The last time Switchfoot gallivanted across these United States in their trusty tour bus, they managed to put those listless hours between cities to good use.
Rather than count telephone poles or stare at the broken, then not, and then broken again traffic-lane lines, the California rockers wrote and recorded a dozen-plus tracks (see "Switchfoot's New LP, Surf Contest Affected By Instability"). Some of that material was pooled to create the band's forthcoming LP, Nothing Is Sound (see "Switchfoot Look Like California Raisins After Video Shoot"). Switchfoot let their fans determine the best of the batch, with frontman Jonathan Foreman saying they'd test the fresh cuts live and, based on audience reaction, proceed accordingly.
Perhaps Switchfoot will use this fall as an opportunity to craft the follow-up to Nothing Is Sound, which hits stores Tuesday.
The wave-riding dudes will hit the blacktop starting on October 17 in Ventura, California, with Eisley, Epic Records band Augustana and Reeve Oliver along for the ride. The Nothing Is Sound tour will make a total of 19 stops, in cities like San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, New York and Los Angeles, before winding down on November 12 and 13 in the band's hometown of San Diego, with a pair of back-to-back gigs at the House of Blues.
Switchfoot's Nothing Is Sound tour dates, according to the band's publicist:
- 10/17 - Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theater
- 10/18 - Sacramento, CA @ Empire
- 10/19 - San Francisco, CA @ The Grand Ballroom at the Regency Center
- 10/21 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
- 10/22 - Seattle, WA @ The Premier
- 10/24 - Magna, UT @ Saltair
- 10/25 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
- 10/27 - Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
- 10/28 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
- 10/29 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
- 10/30 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Theatre
- 11/02 - Boston, MA @ The Roxy
- 11/03 - New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre Times Square
- 11/04 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
- 11/05 - Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
- 11/07 - Stafford, TX @ Stafford Centre
- 11/08 - Deep Ellum, TX @ Gypsy Tea Room
- 11/10 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
- 11/11 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Music Box at Fonda
- 11/12 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
- 11/13 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues