SWITCHFOOT will head out with The Almost this fall on a tour that launches October 1st in Lynchberg, VA. Pre-sale tickets will be available through Friends of the Foot beginning Wednesday, September 1st. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Thursday, September 2nd. For further details, visit http://www.switchfoot.com. The band, which just wrapped up a summer outing with Goo Goo Dolls, will also perform at Celebrate Freedom Atlanta, the largest free one-day concert in Atlanta, on September 4th, and the Austin City Limits Festival on October 10th. (See below for itinerary.)

“The Sound (John M. Perkins’ Blues),” the band’s current single, is one of eight songs included on the new Switchfoot iTunes Session, available beginning today. (Link for purchase: http://bit.ly/a1yMFI.) “The Sound” is a Top 10 hit at Modern Rock radio and the accompanying video has been added to Fuse’s “#1 Countdown” and MTVu. The song was inspired by civil rights activist John M. Perkins, who appears in the video. Jon Foreman, lead vocalist/guitarist for SWITCHFOOT, has penned nine articles for The Huffington Post, including one detailing his recent meeting with Perkins:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jon-foreman/the-living-blues-john-m-p_b_613733.html

The Sound” has been featured in television spots for Walt Disney Pictures’ The Sorcerer’s Apprenticeas well as promotional spots for Bravo and Verizon Wireless’ fall 2009 ad campaign for the BlackBerry® Storm˙ 2. It follows SWITCHFOOT‘s hit, “Mess of Me,” which the band has performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. “Your Love is a Song,” another track from Hello Hurricane, is currently climbing the charts at HOT AC radio.

SWITCHFOOT – UPCOMING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

Date         City/State                           Venue                                             Support

9/4         Marietta, GA                  Jim R. Miller Park – Celebrate Freedom Atlanta

9/5          Lexington, KY                   Questapalooza

10/1         Lynchburg, VA                  Liberty University                       The Almost

10/2         Cheswick, PA                  Ches-A-Rena                                     The Almost

10/3         Philadelphia, PA                  Electric Factory                            The Almost

10/5         Richmond, VA                  The National                                        The Almost

10/6         Norfolk, VA                           The Norva                                         The Almost

10/7         Montgomery, AL                  Huntington College Top Stage      The Almost

10/8         Baton Rouge, LA                  Varsity Theatre                                 The Almost

10/10         Austin, TX                           Austin City Limits Festival

10/14         Omaha, NE                           Sokol Auditorium                           The Almost

10/15         St. Charles, MO                  TBD                                             The Almost

10/16         Kansas City, KS                  Memorial Hall                           TheAlmost

10/29         Avila Beach, CA                  TBD                                             The Almost

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