries, the highs and the lows," he told CBN.com.[43]

Switchfoot performed a song for the Hawaii Five-0 soundtrack, released October 4, 2011, titled "Out of Control". On Record Store Day 2012, Switchfoot released their latest EP record, Vice Re-Verses. The digital download of the EP was later released on May 1.

Fading West album and film (2013–2015)[edit]

Switchfoot taking a bow at their Atlanta stop on the Fading West Tour – Buckhead Theatre, 2014

In May 2013, Switchfoot was on tour and filming a movie, Fading West. The band's guitarist Drew Shirley said that it was "a surf documentary mixed with behind the scenes footage of the band" and that "the soundtrack will be released as a CD and it will be [their] next album".[44] On September 17, 2013 Switchfoot released Fading West EP containing three songs from the full-length album. Two songs on the EP, "Who We Are" and "Love Alone Is Worth the Fight", were released in different radio formats as the lead singles promoting the upcoming album. The Fading West film premiered during the Fading West Tour which started in September 2013, and was released digitally on December 10, 2013. Switchfoot's ninth studio album, also titled Fading West, was released on January 14, 2014 through lowercase people and Atlantic Records.[45]

In February 2014, in a YouTube Interview with Relevant magazine,[46] Jon Foreman hinted that a new album was coming out in late 2014 or early 2015 which would mostly consist of the songs that were cut from the Fading West film. The album, an EP titled The Edge of the Earth, was released on September 9, 2014.[47] Foreman also announced that he would be releasing between 30-50 new songs for his solo albums most likely during 2015.

Switchfoot toured in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the Netherlands in May and June 2015.[48] In July and August 2015, Switchfoot toured with Needtobreathe, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, and Colony House during the second leg of the 2015 "Tour De Compadres" tour.[49][50]

Where the Light Shines Through and hiatus (2015–2017)[edit]

In August 2015, it was reported that Switchfoot would be releasing their tenth studio album in 2016.[51] On April 29, 2016, Concord Music Group announced that the band had signed a worldwide recording and co-publishing deal with Vanguard Records imprint and Concord's sister publishing unit, The Bicycle Music Company.[52] On May 12, 2016, Switchfoot announced that the album, titled Where the Light Shines Through, would be released on July 8, 2016.[53] It was produced by Switchfoot and John Fields, with whom the band has worked on The Beautiful Letdown, Nothing Is Sound and Oh! Gravity.[52] The band supported the album with the Looking for America Tour, featuring Relient K and traveled to over 70 cities from September 17, 2016 through February 2017.

On December 6, 2016, Switchfoot revealed through an email newsletter and on their website that the premiere of their new film, Live from Hollywood Palladium, would coincide with their 2017 Summer Getaway event.

In July 2017 the band took to the road touring with Lifehouse on the "Looking for Summer" tour. Where the band delivered 30+ shows across the U.S. and Canada. It was the first time that both Lifehouse & Switchfoot had toured together, where rock fans across North America got to hear both dynamic Rock bands of the same era. A new single by Lifehouse and Switchfoot had been released to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey while on tour. The song, "Shine Like Gold".

On December 15, 2017, Switchfoot announced via their website and mailing list that, after returning home from their fall tour, they will be taking a hiatus "for the foreseeable future". The band said in their announcement, "For the first time in twenty years, we are taking an extended break."[54]

Native Tongue and Covers (2018–2021)[edit]

On March 30, 2018, the band posted a clip on YouTube; they said that they had come out of their hiatus and were working on "Project 11". They previewed a heavy metal version of "Meant to Live", claiming it was their new sound. Two days later on April 1, it was revealed to be an April Fool's Joke.[citation needed]

On August 9, 2018, the band's song "You Found Me" was released as the single promoting the drama film Unbroken: Path to Redemption.[55] The soundtrack album for the film was released on September 14, 2018.[56]

On October 19, 2018, Switchfoot announced the release of their eleventh album Native Tongue on January 18, 2019 through Fantasy Records.[57] In support of the album, the band embarked on a 2019 concert tour of the United States, supported by Colony House and Tyson Motsenbocker.[58] The first single "Native Tongue" and its music video were released in conjunction with the album announcement.[59][60]

In spring 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Switchfoot started working on an EP titled Covers, containing the band's take on songs by Frank Ocean, Vampire Weekend, The Chainsmokers, The Verve, Harry Styles, and Jon Bellion. It was released on June 19, 2020 via Fantasy Records.[61] They also played a monthly livestream concert called the "Fantastic Not Traveling Music Show" during which they played a variety of song requests spanning their career.[62]

Interrobang and Drew Shirley departure (2021–present)[edit]

On May 7, 2021, Switchfoot released "I Need You (To Be Wrong)" as the first single from their twelfth studio album Interrobang. The album was released on August 20, 2021. A "deluxe" edition of the album was released on July 8, 2022, the six year anniversary of their 2016 album "Where The Light Shines Through".[63] Switchfoot returned to live touring opening for Needtobreathe on the "Into the Mystery Tour".[64] They also collaborated with Needtobreathe on an Amazon original Christmas song titled "Hometown Christmas".[65]

On February 21, 2022, the band announced that Drew Shirley and the band were amicably parting ways.[66]

Christmas album and The Beautiful Letdown rerecording (2022–present)[edit]

In September 2022 the band announced their first Christmas album This Is Our Christmas Album. The album was released on November 4, 2022.[citation needed]

In May 2023, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their album The Beautiful Letdown, the band released The Beautiful Letdown (Our Version) and went on a tour playing the entire album live.[67][better source needed]

Style and influences[edit]

Since Switchfoot's first release in 1997, the band's sound has significantly changed. The style of the early albums with independent label re:think Records consisted primarily of guitar-driven alternative rock, hard rock with characteristics of a three-man lineup, though they also incorporated string arrangements with slower songs.[68]

Switchfoot playing on July 4, 2005 in St. Louis

Switchfoot's frontman and guitarist Jon Foreman cites his musical influences as U2, The Beatles, and Keith Green; [69] he said that he admires the vocal "strength and vulnerability" of Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash.[70] Guitarist Drew Shirley cites U2, Miles Davis, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Tommy Walker, Phil Keaggy, Michael Jackson, Dave Matthews Band, and the Brand New Heavies[citation needed] while bassist Tim Foreman pays tribute to Stevie Wonder.[71] Chad Butler also cites Dave Grohl as an influence for The Beautiful Letdown.[72] "We've never fit in any of the genre boxes," says Jon Foreman. "I think that diversity is our strength".[73]

With regard to their lyrics, Foreman notes "we try to make music for thinking people",[74] which can be characterized by his allusions to the works of philosophers like Søren Kierkegaard and Augustine of Hippo in the songs "Sooner or Later (Soren's Song)" and "Something More (Augustine's Confession)" respectively. "Meant to Live", the band's runaway hit, was inspired by T. S. Eliot's poem "The Hollow Men",[75] while "Stars", the lead single off Nothing Is Sound, briefly "looks at things from the Descartes perspective," according to Foreman.[76]

Switchfoot and Christian music[edit]

Switchfoot is often referred to as a Christian rock band; even after having been signed to the mainstream Columbia Records from 2003 to 2007, Atlantic Records from 2008 to 2016, and currently, Vanguard Records, their albums are still distributed to Christian retail outlets through Sparrow Records/EMI CMG, their songs are featured on Christian radio and charts, they play at Christian festivals, and they are presented with Dove Awards. The band has always philosophically disagreed with this label; "We're Christian by faith, not genre," Tim Foreman explained to Rolling Stone magazine in 2003.[77]

Says Jon Foreman, "We've always been very open and honest about where the songs are coming from. For us, these songs are for everyone. Calling us 'Christian rock' tends to be a box that closes some people out and excludes them, and that's not what we're trying to do. Music has always opened my mind—and that's what we want".[78]

"[Signing to Columbia was] a realization of something that we'd wanted to be from the beginning," Foreman explains. "When we were signed to re:think Records [an indie label], the goal was to get the music out to everybody. [But] when Sparrow [a Christian label] bought re:think Records, it was evident that our music wasn't going to be in the hands of everybody. As a Christian, I have a lot to say within the walls of the church. But also, as a Christian, I've got a lot to say just about life in general... So to be able to be on Columbia and on Sparrow felt like the realization of the two sides of what we had to say. It's a dream come true to be able to have songs that are outside of the box."[79]

After the release of The Beautiful Letdown, the band temporarily stopped playing at Christian festivals and doing interviews with Christian organizations, as they found the speculation about their faith to be distracting from the music. Three years later, they went back to headlining at large Christian-based music festivals, and also agreed to be featured on the June 2006 cover of CCM Magazine after declining the opportunity for years.[80] Yet in many ways they used the opportunity to describe their split from the CCM industry. That caused some, such as Spin writer Andrew Beaujon to say "their lyrics often have two different meanings, one meaning for a Christian audience and one meaning for the rest of us. They try to relate to two different groups of people at once."[81] Jon Foreman has compared the Christian undertones of his music to the undertones of C.S. Lewis's books.[82]

Other projects[edit]

Switchfoot drum kit

Switchfoot has been involved in a number of humanitarian causes including with DATA, the ONE Campaign, the Keep A Breast Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Invisible Children, and To Write Love on Her Arms.[29]

In addition to supporting those causes, they founded the Switchfoot Bro-Am Surf Contest, an annual benefit contest and concert to raise money for various organizations serving homeless kids in the band's hometown of San Diego.[83][84] Before recording Nothing Is Sound, the band made a trip to several South African villages in January 2005, which inspired the album's song "The Shadow Proves the Sunshine".[85] Seeing an orphanage filled with infants who all lost their parents to AIDS, befriending orphans in the streets, and getting involved with a children's choir called the "Kuyasa Kids" moved them to start an organization called lowercase people. The organization originally published a quarterly online magazine for music, arts and social justice. They have also produced a CD by the Kuyasa Kids[86] to help raise money for the children's communities.

In 2008, Switchfoot also got involved in the musical movement to spread awareness about 21st century slavery and human trafficking, performing "Awakening" for the documentary film Call + Response. Jon Foreman has released several solo projects, and is also involved in an acoustic collaboration called Fiction Family with Sean Watkins of the band Nickel Creek.[87]

On Saturday, July 31, 2010, Switchfoot performed live at the 2010 Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree final arena show: "A Shining Light Across America"[88] in Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. Jon and Tim Foreman were both Boy Scouts in their youth, and were honored by the opportunity to perform at the Scouts' 100th anniversary event.[89] The band performed at the Harvest America event on March 6, 2016 at ATT Stadium .[90]

Switchfoot hosts a yearly charity event in their hometown of San Diego known as the "Bro Am". Established in 2005, the event benefits local and national charitable organizations, including the band's own Bro Am foundation. The Bro Am festivities typically include a silent auction the night before the public event, wherein donors bid in a silent auction for charity. The Bro Am event consists of surf contests in the morning and musical performances in the afternoon, culminating in Switchfoot's capstone performance. Since its inception, the Bro Am has raised over $1 million for charitable causes.[91]

In 2017, Switchfoot joined forces with the fellow rock band Lifehouse, to help raise funds for Hurricane Harvey victims through their song "Shine Like Gold".[92]


Current members
  • Jon Foreman – lead vocals, keyboards, piano (1996–present); lead guitar (1996–2004, 2022–present); rhythm guitar (1996–2001, 2005–2022 in studio; 2005–present live)
  • Tim Foreman – bass, backing and occasional lead vocals, occasional acoustic guitar (1996–present), keyboards (2000–2001)
  • Chad Butler – drums, percussion (1996–present)
  • Jerome Fontamillas – keyboards, piano, rhythm guitar, backing vocals (2001–present)
Current touring musicians
  • Boaz Roberts – lead guitar, backing vocals (2021–present)
Former members
  • Drew Shirley – lead guitar, backing vocals (2005–2022; touring musician 2004–2005)




Switchfoot won a Grammy Award for Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album in 2011 with Hello Hurricane. They've also garnered eleven GMA Dove Awards and twelve San Diego Music Awards.


