SWITCHFOOT RELEASE BRAND-NEW, ORIGINAL SONG "i need you (to be wrong)" TODAY
PRODUCED BY TONY BERG
(PHOEBE BRIDGERS, ANDREW BIRD)
ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES WITH NEEDTOBREATHE FOR FALL 2021; TICKETS ON SALE MAY 14TH, 2021
Latest Fantastic Not Traveling Music Show Livestream Performance Confirmed for May 27th, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 7th, 2021 - Today, GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band SWITCHFOOT shared, "i need you (to be wrong)", the first new, original music from the beloved rock band since 2019's acclaimed studio album, NATIVE TONGUE. Produced by Tony Berg (Phoebe Bridgers, Andrew Bird), "i need you (to be wrong)" questions what it means to be right and the importance of acknowledging one's own blind spots. Steeped in a subtle swagger and Beatle-esque harmonies this release finds the band pushing past their comfort zone and reaching new sonic heights all while rediscovering their joy of making music. Listen To/Purchase "i need you (to be wrong)" HERE SWITCHFOOT front man Jon Foreman on "i need you (to be wrong)": "I began writing this song more than a decade ago, during a season of personal friction. Insecurity. Doubt. Fear. Inspired by the tale of Mr. Hyde, asking: Who can I trust? Who am I? Years later, the song remained as unfinished as the questions themselves, but it began speaking to us in ways that it never had before. And so we began the process of finishing it. And while we began to unpack the song, the song was unpacking us. Maybe our enemy is not ignorance, but the illusion of knowledge." Additionally, SWITCHFOOT announced last week they will join long-time friends NEEDTOBREATHE on their Fall 2021 It's A Mystery headlining, U.S. tour along with rising indie-pop group, The New Respects. The 37-city run kicks off on September 7th in St. Louis, MO and will hit major markets across the U.S. including Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, CO, The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, and Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. This tour marks the first time all three bands have been back on the road since live shows were shut down in March of 2020 due to COVID-19. Tickets will go on sale May 14th, 2021 at 12pm local time and for more information please visit www.switchfoot.com. Prior to hitting the road this fall, SWITCHFOOT will continue their popular Fantastic Not Traveling Music Show livestream series. Since launching last summer, the monthly series has become a welcomed creative outlet for the band who have continuously found new and creative ways to perform their music live for fans in these unprecedented times. The next livestream is set to take place on May 27th, 2021 and will see the band performing on retired naval aircraft, USS Midway, from their hometown of San Diego, CA in celebration of Memorial Day. Monthly passes and single stream tickets are on sale now and for more information on future livestreams please visit https://switchfoot.com/collections/live-stream-tickets. SWITCHFOOT - Fall 2021 Tour Dates with NEEDTOBREATE: September 07 St. Louis, MO @ Saint Louis Music Park September 08 Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre September 10 Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre September 11 Salt Lake City, UT @ Sandy City Amphitheater September 13 Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre September 14 San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre September 16 Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre September 18 Bend, OR @ Les Schwab Amphitheater September 19 Seattle, WA @ Marymoor Amphitheater September 21 Missoula, MT @ KettleHouse Amphitheater September 23 Fargo, MN @ Bluestem Center for the Arts - Bluestem Amphitheater September 24 Minneapolis, MN @ Armory September 25 Madison, WI @ The Sylvee September 26 Indianapolis, IN @ Amphitheater at White River State Park September 28 Cincinnati, OH @ Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center September 30 Chicago, IL @ Radius October 01 Detroit, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill October 02 Cleveland, OH @ Nautica Pavilion October 03 Pittsburgh, PA @ Robert Morris University - UPMC Events Center October 07 Philadelphia, PA @ The Met Philadelphia October 08 Boston, MA @ Leader Bank Pavilion October 09 New York, NY @ Pier 17 October 10 Washington, DC @ The Anthem October 12 Louisville, KY @ The Louisville Palace Theater October 14 Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre October 15 Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater October 16 Greenville, SC @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena October 17 Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Coliseum October 19 Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP October 21 Austin, TX @ Moody Amphitheater October 22 Houston, TX @ Smart Financial Centre October 23 Dallas, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory October 24 Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheatre October 27 Memphis, TN @ Memphis Botanic Garden October 28 Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre October 29 Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena October 30 Atlanta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre Keep up with SWITCHFOOT on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and visit SWITCHFOOT.com.
Photo credit: Erik Frost Left to right: Jerome Fontamillas, Chad Butler, Jon Foreman, Drew Shirley, and Tim Foreman