Collective Soul, Switchfoot coming to Vina Robles
Tickets go on sale April 1 for August show
– Multi-platinum Atlanta rockers Collective Soul – Ed Roland (vocals/guitar), Dean Roland (rhythm guitar), Jesse Triplett (lead guitar/background vocals), Will Turpin (bass/background vocals), Johnny Rabb (drums/background vocals) – didn’t let the pandemic get in the way of their 26-year tradition of non-stop touring, and now they’re getting ready to head out on the road again. The band will join forces with Switchfoot – Jon Foreman (vocals, guitar), Tim Foreman (bass), Jerome Fontamillas (keys, guitar), and Chad Butler (drums) for a massive summer tour that launches Friday, July 15, and will include a stop at Vina Robles Amphitheatre, Saturday, Aug. 20.
Tickets will go on sale starting Friday, April 1 at 10 a.m. local time. VIP packages will be available starting Tuesday, March 29 at 10 a.m. local time via the bands’ official websites – collectivesoul.com and switchfoot.com.
Collective Soul singer/guitarist Ed Roland says he can’t wait to get the tour started. “It’s always a thrill to go on tour, but this year is going to be so special because we get to be with not only our friends but a great band, Switchfoot! Southern boys meet Southern California boys, which will be a fun time for all!”
Switchfootsinger/guitarist Jon Foreman agrees, saying he’s, “Been fans of Collective Soul and their songs from day one. Can’t believe it took this long for us to finally tour together. Psyched it’s finally happening!”
Collective Soul’s tenth studio album, Blood, was released June 21, 2019, on Fuzze-Flex Records/ADA as a download or CD on any of these digital retailers. Vinyl copies of the album are currently available on the band’s official website. It garnered impressive debuts on various billboard charts, including #3 on the “Alternative Albums” chart.
Elsewhere, it debuted at #4 on the “Independent Albums” chart, #5 on the “Rock Albums” chart, #12 on the “Digital Albums” chart, #15 on the “Top Current Albums” chart, and #19 on the “Internet Albums” chart. Last year, the band announced a visually powerful and socially purposeful collaboration with eco-lifestyle brand One Golden Thread through the launch of an exclusive limited edition lyrical “tree-shirt, created to express the golden thread that connects all our collective souls.” It’s available now on One Golden Thread’s website. A portion of the t-shirt’s proceeds will benefit Alzheimer’s care, support, and research.
Switchfoot has sold almost 10 million copies worldwide of their twelve studio albums (including their 2003 double-platinum breakthrough The Beautiful Letdown and 2009’s Grammy Award-winning Hello Hurricane), racked up a string of Alternative radio hit singles, and performed sold-out tours with over 5 million concert tickets sold in over 40 countries around the world. The band has raised over $2 million dollars to aid kids in their community through their Bro-Am Foundation. Fans can expect to hear favorites that span Switchfoot’s 20+ year career including selections from the Grammy-winning band’s latest album, Interrobang, released in August of last year.