Switchfoot Announces New European Tour

|PIC1|Popular rock band Switchfoot has announced its rescheduled European tour, following the cancellation of the tour in August. The anticipated tour is slated to kick off in February.

Performances will be held in Germany, Denmark, and the UK.

The band cancelled the European tour last summer due to a family medical situation. The band members stated on their website: "We feel as disappointed as many of you might feel, please accept our apologies. We will absolutely be back as soon as we possibly can."

The tour follows the release of Switchfoot's new album Oh! Gravity.. The groundbreaking band is renowned for its 'meaningful' songs but it will further raise the bar with the upcoming new project, which releases 26 December.

Lead singer Jon Foreman describes his feelings for the band's sixth studio album: "We wanted to make a record that was honest. A record that didn't trip on itself. A record that represented everything that we first fell in love with about music. We tried to forget about theory and pitch and timing and focus on feeling. As a result, I think that Oh! Gravity. is the most honest thing we've ever done."

Oh! Gravity is produced by Tim Palmer (U2, Tears For Fears, Tin Machine, James) and Switchfoot. The album is executive produced by Grammy-winning Producer of the Year Steve Lillywhite, who also helmed the track, "Awakening," with additional production by Tim Palmer and Switchfoot.

In 2004, Switchfoot's frontman Jon Foreman claimed to be "Christian by faith, not by 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."

Below are dates for Switchfoot's European tour.

Date: Thursday 1st Feb 2007
Venue: Gruenspan Grosse Freiheit 58; 22767 Hamburg, Germany
Web: www.gruenspan.de

Date: Friday 2nd Feb 2007
Venue: Silkeborg Musikhus, Papirfabrikken 80, 8600 Silkeborg, Denmark
Tel no.: +45 60 660 550 or info@aheadtickets.dk
Web: www.aheadtickets.dk and www.silkeborg-musikhus.dk

Date: Sunday 4th Feb 07
Venue: Batschkapp, Maybachstr. 24, 60433 Frankfurt/Main , Germany
Tel no: +49 7071 770883 or info@sound-n-scripture.de
Web: http://www.batschkapp.de/

Date: Tuesday 6th Feb 2007
Venue: London Shepherds Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green, London, UK
Tel no.: +44 (0) 870 771 2000.
Web: www.shepherds-bush-empire.co.uk and www.puratickets.com

Date: Wednesday 7th Feb 2007
Venue: The Brangwyn Hall, Guild Hall, Swansea, SA1 4PE UK
Tel no.: 01792 459555 and in2Surf Surf Shop
Web: www.event53.co.uk and www.puratickets.com

Date: Thursday 8th Feb 2007
Venue: Perth Concert Hall, 185 High Street, Perth , UK
Tel no.: 08708 748 748
Web: www.horsecross.co.uk and www.frenzyfrenzy.com and www.puratickets.com

Date: Friday 9th Feb 2007
Venue: Abundant Life Centre, Wapping Road, Bradford BD3 0EQ UK
Tel no.: 01274 307233
Web: www.alm.org.uk and www.puratickets.com

Date: Saturday 10th Feb 07
Venue: The Riverside Centre, Riverside Crt, Riverside Rd, Pride Park, Derby UK
Tel No. 01332 332044
Web: www.emcf.net and www.puratickets.com