Columbia Records Readies the Release of 'Oh! Gravity.,' The New Album from Switchfoot

Switchfoot Tour Dates Announced

'Oh! Gravity.' In Stores Tuesday, December 26


Columbia Records will release Oh! Gravity., the eagerly-awaited sixth studio album (and third for Columbia) from the multi-platinum-selling San Diego-based rock band Switchfoot, on Tuesday, December 26.

In anticipation of the release of Oh! Gravity., Switchfoot will hit the road for an extensive U.S. fall tour beginning October 17 in Bakersfield and ending November 22 at the House of Blues in Las Vegas (see itinerary following). In an effort to get closer to their fans, Switchfoot will be playing smaller, more intimate venues. Fans will also be allowed a first peek at new album material when the track "Dirty Second Hands" is released digitally on September 19, 2006.

Oh! Gravity. is the first new studio collection from Switchfoot since the group's Nothing Is Sound entered the Billboard Top 200 best-selling albums chart at #3 in September 2005. (The group's major label debut, the double- platinum smash The Beautiful Letdown, peaked at #16 on the Billboard 200 in June 2004, more than a year after its release.)

Oh! Gravity. is produced by Tim Palmer (U2, Tears For Fears, Tin Machine, James) & Switchfoot. The album is executive produced by Grammy-winning Producer of the Year Steve Lillywhite, who also helmed the track, "Awakening," with additional production by Tim Palmer & Switchfoot.

Switchfoot has developed a harder rock edge for the sound and songs on Oh! Gravity., which was recorded at Big Fish Recording in Encinitas, California.

All songs on the album were written by frontman Jon Foreman and Switchfoot. This includes the first single "Oh! Gravity.," "American Dream," "Awakening," "Dirty Second Hands," "In This Life," "Amateur Lovers," "Circles," "Faust," "Yesterdays," "4:12," "Burn Out Bright," and "Let Your Love."

Switchfoot is: Jon Foreman (vocals, guitar); Tim Foreman (bass, backing vocals); Chad Butler (drums); Jerome Fontamillas (guitar, keyboard, backing vocals); and Andrew Shirley (guitar).

  Switchfoot Tour Dates - Fall 2006

  Oct 17          Bakersfield, CA            Fox Theatre
  Oct 18          Los Angeles, CA            The Roxy
  Oct 19          Sacramento, CA             Crest Theatre
  Oct 20          Portland, OR               Crystal Ballroom
  Oct 21          Boise, ID                  The Big Easy
  Oct 23          Denver, CO                 Ogden Theatre
  Oct 25          Chicago, IL                Metro Smart Bar
  Oct 26          Minneapolis, MN            The Quest
  Oct 27          Milwaukee, WI              The Rave
  Oct 28          St. Louis, MO              The Pageant
  Oct 30          Columbus, OH               Newport Music Hall
  Nov 1           Holland, MI                Hope College
  Nov 2           Detroit, MI                St. Andrews Hall
  Nov 3           Cleveland, OH              Agora Theatre
  Nov 4           Lancaster, PA              Chameleon Club
  Nov 5           Scranton, PA               Tinks
  Nov 7           Norfolk, VA                The Norva
  Nov 8           New York, NY               Irving Plaza
  Nov 10          Charlotte, NC              Tremont Music Hall
  Nov 11          Jacksonville Beach, FL     Freebird Live
  Nov 12          Ft. Lauderdale, FL         Revolution
  Nov 13          Lake Buena Vista, FL       House Of Blues
  Nov 14          Atlanta, GA                Roxy
  Nov 16          Nashville, TN              War Memorial Auditorium
  Nov 17          Little Rock, AR            The Village
  Nov 18          Tulsa, OK                  Cain's
  Nov 20          Albuquerque, NM            Sunshine Theatre
  Nov 21          Tempe, AZ                  Marquee Theatre
  Nov 22          Las Vegas, NV              House Of Blues

SOURCE: Columbia Records

CONTACT: For more information, Benny Tarantini in New York,
+1-212-833-5858,, or For tour press: Sandee
Gardner in Los Angeles, +1-310-449-2902,, both of
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