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THE MUSIC BUILDS TOUR with SWITCHFOOT and THIRD DAY
Robert Randolph & the Family Band and Jars of Clay
Chad from Switchfoot: "We dreamed up the The Music Builds Tour along with a few friends of ours whose main commonality is a dream to see this world change for the better. Different bands, different backgrounds, one goal: A traveling festival to raise money and awareness for Habitat for Humanity. We think very highly of the people who listen to our music. We are grateful for the open minded audience who have embraced our songs and allowed us to push the boundaries of where the music can go. We invite you to put differences in musical taste aside and focus on our commonalities: we all want to see this world change for the better. We hope that you'll come with us on this next part of the journey and get involved in something much bigger than ourselves."
2008 Music Builds Tour (see dates below) - www.musicbuildstour.com
8/21 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/22 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
8/23 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island
9/7 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
9/11 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
9/12 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
9/13 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
9/14 Washington, DC Nissan Pavilion
9/18 Birmingham, AL Verizon Wireless Music Center Birmingham
9/19 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Pavilion at Walnut Creek
9/20 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
9/21 Nashville, TN Sommet Center
9/25 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
9/26 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless
9/27 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
9/28 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
10/2 Oklahoma City, OK Ford Center
10/3 Houston, TX CWM Pavilion
10/4 San Antonio, TX Verizon Amphitheater
10/5 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
10/10 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
10/11 Kansas City, KS Sprint Center
10/12 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Nashville, Tenn., May 19, 2008 – The multi-Platinum selling rock band Switchfoot was not only featured performing its new song, “This Is Home,” on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last week, but the band’s song, “Dare You To Move,” was sung Tuesday by American Idol® finalist David Cook on the highly rated FOX program.
“This Is Home” was written and recorded by Switchfoot for the Walt Disney Studios and Walden Media theatrical release, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, which released Friday and became the No. 1 movie at the box office over the weekend. The song is heard over the end title credits of the film, and appears on the Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack CD, the current No. 1-selling soundtrack at iTunes. The band’s “Tonight Show” performance can be viewed at http://www.vmsdigital.com/MyFiles.aspx?Onum=A172A0A8-F4BA-4612-A5AA-CC3B331977F6.
“Dare You To Move” is from Switchfoot’s RIAA certified double-Platinum recording, The Beautiful Letdown, and was a top-five single at both pop and alternative radio, as well as was named one of the Top 50 Most Performed Songs of 2005 by ASCAP. David Cook’s performance of the song, as well as Switchfoot’s “This Is Home” concept video, can be seen at www.switchfoot.com.
“This Is Home” is also gaining momentum at radio, with numerous stations adding the song last week to rotation in cities like Detroit, Tulsa, Knoxville, San Luis Obispo and many others coast-to-coast. The song is already in rotation in cities like Chicago, Nashville, New Orleans, Jacksonville and Toledo, and is being played on Radio Disney, Air 1 Radio Network and more.
With over 5 million records sold, three albums in the Billboard Top 20, two top-five singles at both pop and alternative radio, performances on all the major late night talk shows, and a Les Paul Horizon Award, Switchfoot is recognized as one of the hardest touring bands in rock. The San Diego-based band has sold well over three million concert tickets worldwide since the 2003 release of its double-Platinum breakthrough album The Beautiful Letdown. This summer Switchfoot will be performing at festivals nationwide followed by the “Music Builds” tour that hits major markets across the country beginning Aug. 21 in Detroit, MI. The “Music Builds” tour benefits Habitat for Humanity and also features Third Day, Robert Randolph & the Family Band and Jars of Clay. Tickets are on sale through www.LiveNation.com.
Oh! Gravity., Switchfoot’s newest studio album, debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Top Albums chart and has received stellar reviews, with Billboard magazine calling it “the best of the San Diego group’s nearly 10-year recording career.” Spin exclaims this album is “their liveliest record, full of dive-bombing guitar fuzz, juicy arena-alt choruses.” “This is an outstanding record in every sense,” raved Associated Press. MTV’s “Life of Ryan” tapped the album’s title track for its theme song as the album showcases a harder rock direction for Switchfoot.
With an ever-growing fan base, Switchfoot has also been actively involved in a number of humanitarian causes since its inception, including DATA, Bono’s THE ONE Campaign, Invisible Children and Habitat for Humanity. The band further founded the Switchfoot Bro-Am, a surfing and music benefit-event, and the online magazine, lowercase people (www.lowercasepeople.com), a daring new endeavor to revolutionize the way beauty, truth and humanity is viewed.
More information about Switchfoot and its touring can be found at www.switchfoot.com.
Nashville, Tenn., May 12, 2008 – The multi-Platinum selling rock band Switchfoot will perform “This Is Home” on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno tomorrow (May 13). “This Is Home” was written and recorded by Switchfoot for the highly anticipated Walt Disney Studios and Walden Media May 16 theatrical release, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. The song will be heard in the body of the film and over the end title credits of the film, and will appear on the Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack CD releasing May 13.
