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January 18, 2014

Latest Christian News Featuring Louie Giglio, Kari Jobe, Mercy Me, John Mark McMillan, Carlos Whittaker

            

Kari Jobe Set To Release New Album Majestic And Embark On Headliner Tour This Spring

Popular Blogger Carlos Whittaker To Release New Book, Moment Maker, April 1st, 2014
Former Petra Lead Singer, John Schlitt To Star With Stephen Baldwin In New Faith-Based Sitcom
Switchfoot’s New Album, Fading West, Available Today
Download 16 Beth Moore Books  FREE !
What The Phil Robertson Duck Dynasty Uproar Really Means For Sincere, Bible-Believing Christians
Michael Gungor: A Follow-Up To My Blog Post On The Problem With The Christian Music Industry
Louie Giglio To Release New Passion Talk, Boy Meets Girl, And Passion Talk Series: The Essential Collection on February 4, 2014
John Mark McMillan Set To Release Kickstarter Funded Album Borderland, March 4, 2014
Integrity Music Releases iWorship Now/Next 2014 Album Featuring 15 Top Worship Songs For Today And Tomorrow
American Idol Finalist Jeremy Rosado Launches New Single, Hope For Tomorrow, To Support Disaster Recovery Efforts In The Phillipines
The National Worship Leader Conference Announces 2014 Dates and Roster
NEEDTOBREATHE Announces New Album Rivers In The Wasteland Set For April 15 Release
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January 18, 2014

WINTER JAM TO HIT GEORGIA DOME FOR BIGGEST SHOW YET

 

January 16, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn.-Marking yet another first in its record-breaking history, NewSong‘s Winter Jam Tour Spectacular-the world’s #1 first quarter tour for three consecutive years based on attendance-comes to Atlanta’s Georgia Dome February 8. In addition to Winter Jam’s star-studded 2014 lineup-led by Newsboys and Lecrae-the Winter Jam 2014 Dome Spectacular will feature a special appearance by University of Georgia head football coach Mark Richt and other surprise guests.

Making Winter Jam an all-day event, the inaugural “JAM ZONE presented by KIA” and sponsored by Country Financial, the Creation Museum and the Israel Ministry of Tourism, among others, will be held from 10 am-6 pm in the World Congress Center. JAM ZONE is a free, expo-style event, featuring a live performance stage and more than 85 booths of local businesses and exhibitors, in addition to food and merchandise vendors. Fans will also be able to interact with Winter Jam artists throughout the day at the Winter Jam autograph booth.

“For the last three years, Winter Jam has played to capacity crowds of more than 15,000 in Atlanta, so we knew it was time to think big so more people could attend,” said Eddie Carswell, Winter Jam creator and NewSong founding member. “With the move to the Georgia Dome, we also wanted to provide activities for fans during the day, so we appreciate KIA partnering with us for our first-ever JAM ZONE. We know February 8 is going to be a special day and we are anxiously anticipating what God will do.”

NewSong’s Winter Jam 2014 Tour Spectacular features Multi-GRAMMY® nominated Newsboys and groundbreaking GRAMMY®-winning rap/hip-hop recording artist Lecrae, along with Tenth Avenue North, Thousand Foot Krutch, Plumb, NewSong and Colton Dixon, as well as a message from national evangelist Nick Hall. In addition the iDisciple App Pre-Jam Party will feature Love & The Outcome, Everfound and Derek Minor.

Promoted by Premier Productions and presented by Holt International, NewSong’s Winter Jam 2014 Tour Spectacular will hit 48 cities, before concluding March 30. The Tour is sponsored by God’s Not Dead the movie, University of Mobile, Pepsi, TheOverflow.com, Camp Electric, Premier Christian Cruises, Xtreme Conferences, Wayne E. Bailey Produce, and Texas TransEastern.

For the third consecutive time, last year’s Winter Jam Tour Spectacular topped Pollstar’s Worldwide First Quarter Ticket Sales Charts – Top 100 Tours, surpassing all other 2013 first quarter tours. Since creating Winter Jam in 1995, NewSong hosts and continues to oversee the exponential growth of this groundbreaking tour. Among the music industry’s top outings, Winter Jam features Christian music’s best and brightest artists and provides a powerful platform for the Gospel message across the country.

