Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Attention Webster, Texas: Free meet and greet with Switchfoot!

Got this email from LifeWay Christian store in your town:

Free meet and greet with band Switchfoot
Thursday, November 19, 11am-12pm
Houston Southeast LifeWay Christian Store
Baybrook Village Shopping Center
1513 West Bay Area Boulevard
Webster, TX  77598
Don't miss your chance to meet award winning rock band Switchfoot for free!  The band will be on hand for autographs and pictures for one hour, so get there early!

^Awesome! Make sure you mark your calendars if you are within that area!


Don't forget to check out "Hello Hurricane," streaming in its entirety over on Myspace! It's a great album, and if you can't wait another seven days or so, here's your chance to whet your appetite.


Speaking of previews and what-not, Amazon.com has 30-second previews of the deluxe edition of "Hello Hurricane," the one that can be featured on iTunes. Go here to check it out.


And, the reviews for "Hello Hurricane" are starting to trickle in at a faster rate. Here are some that have come in over the last few days.

Christian Musiczine

The Album Project

Indievisionmusic Here's an excerpt:

Overall: Hello Hurricane is the soundtrack for those storms everyone faces in their lives. It sounds vast, full of life and hope, and every bit fitting to the theme it was created for. It will certainly inspire as well as uplift. Rest assured, there’s something for everyone here. Older fans will love the intense pacing and screaming (Jon’s best yet) in ‘Bullet Soul’, a song that would fit at home on one of their earlier releases in the 90’s. Others seeking the emotional tracks that stir the soul will be pleased with the groovy love ballad, ‘Enough to Let Me Go’, and the more somber tune filled with heartfelt frustration and release in ‘Sing It Out’. Those that enjoyed The Beautiful Letdown more than their most recent releases will eat this up (as will Switchfoot fans in general). And yet others will simply love it for what it is and won’t hesitate to pop it in when encouragement is needed.


Christian News Wire reports that GMC will be premiering their new HD channel, and that Switchfoot will be the second main feature the channel ever airs:

GMC's HD launch on Nov. 27 will occur in prime time at 8:00 pm with world HD premiere of Facing the Giants, called " the #1 inspirational movie since Passion of The Christ" followed by the exclusive world premiere of a new original concert featuring Switchfoot (10:30 pm)

^If any of you have the GMC in your area, I expect a Youtube upload! ;)


Now for some videos from last Friday's show in Tropicana Field. Check out the new stage set up. Looks a little awkward, but I'm sure we'll get used to it:


"Mess of Me"



"Mess of Me" has jumped up a few spots on the Alternative charts, sitting at No. 36. It was at No. 34 on the Billboard Alternative songs chart this week!



Don't forget to keep voting! We're making a lot of progress, as you can see!

- People's Choice Awards Write-in

- 98.7 (Los Angeles) Badass 8 We cracked the Top 8, coming in at Nol. 5 last night!! But we need to continue to put pressure on. The station is starting to spin the song more... VOTE.

- 91x (San Diego) Christy Taylor's REALLY BIG Countdown Keep requesting each day to keep it on the countdown! We were no. 3 last night.

- RadioU's Top Ten Most Wanted. We still have the top spot! Well done! Let's keep it that way!

- We need to get "Mess of Me" on to KROQ, in order to get this single off the ground. Go HERE to request it! Keep it up friends! Don't slow down, WE NEED THIS. Keep going.


Go here to see a list of stations already playing "Mess of Me" and phone numbers to call in and request the song with!

Let's aim for cracking the Top 30 of Alternative Rock before the end of the week. I think it could happen!

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