Switchfoot Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of "The Beautiful Letdown" with a Tour


GRAMMY® award-winning rock band Switchfoot announces that they will be embarking on The Beautiful Letdown 20th Anniversary Tour this fall. The tour will be celebrate the milestone anniversary of their monumental album featuring songs "Dare You To Move" and "Meant to Live," Switchfoot will be playing The Beautiful Letdown front-to-back at every show.

"These songs and this album changed everything for us," the band shared. "They took us all over the globe and introduced us to so many of you. All these years later, they still mean the world to us."   

The Beautiful Letdown is their fourth studio album released on February 25, 2003, by RED Ink Records, and later re-released through Sony Music. It marked the band's first release on a major label and their first release with keyboardist Jerome Fontamillas. The album was produced by John Fields and Switchfoot and recorded over a span of around two weeks; all songs on the album were written either in part or entirely by lead singer Jon Foreman.

The album sold 14,000 copies in its first week; the singles "Meant to Live" and "Dare You to Move" became mainstream hits, charting in the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the top ten on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. Their crossover success led The Beautiful Letdown to ultimately peak at number 16 on the Billboard 200, and it spent the 10th-longest run on the chart of the 2000s. It spend a record-breaking 38 weeks atop the Billboard Christian Albums chart, and ranked as the second-best-selling Christian album of the 2000s. 

The tour will begin on August 25 in Sugar Hill, Georgia, and wrap up on November 12 in Los Angeles, California. Switchfoot will also hit major cities like Nashville, Chicago, and Orlando.

Pre-sale begins on Wednesday, April 26, at 10 am local time with the promo code DARE. For tickets and more information, click here. A list of tour dates is below.

August 25 - Sugar Hill, GA
August 26 - Birmingham, AL
September 20 - Austin, TX
September 21 - Dallas, TX
September 22 - Houston, TX
September 23 - San Antonio, TX
September 24 - Oklahoma City, OK
September 27 - Chicago, IL
September 28 - Nashville, TN
September 29 - Columbus, OH
October 1 - Chattanooga, TN
October 3 - Charleston, SC
October 6 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
October 7 - St. Petersburg, FL
October 8 - Orlando, FL
October 9 - Charlotte, NC
October 10 - Durham, NC
October 12 - Wilmington, NC
October 13 - Richmond, VA
October 14 - Norfolk, VA
October 15 - Washington, DC
October 18 - Montclair, NJ
October 19 - Huntington, NY
October 20 - Atlantic City, NJ
October 21 - Mashantucket, CT
October 22 - Boston, MA
October 25 - Grand Rapids, MI
October 26 - Detroit, MI
October 27 - Clear Lake, IA
October 28 - Omaha, NE
November 2 - Denver, CO
November 4 - Salt Lake City, UT
November 7 - Seattle, WA
November 8 - Portland, OR
November 10 - Sacramento, CA
November 11 - Bakersfield, CA
November 12 - Los Angeles, CA 

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