A complete list of Winter Jam 2014 Tour Spectacular dates and cities is available at JamTour.com.

WINTER JAM 2014 DOME SPECTACULAR

What: JAM ZONE
Admission: FREE
When: February 8
Time: 10 am-6 pm
Where: World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW,
Atlanta, GA 30313 (404) 223-4000
Further information: JamTour.com/JamZone

What: WINTER JAM TOUR SPECTACULAR
Admission: $10 at the door, no tickets required
Time: Doors open at 5 pm with iDisciple Pre-Jam Party;
concert begins at 6 pm
Where: Georgia Dome, 1 Georgia Dome Dr. NW,
Atlanta, GA 30313, (404) 223-9200
Further information: JamTour.com

January 18, 2014

MercyMe Ushers in New Era with Eighth Studio Record Welcome To The New Available April 8

 

Nashville, Tenn. (January 15, 2014) – Ending 2013 on a high note with the release of their energetic single, “Shake,” GRAMMY®-nominated, American Music Award and Dove Award winning band MercyMe carries the enthusiasm into 2014 as they announce their eighth studio album Welcome To The New, available April 8, 2014 from Fair Trade. Collaborating with producers David Garcia and Ben Glover (TobyMac, Mandisa), Welcome To The New represents a shift in tone for the multi-platinum selling group.

“At 41-years-old, I feel like I am just starting to grasp who I am in Christ,” says lead singer Bart Millard. “I grew up in a somewhat legalistic environment where the harder you try, the better God likes you. It was about two years ago a dear friend of mine reminded me I cannot do enough great things to make Christ love me more than He already does. Not to mention, I can’t sabotage this relationship and be taken from His hand. In other words, all the work was truly done on the cross and I cannot mess it up! This is not a new season in my life, it is my life! Everything has changed from this point on, and I want to tell this to anyone who will listen and be the first to welcome them to the new!”

Last fall, MercyMe released “Shake,” their first single from Welcome To The New. The song was an instant hit with radio audiences, gaining adds from 75 stations including K-LOVE, Air 1, Salem Music Network, KLTY/Dallas and more, while shooting up into the Top 20 on the Billboard National Christian Audience Chart.

The single’s impressive momentum has translated well for the “Shake” music video. Filmed on the downtown streets of Huntsville, Ala. with dancers from the North Alabama Dance Center and over 100 local extras, the high-energy, choreographed music video has been viewed nearly 700,000 times over several video platforms. Fans of the band have been buzzing about the video, using the hashtag “#MMShake” to share their own videos and responses via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The album will be available for pre-order at Lifeway, Family Christian Stores and other participating retailers on January 28, as well as iTunes® on February 18.

About MercyMe:
Since their debut in 2001, GRAMMY®-nominated, American Music Award and multiple Dove Award winners MercyMe have sold over 6 million units in CD and DVD sales, garnered 25 No. 1 multi-format Christian radio singles and four consecutive mainstream radio hits with “I Can Only Imagine,” (No. 4 AC/Top 25 on Top 40/Hot AC), “Here With Me” (No. 4 AC), “Homesick” (Top 10 AC), and “So Long Self.” In 2009, Billboard named MercyMe’s “Word Of God Speak” the No. 1 Song of The Decade and the group the No. 1 Christian Songs Artist of the Decade, with an additional No. 1 as the Christian AC Song Artist of The Decade as one of the industry’s most notable talents. MercyMe made history as “I Can Only Imagine” surpassed 1 million digital downloads, making it the first song in Christian music to go platinum in the digital domain. MercyMe has sold out venues across the nation, including Radio City Music Hall, and has appeared on The Tonight Show, CNN, Fox New Channel’s Fox & Friends, ABC News, CBS This Morning and in the pages of Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, USA Today, Billboard and more. Their eighth studio album, Welcome To The New, will be available on April 8, 2014.

