On April 9th, the Native Tongue tour came to Eugene, Oregon at the McDonald Theatre. Colony House joined Switchfoot and Tyson Motsenbocker on the 41 dates spring tour across North America. Being big fans of Switchfoot, they jumped on the opportunity to be able to kick off their shows for their massive North American tour. Although, the band has not released a new project since 2017, the band still performs with the same energy and vigor as they did when they first released their album.
Tyson Motsenbocker kicked off the night with an acoustic guitar set to get the crowd excited for the bands to come. He was very interactive with the audience and succeeded in getting them energized for the rest of the night. After not too long anticipation, Colony House hit the stage. They played songs from their hits from "You & I" to "Silhouettes". Frontman Caleb Chapman even played a song he wrote for his now-wife when he was in elementary school. The band's set was the perfect mixture of harder rock songs, more indie softer songs, and slow songs to hold a loved one clos. Each member played with high energy that infected the crowd. Even though most of the fans in the crowd did not know Colony House before the show, they definitely made sure they would be remembered and left with new fans. The crowd was dancing and singing along to the choruses of their songs. They really left their mark on Eugene that night.
Last but not least, Switchfoot wrapped up the night. Their set was everything you would expect from a band that has been so successful in the alternative music scene. They started off their set with a bang by playing their famous song, "Meant to Live." Frontman Jon Foreman was extremely interactive with the crowd. From bringing a lucky fan up on stage to play the guitar to one of their songs to just jumping straight into the crowd and walking around for an entire song to see everyone; the band's goal of making everyone feel included was fulfilled. Throughout the night, Foreman expressed how important it was to him that everyone in the crowd felt comfortable and like family; he even had everyone lean against each other for one of their slower songs. Overall, the night was one to remember. Each set was different, but they all blended together in a way that made it all seem like it was meant to be.
Here are some highlights from the night: