Switchfoot Returns With 'Native Tongue' Album & Tour

GRAMMY award-winning rock band Switchfoot expands on their trademark epic soundscapes and explores new themes and textures on Native Tongue, the group’s 11th full-length album set for release on Jan. 18th, 2019 via Fantasy Records. The band also announced the North American leg of the Native Tongue Tour, which kicks off in Asheville, N.C. on Feb. 14th. (Full list of dates below.) Colony House and Tyson Motsenbocker will join SWITCHFOOT as support acts. Public on-sale for the tour begins Oct. 26th. Click HERE for more information.

nativetonguePaste magazine debuted the Native Tongue album art and the YouTube Premiere of the dynamic music video for the title track written by Switchfoot front man Jon Foreman and bassist Tim Foreman with Brent Kutzle of One Republic. The lyrics are a poignant reminder, "Before we learn to hate. Love is our Native Tongue."

"These are polarizing times, where the loudest voice is often the voice of anger or fear. This album is an attempt to sing that hope into life. To bring a group of diverse songs under one common banner. Hatred is not your native language. Love is your Native Tongue," expressed Jon Foreman.

In the midst of an impressive career spanning more than 20 years, Native Tongue is an inspired work of insight and passion from a band that continues to find strength in our differences and hope in what binds us.  The 14-song project, recorded primarily at Melody League Studios in the band's hometown of San Diego, Calif., includes a wide array of music from the hard-hitting anthemic title-track to more reflective songs such as "Prodigal Soul," "Joy Invincible," and “Voices,” (co-written and produced with their friends in One Republic). The band interlace empathy and introspection, urging us to "use our lungs for love and not the shadows.”  Native Tongue also features a moving collaboration with Kaela Sinclair on "The Hardest Art."

Native Tongue Album Tracklisting:
1 LET IT HAPPEN
2 NATIVE TONGUE
3 ALL I NEED
4 VOICES
5 DIG NEW STREAMS
6 JOY INVINCIBLE
7 PRODIGAL SOUL
8 THE HARDEST ART (feat. Kaela Sinclair)
9 WONDERFUL FEELING
10 TAKE MY FIRE
11 THE STRENGTH TO LET GO
12 OXYGEN
13 WE'RE GONNA BE ALRIGHT
14 YOU'RE THE ONE I WANT

Native Tongue Tour
FEB 14, 2019 The Orange Peel Asheville, NC
FEB 15, 2019 The Mill & Mine Knoxville, TN
FEB 16, 2019 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
FEB 19, 2019 The Fillmore Silver Spring Silver Spring, MD
FEB 20, 2019 The Fillmore Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
FEB 22, 2019 The Wellmont Theater Montclair, NJ
FEB 23, 2019 The Paramount Huntington, NY
FEB 24, 2019 House of Blues Boston Boston, MA
FEB 28, 2019 The Danforth Music Hall Toronto, ON
MAR 1, 2019 House of Blues Cleveland Cleveland, OH
MAR 2, 2019 20 Monroe Live Grand Rapids, MI
MAR 3, 2019 The Fillmore Detroit, MI
MAR 5, 2019 The Pageant St Louis, MO
MAR 6, 2019 Egyptian Room at Old National Centre Indianapolis, IN
MAR 8, 2019 Park West Chicago, IL
MAR 9, 2019 Park West Chicago
MAR 10, 2019 The Sylvee Madison, WI
MAR 13, 2019 New Daisy Theatre Memphis, TN
MAR 14, 2019 Club Brady Tulsa, OK
MAR 15, 2019 House of Blues Dallas Dallas, TX
MAR 16, 2019 House of Blues Houston Houston, TX
MAR 18, 2019 Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater Austin, TX
MAR 19, 2019 Aztec Theatre San Antonio, TX
MAR 21, 2019 Iron City Birmingham, AL
MAR 22, 2019 The Ritz Ybor Tampa, FL
MAR 23, 2019 House of Blues Orlando Lake Buena Vista, FL
MAR 24, 2019 Revolution Live Fort Lauderdale, FL
MAR 27, 2019 State Theatre Minneapolis, MN
MAR 28, 2019 Sokol Auditorium Omaha, NE
MAR 29, 2019 Uptown Theater Kansas City, MO
MAR 30, 2019 The Fillmore Auditorium Denver, CO
MAR 31, 2019 The Depot Salt Lake City, UT
APR 5, 2019 The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA
APR 6, 2019 Arlington Theatre Santa Barbara, CA
APR 7, 2019 Warfield Theater San Francisco, CA
APR 9, 2019 McDonald Theatre Eugene, OR
APR 10, 2019 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
APR 11, 2019 Neptune Theatre Seattle, WA
APR 12, 2019 Neptune Theatre Seattle, WA
APR 13, 2019 Queen Elizabeth Theatre Vancouver, BC

[Photo Credit: Jeremy Cowart ]

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