Switchfoot to Perform May 10 at The Pullo Center
Switchfoot, with special guest, The Rocket Summer, takes to the stage on Thursday, May 10, at the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center (The Pullo Center) at Penn State York. The performance is set for 7:30 p.m. Ticket are on sale now at $50 and $36 and can be purchased at The Pullo Center box office, charge by phone at 717-505-8900, or online at ThePulloCenter.com. Penn State York students can purchase one ticket at the special price of $17.
The San Diego band first formed in 1996 when Jon Foreman and his brother Tim put the group together. Drummer, Chad Butler says the band members were all friends from their days together at high school. At the time, the San Diego indie rock scene was thriving as bands such as Rocket from the Crypt and Drive Like Jehu had just started to gain national attention. After early successes in the Christian rock scene, Switchfoot first gained mainstream recognition with songs like “Meant to Live” and “Dare You to Move.”
“We love music and playing together,” Butler says. “We thrive on the communal aspect of song and the stories that are invested within. We’ve been through a lot together… incredible, wonderful moments and also really destructive, painful moments. You can feel that weight in some of the songs. It’s an incredible dream-come-true to say, ‘It’s time for a new Switchfoot record’ and to be able to go into the studio and make the album exactly how we want to make it.”
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.