Thursday, January 7, 2010

Switchfoot to storm Los Angeles today!

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Going to see Switchfoot perform at the Rose Bowl Tailgate Party today in Pasadena? Well, the Los Angeles Times advises everyone to arrive EARLY:

ARRIVE EARLY. The Rose Bowl is one of the greatest settings in America for a
college football game, and fans are encouraged to arrive no later than noon to enjoy
picnicking with friends. In addition, the Rose Bowl Stadium and ESPN are hosting
ESPN’s National Championship Tailgate Party beginning at 9 am. The Goo Goo
Dolls and Switchfoot will be performing in the early afternoon. Plenty of food,
refreshments, interactive elements and souvenirs will be available in the area. Tickets for this activity are $25 per person. Parking lots will be open at 6 am. Cost is $40 for cars, $200 for RVs, $280 for limousines and $350 for buses.


^To everyone who's going, enjoy! I don't think this performance will be televised unfortunately. But if you want, keep your eyes peeled on the TV set and let us know!

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Later in the day, Jon Foreman will be chatting live on 987's "Artist Chat." Be sure to tune in here at around 4 p.m. (ish)! Fans are encouraged to submit questions too!

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Here's a video that To Write Love on Her Arms just posted. It features highlights from last year's Heavy and Light event. Jon can be seen throughout the video!



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FOOTSOLDIERS

Mission 1: Suggest Switchfoot to all your Facebook friends!



It's going very well friends. We're almost at 2000 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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CHARTS

"Mess of Me" holds at No. 21 on the Alternative Rock charts format. Request the song! (see below)

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SUPPORT

You know the drill!

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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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