The Beautiful Follow-Up! - New Switchfoot Album, 'Nothing Is Sound,' Debuts at #3 on Billboard 200 Bestselling Albums Chart

'Stars,' The First Single From Eagerly Awaited Successor to Multi-Platinum 'The Beautiful Letdown' Album, Climbs Top 40 Adult Chart

Switchfoot Announces New 'Nothing Is Sound' Tour Dates


The San Diego-based rock band Switchfoot has just debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 bestselling albums chart with true first week's sales of 131,000, marking the band's best week's sales and highest charting album position to-date. The group's previous album, the double-platinum smash The Beautiful Letdown, peaked at #16 on the Billboard 200.

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Nothing Is Sound, the band's fifth studio album, features the radio hit, "Stars," a #1 Most Added record at Modern Rock radio and a #1 Bubbling Under - Hot 100 Singles record. "Stars," the first single from Nothing Is Sound, is currently climbing a variety of charts including Adult Top 40 (#26), Rock Airplay (#39), and Modern Rock Tracks (#16). "Stars" is currently #4 on Blender's "Most Popular Songs In America" chart.

Nothing Is Sound is available as both a traditional CD and as a DualDisc featuring the entire album in 5.1 Surround Sound plus exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the band on-the road and in the studio.

Switchfoot will celebrate the release and success of Nothing Is Sound with a special appearance on the CBS "Early Show" on October 1.

The new Switchfoot album arrives two years after the release of the group's major label debut, the RIAA double-platinum The Beautiful Letdown, which yielded two Top 5 hit singles, "Meant to Live" and "Dare You to Move," and has SoundScanned more than 2 million units in the US.

Since the release of The Beautiful Letdown, Switchfoot, whose transcendent live performances are legendary among the group's intensely loyal fan base, has sold more than one million concert tickets worldwide while the group's two long-form videos, "Live in San Diego" and "Switchfootage," have each been certified RIAA platinum.

Fans of Switchfoot can catch the band live on the Nothing Is Sound tour kicking off October 17 in Ventura, California.

   Switchfoot "Nothing Is Sound" Tour Dates

   10/17/05  Ventura, CA          Ventura Theatre
   10/18/05  Sacramento, CA       The Empire
   10/19/05  San Francisco, CA    Grand Ballroom
   10/21/05  Portland, OR         Crystal Ballroom
   10/22/05  Seattle, WA          The Premier
   10/24/05  Salt Lake City, UT   Saltair Resort Pavilion
   10/25/05  Denver, CO           Ogden Theatre
   10/27/05  Chicago, IL          Vic Theater
   10/28/05  Detroit, MI          Majestic Theater
   10/29/05  Cleveland, OH        House Of Blues
   10/30/05  Philadelphia, PA     The Trocadero
   11/02/05  Boston, MA           The Roxy
   11/03/05  New York, NY         Nokia Live
   11/04/05  Norfolk, VA          The Norva
   11/05/05  Athens, GA           40 Watt Club
   11/07/05  Stafford, TX         Stafford Centre
   11/08/05  Dallas, TX           Gypsy Tea Room
   11/10/05  Phoenix, AZ          Marquee Theater
   11/11/05  Los Angeles, CA      Henry Fonda Theatre
   11/12/05  San Diego, CA        House Of Blues
   11/13/05  San Diego, CA        House Of Blues
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