Switchfoot Announce Tour With Ours and Longwave

(PR) Switchfoot have announced their Crazy Making Summer Tour which is set to kick off July 26th in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The tour will feature special guests Ours and Longwave.

Switchfoot is currently putting the finishing touches on its seventh studio album, Hello Hurricane. Produced by the band and Mike Elizondo {Eminem, Rilo Kiley, Fiona Apple), the album is by turns explosive and elegant, a transcendent work that finds Switchfoot exploring new musical textures.

On June 27, 2009 Switchfoot will present the Fifth Annual Bro-Am, a surf contest and concert, in Encinitas, CA. The event will benefit StandUp For Kids, a national nonprofit volunteer outreach organization that began in San Diego and is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of at-risk, homeless, and street kids. Committed to dealing with vital issues on both local and global levels, Switchfoot has partnered with Habitat for Humanity, the ONE Campaign, To Write Love on Her Arms and numerous other charities.

Founded in San Diego, CA in 1996, Switchfoot released three independent records before its breakthrough album, 2003's The Beautiful Letdown, which was certified multi-Platinum. Each of the band's subsequent studio albums – 2005's Nothing Is Sound and 2006's Oh! Gravity – debuted in the Top 20 of The Billboard 200 and elicited critical acclaim. Alternative Press hailed Oh! Gravity as a "sparkling, focused album bursting at the seams with giant hooks and even bigger ideas" while Spin praised it as "their liveliest yet, full of dive-bombing guitar fuzz, juicy arena-alt choruses." The Best Yet, the band's first-ever greatest hits collection, was released in November of 2008.

Crazy Makin Summer Tour Dates:
7/26 – Stir cove @ Harrah's Casino – Council Bluffs, IW
7/27 – Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, CO
7/28 – The Great Salt Air – Magna UT
7/30 – Moore Theatre – Seattle, WA
7/31 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
8/1 – San Jose civic auditorium – sanjose, CA
8/5 – The Wiltern Theatre –Los Angeles, CA
8/6 – House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
8/8 – Marquee Theatre- Tempe, AZ
8/9 – Abraham Chavez Theatre- El Paso, TX
8/13 – L'Auberge Du Lac Casino- Lake Charles, LA
8/14 – Verizon wireless Theatre- Houston, TX
8/15 – House of Blues- Dallas, TX
8/16 – House of Blues- Dallas, TX
8/20 – 4th Street Live- Louisville, KY
8/21 – The Masquerade- Atlanta, GA
8/22 – House of Blues- North Myrtle Beach, SC
8/23 – Rams Head Live! - Baltimore, MD
8/27 – House of Blues- Atlantic City, NJ
8/28 – Terminal 5- New York, NY
8/29 – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom – Hampton Beach

Blue October is also on this tour.

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