LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/25/13 -- Grammy-award winning rock band Switchfoot are pleased to announce the release of their ninth studio album as well as the details behind their new feature film, both titled Fading West. The new album will be released this October on Atlantic Records/Word, while the 80-minute film will serve as the opening act on the band's storyteller-style fall tour beginning September 20th in St. Louis, MO. The 43-city tour will also make stops in major markets including Minneapolis, Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Denver, Los Angeles and Seattle. A full tour routing is detailed below.
A departure from the fuzzy, blistering guitars and bold rock sound of Vice Verses, Fading 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 is a renewed expression of change, hope and discovering your place in the world. While not a direct soundtrack, tracks from the new album can be heard throughout the film.
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 9th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am surf contest and concert returns to North County San Diego July 12-13, 2013. The festivities kick off July 12 with the Switchfoot Bro-Am Auction Night Soiree at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa, followed by the daylong event at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas on July 13, featuring a variety of activities including a charity surf contest, a nerf surf jousting exposition between surf contest heats, The Rob Machado Bro Junior, and a live concert with Switchfoot on the beach along with special guests Gentleman Hall, Pacific Air, 78 Violet, and Gungor. The evening will round out with the annual Belly Up Tavern After-Party hosted by Switchfoot and featuring performances by Fiction Family, Alekesam, and Makua Rothman. New this year, the Bro-Am is working with Action Sports Productions to add a live Web cast, which will stream the surf contest/concert at Moonlight Beach, allowing supporters from around the US and world to tune in and catch the Bro-Am action live. Information about the Web cast will be posted on the Bro-Am Web site: http://www.switchfoot.com/bro-am.
As they enter their 17th year as a band, Switchfoot have sold 5.5 million copies worldwide of their eight studio albums (including their 2003 double-platinum breakthrough The Beautiful Letdown and 2009's Grammy Award-winning Hello Hurricane), racked up a string of Alternative radio hit singles ("Meant to Live," "Dare You To Move," "Mess of Me," "The Sound (John M. Perkins' Blues)," "Dark Horses," and "Afterlife"), performed sold-out world tours (visiting five continents in the past year alone), raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to aid homeless kids in their community through their own Bro-Am Foundation, and earned themselves a global fan base devoted to Switchfoot's emotionally intelligent and uplifting brand of alternative rock. www.switchfoot.com
SWITCHFOOT FADING WEST TOUR----------------------------------------------------------------------------Sep 20 St. Louis, MO Missouri Baptist UniversitySep 21 Kansas City, MO Midland TheaterSep 22 Minneapolis, MN Northwestern CollegeSep 23 Minot, ND Minot State UniversitySep 25 Chicago, IL Copernicus TheatreSep 26 Des Moines, IA Hoyt ShermanSep 27 Mt. Olive, NC Mt. Olive CollegeSep 28 Grand Rapids, MI Calvin CollegeOct 1 Nashville, TN Franklin TheatreOct 2 Ft. Wayne, IN Indiana University of Ft. WayneOct 3 Cincinnati, OH The UndergroundOct 4 Detroit, MI Royal OakOct 5 York, PA Penn StateOct 6 Glenside, PA Keswick TheatreOct 8 Boston, MA Wilbur TheatreOct 9 New York, NY The Gramercy TheatreOct 10 New York, NY The Gramercy TheatreOct 16 Charlottesville, VA Paramount TheatreOct 17 Washington DC Sixth And I SynagogueOct 18 Elizabeth City, NC Mid Atlantic Christian UniversityOct 19 Elkins, WV Davis Elkins UniversityOct 20 Atlanta, GA Center StageOct 23 Vero Beach, FL Vero Beach PACOct 24 Jacksonville, FL Florida TheaterOct 26 Houston, TX Reliant ArenaOct 27 San Antonio, TX Trinity University - Laurie AuditoriumOct 28 Waco, TX Baylor UniversityOct 29 Lubbock, TX City Bank AuditoriumOct 31 Denver, CO Colorado Christian UniversityNov 1 Aspen, CO Belly UpNov 2 Albuquerque, NM Lobo TheaterNov 3 Phoenix, AZ Grand Canyon UniversityNov 5 San Diego, CA Balboa TheatreNov 6 Los Angeles, CA The FondaNov 7 Santa Cruz, CA Rio TheatreNov 8 Santa Barbara, CA The Luke TheaterNov 9 Chico, CA El Rey TheatreNov 13 Eugene, OR McDonald TheatreNov 15 Seattle, WA Moore TheatreNov 16 Newberg, OR George Fox UniversityNov 17 Yakima, WA Capitol TheaterNov 18 Missoula, MT University Theatre (UMT)Nov 23 Longview, TX Le Tourneau UniversityNov 24 Abilene, TX Abilene Christian University
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