Switchfoot will kick off 2010 with a performance on "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" on Monday, January 4th. Later that week, the band will be one of two groups playing the ESPN National Championship Tailgate, which will take place at the Rose Bowl Stadium just before the Alabama Crimson Tide face the Texas Longhorns in the Citi BCS National Championship Game on January 7th.
The band has been playing sold-out shows since November, coinciding with the release of its latest album,Hello Hurricane, which debuted in the Top 15 of TheBillboard200. The North American tour, which has been extended through January, featuresSwitchfoot playingHello Hurricane in its entirety, followed by an assortment of fan favorites from its previous albums.Switchfoot will continue to collect donations for local food banks along the way, so fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable items to the shows.
"Mess Of Me," the lead single fromHello Hurricane, is used in the trailer and television commercials for Samuel Goldwyn's Films' "To Save A Life," which will be released on January 22nd.You can check out the trailer at this location.
The track has also been tapped for use by NHL Music Nights on Fox Sports Net and by ESPN for college football bumpers. Numerous other tracks fromHello Hurricane have been licensed - "The Sound (John M. Perkins' Blues)" was used in the recent Verizon Wireless ad campaign for the BlackBerry Storm 2 while "Bullet Soul" was selected for WWE's "TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs" pay-per-view. "Yet" was heard in The CW's new hit show, "The Vampire Diaries," while the network's "One Tree Hill" used six minutes of the epic "Your Love Is A Song" to close a recent episode.
Recorded with producer/bassist Mike Elizondo (Dr. Dre, Rilo Kiley, Eminem, and Pink),Hello Hurricane isSwitchfoot's seventh full-length and its first on Atlantic Records. The band was featured in aRolling Stone"In The Studio" piece and on the cover ofRelevant Magazinewhile the new album was a critic's pick inUSA Today's Fall Music feature.
Band members Jon Foreman (vocals/guitar), Tim Foreman (bass), Chad Butler (drums), Jerome Fontamillas (keys/guitar) and Drew Shirley (guitar) are continually seeking new ways to convey that message of hope. In that spirit, that they are launching a new website,which will spotlight goodness, beauty, and truth in everyday life. Fans are invited to contribute stories about people they know who are making this world a better place. With the holidays quickly approaching, Jon Foreman addressed the timely topic of "Compassion vs. Consumption" in the second of two articles he penned for The Huffington Post.
Upcoming tour dates are as follows:
12/19 - San Bernardino, CA - The Coussoulis Arena Cal State San Bernardino - CAPSBC 01/07 - Pasadena, CA - Rose Bowl (ESPN show) no food bank attached. 01/08 - Reno, NV - Knitting Factory - Assistance League Reno-Sparks 01/09 - San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom - San Francisco Food Bank 01/10 - Medford, OR - Main 1 Arts Center - ACCES Food Services 01/11 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom - Oregon Food Bank 01/12 - Seattle, WA - Showbox - Northwest Harvest Food Bank 01/13 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom - Greater Vancouver Food Bank 01/15 - Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room - Edmonton Food Bank 01/16 - Calgary, AB - Macewan Hall - Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank 01/17 - Saskatoon, SK - Louis' Pub - Saskatoon Food Bank 01/18 - Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Centre - Winnipeg Harvest 01/21 - Kitchener, ON - Elements - The Foodbank of Waterloo Region 01/22 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Theatre - Daily Bread Food Bank 01/23 - Montreal, QC - Studio Jpr - Moisson Montreal Food Bank