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Switchfoot to play at the Sanford Center

Alternative rock icons Switchfoot will play Bemidji’s Sanford Center on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m.

Tickets are now on sale at the Sanford Center’s pickup window, Lueken’s Village Foods, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000.

General admission is $27, and tickets for groups of 10 or more are $19 each.

Switchfoot hails from San Diego, Calif.

After early successes in the Christian rock scene, the band first gained mainstream recognition with the inclusion of four of their songs in the 2002 movie, “A Walk to Remember.”

This led to their major label debut, “The Beautiful Letdown,” which was released in 2003 and included hits “Meant to Live” and “Dare You to Move.” It went on to sell 2.6 million copies.

Band members Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman, Chad Butler, Jerome Fontamillas and Drew Shirley received a Grammy for Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album for their 2011 studio release, “Hello Hurricane.”

The name Switchfoot actually comes from a surfing term, an homage to the band’s love for the waves.

For more information about upcoming Sanford Center concerts, visit www.thesanfordcenter.net.

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