Universal Music reports on March 6 that the San Diego alt-rockers made the announcement on Tuesday via YouTube on the heels of launching their huge 43-city tour of North America, which kicked off Feb. 14 in Asheville, North Carolina. Switchfoot are touring in continued support of their 11th studio album Native Tongue, which dropped Jan. 11 via Fantasy.
Being given the opportunity to perform in European stadiums with a band they idolize definitely gave the multi-platinum sellers something to sing about. So frontman Jon Foreman and company revealed the news by belting out an acappella chorus of Bon Jovi's smash1986 single “Livin' on a Prayer.” Fans can check out the musical announcement above.
This House Is Not For Sale Tour will launch May 31 in Moscow at Luzhniki Stadium with a huge stop June 5 in Stockholm at Tele2 Arena. Switchfoot will perform on a handful of July dates prior the wrap up of the European leg on July 21 in Bucharest, Romania, at Piata Constitutei. Fans can check out the European tour schedule below. Get your tickets now at AXS.
“What a crazy dream to open for Bon Jovi in European football stadiums,” Jon Foreman tells Universal Music. “We are so excited!”
Fans in the U.S. can catch Switchfoot at its next Native Tongue Tour stop, which takes place March 6 in Indianapolis at Egyptian Room at Old National Centre. The spring romp will include a big stop on April 7 in San Francisco at The Warfield, before wrapping up April 13 in Vancouver, British Columbia, at Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Grab your Switchfoot tickets right here at AXS.
Bon Jovi's This House Is Not For Sale Tour of Europe schedule:
May 31 - Moscow, Russia - Luzhniki Stadium
June 2 - Tallinn, Estonia - Song Festival Grounds
June 5 - Stockholm, Sweden - Tele2 Arena (Tickets)
June 8 - Stavanger, Norway - Viking Stadium
June 11 - Sonderborg, Denmark - Slagmarken
June 13 - Nijmegan, Netherlands - Goffertpark
June 19 - Liverpool, UK - Anfield Stadium
June 21 - London, UK - Wembley Stadium
June 23 - Coventry, UK - Ricoh Arena (Tickets)
July 3 - Dusseldorf, Germany - Merkur Spiel-Arena
July 5 - Munich, Germany - Olympic Stadium
July 7 - Madrid, Spain - Wanda Stadium
July 10 - Zurich, Switzerland - Letzigrund (with Switchfoot)
July 12 - Warsaw, Poland - PGE Narodowy (with Switchfoot)
July 14 - Werchter, Belgium - TW Classic (with Switchfoot)
July 17 - Vienna, Austria Ernst-Happel-Stadion (with Switchfoot)
July 19 - Klagenfurt, Austria - Wörthersee Stadion (with Switchfoot)
July 21 - Bucharest, Romania - Piata Constitutei