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 http://www.switchfoot.com/ http://www.columbiarecords.com/
SOURCE: Columbia Records
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