Note: This concert is past. Check out photos from the event
What: An evening with Switchfoot and premiere of their film Fading West
When: Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m.
Where: Bauman Auditorium at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon (Map)
Brought to you by George Fox University’s ASC student government, this special evening includes the premiere of Grammy-winning band Switchfoot’s new film Fading West about music and surfing, followed by an intimate concert performance featuring songs from their new album of the same name.
From their Fading West press release:
"A departure from the fuzzy, blistering guitars and bold rock sound of Vice Verses, Fading West takes the classic Switchfoot style and infuses a vast array of cultural influences collected during their 2012 World Tour that can be heard within the rhythms and sonic tapestry of the new record. With daring synth lines, inventive guitars and anthemic harmonies, this collection of songs is bigger and more powerful than anything the band has released to date. Rooted in the same hopeful message and quick turn of phrase that fans have come to love is a renewed expression of change, hope and discovering your place in the world. While not a direct soundtrack, tracks from the new album can be heard throughout the film."
"Inspired by such films as Rattle and Hum and Endless Summer, the Fading West film follows Switchfoot as they travel the globe in search of new musical inspiration and perfect waves. Directed by Matt Katsolis and filmed during Switchfoot's 2012 World Tour, the film charts the creation of the San Diego-based fivesome's upcoming ninth album in its earliest and most unpredictable stages. Part rock documentary, part surf film, and part travelogue, Fading West offers rare glimpses of the longtime surfers on their boards and in the waves, captures the frenetic energy of their live shows, and in the end portrays a journey both epic and intimate."
Official trailer for Fading West tour and film:
Due to construction, there is limited parking immediately behind Bauman Auditorium, just off of Fulton Street. Overflow parking is available in the Fulton Street Lot at the corner of Villa Road & Fulton Street and in the Meridian Street Lot at the corner of Meridian Street & Sheridan Street.