Switchfoot Fans Set Up Bootleg-Sharing Site; Band Applauds

Christian alternative rock band Switchfoot, as part of their ongoing Oh! Gravity Tour, has been recording and selling live bootlegs after every concert.

They have encouraged fans to share and trade their bootleg CDs online with other fans, which has led to a new website at www.switchfootbootlegs.com.

The band was excited to see the new site and is happily surprised by the devotion of their fans.

“Within just a few hours, you all created a new website … that continues to grow everyday, and is completely run by you guys. We think it's pretty fantastic,” explained the band in a recent newsletter.

For every performance of their tour, the band has been recording and manufacturing the live concerts. They would sell around 100 bootlegs per night as a way to give something more personal to their fans.

Devotees have shown interest, buying up all the CDs at every event.

"It's a fun way for us to keep the evening going, and you can drive home listening to the concert in your car,” added the group in the newsletter.

The newest album, Oh! Gravity, has been doing extremely well on the Christian scene this year, hitting the top of both the Christian charts as well as the internet charts.

The band has also had a strong history, including eight Dove Awards.

Switchfoot is currently on tour with their next stop at Montreal on Mar. 3. The band will make a final stop in Saint Joseph, Mo., around 40 miles north of Kansas City, on Apr. 17.

Complete tour schedule: www.switchfoot.com.