Music|July 21, 2021 02:35 EDT
Switchfoot Shares Personal Thoughts to Fans: 'Best Part of Returning to Live Music is Singing with You'
The wait is over! After over a year of no live shows, Switchfoot is finally getting back to doing what they love. There's really no way to accurately describe it: something that was once so common to us feels brand new. Getting on an airplane with a bunch of gear, walking up to a tour bus, sleeping in the bunk while the bus rolls to the next city... all of these things that used to be the band's day to day lives now feel completely foreign.
"There is so much to celebrate about getting back to work. But the best part of returning to live music? Singing with you," wrote Switchfoot in a letter to the fans, "A group of souls together singing in unison, the communal expression of song. We've missed that connection so, so much."
"The incredible moment in the photo above exemplifies the limitless possibilities of live music. During our show in North Carolina, a few amazing folks discretely distributed artfully crafted pages throughout the crowd. On one side, the paper read: "together now: 2021." On the other side were the instructions as to when to raise the paper. So near the end of 'Where I Belong,' when we sang:
'I still believe in us together,
you and I we're here together now'
"Thousands of hands went up holding this wonderful message. We were stunned. Speechless. Shocked. In all our years of playing music and going to shows, we've never seen anything like it. Once in a lifetime.
"That moment felt both serendipitous and lovingly planned, the type of magic that exists when humans get together. Blowing our minds once again: at a Switchfoot show, truly anything can happen. Best of all, it was a complete surprise to all of us; organized and kept a secret from both the band and crew by the audience.
"What a gift! What a moment! It exemplifies what we've said from the beginning: the live experience at a Switchfoot show is never just the 5 of us on stage. It's everyone in the room. It's a community. That's what makes these nights so incredible.
"We never, not even for a moment, taken for granted what we get to call a "job"... We're so thankful for all of you and the moments we get to share together. Whether at a show in some arena, theatre somewhere, or online for a FNTMS livestream, we hope to see you soon.
Thanks for the privilege of being your band, singing these songs with you." - Jon, Tim, Chad, Drew & Jerome
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