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Switchfoot teases “big plans” for ‘The Beautiful Letdown’ 20th anniversary: “We have some cards up our sleeve”

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Next year, Switchfoot‘s 2003 breakout album, The Beautiful Letdown, celebrates its 20th anniversary. Speaking with ABC Audio, frontman Jon Foreman reveals the band has “big plans” to mark the milestone.

“We have some cards up our sleeve,” Foreman teases.

The Beautiful Letdown, Switchfoot’s fourth album, spawned the hit singles “Meant to Live” and “Dare You to Move” and has been certified double Platinum by the RIAA.

“So many memories about that album and the time,” Foreman recalls. “We’re excited to kinda dive in to that journey.”

One of those memories is the first time Switchfoot ever played New York City, which took place around the time the band first got signed to Columbia Records.

“Then they dropped us — we were that good!” Foreman laughs. “And then, like, 2 1/2 million records later, they said, ‘OK you can come back.'”

“It’s been wild to look back 20 years and think of the journey we’ve been on since that album,” he adds.

The Beautiful Letdown will officially turn 20 in February. In the meantime, you can catch Switchfoot on their current holiday-themed tour, which concludes December 18 in Mesa, Arizona. The band’s new holiday record, this is our Christmas album, is out now.

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