  1. ^ "10 Early '00s Christian Indie Rock Albums that Still Hold Up". relevantmagazine.com. July 14, 2015. Archived from the original on December 15, 2016. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  2. ^ Powills, Nick (November 15, 2006). "Switch nothing — Foot does just fine". LuminoMagazine.com. Archived from the original on September 13, 2007. Retrieved January 15, 2007.
  3. ^ King, Jackie Lee (October 25, 2006). "Switchfoot's New Stance". UnRated Magazine.com. Archived from the original on November 23, 2006. Retrieved January 15, 2007.
  4. ^ Cave, Steve. "Dew Action Sports Tour – Vans Invitational – Photo Journal". About.com. Archived from the original on September 3, 2007. Retrieved January 15, 2007.
  5. ^ "Switchfoot learns to breathe". Jesus Freak Hideout. September 25, 2000. Archived from the original on August 31, 2006. Retrieved August 9, 2006.
  6. ^ Argyrakis, Andy (January 1, 2003). "Switchfoot Focuses on Life's Beauty over Letdowns". Christianity Today. Archived from the original on August 11, 2009. Retrieved July 22, 2009.
  7. ^ "Soundtracks for A Walk to Remember (2002)". Internet Movie Database. Archived from the original on November 2, 2006. Retrieved August 30, 2006.
  8. ^ "A Walk to Remember (Soundtrack)". Amazon. Archived from the original on April 27, 2011. Retrieved April 6, 2011.
  9. ^ "Switchfoot". Jesus Freak Hideout. March 2, 2003. Archived from the original on December 31, 2009. Retrieved July 22, 2009. Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman, Chad Butler, Jerome Fontamillas, Drew Shirley
  10. ^ Anderson, Phil (October 25, 2008), Switchfoot keeps roots, shows crossover appeal, The Topeka Capital-Journal, retrieved January 29, 2010[dead link]
  11. ^ Switchfoot – "The Early Years" Goes Gold! Archived March 3, 2016, at the Wayback Machine – Published September 27, 2008 (Retrieved September 28, 2008).
  12. ^ "Switchfoot, Matthew West Lead EMI CMG Dove Award Nominees". Christian Music Source. February 15, 2009. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved July 22, 2009.
  13. ^ "Switchfoot Bio". Legacy Recordings. Retrieved November 18, 2009.[dead link]
  14. ^ Mayer, Michael III (October 20, 2009). "Switchfoot – Nothing Is Sound". Indie Vision Music. Archived from the original on December 2, 2009. Retrieved November 18, 2009.
  15. ^ Garrity, Steven (September 19, 2005). "Switchfoot Laments the Copy Protection on their CD". Archived from the original on April 27, 2006. Retrieved August 9, 2006.
  16. ^ "SWITCHFOOT Video Podcast". iTunes Store. Archived from the original on May 23, 2012. Retrieved November 18, 2009.
  17. ^ "switchfootpodcast's Channel". YouTube. Archived from the original on October 29, 2009. Retrieved November 18, 2009.
  18. ^ "Omarion Leads Active Post-Christmas Album Chart". Billboard. January 3, 2007. Archived from the original on September 14, 2014. Retrieved January 5, 2007.
  19. ^ Price, Deborah Evans (October 30, 2006). "Switchfoot seeks fans' help". Reuters. Retrieved November 19, 2009.
  20. ^ "New Album Update". Switchfoot. August 21, 2006. Archived from the original on July 7, 2012. Retrieved August 21, 2006.
  21. ^ Harris, Chris (September 5, 2006). "Switchfoot Slipping On Tour Boots Again As Gravity Approaches". MTV. Archived from the original on September 10, 2006. Retrieved September 13, 2006.
  22. ^ "Quick Hits: Jet, The Killers, Barenaked Ladies, Robert Plant, Flavor Flav, Switchfoot, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Twilight Singers, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus / Madina Lake, As Fast As, Jimmy Buffett". FMQB. September 29, 2006. Archived from the original on March 13, 2007. Retrieved October 2, 2006.
  23. ^ "Switchfoot – Oh! EP". Archived from the original on August 30, 2011. Retrieved April 6, 2011.
  24. ^ Bautts, Jonathan (March 19, 2008). "Switchfoot – 02.24.08". Mammoth Press. Archived from the original on December 21, 2008. Retrieved March 20, 2008.
  25. ^ "Switchfoot Frontman Releasing Seasonal Solo EPs". antimusic.com. Iconoclast Entertainment Group. November 20, 2007. Archived from the original on November 22, 2007. Retrieved November 25, 2007.
  26. ^ "Jon Foreman – Seasonal Box Set". Archived from the original on October 28, 2010. Retrieved April 6, 2011.
  27. ^ Wirt, John (October 26, 2007), "Bands using music to 'build' something that lasts", The Advocate, p. 22, retrieved November 19, 2009
  28. ^ "Switchfoot Raises Over $100,000 For Habitat For Humanity". CCM Magazine. Retrieved November 19, 2009.
