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Switch nothing – Foot does just fine Print E-mail
Written by NICK POWILLS / Photos by LYLE A. WAISMAN   
Wednesday, 15 November 2006
Over the last year, thanks to a successful marketing and PR attack, Switchfoot has built a national fan base capable of filling some of the world’s top venues. When the mainstream Christian band came to Chicago for a late October show, they could have packed a house anywhere – but performing at the Metro, a Chicago venue favorite, made for the perfect relationship between venue and band, and band and fans.

Switchfoot
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Metro
Chicago, Ill.
Oct. 25, 2006

Prior to rocking out to their 18-song set, fans could have been treated to a special experience, had they known the band would dine at Tuscany (3700 North Clark). Luckily for a few select area music journalists, the dining experience was just that, as we had the opportunity to talk with the popular musicians thanks to Aware/Columbia Records’ sweet publicist Sandee Gardner.

With the main purpose of the band’s 30-date tour focusing on the promotion of the new album, “Oh! Gravity”, set for a Dec. 26 release date, the five member band’s, led by front man Jon Foreman, supported by brother Tim Foreman (bass and backing vocals), Jerome Fontamillas (guitar, keyboard, and backing vocals), Drew Shirley (guitar) and Chad Butler (drums), prioritized the turning on of new featured songs. Both “Awakening” and “Dirty Second Hands” seemed to satisfy the crowd just fine, as many tried to lip-sync as many words as they could muster the courage to try.

Of course featuring the new album was not the only treat of the night, as Switchfoot also performed radio favorite “Dare You to Move” and “Stars” to satisfy the crowd’s desire for a sing-a-long.

Throughout the entire show, Switchfoot never once let the crowd’s adrenaline subside, as the depth of their quickly growing catalog proved strong enough to make everyone dance and leave everyone wanting more. With the new album on the verge of release, the band’s set list will continue to grow in strength and value giving Switchfoot staying power many bands are envious of. These boys are not only a studio success, but also a live rock out performing group.

Comments
Written by Guest on 2006-11-15 13:01:34
Nice review. 
Switchfoot really does have an amazing live show
Written by Guest on 2006-11-16 09:55:14
This concert rocked!!
Written by Guest on 2006-11-16 21:29:51
Great review.....that concert was AWESOME!
Written by Guest on 2006-11-18 11:40:56
yeah this concert was ahhhhhhhhhhhh soooo awesome sooo much energy i love it =)
yea right
Written by Guest on 2006-11-19 13:52:13
u guys stink. u call that a concert?!? JUST KIDDING!!!!!!!!!!!! U GUYS ROCK PLEASE COME BACK
INSAINE
Written by Guest on 2006-12-07 23:47:26
THIS SHOW WAS INSAINLY AWSOME!!!! I CANT WAIT TO SEE THEM AGAIN. OH GRAVITY IS SO FREAKING AWSOME!!
i frickin love these guys (but especialy
Written by Guest on 2007-01-02 08:50:00
okay maybe im only 12 but they made it so fun! i've been listening since the very 1st album. call me Jon jk jk jk  
ha ha i wish! I LOVE YOU JON....oh and every1 else. please stay christian we love you so much! i've been praying for you guys since the beautiful letdown came out. i've been to so many concerts and i love you but now you seem sad ={ we cant do it without you! stay christian and stay happy!!
i luuuuuuuuuuuuuuv them!!!!!!!!!!!
Written by Guest on 2007-01-29 19:03:23
nd ever. i really hope that they stay a great christian band! keep rockin' jon,tim,chad,drew,and romey!
Christian since when
Written by Guest on 2007-02-05 18:01:02
This band is so far from Christian as you can get. How can you categorize them as Christian. Still a great and though. By the way Slipknot just turned Christian with their new album Stabby Stab Stab for God. wooohh
I LOVE SWITCHFOOT
Written by Guest on 2007-02-23 16:13:43
i've loved switchfoot a very long time and they are amazing soooo keep rockin' 
:grin
woooooooooh!
Written by Guest on 2007-03-03 14:21:34
love you guys....you rock!!! 
you give me a whole new reason to live!!!
Christian in a different sense
Written by Guest on 2007-03-04 20:37:37
Switchfoot does not market exclusively to the Chritian music category, but they are a band OF Christians.  
 
They actually started recording on a Christian label, but decided to reach both groups recently.  
 
Is Switchfoot a Christian band? Not necessarily 
 
Is Switchfoot a band of Christians? Yes 
 
I love Oh! Gravity!!!!!
YEEEAH
Written by Guest on 2007-03-14 11:22:38
I saw them in Frankfurt/Germany, IT ROCKED, I didn't know they had so many fans there
Pwnage!
Written by Guest on 2007-03-27 08:16:28
:eek Switchfoot PWNS!!!
THE best
Written by Guest on 2007-04-16 20:29:29
Switchfoot has like, THE best live shows ever!!!
Written by Guest on 2007-05-25 15:51:17
i looooooooove them!! Jon is sooooooooo cute!! :grin
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Written by Guest on 2007-07-15 22:22:37
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Switchfoot rocks!
Written by Guest on 2007-08-01 02:27:33
I went to this concert; it was absolutely amazing!  
 
I even got to touch Jon! :eek Will be seeing them in Wisconsin August 11th!!
Switchfoot/Relient K-Greenville, SC-Nov.
Written by Guest on 2007-11-05 11:16:09
This was an amazing concert!
Switchfoot RoX
Written by Guest on 2008-04-28 18:40:02
they have like the hottest songs ever
Look For The Meaning
Written by Guest on 2008-05-06 21:28:27
After reading some of the comments left I would like to remark that Switchfoot is a very Christian band. When you interpret their songs the way Jon sees them, talk of god, saving sex until marriage, not being materialistic, and having a clear relationship with god are all prevalent.
What's really good...
Written by Guest on 2009-09-04 11:36:28
What's good is that as a Christian the Jesus values are so clear and refreshing. I find the lyrics of "The Beautiful Letdown" - as in the track, not the album, to be so powerful. 
 
But what's really good is that it in no way forces Christianity on anybody. You can like the group without engaging at all in the spirituality they all have - purely because they have an awesome sound and an incredible live show. Big up The Foot.

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