Friday, January 8, 2010

Big day in LA: Switchfoot and a Joe Jonas Brother perform before BCS Championship Game at the Rose Bowl; live webcast recap

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Yesterday was a pretty big day for Switchfoot. Here's a rundown of what went down!

1. Switchfoot plays a show prior to the BCS National Championship Game AND bring a Jonas Brother onstage - Joe Jonas to be exact.



This blogger recaps what went down. Apparently, Joe sang "Dare You to Move" with the band. Nice.

Scream your hearts out Jonas fans! ;)

A Houston paper reviewed the game yesterday, as well as the pre-game show. Here's what they had to say about Switchfoot's performance:

Switchfoot, the rock band the couple was watching, is from San Diego and had no favorites in the game but engaged the divided crowd.

Between songs, the guitarist played riffs from Deep in the Heart of Texas and Sweet Home Alabama to cater to both sides.

“Welcome to the sunshine,” said lead singer Jon Foreman.


^Class guys, them Switchfoot boys are.

The Pasadena Star News has a couple pics of Switchfoot (namely Jon) performing at the Rose Bowl:




Oh, by the way, Switchfoot and Jon were tweeting throughout the day about their experiences:

- Bringing people from orange or crimson persuasions together! This didn't end friendly by the way... http://yfrog.com/37o47pj



- Hook em tide? Roll horns?!? The games about to start- pretty amped! @jonathanforeman http://yfrog.com/3gljlyj



Jon Foreman:

- Attending my first college football game tonight, texas and alabama @ the rose bowl! pictures to follow...

- Bull. True love. and...Not sure-in that order http://yfrog.com/4eg8hij http://yfrog.com/4ftd6fj http://yfrog.com/4iswvej







- RT @Julessfjb: "I hear Joe Jonas performed with you today! how was that?" fun! he's a great dude...


Here's a video of "This Is Your Life":






2. Switchfoot chats with fans through the LA station 987's live chat.

Here's the recorded chat, Part 1



And, Part 2



Some highlights from the chat:

- The "Always" video just wrapped up. It was created for Japan and they are very happy with how it turned out. It'll be released "very soon."

- Jon Foreman will release more solo projects

- They are working on a new PODCAST.

- Switchfoot will be touring across the world, including Japan and Europe.


3. Switchfoot's "The Sound" is played through several commercial break outros during the Championship game

At the end of the first quarter of the game, a video montage of game highlights (to that point) were played, while the chorus of "The Sound" featured as the song playing in the background. There was also text crediting the song. A national audience saw the song and read who it was by!

As a result, "The Sound" is now the top selling Switchfoot song on iTunes, and has cracked the top Alternative songs chart at No. 106.

UPDATE (1:26 PM PST): "The Sound" is now no. 81!




^All in all, a HUGE day for Switchfoot. Atlantic Records is doing an astounding job right now, and this is an amazing way to kick off 2010! This is going to be a huge year for the band, and I hope you're just as stoked as I am to experience it!

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FOOTSOLDIERS

Mission: Suggest Switchfoot to all your Facebook friends!



Almost at 3000 new fans since our campaign began back on Tuesday! If you haven't done your suggestions or don't know what we're talking about, be sure to check the official Switchfoot boards post!

Mission 2: RatetheFoot!



Another HUGELY important thing we need you all to work on, is to sign up for and fill out Ratethemusic.com's poll. Why this is important is that this is THE researching poll that radio stations across America look to when determining their playlists.

"Mess of Me" is up for the ALTERNATIVE poll. So when you're first signing up, be sure to indicate that the "alternative" format is your favorite musical style (even if you don't really like it. That's the only way we can poll for "Mess of Me"). We need "Mess of Me" to "research" well on the alternative format, and here is where we can make the newly re-christened Footsoldiers' presence felt!

Here's what you need to do:

1. Sign up for an account on Ratethemusic.com. Be sure to indicate that your favorite music style is "Alternative"
2. There will be a list of songs that you flip through and rate on three scales: how familiar you are with the song, how much you like it, and whether or not you're tired of hearing it on the radio. Once you reach "Mess of Me," be sure to say you are familiar with the song, love it, and are not tired of hearing it on the radio!
3. Be sure to fill out the regular poll, and the NEW Switchfoot Special Music Survey!

As soon as you complete this mission, say so below!

Salutes,
Job and Jeanna

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Here's another TWLOHA clip with Jon Foreman in it.



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SUPPORT

First off, new links!

KROQ (Alternate Link)

WSUN (Tampa)

WZNE (Rochester)

XTRA (San Diego)

WXXJ (Jacksonville)



And you know the drill on the rest of them! Request request request! Let's keep the ball rolling Footsoldiers!

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

HERE are some request links you can do online if you can't reach a phone:

WRXL (Richmond)

WNXX (Jackson)

WZNE (Rochester)

WXQR (Greenville)

WKRK (Detroit)

WMRQ (Hartford)

WLFE (Burlington [Active Rock])

WBTZ (Burlington)

KFTE (Lafayette)

KPNT Text: 48258 (St. Louis)

WPLA (Jacksonville, Florida)

KROQ (Write-in request) text 25767 (Los Angeles)

WKQX Text: 99161 (Chicago)

KEDJ (Phoenix) Text: 91039
(At lunch 12N - 1P)
(at 5 PM)
SURVEY

KFMA (Tuscon)

KRZQ (Reno)

Sirius Alt Nation

WWWX (Appleton/Oshkosh)

KNDD (Seattle)[request fill-in on the sidebar]

WDYL (Richmond)

WWCD (Columbus) TEXT "request" and then your song 68683

WGRD (Grand Rapids)

WEQX (Manchester)

WBRU (New England)

WRRV (New York)

KYSR (Los Angeles)

KMYZ (Tulsa)

WPBZ (West Palm Beach)

KBZT (San Diego)

OTHER ONLINE SUPPORT

- 91x (San Diego) Christy Taylor's REALLY BIG Countdown

- WRRV Buzz Cut

- 98.7 (Los Angeles) Badass 8

- TVU Live

- NEW WLUM Milwaukee

- Alternative Addiction: What we need to do is,

- Fill-in vote "Mess of Me" in the box, after voting for one of the artists already in the countdown.

THEN

- Request the song here. Scroll down, then simply press the "request" link.

- The Christian Rock 20 Poll. (NO. 1!)

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

- Steelroots

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