HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHAD! That’s right friends, it’s our favorite drummers favorite birthday today!
Chad’s turning 38 today and we’d like to wish him a very, very happy birthday and an even better year! We love you man! Thanks for all your awesome support and encouragement… and those mad drumming skills!
Jon Foreman (lead singer, guitarist) on Chad: “Chad is a rock… not only with his timing, but with his personality. He’s as steady as they come. Back in the early days, and many times in between, he’s acted as the manager for Switchfoot. He’s a real people person, always puts others first; and he’s just the type of guy you can depend on for anything, just always there. He’s definitely the artist of the group. For instance, just two days ago, Chad was busy making t-shirts like we used to back in the old days. He’s the guy you go to for details because he is definitely the best with stencils.”
Tim Foreman (bassist) and Drew Shirley (guitarist) on Chad:
Tim: “Chad’s kind of all around. He’s the all-American.”
Drew: “He’s the diplomat to be honest. He was in the band with two brothers, mind you – from the beginning.”
Tim: “He had to break up a lot of fights.”
Drew: “He had to be the diplomat. Foreman’s have strong opinions. People with strong opinions. Any good idea is worth fighting for so Chad is very diplomatic and very un-issued. He doesn’t have issues. He strikes me all the time as just like…”
Tim: “Very even-keeled.”
Drew: “He doesn’t carry baggage.”
Next up, we’ve got some exciting Vice Re-Verse news… the tracklisting! The official Record Store Day website posted all the details on their site – check it out:
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release
Format: CD EP
“The Original (JT Daly of Paper Route Remix)”
“Selling The News (Photek Remix)”
“Blinding Light (Adam Young of Owl City Remix)”
“Dark Horses (JT Daly of Paper Route Remix)”
“Vice Verses (Darren King Remix)”
“War Inside (DnJ Remix)”
DnJ = Drew and Jerome obviously. Solid tracklisting isn’t it? I have to admit, I was hoping to see a remix of “Rise Above It”, but I’m absolutely stoked with the songs that HAVE been remixed. I must admit, I’m most looking forward to JT’s remix of “The Original” – that’s one of my least favorite SF songs, so I’m eager to see if JT’s remix will give the song a new life. What are you most looking forward to?
Next up, the Bro-Am website has been updated with a Bro-Am 2011 recap video as well as a press release for the 8th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am in June!:
The auction has been scheduled as well:
The press release:
The Switchfoot Bro-Am surf contest and concert returns to Moonlight Beach in Encinitas on Saturday, June 16, 2012. An annual event near and dear to Switchfoot’s heart, the Bro-Am was created to give back to the San Diego community while benefiting a local children’s charity through funds raised at a pre-event auction night soiree (set for Thursday, June 14), as well as from vendors on the beach day-of, and sponsorships. Since its inception in 2005, the Bro- Am has raised more than $515,000 for San Diego-based children’s charities.
The 8th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am Presented By Hurley will once again benefit StandUp For Kids, a national nonprofit volunteer outreach organization founded in San Diego that is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of at-risk, homeless, and street kids. (www.standupforkids.org)
“The Bro-Am has been my favorite day of the year ever since we started it back in ’05,” notes Switchfoot’s Jon Foreman. “To see our hometown come together to help out a deserving group of kids is an incredible experience — surfing, music, and the San Diego scene at its best. We feel truly honored to again partner with StandUp For Kids, an incredible organization serving at-risk youth here in San Diego and across the country. Last year was our biggest year ever, and we hope to top it again this year.”
The Switchfoot Bro-Am will again work with San Diego-based Sustainable Waves to offer cutting- edge solar-powered sound and staging. Sustainable Waves utilizes the renewable energy sources of the sun to deliver 100% pollution-free concerts. By using solar power rather than a diesel generator or grid power, the Bro-Am will avoid emitting approximately 1,000 lbs of CO2 into the atmosphere (the equivalent of not driving your car approximately 1,100 miles or the annual sequestration of 66 trees).
