Switchfoot Breaks Billboard Radio Chart Record
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Source: CMSpin | Viewed: 2172
Song Featured On Highly Anticipated, Ninth Studio Album, FADING WEST, Releasing Jan. 14, 2014
First Switchfoot Feature Film FADING WEST Releases Dec. 10, Premiering on 43-City Fall Tour
Grammy-award winning rock band Switchfoot released the first single, “Love Alone Is Worth The Fight,” from its highly anticipated album, Fading West, set to release Jan. 14, 2014 on Atlantic Records/Word. The reception of the single is being overwhelmingly supported at radio, with every Billboard Christian Hot AC/CHR reporting station playing the single in its debut week, marking the only time this has happened since the chart launched in 2006. The song also claims the highest ever debut position (No. 34) for Switchfoot on the National Christian Audience (NCA) chart and the second highest debut chart position (No. 19) out of the band’s 17 Hot AC/CHR singles (“Stars” debuted at No. 18 in 2005).
Further receiving Most Added status on the at NCA, AC Monitored, AC Indicator and Hot AC/CHR charts, with Highest Spin and Audience Increases at NCA and Hot AC/CHR, the song is also available now on the band’s three-song digital Fading West EP released Sept. 17.
In addition to the single, the EP features two more tracks from the upcoming full-length album, Fading West, including “Who We Are” and “Ba55.” A special physical edition of the EP will be available only on Switchfoot’s fall tour and will feature “Fading West,” a bonus track that will not be included on the full album.
Switchfoot’s 43-city fall tour that began Sept. 20 is seeing capacity crowds as it continues to traverse the nation before wrapping up Nov. 24 in Abilene, TX. (See remaining tour dates below.) During the events, fans will have the unique opportunity to screen the band’s new feature film, Fading West, which is serving as the opening act of the show. Following the tour, the film will release Dec. 10 across all cable and broadband-based VOD platforms, including iTunes®. Part rock documentary, part surf film and part travelogue, Fading West offers rare glimpses into the longtime surfers on their boards and in the waves, captures the frenetic energy of their live shows and portrays a journey both epic and intimate.
Fading West Official Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJ1ynQ46984
Switchfoot has sold millions of copies worldwide of their eight studio albums (including their 2003 double-platinum breakthrough The Beautiful Letdown and 2009’s Grammy Award-winning Hello Hurricane), racked up a string of Alternative radio hit singles (“Meant to Live,” “Dare You To Move,” “Mess of Me,” “The Sound (John M. Perkins’ Blues),” “Dark Horses” and “Afterlife”), performed sold-out world tours (visiting five continents in the past year alone), raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to aid homeless kids in their community through their own Bro-Am Foundation, and earned themselves a global fan base devoted to Switchfoot’s emotionally intelligent and uplifting brand of alternative rock.
SWITCHFOOT FADING WEST TOUR
Oct 18 Elizabeth City, NC MACU
Oct 19 Elkins, WV Davis Elkins University
Oct 20 Atlanta, GA Center Stage
Oct 23 Vero Beach, FL Vero Beach PAC
Oct 24 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theater
Oct 26 Houston, TX Reliant Arena
Oct 27 San Antonio, TX Trinity University – Laurie Auditorium
Oct 28 Waco, TX Baylor University
Oct 29 Lubbock, TX City Bank Auditorium
Oct 31 Denver, CO CCU
Nov 1 Aspen, CO Belly Up
Nov 2 Albuquerque, NM Lobo Theater
Nov 3 Phoenix, AZ Grand Canyon University
Nov 5 San Diego, CA Balboa Theatre
Nov 6 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda
Nov 7 Santa Cruz, CA Rio Theatre
Nov 8 Santa Barbara, CA The Luke Theater
Nov 9 Chico, CA El Rey Theatre
Nov 13 Eugene, OR McDonald Theatre
Nov 14 Redmond, OR Hooker Creek Center
Nov 15 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre
Nov 16 Newberg, OR George Fox University
Nov 17 Yakima, WA Capitol Theater
Nov 18 Missoula, MT University Theatre (UMT)
Nov 23 Longview, TX Le Tourneau University
Nov 24 Abilene, TX Abilene Civic Center
For more information on Switchfoot, Fading West, the latest tour updates and more, go to www.switchfoot.com.