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San Diego, California, United States (1996 – present)

Switchfoot is a band from San Diego, California, United States. The band was formed in 1996 with the brothers Jon Foreman (lead singer/guitarist) and Tim Foreman (bass). Long-time friend Chad Butler (drums) joined soon after. Eventually the band evolved to what it is today with the addition of members Jerome Fontamillas (key/guitar/electronics - formerly of Mortal and Fold Zandura) and Drew Shirley (guitar - formerly of All Together Separate).

Although the band started out playing at Christian music festivals, they shun the label of “Christian rock,” with singer and guitarist Jon Foreman saying, “For us, it’s a faith, not a genre. 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.” They started out on Charlie Peacock’s label “re:think” and spent several years appearing at Christian festivals and enjoying Christian radio hits. Most of their early tours were with Christian bands and both of the band’s new members were borrowed from Christian bands.

Switchfoot did not see success outside of the Christian rock scene until they were featured alongside singer Mandy Moore on the A Walk To Remember Soundtrack. The band’s first true commercial success came in 2003 with the release of their fourth major label (and first mainstream label) offering, The Beautiful Letdown.


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  • Jouusef

    The new album is aweful! Propably their worst.

    1 Apr 11:33am Reply
  • CagedElephants

    Also, time to start this nonsense.. Oh! Gravity! > Nothing is Sound > Hello Hurricane > The Beautiful Letdown > Learning to Breathe > Fading West > Vice Verses > New Way To Be Human > Legend Of Chin

    31 Mar 2:03am Reply
  • CagedElephants

    Switchfoot and The Royal Concept are killing it on this spring tour, go see them if you can!

    31 Mar 1:57am Reply
  • lmarcao01

    Don't Be There is a great song

    20 Mar 6:36am Reply
  • iDuluc

    Love alone is worth the FIGHT!

    7 Mar 3:55am Reply
  • mattimek

    + Dark Horses +

    7 Feb 3:29pm Reply
  • Nabhan

    New album is really fantastic, probably one of their very best.

    24 Jan 10:38am Reply
  • gilmoreboyrj

    The new album is simply AMAZING. ♥

    19 Jan 9:13pm Reply
  • katriinacaune

    Fading west is just.. ahh, i love it so much! ♥

    18 Jan 4:42pm Reply
  • Grikonen

    Got to track four off the new album. My face went like this 0_0 (in a good way)

    16 Jan 1:00am Reply
  • mac0rpic

    The new album is awesome :D

    11 Jan 10:15am Reply
  • richardtrapp

    Switchfoot is love.

    28 Dec 2013 Reply
  • kalsonberry

    Who We Are's pretty good.

    9 Nov 2013 Reply
  • cokebeatles

    Who We Are sucks!

    13 Oct 2013 Reply
  • IgnoranceRings

    I hope Fading West will be more like VV and HH , because the new rock/pop sound of Who We Are isnt quite as good as the other two albums.

    5 Oct 2013 Reply
  • CagedElephants

    I call the new stuff "Switchfoot Hawke" because they basically sound like Youngblood Hawke on their new stuff. I love both bands, but I like them to stay to their respective sounds. Although, it is nice to see Switchfoot experimenting a little bit.

    4 Oct 2013 Reply
  • nickblitz

    This is home, Now I'm finally where I belong ♥

    30 Sep 2013 Reply
  • kimy-xx

    Love Alone Is Worth The Fight ♥ ♥ ♥

    25 Sep 2013 Reply
  • DreClawsPrime

    @DrSlump7 so you didn't like the EP, right ? and then you felt disappointment ? i mean, you didn't get enough of it, your concern is totally justified(i've nothing against it). BUT making that opinion/concern public is not appropriate, my friend. it makes no sense. not only it demoralises the band but also those people who must've came here and read that stupid comment because it unfortunately leaves a bad impression on them(regarding the content).

    24 Sep 2013 Reply
  • DrSlump7

    (@DreClawsPrime reply to me) Disappointment invalid? feelings are invalid? I felt disappointment. I've also felt pain, while I was wincing with pain, I never thought it was invalid.

    23 Sep 2013 Reply
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