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Switchfoot's Fading West Debuts at #6 on Billboard Top 200 in First Week

Feature Film Available Across Digital and Video on Demand Formats; U.S. Tour Ready to Launch

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.

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. 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

www.switchfoot.com

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