[Get Connected with MercyMe]
Website // www.mercyme.org
Facebook // www.facebook.com/mercyme
Twitter // www.twitter.com/mercyme
“Shake” iTunes // http://smarturl.it/MMShake
“Shake” Amazon MP3 // http://smarturl.it/MMShake2

January 18, 2014

JOHN MARK MCMILLAN RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE FROM BORDERLAND

 

 

NASHVILLE, TENN. – January 14, 2014 –Acclaimed singer/songwriter John Mark McMillan has just released his first single, “Future / Past” from his upcoming independent release, Borderland, at iTunes. John Mark’s fourth studio album will release on March 4, 2014. Just hours after releasing, “Future / Past” jumped to No. 2 on the iTunes Christian & Gospel Song chart. Click here to purchase this single.

Supporting today’s single release, John Mark’s music video for the song is also exclusively debuting at RELEVANT TV. Click on the image below to watch this video.

 

 

 

 

ABOUT Borderland:
Borderland speaks to the idea of the ‘place between places,’” says McMillan, “which is where I feel I’ve been living as a person, as an artist, and as a believer for a couple of years. While few things describe the Christian experience more than the ‘place between places,’ it is also a concept everyone can relate to. We all walk lines between work and family, love and responsibility, art and commerce, passion and business and so on. Many of these songs are my commentary from a life between the crevices and on the verge.”

This will be the first album released through John Mark’s recently launched record label, Lionhawk Records. Borderland was funded by a Kickstarter campaign in 2013 raising over $69,000 and backed by more than 1,500 contributors.

In addition to the anticipation around McMillan’s upcoming LP, the Charlotte, North Carolina native’s previous work continues with its success. In 2012, “Seen A Darkness,” from his last album Economy, was featured in the promo for the Grey’s Anatomy episode, “Hope for the Hopeless” (Season 8: Episode 12). His single “How He Loves” was recently listed by Integrity Music as one of the 25 most influential worship songs in the past 25 years and still today ranks on CCLI’s Top 25 chart. John Mark is proud to be an ambassador for World Vision and an advocate for its work in Bahkari, India.

 

January 18, 2014

NEEDTOBREATHE Announces New Album Rivers In The Wasteland Set For an April 15 Release

Nashville, Tenn. (January 14, 2014) – NEEDTOBREATHE is proud to announce the release of their upcoming album Rivers In The Wasteland. Set for an April 15 release on Atlantic Records/Word, Rivers In The Wasteland is the follow up to their acclaimed album The Reckoning, which saw the band spend over two years on the road in support of a collection of anthemic rock that caught the attention of The New York Times, NPR, Entertainment Weekly and USA Today.

Paste Magazine caught up with the band to talk about the new album. Fans can also get a first listen to the record’s mainstream single “The Heart,” a stomping number imbued with an infectious sense of hopeful anticipation. Read and listen here:http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/av/2014/01/song-premiere-needtobreathe—the-heart.html

“Difference Maker” from Rivers In The Wasteland, which the band performed to close out the 2013 Dove Awards, has impacted radio in a big way this week as the most added track at Christian Hot AC/CHR and the third most added at Christian AC.

The band’s relentless touring saw them captivate music fans at festivals such as Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits, along with standout performances on Letterman, Fallon, Leno and Conan. However, this extensive touring is where the musicians began grappling with both significant inner turmoil and the external pressure created by notoriety. For all three musicians, they had to take a well-deserved break and meditate on what each wanted NEEDTOBREATHE to be. After some time, the guys all agreed that the answer was to return to the band’s roots and find the anchor of musical simplicity.

Rivers In The Wasteland – the sound of a band excited to reconnect with the idea of a fresh start – was co-produced by the band with the help of various producers including Joe Chiccarelli, Kevin Augunas, Ed Cash and Jerrod Bettis, and was recorded at the band’s own Plantation Studios in Charleston, Fairfax Recordings (formally Sound City Studios) in Los Angeles and Blackbird Studios in Nashville.

“We’ve come through some rough moments and some amazing moments,” says guitarist & vocalist Bo Rinehart. “We’re the most energized we’ve ever been. The band is young again. We’ve got a new sense of purpose and we believe in what we’re doing. We just fell back in love with the idea of what we get to do.”

