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Switchfoot & Relient K bringing 'Looking For America II' tour to Rochester on Feb. 18


Tue, Jan 31st 2017 08:30 pm
Switchfoot (Photo provided by Kingdom Bound)
Switchfoot (Photo provided by Kingdom Bound)

Multiplatinum selling, Grammy-winning band Switchfoot and Grammy-nominated Relient K are set to bring their "Looking For America Part II" Tour to Rochester's Roberts Wesleyan College's Voller Athletic Center at 7 p.m. Feb. 18.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-800-461-4485 or online at www.KingdomBound.org. Special pit-area tickets ($51) and general admission ($31) tickets are available.  Discounted group tickets are also available. $1 from every ticket sold will be donated to Switchfoot's BRO-AM foundation to aid and serve underprivileged youth.

Formed in San Diego in 1996, Switchfoot is Jon Foreman (vocals, guitar), Tim Foreman (bass), Jerome Fontamillas (keyboard, guitar), Drew Shirley (guitar) and Chad Butler (drums). Since its start, the band has sold over 5.7 million copies worldwide of their first nine studio albums (including their 2003 double-platinum breakthrough "The Beautiful Letdown" and 2009's Grammy Award-winning "Hello Hurricane"), racked up a string of alternative radio hit singles, and performed sold-out world tours with over 4 million concert tickets worldwide.

Switchfoot released their latest album, "Where The Light Shines Through," on July 8, 2016, via Vanguard Records.  "Where The Light Shines Through" is the band's 10th album and the first since 2014's highly acclaimed "Fading West." The album was self-produced in collaboration with John Fields, who helmed the multiplatinum "The Beautiful Letdown".

Beyond their career achievements, Switchfoot has also been active in a variety of philanthropic efforts, raising over $1 million to aid kids in their community through the band's own Bro-Am Foundation, a long-running annual benefit surf contest and concert that's held every summer in Encinitas.

Switchfoot also have maintained a deep commitment to a variety of humanitarian causes, lending support to such worthy organizations as CURE International, DATA, the ONE Campaign, Habitat for Humanity, Invisible Children and To Write Love on Her Arms.

Grammy-nominated Relient K has been making records since 1997, when Matt Thiessen and Matt Hoopes formed the band in high school. In the 15-plus years since, they've released six full-length albums (three are certified gold), five EPs and a Christmas record, with over 2.5 million records sold, three RIAA gold-certified albums and a highly dedicated fanbase.

As a prolific songwriter, Relient K's frontman, Thiessen, has paved a road with pop hits over the past four years, including co-writing Owl City's 2012 summer hit "Good Time," Kelly Clarkson's "Long Shot" and the award-winning "When Can I See You Again" from the animated film "Wreck-It Ralph."

For more information on this concert event, visit www.KingdomBound.org.

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