American rock band Switchfoot, from San Diego, California, are to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of their acclaimed album 'Learning To Breathe' with a special live-stream this weekend. The 'Learning To Breathe 20th Anniversary' event takes place on Saturday 26th September 2020 at 5PM PST, featuring songs and stories as they celebrate the last 20 years. The album was first released exactly 20 years ago, on 26th September 2000.
"A few days back we posed the question, "Is 20 years considered a lifetime?"... That playful question ended up giving us pause to reflect on the last 20 years since Learning To Breathe was released.
Well, to say our world looked different back when this record came out would be an understatement. Minimal cellphones, no Facebook, no Spotify… human interaction was almost entirely face-to-face. And as a band, the only way to know if our music was connecting was the live show - seeing people showing up and singing along. That feeling of unity, family, community is something that has captivated us ever since.
Fast forward to 2020, where we don't have the option of physically gathering together in the same way we did 20 years ago but that does NOT mean we have to toss up our hands and lose our sense of togetherness.
It's been amazing hearing stories from all of you about where you were when you first heard this record 20 years ago, 10 years ago, 5 years ago, and even some of you just now for the first time!
These live streams aren't about the five of us playing through songs on camera, they're an attempt at finding and maintaining a sense of community and togetherness during a time of separation.
Join us this Saturday at 5PM PST as we celebrate the last 20 years and re-learn to breathe."