Los Angeles, Ca – There is no better way to spend a Saturday night then at the Greek Theater in the Hollywood Hills for a night of music. This night was a flashback to the early 2000’s alternative rock sounds with Lifehouse and Switchfoot and let me tell you, it reminded me why I so love the bands of this era.
Brynn Elliot, a 22 year old philosophy major at Harvard, opened up the show with her pop rock grooves. She has been touring this summer with Lifehouse and Switchfoot for their Looking for Summer Tour while on summer break from school. The Atlanta, Georgia native has an impressive resume opening up for the likes of Alanis Morrisette, Grace Potter & Brandi Carlile and now, Lifehouse and Switchfoot. Brynn exuded the confidence and sound of a veteran musician with the energy of a young artist that had the crowd engaged during her whole performance. Look for bigger and better from this young and talented artist.
San Diego natives Switchfoot opened their set with “Hello Hurricane” off their seventh studio album to a cheering crowd singing along to every word. Switchfoot consists of Jon Foreman (lead vocals, guitar), Tim Foreman (bass guitar, backing vocals), Chad Butler (drums, percussion), Jerome Fontamillas (guitar, keyboards, backing vocals), and Drew Shirley (guitar, backing vocals).
This was Switchfoot’s first time playing the Greek Theater and lead vocalist Jon Foreman explained that they have dreamed of playing this venue for a very long time. They played songs from old to new like “Meant To Live”, “Where I Belong” & “If the House Burns Down Tonight”. When they played “I Won’t Let You Go”, Jon asked the venue to turn off all the lights and for everyone in the crowd to turn on their cell phone flashlights and played the song to the light of cell phones. It was actually quite amazing how much light was created by the crowds phones. Jason Wade came out and sang with them on “Dare You To Move”, the last song.
The Looking for Summer tour is the first time Lifehouse has toured in 6 years and this nights show was the second to last night of the tour. The Los Angeles natives came out to a sold out crowd and coincidently opened with “Hurricane”. The band consists of Jason Wade (lead vocals, guitar), Bryce Soderberg (bass, vocals) and Rick Woolstenhulme, Jr. (drums, percussion). Their latest album “Lifehouse: Greatest Hits” was released on July 14th.
They would play songs from all albums including “Sick Cycle Carousel”, “Hanging By A Moment” & ” You and Me” and even included Bryce’s own rendition of U2’s “Pride (In The Name Of Love)”. When Lifehouse played “Flight”, Jon Foreman of Switchfoot came out and sang with them. Jason was as energetic a singer as ever even jumping out into the crowd several times while singing and playing “Broken” acoustically alone. Lifehouse also played “Everything” with Jason starting the song acoustically before the rest of the band joined in. All in all, the show was everything I hoped for and more.
While on this tour, Jason Wade of Lifehouse and Jon Foreman of Switchfoot recorded and released “Shine Like Gold” and donated all the proceeds to the Hurricane Harvey relief, as well as bringing Food For The Hungry to raise money and awareness to one day end ALL forms of human poverty. Please check out their website to find out more information on how you can donate to a great cause.
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