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Switchfoot Announce New Album, Film, Tour Dates

Posted by: Alex DiVincenzo (06/25/13)
Switchfoot will release their ninth album, Fading West, this October on Atlantic Records/Word. They'll also be putting out a feature film of the same name, which will serve as the opening act on the band's storyteller-style fall tour. Dates and a trailer are in the replies.
  
 
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11:10 AM on 06/25/13
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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 Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Denver, Los Angeles, Seattle and Minneapolis. 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, songs from the new album can be heard throughout the film.

Inspired by such films as Rattle and Hum and Endless Summer, the Fading West feature 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.

Sep 20 St. Louis, MO Missouri Baptist University
Sep 21 Kansas City, MO Midland Theater
Sep 22 Minneapolis, MN Northwestern College
Sep 23 Minot, ND Minot State University
Sep 25 Chicago, IL Copernicus Theatre
Sep 26 Des Moines, IA Hoyt Sherman
Sep 27 Mt. Olive, NC Mt. Olive College
Sep 28 Grand Rapids, MI Calvin College
Oct 1 Nashville, TN Franklin Theatre
Oct 2 Ft. Wayne, IN Indiana University of Ft. Wayne
Oct 3 Cincinnati, OH The Underground
Oct 4 Detroit, MI Royal Oak
Oct 5 York, PA Penn State
Oct 6 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre
Oct 8 Boston, MA Wilbur Theatre
Oct 9 New York, NY The Gramercy Theatre
Oct 10 New York, NY The Gramercy Theatre
Oct 16 Charlottesville, VA Paramount Theatre
Oct 17 Washington DC Sixth And I Synagogue
Oct 18 Elizabeth City, NC Mid Atlantic Christian University
Oct 19 Elkins, WV Davis Elkins University
Oct 20 Atlanta, GA Center Stage
Oct 23 Vero Beach, FL Vero Beach PAC
Oct 24 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theater
Oct 26 Houston, TX Reliant Arena
Oct 27 San Antonio, TX Trinity University - Laurie Auditorium
Oct 28 Waco, TX Baylor University
Oct 29 Lubbock, TX City Bank Auditorium
Oct 31 Denver, CO Colorado Christian University
Nov 1 Aspen, CO Belly Up
Nov 2 Albuquerque, NM Lobo Theater
Nov 3 Phoenix, AZ Grand Canyon University
Nov 5 San Diego, CA Balboa Theatre
Nov 6 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda
Nov 7 Santa Cruz, CA Rio Theater
Nov 8 Santa Barbara, CA The Luke Theater
Nov 9 Chico, CA El Rey Theatre
Nov 13 Eugene, OR McDonald Theatre
Nov 15 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre
Nov 16 Newberg, OR George Fox University
Nov 17 Yakima, WA Capitol Theatre
Nov 18 Missoula, MT University Theatre (UMT)
Nov 23 Longview, TX Le Tourneau University
Nov 24 Abilene, TX Abilene Christian University
11:17 AM on 06/25/13
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Seems awesome
11:17 AM on 06/25/13
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Gramercy Theatre? Yikes they dropped off big time.
11:18 AM on 06/25/13
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I can totally get behind this.
11:44 AM on 06/25/13
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Nice, I really enjoyed vice verses
12:30 PM on 06/25/13
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Check back for an interview I did with Chad last September, in which we talk about the new record.
01:20 PM on 06/25/13
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This is terribly exciting.
02:16 PM on 06/25/13
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Gramercy Theatre? Yikes they dropped off big time.
they're playing two nights in a row...
02:21 PM on 06/25/13
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they're playing two nights in a row...
If they sell out both nights, that's only 1300. Personally, I hope they can sell both nights out but I'm not too confident in that. Maybe night 2 (Thursday) but a Wednesday night is difficult.
02:41 PM on 06/25/13
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SOUNDS SWEET

honestly, I wasn't much impressed by Hello Hurricane or Vice Verses

...or Oh Gravity....or Beautiful Letdown....

heck, I might not even be a fan of this band

but the movie sounds great, and I LOVE RATTLE&HUM
02:46 PM on 06/25/13
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hilarious interview snuck in there.

for most bands, being successful musically is a dream come true, so they work at Starbucks or Hot Topic or go to college as a Plan-B

for Switchfoot, "The dream was to be professional surfers," so being in a rock band was their Plan-B
03:01 PM on 06/25/13
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Switchfoot has never been big enough to fill arenas. Perhaps they were on that trajectory at some point, but for the last several years they have been pretty consistent in their fanbase. I attended a concert of theirs last spring, and easily 5,000+ plus were there. And it was just a Switchfoot/TRS show, and as much as I love Bryce Avary, probably 95% of the fans were there for Switchfoot. Sure, a 700-seat theatre is small, and quite frankly probably too small for Switchfoot. But Jon has always been very clear that their favorite shows are the ones in the more intimate settings, and for this project I think they made the right decision on venue sizes. In many ways, this tour reminds me of the Hello Hurricane tour.
03:07 PM on 06/25/13
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Gramercy Theatre? Yikes they dropped off big time.
then they're playing the Reliant Arena in Houston.....which is huge so maybe they all playing to their strengths on this tour haha
03:09 PM on 06/25/13
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Vice Versus was decent, but didn't have much replay value with me. As long as this is as good or better than Hello Hurricane; I'll be a happy camper.
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