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2015-07-21

Bro-Am Update & Thank you

Aloha!

As you may know, we just wrapped up our 11th Annual Bro-Am in Encinitas, CA.  It was a blast and we're so incredibly happy with this year's turn out.  It was our biggest and best year yet, with over 15,000 beach day attendees and $300,000 raised through the Bro-Am Soiree, Beach Day Raffle, and our first ever Bro-Am Restaurant Week.   Thanks to everyone who came out and showed your support. 

Check out a few photos from this year and some of our favorite highlights from our 2-day event!


  • Our auction featured the Bro-Am's first ever online bidding platform for fans around the world
  • Surf legend Rob Machado hosted his Bro Junior surf competition for the fourth year in a row
 
  • Single-use plastic water bottles were a NO GO; attendees could fill up at free H2O stations
  • We again featured solar-powered sound and staging.
  • The Rob Machado Foundation once again teamed up with the Solana Center to have a team of surfers and environmentalists managing waste at Bro-Am. The Green Team added composting efforts to this year’s plan, and collected nearly 3,000 lbs of waste, recycled over 1,600 lbs, composted 785 lbs of food waste, and diverted 83% of total waste from the landfill!
  • Live performances from our friends NEEDTOBREATHE, Drew Holcomb, Colony House, and Brynn Elliott were incredible
  • Local restaurants and vendors supplied attendees with good times and good food
  • ViaSat, along with partners, TourGigs and Blackmagic Designs, live streamed the Bro-Am event on the Web, allowing viewers around the world to tune-in and catch the action. Local Carlsbad High School TV students provided technical, production and on-air talent assistance, bringing yet another local tie to the program.
  • YOUR efforts and the efforts of many more special people helped raise money for 7 San Diego charities with an astounding $300,000 in gross profits!

This year also marked the launch of Bro-Am Studios, a non-­profit music school and performance space offering a pay-what-you-can model to give every kid an opportunity for quality music education.  For more information:  https://broam.org

 
 
A big thank you to our sponsors Hurley and iHeart Media San Diego for helping us make Bro-Am 2015 such a huge success. 
 
We are truly in awe of this year's event.  It's always great to see our fans and supporters come out and have a good time at the Bro-Am while giving back to the San Diego community.  Thanks a bunch you guys!  
 
 
And don't forget to SAVE THE DATE: Bro-Am 2016 is set for Saturday, July 9th, 2016!! 
 

If you'd like to still give, you can! Donate HERE

 
 

2015-05-18

UK/Europe Tour

Hola! 

We can't wait to head out on our UK /  European tour soon! 

 
May 24th  STEYNING, WEST SUSSEX 
May 26th  EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND  
May 27th  BELFAST, IRELAND  
May 30th  ENNEPETAL, GERMANY 
May 31st   FRAUENFELD, SWITZERLAND
June 1st    WIEN, AUSTRIA  
June 2nd  MUNCHEN, GERMANY  
June 4th   MANNHEIM, GERMANY   
June 5th   HAMBURG, GERMANY   
June 6th   ARNHEM, NETHERLANDS
 
For more information and tickets, click HERE   
 
See you soon!
 
-Tim, Chad, Jon, Jerome, Drew

2015-02-02

Summer Tour with NEEDTOBREATHE

 

Hola Amigos,

We're excited to announce that we're headed out on tour with our good friends in NEEDTOBREATHE as part of the Tour De Compadres! We'll be making our way all around the country, and can't wait to see all your faces again. Tickets go on sale this Friday, but at 10am local on Wednesday, you can use the code COMPADRES to get yours before anyone else! Just check the ticket links on our website that morning and be sure to RSVP to the official tour Facebook event HERE for updates and instructions. See you soon, and be sure to watch the announcement video below!


07/09/15 - The Masonic - San Francisco, CA 

07/10/15 - Mandalay Bay - Las Vegas, NV 

07/12/15 - Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA

07/15/15 - Morrison Center - Boise, ID

07/17/15 - Oregon Zoo Amphitheater - Portland, OR

07/18/15 - Marymoor Park - Redmond, WA

07/21/15 - Red Rocks Amphitheatre - Morrison, CO

07/23/15 - Sumtur Amphitheater - Papillion, NE

07/24/15 - The Cabooze Plaza - Minneapolis, MN

07/25/15 - Six Flags St. Louis - Eureka, MO

08/06/15 - nTelos Wireless Pavilion - Portsmouth, VA

08/07/15 - Stone Pony Summer Stage - Asbury Park, NJ

08/08/15 - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion - Boston, MA

08/10/15 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY

08/11/15 - Wolf Trap - Vienna, VA

08/12/15 - Florence Civic Center - Florence, SC

08/14/15 - TBA - Nashville, TN

08/15/15 - Moon River Music Festival - Memphis, TN

08/16/15 - The Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park - Indianapolis, IN

08/18/15 - Meadow Brook - Rochester Hills, MI

08/19/15 - Ravina - Highland Park IL


Also, for everyone else outside of the USA, thanks for your patience! We're coming your way as soon as we can. A few of our international dates are listed below.


03/30/15 - The Lakes Theatre - Lakelands, WA, Australia - Tickets

03/31/15 - 170 Russell - Richmond, VIC, Australia - Tickets

04/01/15 - The Hi Fi - Moore Park, NSW, Australia - Tickets

04/03/15 - Byron Bay Bluesfest - Byron Bay, NSW, Australia - Tickets

04/04/15 - Easterfest - Toowoomba, QLD, Australia - Tickets

05/24/15 - Winston House - Steyning, West Sussex, UK - Tickets

05/31/15 - Springtime Festival - Frauenfeld, Switzerland - Tickets

06/06/15 - GelreDome - Arnhem, Netherlands - Tickets

- Tim, Chad, Jon, Jerome, Drew

2015-01-19

Happy New Year


Happy New Year friends!

As we start 2015, there are so many things to look forward to. We'll be touring in some amazing places this year -- South America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, India, UK and Europe along with some of our all-time favorite spots in the US! We couldn't be more excited to bring the music, film and message of Fading West to our fans all over the world. It's absolutely a dream come true.

01/24/15
Festival One - Hamilton, New Zealand 
Tickets

03/31/15
170 Russell - Richmond, VIC, Australia 
Tickets

04/01/15
The Hi Fi - Moore Park, NSW, Australia
Tickets

04/03/15
Byron Bay Bluesfest - Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
Tickets

04/04/15
Easterfest - Toowoomba, QLD, Australia 
Tickets

We're also so excited that those of you who ordered the Fading West Deluxe Pack now have it in your hands! It means a ton that you wanted to dig deeper into our journey, and we hope you enjoyed all the extra footage! For anyone who didn't get their copy for the holidays, you can still grab your copy at the link below or in one of our holiday bundles.

Cheers and happy 2015!

- Tim, Chad, Jon, Jerome, Drew

2014-11-24

New Holiday Bundles!

 

 

We're stoked to have our new holiday bundles on sale at switchfoot.com! You can get everything from the signed, collectors version of Fading West to the infamous picks with Drew's face, all at killer discounts. Order before cyber Monday, and you even get a free shirt to give to a friend!

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