 

 

 

 

Rivers In The Wasteland is now available for pre-order and comes with two instant grat tracks – “The Heart” and “Difference Maker.” Visit needtobreathe.com to purchase.

Stay tuned for news on the band’s 2014 headlining tour!

About NEEDTOBREATHE:
NEEDTOBREATHE is an American Rock ‘n’ Roll Band from South Carolina, effortlessly woven from the musical traditions and faith of their upbringing in the Deep South of the United States. Made up of brothers Bear Rinehart (vocals, guitar) and Bo Rinehart (guitar, vocals), as well as Seth Bolt (bass, vocals), the band hit their big break in 2005 when they signed to Atlantic/Lava/Word Records. The career to follow would include four full studio albums, chart-topping cross-genre success, multiple headlining tours and media coverage on CONAN, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Late Show with David Letterman, MTV, FOX and much more. The band’s fifth studio album, Rivers In The Wasteland, will be available April 15, 2014.

[Get Connected with NEEDTOBREATHE]
Website // needtobreathe.com
Facebook // facebook.com/needtobreathe
Twitter // twitter.com/needtobreathe
YouTube // youtube.com/NEEDTOBREATHEVIDEOS

 

January 18, 2014

Popular Blogger Carlos Whittaker To Release New Book, Moment Maker, April 1st 2014

 

 

Nashville, TN (January 14, 2014) – Chances are you’ve heard of musician, thought leader, blogger and communicator Carlos Whittaker and just didn’t realize it. You may have heard of him through a certain viral video that received a People’s Choice Award, his segment on TLC’s “LA Ink” or maybe through his popular blog. Whatever the outlet, one thing’s for certain – Carlos Whittaker knows how to make big moments in his life. On April 1, Whittaker brings it all together in his first book aptly titled, “Moment Maker – You Can Live Your Life or It Will Live You.” With life happening all around, what you get out of it depends on how engaged and deliberate you are. In “Moment Maker,” Whittaker shares how he has learned to make each moment count and how those moments add up to a life rich with meaning and full of purpose.

Hear Carlos Whittaker speak more on “Moment Maker” – http://youtu.be/TbsbcEmKIhc

For Carlos Whittaker living deliberately is a way of life. Making moments that are significant, memorable or impactful is a part of how he navigates each day, and it has forever changed the landscape of his story. Whittaker divides these discoveries into three parts – “Creating Moment,” “Receiving Moments” and “Rescuing Moments.” Through lessons and application, Whittaker explains his methodology for living intentionally and claiming moments that touch the lives of others whether they be his family, his friends, his colleagues or complete strangers.

About Carlos Whittaker
Carlos Whittaker is a renowned musician, thought leader, blogger, and communicator. He has been the worship leader for Andy Stanley’s Buckhead Church in Atlanta and is on the leadership team for Catalyst as well as leading worship at many of their events. He currently attends Cross Point Church in Nashville and leads worship there. He and his wife Heather and their children live in Nashville, TN. He blogs at: ragamuffinsoul.com

January 18, 2014

The National Worship Leader Conference Announces 2014 Dates and Roster

 

 

National Worship Leader Conference has announced its 2014 conference event schedule featuring special appearances by Nicole C.Mullen, Tim Hughes, Matt Maher, Paul Baloche Meredith Andrews, Rush of Fools, Christy Nockels, All Sons and Daughters, Tim Timmons, One Sonic Society, The Digital Age, Gateway Worship, and many more.

Keynote speakers, such as Leonard Sweet, Bill and Gloria Gaither, Marva Dawn, Marcos Witt, include the most influential, insightful and challenging thought leaders in the Church across traditions.

National Worship Leader Conference, presenting the nation’s leading training events for worship leaders regularly draws attendees from around the world and across the nation. The conference has expanded into new cities in 2014 and will be kicking off its year of events Feb 24-27th in Dallas, Texas; followed by conferences in Virginia (DC) on May 12th-14th; San Jose, California on June 16th-19th; and rounding out the year in Kansas City, Kansas on July 14th-17th.

