Switchfoot Reschedules Album Release Show After Frontman's Surfing Injury

Brian Nevins

Switchfoot has postponed its hometown album release show scheduled for Wednesday (Jan. 15) after frontman Jon Foreman was injured in a surfing accident.

The rock band had originally planned to celebrate the release of its new record, "Fading West," with a concert at the Casbah in San Diego, Calif. However, Foreman sustained a wound to his face while surfing Monday (Jan. 13), requiring a few days' rest before returning to the stage.

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"You travel all around the world making a movie and record built around surfing, and really push yourself to ride some really challenging waves," Foreman said in a statement. "So it's more than a bit ironic to get injured in your own backyard. Thankful that I'm okay -- it could have been much worse."

The concert has been rescheduled for Feb. 3, though those with tickets to the sold-out show can still visit the Casbah Wednesday night for a signing of the band's new album, as well as a meet-and-greet with the band members.

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"Fading West," Switchfoot's ninth studio LP, was released today (Jan. 14) through Atlantic, hitting No. 1 on iTunes' album chart. "Vice Verses," the band's previous album, hit No. 8 on the Billboard 200 in 2011.