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Photos: Switchfoot rocks Vinyl for two nights at the Hard Rock Hotel


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Switchfoot performs at Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012.

Switchfoot at Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel

Switchfoot performs at Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. Launch slideshow »

San Diego band Switchfoot performed at Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel on Friday and Saturday nights, and contributing photographer Erik Kabik was onsite Friday night for his photo gallery of the Christian-turned-mainstream rockers.

Paper Route served as the opening act before Switchfoot’s hunky frontman Jon Foreman (lead vocals, guitar), Tim Foreman (backing vocals, bass guitar), Jerome Fontamillas (backing vocals, guitar, keyboards), Drew Shirley (backing vocals, guitar) and Chad Butler (drums, percussion) took the stage to perform their hits “Dare You to Move,” “Meant to Live” and more.

Switchfoot has released eight albums, including 2003’s “The Beautiful Letdown,” which sold 2.6 million copies; their latest release is 2011’s “Vice Verses.” The group has won Grammy, Dove, ASCAP and San Diego Music Awards.

Upcoming shows at Vinyl include Yellowcard (Friday), the Dreaming (Nov. 7), Blue October (Nov. 13), Empire Records (Nov. 23), the Whammy (Dec. 8), the Aggrolites (Dec. 27) and Reverend Horton Heat (Dec. 28). Chantal Claret has an extended run at Vinyl, with dates this Thursday, plus, Nov. 8, 16, 24 and 30.

Go to the Hard Rock Hotel’s website for Vinyl’s full schedule.

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