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Switchfoot to record a song with a fan for charity

HollywoodNews.com: San Diego band Switchfoot, comprised of Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman, Chad Butler, Jerome Fontamillas, and Drew Shirley, have been known to inspire fans with their inspirational lyrics. Now they are offering a once in a lifetime opportunity for one of their lucky fans out there. The band have teamed up with Bidfire to record a track with a fan in their home studio. The track will then later be released on iTunes and Myspace for purchase.

The contest begins on May 28th at Bidfire.com and proceeds from the event will benefit StandUp for Kids, a non-profit organization benefiting the lives of at-risk and homeless youth. The best part of the contest is that fans don’t need to have any musical experience whatsoever, as it is all based on a bidding system, rather than skill.

The online auction works by users purchasing $1 bids. The last bid placed when the auction closes wins the contest. The auction is expected to sell out, so fans can reserve a spot at Bidfire to guarantee participation.

The winner will be flown to San Diego and will be put up in the five star hotel The Grand Del Mar. They will have VIP access to the band’s San Diego County Fair show on June 24th as well as access to the Bro-Am charity show at a private home in La Jolla.

Be sure to check out Switchfoot on tour with Goo Goo Dolls this summer. Below are the dates:

5/20 CHARLOTTE, NC Nascar All-Star Week Concert (free show)
5/21 Charleston, SC The Music Farm
5/22 Washington, DC 101 Chili Cookoff / RFK Stadium
5/29 Leicestershire, England Leicestershire Music Festival
5/30-31 West Sussex, England West Sussex Music Festival
6/1 London, England London HMV Forum
6/2 Koln, Germany Luxor
6/3 Berlin, Germany Postbahnof
6/5 Trnava, Slovakia Festival Lumen
6/6 Frauenfeld, Switzerland Springtime Festival
6/8 Hamburg, Germany Knust
6/9 Silkeborg, Denmark Jysk Musik og Teaterhus
6/10 Amsterdam, Holland Melkweg
6/11 Ballymena, Ireland Fuel 2010 Festival (Northern Ireland)
6/12 Edinburgh, Scotland Frenzy Festival
6/13 Donington Park, UK Download Festival
6/19 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
6/20 Williamsburgh, VA Busch Gardens
6/24 Del Mar, CA Del Mar Fairgrounds
7/3 Vaughn, Ontario Canada’s Wonderland
7/17 * CLEVELAND, OH Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre
7/18 * DETROIT, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/20 * CHICAGO, IL Charter One Pavilion
7/22* SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/23* BUFFALO, NY Darien Lake
7/27* HOLMDEL, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/28* UNCASVILLE, CT Mohegan Sun
7/30* JONES BEACH, NY Nikon at Jones Beach
8/3* BALTIMORE, MD Pier Six Pavilion
8/7* SCRANTON, PA Toyota Pavilion
8/8 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
8/9* RALEIGH, NC Raleigh Boutique Amphitheatre
8/10* CHARLOTTE, NC Uptown Theatre
8/18* ST CHARLES, MO Family Arena
8/26* CONCORD, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
8/28* PHOENIX, AZ Dodge Theatre
8/29* LOS ANGELES, CA Greek Theatre
10/10 AUSTIN, TX Austin City Limits Festival


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