“The Tonight Show” appearance follows the May 2 debut of Switchfoot’s new “This Is Home” video on the homepage of Disney.com, which receives over a million visitors per day. Many more fans have seen the video at AOL.com, www.switchfoot.com and other online sites. Switchfoot also played the song live for a national TV audience on the Gospel Music Channel television network as part of the 39th Annual GMA Dove Awardstelecast. The performance can be found at http://youtube.com/watch?v=uK2WIFdeJ8E.
Switchfoot recently taped the “This Is Home” music video in Los Angeles with director Brandon Dickerson who filmed Switchfoot’s most recent video, “Awakening,” from its current, acclaimed studio album, Oh! Gravity..
In conjunction with local market promotions around the film designed to build excitement toward the release of the new “Narnia” movie, EMI CMG Label Group has released the “This Is Home” single to AC and CHR Christian radio. The Air 1 Radio Network, heard on 70 stations and 106 translators in 35-states, is among the first to add the new single, along with stations in Chicago, Nashville, New Orleans, Jacksonville, Toledo and many other markets. Radio Disney is also adding the song as Hollywood Records and Red Light Management/Entertainment are working the single at mainstream radio formats.
As the song gains attention at broadcast outlets nationally, Switchfoot is performing “This Is Home” live in concert this summer and will feature it on the “Music Builds” tour that hits major markets across the country beginning Aug. 21 in Detroit, MI. The “Music Builds” tour benefits Habitat for Humanity and also features Third Day, Robert Randolph & the Family Band and Jars of Clay. The internet pre-sale for the tour begins May 14with tickets on sale to the general public May 16 through www.LiveNation.com.
More information about Switchfoot and its touring can be found at www.switchfoot.com.
1. The Music Builds Tour - Summer 2008
2. Switchfoot LIVE on Tonight Show with Jay Leno - Tues May 13
3. New song and video from Switchfoot - "This Is Home"
Here's a note from Jon about the song:
When my brother and I were kids, my dad used to read us CS Lewis books before we went to sleep. So when we were asked to be involved in a movie based on his book, "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" - we were honored to be considered.
I wanted to capture the longing that is embedded in much of Lewis' writing- so I tried to think back to what these stories meant to me when I was six years old and write from that perspective. The song that came out is called "This is Home." It's been quite a journey: a San Diego song with strings cut at Abbey Road in London complete with a video shot in Hollywood.
We are so excited to not only share this song with you, but also the video, which you can see on our site (here). And, you can hear the song streaming on our website, myspace, and facebook. The song will also be featured on the soundtrack, which is being released through Hollywood Records on Tuesday May 13th in stores everywhere.
This is our first venture as an independent band- so thank you for being a part of this! And thanks again for all your continued support.
- jon foreman
Switchfoot, currently headlining a spring tour that has already registered ten sold-out shows, is also starring in its first video podcast now available at iTunes. "The Official Switchfoot Spring Tour '06 Podcast" is a diary of life on the road according to the San Diego rock band. More installments will soon follow.
For a complete list of tour dates, plus up-to-the-minute information on Switchfoot's new album, NOTHING IS SOUND, featuring the hits "Stars" and "We Are One Tonight," visit Switchfoot.com.
The editors of ChristianMusicToday.com completed their extensive recap of 2005 this week, naming Switchfoot and Chris Tomlin as Best Band and Best Solo Artist respectively.
About Switchfoot, the site writes: "After continuing to ride the success of 2003's The Beautiful Letdown, the band released its follow-up, Nothing Is Sound (our choice for best Christian album of 2005), to strong sales and then took the new music out on tour. Based on the quality of their music, stage design, and live performance, Switchfoot had clearly graduated into a first-class rock act that can compete with other heavy hitters in the mainstream, and remain one of Christian music's strongest ambassadors to the world."
Switchfoot will soon launch the second leg of its Nothing Is Sound tour.
In the solo artist category, "It only seemed fair to finally give Chris Tomlin his due . . . as someone who understands how to match a praise-filled lyric with an unforgettable melody or hook. His 2004 release, Arriving, gained even more momentum in the past year, causing at least four new songs to catch on with contemporary worship services. It's his rare balance of worship and artistry that's ensured him as a valuable resource to the church for years to come."
Chris Tomlin begins a new season of the Indescribable Tour with Passion founder Louie Giglio and artist-worshiper Matt Redman this month.
Remember that Switchfoot will be performing on the Carson Daly show on January 27th. The show starts at 1:35 am on NBC. So, stay up late or set your TiVOs for tomorrow (Friday) night.
Also, the pre-sale of tickets for Switchfoot's upcoming spring tour with guest artist, Athlete, is under way! All of the shows in the first month (March) are now ready for you to snatch up. Click here before they sell out. The last tour sold out of the pre-sale tickets in no time, and it will probably happen again get yours today. To keep track of our whole tour, click over the Switchfoot.com.