  29. ^ a b "Switchfoot "Up In Arms" tour to Benefit To Write Love On Her Arms". February 13, 2008. Archived from the original on July 8, 2011. Retrieved November 19, 2009.
  30. ^ Scranton, Lindsay (April 18, 2008). "Third Day, Switchfoot, Jars of Clay and Robert Randolf and the Family Band Launch Music Builds Tour". CMCentral.com. Archived from the original on June 17, 2008. Retrieved September 26, 2008.
  31. ^ "Switchfoot Plays Music Without Walls". June 24, 2008. Archived from the original on June 29, 2008. Retrieved July 3, 2008.
  32. ^ Foreman, Tim (August 29, 2008). "The Best Yet CD". Archived from the original on November 10, 2009. Retrieved November 19, 2009.
  33. ^ "Switchfoot Studio News". May 5, 2008. Archived from the original on June 1, 2008. Retrieved May 5, 2008.
  34. ^ "Official Switchfoot Twitter". Twitter. April 22, 2009. Archived from the original on January 3, 2014. Retrieved April 22, 2009.
  35. ^ "Official Switchfoot Twitter". Twitter. August 20, 2009. Archived from the original on August 14, 2014. Retrieved August 20, 2009.
  36. ^ The "Mess of Me" Hunt Archived March 3, 2016, at the Wayback Machine – Published September 2, 2009 (retrieved August 29, 2010)
  37. ^ "Official Switchfoot Twitter". Twitter. August 20, 2009. Archived from the original on August 14, 2014. Retrieved August 10, 2009.
  38. ^ "Chart Wednesday (Week of September 4, 2010): TOP 10!; "safe to say we all have a crush on red rocks."". Blogger. August 25, 2010. Archived from the original on March 3, 2012. Retrieved August 28, 2010.
  39. ^ "Past Winners Search | GRAMMY.com". Grammy Award. Archived from the original on July 26, 2014. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  40. ^ "First Look at Easter Hymns". Archived from the original on March 11, 2012. Retrieved April 6, 2011.
  41. ^ "Studio Journal: Switchfoot". April 5, 2011. Archived from the original on April 9, 2011. Retrieved April 10, 2011.
  42. ^ "Future Releases on Alternative Radio Stations". allaccess.com. June 7, 2011. Archived from the original on July 13, 2014. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  43. ^ "Switchfoot's Vice Verses: An Interview with Bassist Tim Foreman". CBN.com. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016.
  44. ^ ""…Just normal stuff – taking down a tree and catching gophers."". Archived from the original on March 4, 2016.
  45. ^ McKinney, Lauren (August 20, 2013). "Fading West EP Release + Timeline". Switchfoot.com. Archived from the original on January 2, 2014. Retrieved January 15, 2014.
  46. ^ "Interview with Relevant". YouTube. Archived from the original on March 7, 2016.
  47. ^ McKinney, Lauren (September 10, 2014). "The Edge of the Earth EP Release". Switchfoot.com. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  48. ^ "UK/Europe Tour". Switchfoot.com. May 18, 2015. Archived from the original on January 2, 2016. Retrieved December 27, 2015.
  49. ^ "Summer Tour with NEEDTOBREATHE". Switchfoot.com. February 2, 2015. Archived from the original on January 2, 2016. Retrieved December 27, 2015.
  50. ^ "TOUR DE COMPADRES Tour Dates + "Brother" Out Now". Needtobreathe. February 2, 2015. Archived from the original on January 2, 2016. Retrieved December 27, 2015.
  51. ^ "Switchfoot Announces New Album Plans; Album To Release In 2016". Jesus Freak Hideout. August 24, 2015. Archived from the original on January 2, 2016. Retrieved December 27, 2015.
  52. ^ a b "Switchfoot Signs Worldwide Recording and Publishing Deal With Concord Bicycle Music". Concord Music Group. April 29, 2016. Archived from the original on October 11, 2016. Retrieved May 12, 2016.
  53. ^ "Where the Light Shines Through". Switchfoot.com. May 12, 2016. Archived from the original on September 27, 2016. Retrieved May 12, 2016.
  54. ^ "Home, For Now - A Break | Switchfoot". Switchfoot. December 15, 2017. Archived from the original on December 16, 2017. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  55. ^ "You Found Me (Unbroken: Path To Redemption) by Switchfoot on Amazon Music". Amazon. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  56. ^ "Unbroken: Path to Redemption". iTunes. September 14, 2018. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  57. ^ "Native Tongue". iTunes. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  58. ^ "SWITCHFOOT: THE NATIVE TONGUE TOUR | Switchfoot". Switchfoot. October 17, 2018. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  59. ^ "Exclusive: Switchfoot Return with "Native Tongue"". Paste. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  60. ^ "Switchfoot - Native Tongue - Official Music Video". October 19, 2018. Archived from the original on November 17, 2021. Retrieved October 20, 2018 – via Youtube.
