Switchfoot Hitting the Road for North American Tour in February - March

Switchfoot Ready for Appearance on 'Late Night with David Letterman' on Thursday, January 4

New Switchfoot Album, Oh! Gravity., Available Now


With an eagerly-awaited new album, Oh! Gravity., available now, the multi-platinum-selling San Diego-based rock band Switchfoot will hit the road for a series of North American concert dates beginning in February (see full itinerary following).

The upcoming Switchfoot tour marks the band's first U.S. concerts since an extensive American tour which ran from October 17 through November 22, 2006. Switchfoot's Columbia Records labelmates, Copeland, will open the shows.

In celebration of the new album and in anticipation of the upcoming tour, Switchfoot will appear on "Late Night with David Letterman" on Thursday, January 4 (check your local listings) to perform the title track from Oh! Gravity.

Released on December 26, 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 has already been receiving stellar reviews for Oh! Gravity. with Harp magazine calling it a " ... strong album of bitingly contemplative, rocking power pop ... ." And Performing Songwriter praising the band for " ... (stretching) out on Oh! Gravity., expanding its sonic palette from punchy modern rockers to songs with more nuance."

"Far more aggressive and harder edged than the band's previous work," raved Urban Tulsa Weekly. "This isn't Switchfoot on cruise control."

The Albuquerque Journal called the album, "By far the most energetic and aggressive Switchfoot record to-date" while observing, "Vocalist and songwriter Jon Foreman soars and delivers a grittier sound, while still digging deep inside his soul. The band accelerates and punches through tracks, then stops to deliver subtle twists -- including moments of Brit-pop, blues, 80's alternative and the occasional riff that echoes the Rolling Stones."

The Tennessean found the album " ... the band's finest and broadest work ... " while the Arizona Republic proclaimed Oh! Gravity. " ... their best work yet."

"A solid foundation of punk-pop gets appropriate garnishes of orchestral, R&B, country or electronic," wrote the Holland Sentinel, "pleasantly surprising the listener without big footing the point that these guys are smart musicians."

Switchfoot has been consistently drawing raves for the transcendent power of the group's live shows. "A rich catalogue of music," wrote Playback St. Louis. "A fine translation to live performance. Switchfoot is worth getting to know."

"An appreciative and enthusiastic audience sang along from the first song to the final encore," penned the Idaho Statesman. "I've never seen the emotional intensity and rapport that Switchfoot has."

"Switchfoot wasted no time in rocking a capacity crowd in Chicago by opening with their hit 'Stars' in a show that left audience members shredded, but wanting more," said Unrated Magazine while Chicago's Lumino Magazine observed that "Throughout the entire show, Switchfoot never once let the crowd's adrenaline subside, as the depth of their quickly growing catalog proved strong enough to make everyone dance and leave everyone wanting more."

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/Copeland Tour Dates
  Feb. 13  Anaheim, CA                   House Of Blues
  Feb. 14  San Francisco, CA             Slim's
  Feb. 16  Eugene, OR                    McDonald Theatre
  Feb. 17  Spokane, WA                   Big Easy
  Feb. 18  Seattle, WA                   The Fenix (Formerly The Premier)
  Feb. 19  Vancouver, BC                 Croatian Cultural Center
  Feb. 21  Calgary, Alberta              MacEwan Hall
  Feb. 22  Edmonton, Alberta             Events Center
  Feb. 23  Saskatoon, Saskatchewan       Prairieland
  Feb. 24  Winnipeg, Manitoba            Garrick Theatre @ The Marlborough
  Feb. 26  Thunder Bay, Ont.             Community Auditorium
  Feb. 28  Toronto, Ont.                 Guvernment

  Mar 1    London, Ont.                  Cowboy Ranch
  Mar 2    Ottawa, Ont.                  Capitol Music Hall
  Mar 3    Montreal, Quebec              The National
  Mar 6    Burlington, VT                Higher Ground
  Mar 7    Worcester, MA                 The Palladium
  Mar 8    Providence, RI                Lupo's
  Mar 9    Hartford, CT                  Webster Theatre
  Mar 10   Philadelphia, PA              TLA
  Mar 11   Baltimore, MD                 Rams Head Live
  Mar 13   Albany, NY                    Northern Lights
  Mar 14   Buffalo, NY                   Town Ballroom
  Mar 15   Pittsburgh, PA                Mr. Smalls Theatre
  Mar 18   Asheville, NC                 The Orange Peel
  Mar 19   Charleston, SC                Music Farm
  Mar 22   New Orleans, LA               House Of Blues
  Mar 23   Houston, TX                   Warehouse
  Mar 24   Austin, TX                    La Zona Rosa
  Mar 25   Dallas, TX                    Gypsy Tea Room
  Mar 26   Oklahoma City, OK             Diamond Ballroom
  Mar 28   Tucson, AZ                    Rialto Theatre
  Mar 29   Ventura, CA                   Ventura Theatre
  Mar 30   Los Angeles, CA               Avalon
  Mar 31   San Diego, CA                 Soma




SOURCE: Columbia Records

CONTACT: Tour press, Sandee Gardner, Los Angeles,
+1-310-449-2902, Sandee.Gardner@sonybmg.com, or Benny Tarantini, New York,
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