Switchfoot has released a set of four different bootleg collections to their web store to raise funds for coronavirus relief. For this week, 20% of all profits from the collection (as well as everything else in the band’s store) will be donated.
Bootlegs are Switchfoot songs recorded live during concerts. This collection includes Live from the Palladium – Looking For America, Live from Boston – Looking for Summer, Live from the Fantastic Traveling Music Show, and Live from Chicago – Looking for America.
“We have really missed playing shows with all of y’all. So, to scratch that live show itch, we’ve complied a few of our favorite shows from the past couple years!” Switchfoot shared.
The collection dropped just hours after Switchfoot announced that for the first time, they have cancelled their yearly Bro-Am surfing and music benefit festival. “The heart of BRO-AM is to support those in need and in the midst of this global pandemic, staying home is the best way to do that,” they explained.
Their Bro-Am Foundation, which supports homeless and at-risk youth throughout Switchfoot’s home turf in southern California, will be involved in caring for those vulnerable groups during the pandemic. Specifically, the foundation has partnered with Feeding San Diego. Jon and Tim Foreman have both shared their quarantine snack making adventures as part of the #HomeFoodChallenge to raise funds and awareness for the food bank. The band is also inviting fans to donate directly at https://give.feedingsandiego.org/give/276805/.
The charitable efforts are the latest of many ways that Switchfoot has chosen to position themselves towards supporting hope in strange days. Jon Foreman has been continuing to play a song a day from his home. You can get the collection of bootlegs in Switchfoot’s merch store. You can keep up with all their relief efforts by following them on Instagram and Facebook.