With over 80 workshops featuring many of the country’s leading worship artists, songwriters, thought leaders, biblical scholars, teachers, VJs and sound techs, conference attendees will also have access to cutting-edge technology and the ability to stream conference content long after the event is over. The National Worship Leader Conference serves the needs of the entire worship team by offering customizable educational opportunities, access to face-to-face mentorship from leading artists, and a chance to form lasting friendships within the worship community.

For further info, visit nationalworshipleaderconference.com

January 18, 2014

EX PETRA LEAD SINGER JOHN SCHLITT TO STAR WITH STEPHEN BALDWIN IN NEW FAITH-BASED SITCOM

 

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 14, 2014) – Grammy and Dove Award-winning vocalist John Schlitt is set to join actor Stephen Baldwin in a new sitcom, Rock And A Hard Place, slated to go into production in the Spring. The faith-based television project features Schlitt in the role of John, the maintenance man at Solid Rock Church, where Baldwin’s character is the pastor.

The sitcom, which has reached its initial Kickstarter goal to produce the pilot, is currently in Phase Two as the production team strives to make a “reach goal” of $100,000. The deadline for contributions is 9 p.m. E.T. Thursday, January 16.

The story line centers around Baldwin’s character, Pastor Darren Keaton, who has a young daughter, a live-in mother-in-law, a slowly declining congregation in a northern Illinois church. When Pastor Keaton learns he has become the new owner of Hard Knocks, the bar directly across the street from his church home, Solid Rock Church, he suddenly finds himself between “a rock and a hard place.” The pastor questions how his congregation will respond, how the church elders and staff will treat him, and how a devoutly religious man pastoring a church can possibly be allowed to own a bar? Pastor Darren finds he must look up for the answers, even more now than ever.

 

Legendary vocalist John Schlitt, far left, is set to star in the upcoming faith-based sitcom Rock And A Hard Place, with (l-r) Stephen Baldwin, Lindee Link, Berkeley Clayborne (front), and Darren Marlar, who also created and wrote the series and will serve as one of the producers. (Thompson Digital Image Photography & Web Design photo)

 

“If you feel it’s important to reach the public with a Christian perspective, this is your chance,” Schlitt says. “I believe there is an audience waiting for programming such as Rock And A Hard Place and I’m honored to be part of making the series happen.”

“Rock And A Hard Place is a comedy sitcom extravaganza,” Baldwin says. “It’s an outside the box, kooky, funny, Christian comedy of a heightened quality.”

Joining Baldwin and Schlitt in the cast are Braxton Cosby (Bill Cosby’s nephew) as the Solid Rock Church worship leader, Berkeley Clayborne as Rachel Keaton, and actress Lindee Link (Christian music singer Twila Paris’ cousin) in a surprise role. Grammy nominee Bryan Duncan wrote and performed the theme song for the new TV project. Darren Marlar is the series creator, producer, writer and also acts in the show.

To contribute to Rock And A Hard Place via Kickstarter or to learn more about the faith-based sitcom, visitRockAndAHardPlaceTV.com.

For more information about Schlitt, visit johnwschlitt.com.

About John Schlitt:
For more than three decades, John Schlitt has enjoyed a stellar musical career as a solo artist, as the lead singer for Grammy Award-winning Christian band Petra, one of the most successful Christian rock bands of all time, and as the former lead singer for popular ’70s mainstream rock band Head East. He has been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame as the lead singer of Petra during the years when the band won 10 Dove Awards and four Grammy Awards.

Schlitt was named the best rock singer in Christian music history by GospelMusicChannel.com. According to the website, Schlitt “remains one of the most distinctive and impactful men to ever stand behind a microphone.” Schlitt was also named Male Vocalist of the Year in About.com’s 2011 Readers’ Poll in a category that included Chris Tomlin, Jeremy Camp, Brandon Heath and Bebo Norman.

Since Schlitt released his fourth solo CD, The Greater Cause, in May 2012, the legendary vocalist’s busy schedule has included appearances on The Mike Huckabee Show, 700 Club Interactive and the Faith & Freedom Celebration–the faith-based kick-off to the Republican National Convention, as well as extensive international touring. Schlitt released his first recorded project of Christmas music this past November with the digital release of The Christmas Project.

