Nickel Creek-Switchfoot Join Forces


The two are ready to
tour with new music


By Mandy Rodgers



Fiction Family is the name of the new band made up of Nickel
Creek’s guitarist, Sean Watkins, and Switchfoot’s lead singer, Jon Foreman. The
two finished their first album together, Fiction
, set to debut on Jan. 20. Fiction Family has been in the works since
2005 when Watkins and Foreman first began collaborating on music and
songwriting. The two met at a show featuring their other bands, REM and Wilco.



The album is now available for pre-order on the group’s Web
site ( and a
free download of the song “When She’s Near” is also on the site. While writing
and recording the 12-track debut album, Watkins and Foreman switched off
between vocalizing the lyrics and playing the music, which includes instruments
like a piano, steel guitar and fiddle. The tour will start in Ann
Arbor, MI on Jan. 13 and travel
through the country to end in Hollywood
CA on Feb. 7.



January 13
        The Ark
        Ann Arbor, MI
January 14         Calvin College
        Grand Rapids, MI
January 15         Abbey Pub
        Chicago, IL
January 17         Ransburg Auditorium
        Indianapolis, IN
January 18         Mountain Stage
        Morgantown, WV
January 20         Bowery Ballroom
        New York, NY
January 21         Paradise Rock Club
        Boston, MA
January 22         World Café Live
        Philadelphia, PA
January 23         Crawford Auditorium
        Grove City, PA
January 24         Jammin Java
        Vienna, VA
January 25         Brubaker Auditorium
        Grantham, PA
January 27         Gravity Lounge
        Charlottesville, VA
January 29         Variety Playhouse
        Atlanta, GA
January 30         Belcourt
        Nashville, TN
February 3         Neumos
        Seattle, WA
February 4         Aladdin Theatre
        Portland, OR
February 5         The Independent
        San Francisco, CA
February 6         Anthology
        San Diego, CA
February 7         Largo at Coronet
Theatre         West Hollywood, CA



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