Thursday, July 29, 2010

Switchfoot plays show on the ESPN campus; Chart Thursday (Week of August 7, 2010); Switchfoot nominated for several 2010 San Diego Music Awards

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Today, Switchfoot played a surprise show (at least for the rest of us) on the ESPN campus today. Erik Elken, an employee at ESPN,

- just found out switchfoot will be playing a show outside on the ESPN quad tomorrow as a thank you for having them at the ESPYs..sounds good!

We hear that clips from the band's performance aired throughout this morning's broadcasts of Sportscenter on ESPN. Here is the band's tweet about the event:

- we will be on sportscenter during this next hour starting now! turn on your tvs!

we will be on sportscenter during this next hour starting now... on Twitpic

Staff and fans seemed either excited or less-than-thrilled or simply confused with the San Diego rock band gracing their campus. I like reading these off. If you're interested, head over to Twitter search.


Sorry for not getting around to Chart Wednesday yesterday. Fortunately, however, the news is good.

"The Sound" is now sitting at No. 16 on Alternative in it's 12th week, up from No. 19 last week. In their respective 12th weeks, "Mess of Me" was No. 17 and "Meant to Live" was No. 19. We are on one of the best paces ever for a Switchfoot single on the Alternative charts! On the overall Rock Songs chart, "The Sound" leaps from 33-28.

"Your Love Is a Song" is a bit more stagnant on the Christian music front, holding at No. 12 at Christian CHR and up 33-32 on Christian Songs. "The Sound" is back up to No. 2 on Christian Rock.


Switchfoot is once again up for a few San Diego Music Awards. (full list). Switchfoot is up for Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, and Song of the Year. Check it out:

Album of the Year
Delta Spirit – History from Below
Dum Dum Girls - I Will Be
Jason Mraz’s Beautiful Mess: Live on Earth
Rafter - Animal Feelings
Steve Poltz – Dreamhouse
Switchfoot – Hello Hurricane
The Soft Pack – s/t
Wavves – King of the Beach

Artist of the Year
Dum Dum Girls
Jason Mraz
Sara Watkins
Slightly Stoopid
The Soft Pack

Song of the Year
Angels & Airwaves – Hallucinations
Crocodiles - Sleep Forever
Delta Spirit – Bush League Blues
Dum Dum Girls - Jail La La
Sara Watkins – Too Much
Switchfoot – Mess of Me
The Soft Pack – Come On
Waaves - King of the Beach


Switchfoot is quickly rounding out into top form on this Goo Goo Dolls tour. Here are some great videos from the Mohegan Sun at Uncasville, CT.

This Is Your Life

Your Love Is a Song

The Sound

Meant to Live and Dare You to Move

more clips:

Needle (With Meant to Live intro)
Mess of Me

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