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Surfing Accident Prompts Switchfoot Postponement

Jon Foreman is the frontman of the Grammy-winning San Diego-based Switchfoot

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    Two members of Switchfoot stop by NBC 7 to talk about the ninth annual Switchfoot Bro-Am surf contest and concert in Encinitas this weekend. (Published Friday, Jul 12, 2013)

    The Grammy-winning San Diego-based act Switchfoot, whose frontman is recovering after a nasty surfing accident in Encinitas earlier this week, announced Tuesday night that their sold-out Casbah show would be postponed till Feb. 3.

    "To celebrate our 9th album as a band, I got a little souvenir from my surf session today... http://instagram.com/p/jIc3xtNn9L/," the Switchfoot frontmant tweeted out on Monday.

    Switchfoot Ready for Bro-Am

    [DGO]Switchfoot Ready for Bro-Am
    Two members of Switchfoot stop by NBC 7 to talk about the ninth annual Switchfoot Bro-Am surf contest and concert in Encinitas this weekend. (Published Friday, Jul 12, 2013)

    The link takes the curious to a gnarly closeup of Foreman’s face, featuring what looks like about a dozen stitches running from his right nostril diagonally across his face, through his moustache and into the top of his lip. It appears that the injury continues in the left corner of his mouth and onto his cheek. While painful looking, Foreman will make a complete recovery, according to a news release the band issued. The injury, however, will prevent him from singing for a few days.

    "You travel all around the world making a movie and record built around surfing, and really push yourself to ride some really challenging waves, so it’s more than a bit ironic to get injured in your own backyard!" Foreman said in the news release. "Thankful that I’m OK -- it could have been much worse."

    All tickets for the Jan. 15 show will be honored on the new date and refunds are available to those who are unable to attend the rescheduled show, according to a spokesman for the Casbah, who added that the other members of Switchfoot will be at the club on Wednesday for a meet-and-greet with ticketed fans, where they will hand out and sign copies of their new record, Fading West.

    "We never want to miss a party, especially not our own," Foreman's brother and bandmate, Tim, said in the Switchfoot news release. "Although Jon is still unable to sing due to his surfing injury, the rest of us will be hanging out."

    Switchfoot are one of the main musical anchors in San Diego, helping to support the music scene and musicians. The band anchored a brief concert series SoundDiego presented in 2012 at La Jolla Playhouse. Whenever we poll local artists about who the nicest guys are in the local music scene, they always, always say, "Jon and Tim Foreman." Over the years, the band has released the multiplatinum The Beautiful Letdown (2003) and 2011’s Hello Hurricane, which garnered a Grammy for Best Rock Gospel Album.

    Coincidentally, Switchfoot dropped Fading West, a musical accompaniment to a film of the same name which documents the band’s latest tour, on Tuesday.