Record a song with Switchfoot for charity; new tour dates including ACL!

SWITCHFOOT has teamed up with BIDFIRE, a competitive shopping site, to offer one lucky fan the ultimate experience: the opportunity to record a song with the band during a deluxe, four-day trip to the group’s hometown of San Diego, CA. The resulting track, recorded in SWITCHFOOT’S home studio, will be released on iTunes and No musical talent is required – the winning bidder can opt to play on the session or just help shape the recording.

“Record a Song with Switchfoot,” BIDFIRE’S first charity auction, will begin on Friday, May 28th, at noon Pacific. Bidder registration is currently underway at Proceeds of this charity auction will benefit StandUp for Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of at-risk and homeless youth (

The band has also joined forces with Pennyroyal Silver to support MusiCares®, offering a limited edition SWITCHFOOT pendant designed by the band and Tim Foster, Pennyroyal Silver’s founder. The pendant will be available through May 31st, 2010 at and 30 percent of proceeds will go to MusiCares. Established in 1989 by The Recording Academy®, MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need.


( * indicates dates with Goo Goo Dolls)

Date City/State (Province/Country) Venue
5/20 CHARLOTTE, NC Nascar All-Star Week Concert (free show)
5/21 Charleston, SC The Music Farm
5/22 Washington, DC 101 Chili Cookoff / RFK Stadium
5/29 Leicestershire, England Leicestershire Music Festival
5/30-31 West Sussex, England West Sussex Music Festival
6/1 London, England London HMV Forum
6/2 Koln, Germany Luxor
6/3 Berlin, Germany Postbahnof
6/5 Trnava, Slovakia Festival Lumen
6/6 Frauenfeld, Switzerland Springtime Festival
6/8 Hamburg, Germany Knust
6/9 Silkeborg, Denmark Jysk Musik og Teaterhus
6/10 Amsterdam, Holland Melkweg
6/11 Ballymena, Ireland Fuel 2010 Festival (Northern Ireland)
6/12 Edinburgh, Scotland Frenzy Festival
6/13 Donington Park, UK Download Festival
6/19 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
6/20 Williamsburgh, VA Busch Gardens
6/24 Del Mar, CA Del Mar Fairgrounds
7/3 Vaughn, Ontario Canada’s Wonderland
7/17 * CLEVELAND, OH Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre
7/18 * DETROIT, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/20 * CHICAGO, IL Charter One Pavilion
7/22* SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/23* BUFFALO, NY Darien Lake
7/27* HOLMDEL, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/28* UNCASVILLE, CT Mohegan Sun
7/30* JONES BEACH, NY Nikon at Jones Beach
8/3* BALTIMORE, MD Pier Six Pavilion
8/7* SCRANTON, PA Toyota Pavilion
8/8 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
8/9* RALEIGH, NC Raleigh Boutique Amphitheatre
8/10* CHARLOTTE, NC Uptown Theatre
8/18* ST CHARLES, MO Family Arena
8/26* CONCORD, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
8/28* PHOENIX, AZ Dodge Theatre
8/29* LOS ANGELES, CA Greek Theatre
10/10 AUSTIN, TX Austin City Limits Festival

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