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Switchfoot live in South Africa for Vice Verses Tour

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The rock band from San Diego will be taking to the stage on August 8 at The Big Top Arena, Carnival City in Johannesburg and on August 11 at the Grand Arena, GrandWest in Cape Town.

Switchfoot formed in 1994 when Jon Foreman (lead vocals, guitar) and his brother Tim (bass guitar, backing vocals) put their high school friends together - including Chad Butler (drums, percussion), Jerome Fontamillas (guitar, keyboards, backing vocals), and Drew Shirley (guitar, backing vocals).

The band has had 3 consecutive Top 10 hits on Modern Rock Radio. Their song “Vice Verses” debuted at #8 on Top 200 Billboard Charts and #5 on iTunes Top 200 Charts. Music from VICE VERSES has already been included in movie trailers and soundtracks - In Time (Ft. Justin Timberlake) and Hawaii 5-0 Soundtrack “Out of Control”. Their album ‘The Beautiful Letdown” was RIAA certified 3 X Platinum. The band has previously toured with the likes of “Dave Matthews Band”, “3 Doors Down”, “Goo Goo Dolls” and many more.

With its play on words, Vice Verses, the title of Switchfoot’s new album, coherently suggests the album’s theme: everything has two sides. “Every blessing comes with a set of curses,” singer-guitarist Jon Foreman sings on the title track, all the while wondering if “there’s a meaning to it all.” That theme runs through the album’s 12 songs and is even reflected in the album’s black and white cover.

According to Jon Foreman, the name “Switchfoot” is a surfing term. “We all love to surf and have been surfing all our lives, so to us, the name made sense. To switch your feet means to take a new stance facing the opposite direction. It’s about change and movement, a different way of approaching life and music.”

Switchfoot will be supported by two of South Africa’s best alternative bands; Gangs of Ballet in Johannesburg and The Rescu in Cape Town

Tickets cost between R220 and R350 and are available via Computicket.

Switchfoot Tour dates for South Africa:

Wednesday, 8 August 2012 @ 8pm: The Big Top Arena, Carnival City

Cape Town:
Saturday, 11 August 2012 @ 8pm: Grand Arena, Grand West