Surfer-Christian-Rock Band Switchfoot Premieres Tour at MBU

Get ready MBU for the concert of the year. Switchfoot is coming to town Friday, Sept. 20. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the event begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Pillsbury Chapel at Missouri Baptist University’s main campus. switchfoot-fading-west

The Grammy-winning alternative rock band will kick start its Fading West tour, opening the night with a 70-minute film, “Fading West,” followed by a full band performance.

A Switchfoot press release describes the film as “part rock documentary, part surf film and part travelogue.”

Tickets are still available for the MBU community at the MBU Box Office for $22 a ticket.

The band members consist of Jon Foreman (lead vocals, guitar), Tim Foreman (bass guitar, backing vocals), Chad Butler (drums), Jerome Frontamillas (guitar, keyboards), and Drew Shirley (guitar, backing vocals).

The “Fading West” album will be released Jan. 14, 2014.

Fans can preview songs from the album on the four-song EP “Fading West,” to be released Sept. 17.

Switchfoot’s awards include one Grammy, three ASCAP awards, 11 GMA Dove Award and 12 San Diego Music Awards.

Ryan Arnold

Ryan Arnold

Ryan Arnold is Arts & Entertainment Editor for MBU Timeline, as well as Web Administrator for the site. He is majoring in broadcast media and minoring in religion at Missouri Baptist University. Arnold runs cross-country and track and field at MBU. Arnold has always had a passion for film and likes to shoot and edit film. Arnold wants to have a career in video production after college. In his spare time, Arnold also runs his own blog, "Arnold At The Movies." Checkout all of my reviews at


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