SOURCE: Atlantic Records

October 26, 2009 12:06 ET

SWITCHFOOT Launches New Album With Headlining Tour and Performance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live"

Band Will Collect Goods for Local Food Banks Along Tour Route; "Hello Hurricane," the Band's Seventh Full-Length Album, Due Out November 10th on Atlantic Records; Pre-Order Underway; SWITCHFOOT Tapped by Verizon Wireless for National Advertising Campaign

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 26, 2009) - SWITCHFOOT will kick off its fall headlining tour in San Diego on November 8 for 94.9's Anniversary Bash. The band will then appear on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," performing on the outside stage on November 12th.

The tour will feature SWITCHFOOT playing "Hello Hurricane" in its entirety, followed by fan favorites from its previous records. The band will be collecting donations for local food banks along the tour route, so fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable items to the shows. (See below for tour itinerary and a list of food banks that will receive donations.)

SWITCHFOOT is also launching a new website,, which will spotlight goodness, beauty, and truth in everyday life. Fans are invited to contribute stories about people they know who are making this world a better place and the band will read some of these contributions from stage during the tour.

Recorded with producer/bassist Mike Elizondo (Rilo Kiley, Eminem, and Pink), "Hello Hurricane" is the group's seventh full-length album and its first on Atlantic Records. Lead single "Mess of Me" is getting airplay at Modern and Active Rock radio stations and is climbing the Modern Rock radio chart. "The Sound," another track from the album, has been tapped by Verizon Wireless for its national ad campaign for the BlackBerry® Storm™ 2.

Fans who pre-order "Hello Hurricane" will immediately receive a free download of "Mess of Me" and four videos. They have five pre-order options to choose from: the standard CD edition; deluxe CD/DVD edition with approximately 60 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage and studio performances; vinyl with CD; the Collector's edition ("Hello Hurricane" CD, deluxe DVD, an additional CD with studio outtakes and more, limited edition poster and 84-page hardcover book); and the digital download edition. For additional information or to pre-order, visit iTunes or the band's web site

At the end of October, SWITCHFOOT -- comprising of Jon Foreman (vocals/guitar), Tim Foreman (bass), Chad Butler (drums), Jerome Fontamillas (keys/guitar) and Drew Shirley (guitar) -- will take the stage for Yahoo! Music's new live concert program, "Maximum Performance Guitar Hero 5." Jon and Chad will be featured in an upcoming episode of "Road Trip Nation" airing on PBS stations in November. Check local listings or watch the episode at anytime after its November 5th debut on KLCS TV in Los Angeles and Orange County. MySpace will premiere "Hello Hurricane" the week before its release and the band will be interviewed on "The MySpace Music Feed" on Monday, November 9th.

SWITCHFOOT is the subject of an upcoming Rolling Stone "In the Studio" feature and will be on the cover of Relevant Magazine's November/December issue. Jon has also penned two articles recently: his piece on charity in your own backyard will be in the November issue of Alternative Press and he's written on the nature of heroism for The Huffington Post.

He also recently participated in filming an innovative online game called "The Climate Challenge" for Oxfam ( "When you play the game, you will feel the urgency. We have to start acting now on climate change. There is literally no time to waste," says Foreman. The game will launch in late October at

"Hello Hurricane," SWITCHFOOT's first studio album since 2006's "Oh! Gravity," which debuted at No. 18 on The Billboard 200, acknowledges life's storms while managing to find an element of hope in them. The band tracked more than 80 songs at its self-built home studio before narrowing it down to the 12 that appear on the new album. (Fans can check out the four-minute trailer, "The Making of Hello Hurricane," at


Date    City/State         Venue                       Food Bank
11/8    San Diego, CA      E.C Performing Arts Center  N/A
11/11   Los Angeles, CA    The Roxy Theatre            L.A. Regional FB
11/13   Scottsdale, AZ     Martini Ranch               St Mary's FB
11/14   Tucson, AZ         The Rock                    Community FB of
11/16   Oklahoma City, OK  Diamond Ballroom            Regional FB of
11/17   Dallas, TX         House of Blues              North Texas Food
11/18   Austin, TX         The Parish                  Capital Area Food
11/20   Houston, TX        Warehouse Live              TBA
11/21   New Orleans, LA    The Parish                  Second Harvest FB
11/22   Nashville, TX      Exit In                     Second Harvest FB
11/24   Atlanta, GA        The Loft                    Atlanta Community FB
11/27   Anaheim, CA        House of Blues              Second Harvest FB
11/28   Ventura, CA        The Majestic                Food Share
12/3    Charlotte, NC      Amos' Southend              TBA
12/5    Richmond, VA       The National -
                            WDYL Snowball              N/A
12/7    Baltimore, MD      Rams Head Live              TBA
12/8    New York, NY       The Fillmore NY @
                            Irving Plaza               Bowery Mission
12/9    Boston, MA         Paradise Rock Club          TBA

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