The Grammy Award-winning band Switchfoot will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Friday night at the Abilene Civic Center. The band is in the midst of several projects.
Switchfoot was scheduled to perform in November of last year but had to reschedule because of weather complications.
“We were really looking forward to [performing in Abilene] and were really bummed out,” said Jerome Fontamillas, backup vocalist and instrumentalist for the band. “This show is like our return.”
He also hinted at what Switchfoot fans can expect at the performance.
“It’s definitely a rock show,” he said. “We’ve added a few lighting spectacles.”
Switchfoot’s latest album, Fading West, debuted at #6 on the Billboard charts. The band will be able to perform songs from the new album because of the concert’s postponed date. In addition to a new album, the band has also released a documentary-style film, also entitled Fading West.
“We decided to embark on a journey around the globe to find inspiration for what we wanted to do next,” Fontamillas said. “We decided to document that in the film.”
The film follows the band as they explore surf spots around the world. Fontamillas said the band wrote songs while they travelled and those pieces eventually became the album Fading West.
The band will conclude its current tour in about two weeks. Fontamillas said Switchfoot’s next big project is their 10th annual Bro-Am, a surfing contest and benefit concert in July. The event raises awareness and funds for homeless children in the San Diego, California area.
“A lot of people come out to support and raise awareness,” Fontamilas said. “They get a front view of who these kids are.”
For ticket information about the Friday night show, contact the Civic Center Box Office at 676-6361.