It was just last year that San Diego rockers Switchfoot released Nothing Is Sound, which has gone on to sell more than 352,000 copies. And fans won't have to wait much longer for more.
The band's sixth studio outing, Oh! Gravity, will be released December 26, just missing the pre-holiday shopping season but just in time for the exchange rush (see "Switchfoot Pull Off Surf Tourney But Are Careful About Diving Into New LP").
The band enlisted knob-turner Tim Palmer (U2, James) to co-produce the effort, with Steve Lillywhite (Iggy Pop, Talking Heads) sitting in the executive producer's chair. Lillywhite also helmed the track "Awakening." In all, the album will boast 13 cuts, including "American Dream," "In This Life," "Amateur Lovers," "Circles," "Faust," "Yesterdays," "4:12," "Burn Out Bright" and "Let Your Love." The title track will be the first single from the disc.
On September 19, Switchfoot will release a fresh digital track, "Dirty Second Hands."
Of course, no album release would feel complete without the requisite tour leading up to the big day. Switchfoot plan to hit the road October 17 in Bakersfield, California, for a 29-date tour of intimate venues that will wrap November 22 in Las Vegas.
Switchfoot tour dates, according to the band's publicist:
- 10/17 - Bakersfield, CA @ Fox Theater
- 10/18 - West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy
- 10/19 - Sacramento, CA @ Crest Theatre
- 10/20 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
- 10/21 - Boise, ID @ The Big Easy
- 10/23 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
- 10/25 - Chicago, IL @ Metro/ Smart Bar
- 10/26 - Minneapolis, MN @ Quest Club
- 10/27 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
- 10/28 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
- 10/30 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
- 11/1 - Holland, MI @ Hope College
- 11/2 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
- 11/3 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
- 11/4 - Lancaster, PA @ The Chameleon
- 11/5 - Scranton, PA @ Tink's
- 11/7 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
- 11/8 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
- 11/10 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
- 11/11 - Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live
- 11/12 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
- 11/13 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
- 11/14 - Atlanta, GA @ Roxy Theatre
- 11/16 - Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium
- 11/17 - Little Rock, AR @ The Village
- 11/18 - Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
- 11/20 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
- 11/21 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
- 11/22 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues