|By Marketwired .||
|January 22, 2014 03:14 PM EST||
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 01/22/14 -- Despite lead singer Jon Foreman's surfing injury the day before the release of their new album (January 14 on Atlantic Records/Word), forcing the postponement of their hometown record release show in San Diego, the Grammy-award winning rock band have plenty to be happy about -- Fading West has debuted at # 6 on this week's Billboard Top 200, and came in at #2 on the Rock Album Charts. Their previous release, 2011's Vice Verses, peaked at #8.
The success is fueled by two hit singles, "Who We Are" and "Love Alone Is Worth The Fight," and the band's recently released feature film, also titled Fading West, which is continuing to reach new audiences for Switchfoot. The film is currently 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. 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 band will launch a full U.S. tour on February 20th in support of the new album. A complete itinerary is available below.
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 TOUR DATES:
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 5 Austin, TX Emo's 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
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