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Switchfoot's New Album, Fading West, Available Today

Jan 14, 2014

Grammy-award winning rock band Switchfoot will release their new album, Fading West, today on Atlantic Records/Word.  The album was exclusively streamed as an iTunes Radio First Play last week offering fans a sneak preview.  A 47-city U.S. tour in support of the new album has also been announced, with performances confirmed at Terminal 5 in New York, House of Blues Chicago, and The Wiltern in Los Angeles, amongst many others.

A departure from the fuzzy, blistering guitars and bold rock sound of Vice VersesFading West takes the classic Switchfoot style and infuses a vast array of cultural influences collected during their 2012 World Tour that can be heard within the rhythms and sonic tapestry of the new record. With daring synth lines, inventive guitars and anthemic harmonies, this collection of songs is bigger and more powerful than anything the band has released to date. Rooted in the same hopeful message and quick turn of phrase that fans have come to love, Fading West is a renewed expression of change, hope and discovering your place in the world. 

The first No. 1 radio hit from the acclaimed album, “Love Alone Is Worth The Fight,” claims the top spot for the sixth consecutive week on the Billboard Christian Hot AC/CHR chart with a bullet while simultaneously hitting No. 16 and climbing on the National Christian Audience chart.  In just its first week at radio, the song garnered plays from every Billboard Christian Hot AC/CHR reporting station, marking the only time this has happened since the chart launched in 2006. 

Switchfoot released their first feature film, also titled Fading West, on December 10th.  Inspired by such films as Rattle and Hum and Endless Summer, the Fading West film follows Switchfoot as they travel the globe in search of new musical inspiration and perfect waves. Directed by Matt Katsolis and filmed during Switchfoot’s 2012 World Tour, the film charts the creation of the San Diego-based fivesome’s upcoming ninth album in its earliest and most unpredictable stages. Part rock documentary, part surf film, and part travelogue, Fading West offers rare glimpses of the longtime surfers on their boards and in the waves, captures the frenetic energy of their live shows, and in the end portrays a journey both epic and intimate. The film is now available across all leading Video On Demand platforms in the U.S. including iTunes, Amazon, Instant Video, Cable Movies on Demand, Google Play, Xbox Video, Sony Playstation, Cinemanow and Vudu with digital entertainment curator, FilmBuff.  In addition, fans can request screenings of the film in a number of markets around the country in partnership with Gathr.

 

SWITCHFOOT TOUR DATES:

Jan 14             Encinitas, CA              La Paloma Theater (film screening + performance)

Jan 15             San Diego, CA            Casbah

Jan 24             Rochester, NY             Main Street Armory

Feb 20             Williamsport, PA         Bardo Gym

Feb 21             Lynchburg, VA            Liberty University

Feb 22             Charleston, SC           The Music Farm

Feb 23             Central, SC                 Southern Wesleyan University

Feb 24             Thomasville, GA         Thomasville Municipal Auditorium

Feb 26             Richmond, VA            The National

Feb 28             N. Myrtle Beach, SC  House of Blues

Mar 1               Athens, GA                 Georgia Theatre

Mar 2               Atlanta, GA                 Buckhead Theatre

Mar 6               Oklahoma City, OK    Diamond Ballroom

Mar 7               Tulsa, OK                    Club Brady

Mar 8               New Orleans, LA        House of Blues

Mar 9               Houston, TX                Warehouse Live

Mar 10             Baton Rouge, LA        Varsity Theatre

Mar 12             Memphis, TN              Minglewood Hall

Mar 13             Chattanooga, TN        Track 29

Mar 14             Knoxville, TN              Bijou Theatre

Mar 19             Charlotte, NC              Amos’ Southend

Mar 20             Silver Spring, MD       The Fillmore

Mar 21             Clifton Park, NY          Upstate Concert Hall

Mar 22             Boston, MA                 Royale

Mar 23             Killington, VT               Pickle Barrel

Mar 26             Stroudsburg, PA         The Sherman Theater

Mar 28             Providence, RI            Fete Ballroom

Mar 29             New York, NY             Terminal 5

Apr 2               Chicago, IL                  House of Blues

Apr 3               Columbus, OH            Newport Music Hall

Apr 4               Marion, IN                   Indiana Wesleyan PAC

Apr 5               Cincinnati, OH            The Underground

Apr 6               Milwaukee, WI            The Rave

Apr 7               Kansas City, MO        Midland Theatre

Apr 9               Roswell, NM               The Liberty

Apr 10             Flagstaff, AZ               Orpheum Theatre

Apr 11             Los Angeles, CA         The Wiltern

Apr 12             Las Vegas, NV            Hard Rock Live

Apr 16             San Francisco, CA     Regency Ballroom

Apr 18             Seattle, WA                 Showbox

Apr 19             Spokane, WA              Martin Woldson Theatre at The Fox

Apr 20             Portland, OR               Crystal Ballroom

Apr 21             College Place, WA      Walla Walla University

Apr 22             Salt Lake City, UT      The Complex

Apr 23             Englewood, CO          Gothic Theater

Apr 25             Abilene, TX                 Abilene Civic Center

Apr 27             Nashville, TN              War Memorial Auditorium

 

For more information on Switchfoot, Fading West, the latest tour updates and more, go to www.switchfoot.com.

 

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