We now have ‘so much more’ to look forward to this Christmas season. Grammy-winning rock band Switchfoot announced their first ever holiday album. Simply titled ‘this is our Christmas album,’ its 10 tracks are a wonderfully festive mix of holiday classics and brand-new original songs. And, according to the band, the tone is inspired by everyone from the Beach Boys to Black Flag.
So if you’re looking for a cheery, nostalgic holiday album with a California twist, then 'this is our Christmas album' may be your go-to Christmas album for this coming season.
‘this is our Christmas album’
According to frontman Jon Foreman, this album has been years in the making. And with the holidays stirring up every kind of emotion for millions of people, it was easy for the band to draw inspiration.
“Christmas is an emotional treasure chest for a songwriter to pull from. It’s a season stretched tight with contradictions: celebrating the free gifts of love and grace with an outburst of materialist capitalist consumption. An emotional roller coaster of family and friends, hopes and scars- bringing out the worst and the best in all of us.”Jon Foreman, Switchfoot
‘this is our Christmas album’ Track List
- "California Christmas"
- "Looking for Christmas"
- "Scrappy Little Christmas Tree"
- "Midlife Christmas"
- "New Year's Day"
- "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day"
- "Christmas Time Is Here"
- "Silent Night/It Came Upon a Midnight Clear"
- "The Christmas Song"
- "O Little Town of Bethlehem"
‘this is our Christmas tour’ Schedule
It's not just the album that fans have to look forward to. Switchfoot has also announced an accompanying 17-date U.S. tour. The “this is our Christmas tour” starts November 26th at Knoxville’s Civic Auditorium. Fans can also expect two different sets with each show — one Christmas-themed set, and then another with all their classic hits. Tickets are currently on sale via their official website, so be sure to get yours if they’re in your area this holiday season!
Sat. November 26, 2022 - Knoxville, TN - Civic Auditorium
Sun. November 27, 2022 - Huntsville, AL - Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
Tues. November 29, 2022 - Charleston, WV - Clay Center
Thurs. December 1, 2022 - Akron, OH - Goodyear Theater
Fri. December 2, 2022 - Fort Wayne, IN - Clyde Theater
Sat. December 3, 2022 - Ashland, KY - Paramount Arts Center
Sun. December 4, 2022 - Jim Thorpe, PA - Penn's Peak
Tues. December 6, 2022 - Reading, PA - Santander PAC
Wed. December 7, 2022 - Detroit, MI - Motor City Casino
Fri. December 9, 2022 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
Sat. December 10, 2022 - Wichita, KS - The Cotillion
Sun. December 11, 2022 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater
Wed. December 14, 2022 - Redding, CA - Cascade Theater
Thurs. December 15, 2022 - Napa, CA - Uptown Theater
Fri. December 16, 2022 - Monterey, CA - Golden State Theater
Sat. December 17, 2022 - Anaheim, CA - City National Grove
Sun. December 18, 2022 - Mesa, AZ - Ikeda Theater
“It’s truly incredible the way music connects us all: making even strangers feel like family,” Foreman continues. “To celebrate this season, singing these songs together in the same room is a gift that we can’t wait to unwrap. We’re so excited to head out on our first Christmas tour ever!”
California Christmas with Switchfoot
Founded in 1996, San Diego-based Switchfoot officially broke into the mainstream in 2003 with the release of their fourth album, The Beautiful Letdown. It quickly reached double platinum thanks to their hit singles ‘Meant to Live’ and ‘Dare You to Move.’ Since then, they’ve sold 10 million records worldwide and performed live in over 40 countries. And in 2011, their seventh release Hello Hurricane earned them a Grammy Award for Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album. In addition, they’ve also raised millions of dollars through their BRO-AM Foundation to help kids in their community.
As for their latest venture, ‘this is our Christmas album’ is all set for release on November 4th, 2022. And based on what we know, it will be the perfect thing to listen to for a fun, and more laid back, Christmas.
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