For more information on Schlitt visit johnwschlitt.com or follow him on Twitter (@johnwschlitt) or Facebook (facebook.com/johnwschlitt).

 

January 18, 2014

American Idol Finalist Jeremy Rosado Launches New Single “Hope for Tomorrow” to Support Disaster Recovery Efforts in the Philippines

Millwood, VA (January 14, 2014) – American Idol finalist Jeremy Rosado launched his new single, “Hope for Tomorrow,” that is now available on iTunes, with a portion of the proceeds going to Project HOPE’s disaster recovery efforts in the Philippines where millions are still struggling after Typhoon Haiyan. The song was released by AIC Records.

To download your copy of “Hope for Tomorrow” by Jeremy Rosado, please visit this link.

For every 100,000 downloads of Rosado’s new song, Project HOPE and AIC Records will send two fans to the Philippines with Jeremy Rosado to see HOPE’s continuing medical mission and watch him perform. Individuals can enter this contest by visitingthis link.

“I hope this song will inspire people, especially my fans in the Philippines, to never give up no matter what challenges life throws at you,” said Rosado. “This song symbolizes healing and strength and each person who buys my song is supporting Project HOPE’s efforts to send medicines and supplies for thousands of people who are still suffering after Typhoon Haiyan.”

Rosado said the song was his way of giving back to his Filipino fans who sent him thousands of messages of support on social media during his run on American Idol. He credits these loyal fans for inspiring him to build a successful career as a recording artist after Idol.

The Virginia-based NGO Project HOPE has been deploying medical volunteers to the remote Panay Island in the Western Visayas region and the Camotes Islands in the Philippines. Project HOPE has also shipped over $7.3 million in donated medicines, generators, First Aid kits, and surgical equipment.

“There is still much work to be done in the Philippines to improve health care for millions of people. Typhoon Haiyan severely compromised many health facilities, and people are still traumatized by this tragedy,” said John P. Howe III, President and CEO of Project HOPE.

Project HOPE has played a crucial role in saving lives in regions hit by natural disasters over much of the last decade, in Haiti, Indonesia, Japan, China and other parts of Southeast Asia.

Rosado ultimately chose to partner with Project HOPE because of its legacy of providing health care to underserved communities. The NGO first arrived in the region over 50 years ago, aboard the SS HOPE, the first peacetime hospital ship. Project HOPE currently has health education programs in the region and worldwide.

About Project HOPE
Founded in 1958, Project HOPE (Health Opportunities for People Everywhere) is dedicated to providing lasting solutions to health problems with the mission of helping people to help themselves. Identifiable to many by the SS HOPE, the world’s first peacetime hospital ship, Project HOPE now provides medical training and health education, as well as conducts humanitarian assistance programs in more than 35 countries. Follow us on Twitter at projecthopeorg. www.projecthope.org

January 18, 2014

SWITCHFOOT’S NEW ALBUM, FADING WEST, AVAILABLE TODAY

Grammy-award winning rock band Switchfoot will release their new album, Fading West, today on Atlantic Records/Word. The album was exclusively streamed as an iTunes Radio First Play last week offering fans a sneak preview. A 47-city U.S. tour in support of the new album has also been announced, with performances confirmed at Terminal 5 in New York, House of Blues Chicago, and The Wiltern in Los Angeles, amongst many others.

A departure from the fuzzy, blistering guitars and bold rock sound of Vice Verses, Fading West takes the classic Switchfoot style and infuses a vast array of cultural influences collected during their 2012 World Tour that can be heard within the rhythms and sonic tapestry of the new record. With daring synth lines, inventive guitars and anthemic harmonies, this collection of songs is bigger and more powerful than anything the band has released to date. Rooted in the same hopeful message and quick turn of phrase that fans have come to love, Fading West is a renewed expression of change, hope and discovering your place in the world.

