Switchfoot's one of those bands that's gonna get the pub one way or another. Radio hot for years, the band returns in a couple of weeks with Hello Hurricane (due Nov. 10) on Atlantic Records.
Coinciding with the release, the band has already amped up the publicity wagon by kicking off a tour on Nov. 8 in San Diego at the 94.9 Anniversary Bash (more dates below). Later in the week, they'll play the outside stage at Jimmy Kimmel Live (Nov. 12).
As for the tour, the band has said they will be playing the new album "in its entirety followed by fan favorites from its previous records." They're also collecting donations for local food banks at all stops on the tour.
And finally, Switchfoot will play the Yahoo Music live concert program, Maximum Performance Guitar Hero 5, Jon and Chad will appear on an coming episode of "Road Trip Nation" on PBS; MySpace will debut the album stream a week before its release and the band will be interviewed on The MySpace Music Feed on Monday, Nov. 9; not to mention being the subject of an "In the Studio feature for Rolling Stone plus pieces in Relevant Magazine (Nov/Dec cover story), Alternative Press (Nov charity story) and The Huffington Post (about Jon's heroism).
If that's still not enough, you may need to read slower.
Date City/State Venue Food Bank
11/8 San Diego, CA E.C Performing Arts Center N/A
11/11 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy Theatre L.A Regional FB
11/13 Scottsdale, AZ Martini Ranch St Mary's FB Alliance
11/14 Tucson, AZ The Rock Community FB of Tucson
11/16 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom Regional FB of Oklahoma
11/17 Dallas, TX House of Blues North Texas Food Bank
11/18 Austin, TX The Parish Capital Area Food Bank
11/20 Houston, TX Warehouse Live TBA
11/21 New Orleans, LA The Parish Second Harvest FB
11/22 Nashville, TX Exit In Second Harvest FB
11/24 Atlanta, GA The Loft Atlanta Community FB
11/27 Anaheim, CA House of Blues Second Harvest FB
11/28 Ventura, CA The Majestic Food Share
12/3 Charlotte, NC Amos' Southend TBA
12/5 Richmond, VA The National - WDYL Snowball N/A
12/7 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live TBA
12/8 New York, NY The Fillmore @ Irving Plaza Bowery Mission
12/9 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club TBA