  61. ^ DeVille, Chris (May 29, 2020). "Switchfoot Cover Frank Ocean, Vampire Weekend, Chainsmokers On New EP". Stereogum. Retrieved June 5, 2020.
  62. ^ "Livestream FAQ". SWITCHFOOT MERCH. Retrieved March 21, 2021.
  63. ^ "I need you (To be wrong)".
  64. ^ "NEEDTOBREATHE Announces Fall Tour with Switchfoot". April 30, 2021.
  65. ^ "- YouTube". YouTube.
  66. ^ @switchfoot (February 21, 2022). "Friends, there's no easy way to say this. After years of sharing the road, Drew and the band have decided to take different paths, and will be parting ways. ..." – via Instagram.
  67. ^ "- YouTube". YouTube.
  68. ^ Mayer, Michael III (September 29, 2009). "Switchfoot – New Way to Be Human". Indie Vision Music. Archived from the original on December 5, 2009. Retrieved December 4, 2009.
  69. ^ "Interview with Jon Foreman of Switchfoot". The Jesus Underground. Archived from the original on June 13, 2006. Retrieved August 9, 2006.
  70. ^ Rubin, Stephen (November 4, 2009), Entering the eye of Switchfoot's "Hurricane", North County Times, archived from the original on January 29, 2010, retrieved January 31, 2010
  71. ^ "Hotter than July: Stevie Wonder to kick off tour here this month". The San Diego Union-Tribune. August 2, 2007. Archived from the original on June 3, 2008. Retrieved June 16, 2008.
  72. ^ Blackmoon, Phylana. "Switchfoot 'Let's Go' Chicago". UnRated Magazine.com. Archived from the original on August 18, 2006. Retrieved August 23, 2006.
  73. ^ "Switchfoot". VH1. Archived from the original on May 3, 2006. Retrieved August 9, 2006.
  74. ^ "Far From A Letdown: Switchfoot in Chicago". CornerstoneMag.com. Archived from the original on June 16, 2006. Retrieved August 9, 2006.
  75. ^ Foreman, Jon. "Ammunition: The Beautiful Letdown". Archived from the original on July 14, 2006. Retrieved August 9, 2006.
  76. ^ Foreman, Jon. "Ammunition: Nothing Is Sound". Archived from the original on June 17, 2008. Retrieved November 25, 2006.
  77. ^ Miller, Kirk (September 24, 2003). How God, Surfing and Bono Inspired This San Diego band. Rolling Stone Magazine
  78. ^ Morse, Steve (January 9, 2004). "Switchfoot steps toward stardom". The Boston Globe. Archived from the original on January 23, 2005. Retrieved August 9, 2006.
  79. ^ Hansen, Collin (November 27, 2006). "Audience of One". Archived from the original on December 26, 2006. Retrieved December 27, 2006.
  80. ^ Swartzendruber, Jay (June 2006). Learning To Breathe. CCM Magazine Archives. Retrieved 2012-8-2, from SalemWeb.net Archived May 10, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  81. ^ Tianen, Dave (June 30, 2006). "Rocking for Jesus". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Archived from the original on July 6, 2006. Retrieved August 9, 2006.
  82. ^ "Why Switchfoot won't sing Christian songs – ctkblog". ctkblog. Retrieved October 4, 2014.
  83. ^ Moss, Corey (May 31, 2005). "Switchfoot's New LP, Surf Contest Affected By Instability". MTV. Archived from the original on September 19, 2007. Retrieved September 13, 2006.
  84. ^ Manna, Marcia (May 29, 2008). "Bro-am Bros". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Archived from the original on October 9, 2011. Retrieved November 23, 2009.
  85. ^ Switchfoot – More than fine, JIVE Magazine (Hoganson Media), archived from the original on January 5, 2010, retrieved January 31, 2010
  86. ^ "sun rising". Horizon International. Archived from the original on March 7, 2008. Retrieved November 23, 2009.
  87. ^ Leahey, Andrew, Fiction Family > Overview, AllMusic, retrieved January 31, 2010
  88. ^ "Celebrating 100 Years — A Shining Light". Scouting.org. July 31, 2010. Archived from the original on August 29, 2009. Retrieved July 8, 2011.
  89. ^ "Scouts Prepared for Historic 'Shining Light Across America'". Bsajamboree.org. Archived from the original on April 30, 2009. Retrieved July 8, 2011.
  90. ^ "Facebook". facebook.com. Archived from the original on September 4, 2015.
  91. ^ Jamie Malan. "Switchfoot announces eleventh annual Bro-Am date and tour dates". AXS. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016.
  92. ^ "Lifehouse and Switchfoot Dropping New Single to Raise Funds for Hurricane Harvey Relief: 'We Love Houston'". PEOPLE.com. Archived from the original on December 9, 2017. Retrieved April 2, 2018.

External links[edit]