Switchfoot are apparently hungry for the road. They just finished a summer run with the Goo Goo Dolls but they are turning right back around and heading out on the road again this fall. This time they'll be touring with The Almost.
The tour will kick off October 1st in Lynchberg, VA. The band will also perform at Celebrate Freedom Atlanta, the largest free one-day concert in Atlanta, on September 4th, and the Austin City Limits Festival on October 10th. (See below for itinerary.)
"The Sound (John M. Perkins' Blues)," the band's current single, is one of eight songs included on the new Switchfoot iTunes Session, which was released yesterday.
"The Sound" is a Top 10 hit at Modern Rock radio and the accompanying video has been added to Fuse's "#1 Countdown" and MTVu. The song was inspired by civil rights activist John M. Perkins, who appears in the video.
"The Sound" has been featured in television spots for Walt Disney Pictures' The Sorcerer's Apprenticeas well as promotional spots for Bravo and Verizon Wireless' fall 2009 ad campaign for the BlackBerry Storm 2. It follows Switchfoot's hit, "Mess of Me," which the band has performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. "Your Love is a Song," another track from Hello Hurricane, is currently climbing the charts at HOT AC radio.
SWITCHFOOT - UPCOMING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
Date City/State Venue Support
9/4 Marietta, GA Jim R. Miller Park - Celebrate Freedom Atlanta
9/5 Lexington, KY Questapalooza
10/1 Lynchburg, VA Liberty University The Almost
10/2 Cheswick, PA Ches-A-Rena The Almost
10/3 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory The Almost
10/5 Richmond, VA The National The Almost
10/6 Norfolk, VA The Norva The Almost
10/7 Montgomery, AL Huntington College Top Stage The Almost
10/8 Baton Rouge, LA Varsity Theatre The Almost
10/10 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Festival
10/14 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium The Almost
10/15 St. Charles, MO TBD The Almost
10/16 Kansas City, KS Memorial Hall TheAlmost
10/29 Avila Beach, CA TBD The Almost
Switchfoot iTunes Session Track Listing
1. The Sound (John M. Perkins' Blues)
2. Learning to Breathe
4. Dare You to Move
5. Mess of Me
6. Meant to Live
7. Only Hope
8. Your Love is a Song