Switchfoot to support Bon Jovi

Photo: Jeremy Cowart

Switchfoot will support Bon Jovi at select dates of their European tour.

The San Diego rockers - whose recent album 'Native Tongue' (released on Spinefarm) debuted at No2 on Billboard's Rock Albums chart - have described joining the This House Is Not For Sale 2019 tour as a "crazy dream", and frontman Jon Forman says he plans on playing air guitar side of stage when the 'Livin' On A Prayer' hitmakers are playing.

Speaking about the support slot, Jon said: "I remember hearing ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ at my elementary school Summer camp.

"One of the other kids played it to me from a mix that he had made.

"I remember thinking, ‘This is probably the best air-guitar song that has ever been written.’

"Pretty sure I'm still right about that one.

"What a crazy dream to open for Bon Jovi in European football stadiums – we are so excited!

"After our set when Bon Jovi takes the stage, I'll be the one side stage playing the air-guitar like I'm eleven again.” 

The tour commences on July 10th at Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich, Switzerland.

Meanwhile, the five-piece will also be playing their own headline shows, including a show at Camden Electric Ballroom in north London, two days before they kick off the Bon Jovi run.

Tickets for Switchfoot's shows can be purchased from switchfoot.com

Switchfoot's 2018 tour dates are as follows:

March 06 Egyptian Room at Old National Centre - Indianapolis, Ind.  March 08 Park West - Chicago, Ill.  March 09 Park West - Chicago, Ill.  March 10 The Sylvee - Madison, Wis. March 14 Club Brady - Tulsa, Okla.  March 15 House of Blues - Dallas, Texas  March 16 House of Blues - Houston, Texas  March 18 Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater - Austin, Texas  March 19 Aztec Theatre - San Antonio, Texas  March 21 Iron City - Birmingham, Ala.  March 22 The RITZ Ybor - Tampa, Fla.  March 23 House of Blues - Lake Buena Vista, Fla.  March 24 Revolution - Fort Lauderdale, Fla. March 27 State Theatre - Minneapolis, Minn.  March 28 Sokol Auditorium - Omaha, Neb.  March 29 Uptown Theater - Kansas City, Mo.  March 30 Fillmore Auditorium - Denver, Colo.  March 31 The Depot - Salt Lake City, Utah  April 03 Rialto Theatre - Tucson, Ariz.  April 04 The Van Buren - Phoenix, Ariz.  April 05 The Wiltern - Los Angeles, Calif.  April 06 Arlington Theatre - Santa Barbara, Calif.  April 07 Warfield Theater - San Francisco, Calif.  April 09 McDonald Theatre - Eugene, Ore.  April 10 Crystal Ballroom - Portland, Ore.  April 11 Neptune Theatre - Seattle, Wash.  April 12 Neptune Theatre - Seattle, Wash.  April 13 Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Vancouver, British Columbia

May 25 & 26 Greenroom Festival - Yokohama, Japan

July 5 Gullbrannavägen - Eldsberga, Sweden

July 6 Seaside Music Festival - Gjeving, Norway

July 8 Electric Ballroom - London, UK

Jul 10 Letzigrund Stadion - Zurich, Switzerland*

Jul 12 National Football - Stadium Warsaw, Poland*

Jul 14 TW Classic - Werchter, Belgium*

July 15 Melkweg - Amsterdam, Netherlands 

Jul 17 Ernst Happal Stadion - Vienna, Austria*

Jul 19 Worthersee Stadion - Klagenfurt, Austria*

*with Bon Jovi