Four-person surf teams secure their participation via sponsorship donation to StandUp For Kids. Through the years, surf teams have featured riders representing Hurley, Billabong, Surfer Magazine, Transworld Surf, Surf Ride, and many more, as well as surf legend Tom Curren and members of Switchfoot. A free concert on the beach features performances by national as well as local acts. Past performers have included Jason Mraz, OK Go, Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants Timmy Curran, Dynamite Walls, Jon Foreman and Friends, The Almost, Kate Voegele, members of Angels and Airwaves, Young the Giant, and many more.
In addition to the surf contest and live music performances, the beach day also features a nerf surf jousting exposition between surf contest heats as well as a junior division in the surf contest. Rather than a financial donation, the youth teams that collect the most donated clothing will win a spot to compete.
So who is going this year?
The guys are in Hawaii in the midst of their Vice Verses Hawaii tour right now and we’ve got some updates for you! By the way, be sure to check out all their Twitter pages for updates and photos straight from the road, directly from the guys – they’re always interesting and humorous!
Switchfoot kicked off their Hawaii tour by playing the HIM Conference and our friend Lance sent us a review, videos and photos:
The venue was the Honolulu Convention Center, a beautiful piece of architecture. It’s all glass on the outside, so you can see right into the place, and it’s located downtown in the heart of Honolulu.
Switchfoot was leading the worship of the H.I.M convention, (Hawaiian Island Ministries) The actual concert was held on the third floor which was located inside a ballroom, and it was packed and full of energy from the moment the line started to form. Once they allowed everyone to file inside the ballroom, it was only a matter of minutes before the guys came out, and let me tell you, they were pumped! Jon was manic from start to finish. He was on fire, he talked a lot about love, live, and Heaven. They guys seemed to be so in sync like I’ve never seen before. Jon made his way into the crowd more than once, which looked to be a bad idea, he was swarmed with fans and could barely make it back to the stage. As a life-long Switchfoot fan, I have been to more shows than I can count, and this one absolutely ranks up close to the top.
I will be attending the show tonight at theSurfer Bar on North Shore, and I will attempt to grab a set-list and get some good pics and videos. I have a good feeling about an after show tonight to, since the venue is located on the Turtle Bay resort.
The set list is attached below, though they did not play “Where I Belong” Jon also tweeted that there would be no after show, he said he gave everything he had, and to be honest, he absolutely did.
Photos? Check out a few shots from Lance right below or view the full set right HERE!:
Now for some videos:
Our friend Michele also sent us a review and setlist with notes – read below:
Show at HIM conference in Honolulu-
The war inside
This is your life- Jon went out in the crowd and was swarmed by all the teens- super fun to watch. He put on someones hat and sunglasses. Wish I’d been closer for a pic- it was an interesting look!
Dare you to move
Story about being in Maui this time last year during the tsunami warning
Mess of me
Harmonica intro to your love is a song
souvenirs- he played acoustic guitar
We are one tonight- really neat story about us all getting along now because we’re going to be seeing each other for a long time in heaven
Next song dedicated to homeless youth back home
Meant to live
Encore- Jon said you asked for one more song but we don’t get out here often so is it ok if we play 2
Really fun night. My son Ben actually was able to pick them up at the airport with his youth pastor and help them load up after the concert. So excited for him to get to spend some time with them.
Jerome, Tim, Drew, and Chad all signed items after the show. No aftershow, but another concert tomorrow night!
If anyone else is attending any of the Hawaii shows and you’d like to share photos, videos, setlists or reviews with us, shoot us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org – thanks!
NBC San Diego posted some awesome shots from Switchfoot’s show last Tuesday in San Diego – view the full set HERE:
New Release Tuesday posted their Dove Award winner guesses and the panel unanimously chose Switchfoot as the band who will win in the Rock Recorded Song of the Year category. We agree. (Thanks Tim!)
There’s new merch up on the Switchfoot store – Vice Verses hats!
Purchase them right HERE!
The sister duo known as Jayesslee covered “Dare You To Move” several months ago and the YouTube video went viral, garnering over a million views. They’ve brought out the song again for a benefit concert for the amazing organization “Not For Sale” (check them out if you haven’t – they’re doing amazing abolitionist work) – watch their performance below!:
That’s all for now! Be sure to drop back by tomorrow for our Photo, Video & Graphic of the Week column!