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Switchfoot bringing Christmas tour to Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE — Looking to warm up your holidays with a bit of California sunshine?

Switchfoot is coming to Huntsville to deliver a very special Christmas performance on Sunday. The Grammy-Award winning alt rock band is celebrating its first holiday album – “this is our Christmas album” – with some California surf-rock holiday cheer. The concert is 7 p.m. in the Mark C. Smith Concert Hall.

The “This is our Christmas Tour” has a specially curated setlist with Christmas tracks and the band’s classic hits “Dare You To Move,” “Meant to Live,” and more.

Inspired by a West Coast sound ranging from The Beach Boys to Black Flag, Switchfoot’s  brings you the California Christmas album you never knew you needed.

An album full of Nostalgia? Sunshine? Maybe even some honest anti-consumerist lyrics about Christmas Muzak at the mall?

Yes. Yes and yes.

From fresh new takes on traditional classics, to instant classics, Switchfoot’s “this is our Christmas album” has something to brighten anyone’s holiday season.

“Christmas is an emotional treasure chest for a songwriter to pull from,” said lead singer Jon Foreman. “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.”

Switchfoot’s “this is our Christmas album” wraps arms wide around these contradictions, with new Christmas tunes and a fresh take on some Christmas Classics: five of each.

So wherever this season finds you, throw your surfboard and Christmas tree on the VW van. Put the needle down and enjoy a project that’s been years in the making: Switchfoot’s “this is our Christmas album”.

Switchfoot has also raised more than $2 million to aid kids through their BRO-AM Foundation.

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