Wednesday, September 29, 2010

John M. Perkins Benefit show tonight; "The Sound" in the Philippines; More Food Drives this fall!

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Be sure to tune in TONIGHT, September 29, for the special John M. Perkins/Switchfoot benefit event at 5 pm PST/8 pm EST. For more details, click here.

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Well, friends, tonight is the night! The John M. Perkins benefit show called "An Evening with: Switchfoot & John M Perkins - The Sound!" is happening tonight, at 5 PM PST/8 PM EST. Be sure to tune into Ustream to watch the performance, or you can come back to this space, as we'll have it streaming here as well.



In advance of the event, the Clarion Ledger in Jackson has done a story and talked to John P. Perkins and John M. Perkins (related). Here's an excerpt:

The performance will help rebuild the foundation's music studio, which was burglarized in 2008.

Perkins' grandson, John P. Perkins, is the foundation's development director. He said Switchfoot had just finished recording Hello Hurricane when they decided to lay one more track.

Switchfoot lead singer/guitarist Jon Foreman "wrote that one (The Sound), and it became a smash hit," said the younger Perkins. "When they got together in May to record the video, (John M. Perkins) told them about the recording studio burglary. We didn't have it up eight months before it was burglarized."


There's a lot of other great things to be read in this story, so definitely check it out here.

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In other news, today is Chart Wednesday! Just a quick update, "The Sound" is now officially the No. 8 Alternative single in the country, while "Your Love Is a Song" has moved up to No. 32 on the Adult Pop Songs chart. Just another successful week for Switchfoot. Keep up the requesting!

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The news keeps getting better. Our friend Raven from the Philippines has sent us this bit of sweet news:

The Sound is currently no.10 on Magic 89.9 (popular radio station in the Philippines) ......and no.18 on channelv(music channel)...just wanna let you all know :D


^That's just fantastic!

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Our friend David has also sent us this bit.

Yes it's true. Switchfoot's Mess Of Me was played on Friday night on Coast To Coast Am's radio show heard all around America. Shortly before the song was played the show's host, Art Bell, told America to rock. Coast To Coast is an overnight show dealing on paranormal abd conspiracies. The song was played at about 12:30 p.m{central time}.


^That's something new. Great to hear that, David. Thanks a lot!

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Any of you looking to head out to the fall leg of the Hello Hurricane tour? If so, the guys will be running the Food Drive again. Bring canned goods to support your local community!

Here is a list of Participating Food Banks:

Oct 01 Lynchburg VA / Liberty University / Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
Oct 02 Cheswick PA / Ches-A-Rena / Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
Oct 03 Philadelphia PA / Electric Factory / Philabundance
Oct 05 Richmond VA / The National / Central Virginia Food Bank
Oct 06 Norfolk VA / The Norva / Foodbank of South Eastern Virginia
Oct 07 Montgomery AL / Riverwalk Amphitheatre / Montgomery Area Food Bank
Oct 08 Baton Rouge LA / Varsity Theatre / Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank
Oct 09 Tyler TX / The Venue Down Under / East Texas Food Bank
Oct 10 Austin TX / Austin City Limits
Oct 14 Omaha NE / Sokol Auditorium / Food Bank for the Heartland
Oct 15 St. Charles MO / Lindenwood University / St. Louis Area Food Bank
Oct 16 Kansas City KS / Memorial Hall / Harvesters Food Bank
Oct 28 Santa Cruz CA / Catalyst Club
Oct 29 Avila Beach CA / Avila Beach Event Area / San Luis Obispo Food Bank
(The Almost supporting except 10/10  10/28)



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And lastly, we hear that the Bad Religion compilation that Switchfoot is contributing to will be available as a free download from Spin.com. Awesome!

1 comment:

Jay said...

We are so excited you are coming to Avila Beach to play!!! It's going to be awesome!

-Jay