In the depths of a concert crowd, nobody cares if you dance out of rhythm or are actually a stack of koalas in a trench coat. Feel the freedom of the throng with this GrouponLive deal to see Switchfoot at North Central College on Sunday, May 20, at 6 p.m. All tickets are for general admission. Choose from the following options:
- For $16, you get one ticket (up to a $32 value, including fees).
- For $30, you get two tickets (up to a $64 value, including fees).
- For $58, you get four tickets (up to a $128 value, including fees).
The Grammy-winning outfit Switchfoot launches crowds into a layered rock soundscape that the band's three guitarists build during energetic live shows. At North Central College, the San Diego fivesome tours in the wake of last year's release, Vice Verses, continuing the new chapter the group began with Hello Hurricane, 2010's Grammy winner for Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album. "On this record," says frontman Jon Foreman, "we let a little bit more out." Some soul grooves and Motown flavors infuse several new tracks, including "Selling the News," in which Jon's spoken-word rap hopscotches over hip-hop beats. But the band doesn't stray too far from its SoCal rock roots. In "Dark Horse" it cranks out the tight riffs and poignant lyrics of a single destined to brew over time into a rock anthem that unites generations of people and centaurs. Downstate rockers Bottle of Justus open up the show, steering their melodies into the party-rock atmosphere in which they thrive.
The concert marks the first in North Central College's new Residence Hall and Recreation Center, a $25 million student facility that began construction in 2008. The 91,000-square-foot venue is LEED certified, helping its collegiate population preserve the environment and network with Mother Nature.