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Pulse FM Downtown Summer Series Presents Switchfoot with Colton Dixon

May 13  //  8:00 pm

Welcome to the Annual Pulse FM Downtown Summer Concert Series! Join us in May and June for the best in Christian music at the Morris Performing Arts Center in downtown South Bend.

Switchfoot After 10 albums, multiple hit singles, millions of records sold, a GRAMMY Award and 20 years of touring, in late 2017, SWITCHFOOT put the brakes on. The successful release and tour for their most recent album, WHERE THE LIGHT SHINES THROUGH had concluded, and the San Diego-based quintet decided to take a long deserved, much needed hiatus. Their goals? To think on difficult, important questions about the band and themselves personally, including: “Why are we doing this?” The answers weren’t long in coming and are musically evident in the 14 remarkable songs that make up NATIVE TONGUE, a creative juggernaut spawned by singer Jon Foreman’s realization that the answer to “why?” was to “pursue joy.” Joy became the paramount goal in his life and music. “Joy is an incredible motivator,” says Jon: “It’s only to be found in the moment, not in the past or future. That’s what music is to us: The ever-present joy of the ever-present now.” During the hiatus, Jon’s positive immediacy inspired songs that he had to get out. Creative openness without a goal resulted in an electric, wide-ranging collection. “There was no ‘should’ or ‘ought.’ It was a beautiful freedom. Songs we wrote didn’t have to turn into anything, as long as we were pursuing joy. That’s where this record was born.” The results of that pursuit include the infectious, title track; the get-your-lighters out, sway-along “ALL I NEED”; and the edgy excellence of “VOICES.” Then there’s a trippily wonderful departure in the Beatles-esque “DIG NEW STREAMS,” a tune drummer Chad Butler calls an “odyssey. It breaks so many rules: Structure, tempo, arrangement, style. I love that.” They are back better than ever and it shows in 2022.

Colton Dixon Colton Dixon quickly became a household name in 2012 when he was voted a fan favorite and made it to the top seven on Season 11 of Fox’s hit show AMERICAN IDOL. His career has been on the fast track ever since, now boasting over 100 million streams across all platforms. Dixon’s 2013 debut, A Messenger, set the record for biggest first-week sales by a new solo Christian act. Dixon’s sophomore effort Anchor included the most played Hot AC single of 2014, “More Of You,” as well as fourth consecutive No. 1 “Through All of It.” His third studio album Identity included the top 5 single “All That Matters.” He has won two Dove Awards and received back-to-back K-LOVE Fan Award nominations for Male Artist of the Year. Following a three-year break, he returns with a new sound informed by true experiences. Now signed to Atlantic Records, the history-making singer, songwriter, and producer channels such growth into new single, “Miracles.”

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Details

Date:
May 13
Time:
8:00 pm
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Venue

Morris Performing Arts Center
211 N. Michigan Street
South Bend, IN 46601 United States
Phone:
(574) 235-9190