Bridge Builders presents
Switchfoot + Emery on the Rooftop
6:00pm, Fri 22nd April, 2011
Eastland Shopping Centre, Rooftop Carpark, VIC
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Switchfoot are BACK! And bringing with them everything they have ever done. Plus a few new surprises..!
Switchfoot, Emery and Innerspace are combining with some special guests to provide for you one of the best value lineups in recent history......... DEFINITELY in Ringwood's History!!!!
This time the guys are teaming up with local promoters and charity Bridge Builders Youth Organisation. 'These events, like any other that we do, are a chance to bring great music to Melbourne' says event manager Adam Kelly 'But for us the key is the development of young people. They get a chance to get on board in the planning, implementation and delivery of an event like this and the long term rewards for our young people is remarkable.'
Bridge Builders, basing its model on the Search Institutes 40 Developmental Assets, has been using event management and business enterprise as their tools for developing young people for over a decade... 'We dont always get it right.' States Adam 'But that isnt why we do these things... for us, normal people, its just about giving things a go... stretching ourselves and our young people into believing for things bigger than we did in the years previous...'
2009/2010 saw the highly anticipated release Hello Hurricane - The albums driving and urgent Mess of Me with its personal declaration of independence, as Foreman passionately announces to the world that I wanna spend the rest of my life alive! powerfully demonstrates the edge behind the new tones. Not content to settle into a single groove, the band moves from the high flying album opener, Needle and Haystack Life, to songs like the stirring Always and the sweetly soaring Your Love is a Song, which by its very nature cries out for many waving hands illuminated by a blue cell phone glow.
Switchfoot are known for their ability to relate to crowds with many of their very loyal fan base declaring them the best live show theyve seen...
'For the last decade or so, weve been a rock band that really thrives off that interaction with the crowd,' states Butler, the bands drummer. 'Our motivation for playing music in the first place was a desire to connect with people in a deeper way.' Out of this connection the bands renowned live show has developed an incredibly loyal following both in the states and abroad.
All ages, No Alcohol Permitted
NB. All proceeds from this event are going towards the community and youth organisation Bridge Builders, making all admission tickets GST exempt.