The first No. 1 radio hit from the acclaimed album, “Love Alone Is Worth The Fight,” claims the top spot for the sixth consecutive week on the Billboard Christian Hot AC/CHR chart with a bullet while simultaneously hitting No. 16 and climbing on the National Christian Audience chart. In just its first week at radio, the song garnered plays from every Billboard Christian Hot AC/CHR reporting station, marking the only time this has happened since the chart launched in 2006.

Switchfoot released their first feature film, also titled Fading West, on December 10th. Inspired by such films as Rattle and Hum and Endless Summer, the Fading West film follows Switchfoot as they travel the globe in search of new musical inspiration and perfect waves. Directed by Matt Katsolis and filmed during Switchfoot’s 2012 World Tour, the film charts the creation of the San Diego-based fivesome’s upcoming ninth album in its earliest and most unpredictable stages. Part rock documentary, part surf film, and part travelogue, Fading West offers rare glimpses of the longtime surfers on their boards and in the waves, captures the frenetic energy of their live shows, and in the end portrays a journey both epic and intimate. The film is now available across all leading Video On Demand platforms in the U.S. including iTunes, Amazon, Instant Video, Cable Movies on Demand, Google Play, Xbox Video, Sony Playstation, Cinemanow and Vudu with digital entertainment curator, FilmBuff. In addition, fans can request screenings of the film in a number of markets around the country in partnership with Gathr.

ABOUT SWITCHFOOT:
As they enter their 17th year as a band, Switchfoot have sold 5.5 million copies worldwide of their eight studio albums (including their 2003 double-platinum breakthrough The Beautiful Letdown and 2009’s Grammy Award-winning Hello Hurricane), racked up a string of Alternative radio hit singles (“Meant to Live,” “Dare You To Move,” “Mess of Me,” “The Sound (John M. Perkins’ Blues),” “Dark Horses,” and “Afterlife”), performed sold-out world tours (visiting five continents in the past year alone), raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to aid homeless kids in their community through their own Bro-Am Foundation, and earned themselves a global fan base devoted to Switchfoot’s emotionally intelligent and uplifting brand of alternative rock.

SWITCHFOOT TOUR DATES:

Jan 14 Encinitas, CA La Paloma Theater (film screening + performance)
Jan 15 San Diego, CA Casbah
Jan 24 Rochester, NY Main Street Armory
Feb 20 Williamsport, PA Bardo Gym
Feb 21 Lynchburg, VA Liberty University
Feb 22 Charleston, SC The Music Farm
Feb 23 Central, SC Southern Wesleyan University
Feb 24 Thomasville, GA Thomasville Municipal Auditorium
Feb 26 Richmond, VA The National
Feb 28 N. Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
Mar 1 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre
Mar 2 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theatre
Mar 6 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
Mar 7 Tulsa, OK Club Brady
Mar 8 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
Mar 9 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
Mar 10 Baton Rouge, LA Varsity Theatre
Mar 12 Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall
Mar 13 Chattanooga, TN Track 29
Mar 14 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre
Mar 19 Charlotte, NC Amos’ Southend
Mar 20 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
Mar 21 Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
Mar 22 Boston, MA Royale
Mar 23 Killington, VT Pickle Barrel
Mar 26 Stroudsburg, PA The Sherman Theater
Mar 28 Providence, RI Fete Ballroom
Mar 29 New York, NY Terminal 5
Apr 2 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Apr 3 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
Apr 4 Marion, IN Indiana Wesleyan PAC
Apr 5 Cincinnati, OH The Underground
Apr 6 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
Apr 7 Kansas City, MO Midland Theatre
Apr 9 Roswell, NM The Liberty
Apr 10 Flagstaff, AZ Orpheum Theatre
Apr 11 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
Apr 12 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock Live
Apr 16 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
Apr 18 Seattle, WA Showbox
Apr 19 Spokane, WA Martin Woldson Theatre at The Fox
Apr 20 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
Apr 21 College Place, WA Walla Walla University
Apr 22 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
Apr 23 Englewood, CO Gothic Theater
Apr 25 Abilene, TX Abilene Civic Center
Apr 27 Nashville, TN War Memorial Auditorium

For more information on Switchfoot, Fading West, the latest tour updates and more, go to www.switchfoot.com.