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Switchfoot's Fading West Debuts At #1 Overall Christian/Gospel, #6 On Billboard Top 200 In First Week

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, came in at #2 on the Rock Album and hit #1 on the overall Christian/Gospel charts.  Their previous release, 2011's Vice Verses, peaked at #8 on the Billboard Top 200.

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.

ABOUT SWITCHFOOT:

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.



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

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


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