The alternative rock band Switchfoot will rock the Orange Peel stage in Asheville on Feb. 14 of next year, on tour celebrating the release of their new album, NAtive Tongue, which comes out on Jan. 18.

Be sure to get your tickets before they sell out.

Come see the San Diego based quintet perform live, featuring Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman, Chad Butler, Jerome Fontamillas, Drew Shirley.

After 10 albums, multiple hit singles, millions of records sold, a GRAMMY Award and 20 years of touring, in late 2017, Switchfoot put the brakes on. The successful release and tour for their most recent album, "Where the Light Shines Through" had concluded, and the quintet decided to take a long deserved, much needed hiatus. Their goals? To think on difficult, important questions about the band and themselves personally, including: “Why are we doing this?”

The answers weren’t long in coming and are musically evident in the 14 remarkable songs that make up Native Tongue, a creative juggernaut spawned by singer Jon Foreman’s realization that the answer to “why?” was to “pursue joy.”

The idea of “let it happen,” along with “pursuing joy,” gave a shape to the lyrical ideas and music and spirit that went into Native Tongue. As Switchfoot enjoyed the time off and, the avid surfers—reveled in the inspirational immensity of the Pacific Ocean—music flowed easily, merely for the joy of it. The band’s ‘time off’ turned out to be particularly creative and their prolific nature clicked in, writing nearly 100 songs for the project. 

The new album marks the 11th record since 1997’s debut, The Legend of Chin, which started Switchfoot on a path of critical and fan acclaim for albums including 2003’s multi-platinum breakthrough The Beautiful Let Down, the GRAMMY award-winning Hello Hurricane (2009), and Fading West, which was also the name of a documentary on the band.

Tickets cost $35 in advance or $40 the day of the show. Purchase them online at http://theorangepeel.net/event/switchfoot-the-native-tongue-tour/.

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