Switchfoot Plans Another U.S. Tour

Switchfoot is hitting the road again. The San Diego-based rock act will kick off its fifth U.S. tour in support of its breakthrough album, "The Beautiful Letdown," Sept. 25 in Huntsville, Ala.

Switchfoot is hitting the road again. The San Diego-based rock act will kick off its fifth U.S. tour in support of its breakthrough album, "The Beautiful Letdown," Sept. 25 in Huntsville, Ala.

The band is currently in Europe, where its tour with Alter Bridge will play Amsterdam tomorrow (Sept. 15) and London on Friday. A two-date visit to Australia is sandwiched in between the European and U.S. dates.

Primarily made up of club and theater dates, the U.S. trek opens with a trio of bigger shows. The first date falls in the middle of Huntsville, Ala.'s annual three-day Big Spring Jam event, which will also boast appearances by George Clinton & Funkadelic, Jewel and Lynryd Skynyrd.

A Sept. 26 visit to Jackson, N.J., has the band headlining Six Flags Great Adventure's North Star Arena, followed the next day by an appearance at the Arkansas-Oklahoma State Fair in Fort Smith, Ark.

Released in February 2003, "The Beautiful Letdown" is the band's fourth album, and first for Red Ink/Columbia. The set peaked at No. 16 on The Billboard 200, where it is still in the top 30, and No. 1 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums chart. The album has sold 1.16 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

The set spawned the hit single "Meant To Live," which peaked at No. 6 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart and No. 18 on the Hot 100. Follow-up "Dare You To Move" reached No. 9 on the Modern Rock tally in July and is new at No. 37 on the Top 40 Tracks chart this week.

Here are Switchfoot's tour dates:

Sept. 15: Amsterdam (Melkweg; with Alter Bridge)
Sept. 17: London (ULU; with Alter Bridge)
Sept. 20: Melbourne (Mercury Lounge)
Sept. 22: Sydney (Metro)
Sept. 25: Huntsville, Ala. (Big Spring Jam)
Sept. 26: Jackson, N.J. (Six Flags - North Star Arena)
Sept. 27: Fort Smith, Ark. (Arkansas-Oklahoma State Fair)
Oct. 7: Anaheim, Calif. (The Grove of Anaheim)
Oct. 8: San Francisco (Warfield Theatre)
Oct. 9: Fresno, Calif. (Paul Theatre)
Oct. 11: Seattle (Moore Theatre)
Oct. 12: Portland, Ore. (Crystal Ballroom)
Oct. 13: Boise, Idaho (The Big Easy)
Oct. 14: Logan, Utah (Dee Glen Smith Spectrum)
Oct. 15: Denver (Paramount Theatre)
Oct. 16: Washington, D.C. (DC 101 Chili Cookoff)
Oct. 19: Minneapolis (The Quest)
Oct. 20: Milwaukee (The Rave)
Oct. 21: Chicago (Riviera Theatre)
Oct. 22: Detroit (State Theatre)
Oct. 23: Las Vegas (Desert Breeze Park)
Oct. 24: Dallas (TBD)
Oct. 25: St. Louis (The Pageant)
Oct. 27: Cleveland (Agora Theatre)
Oct. 28: Philadelphia (Electric Factory)
Oct. 29: New York (Hammerstein Ballroom)
Oct. 30: Worcester, Mass. (The Palladium)
Nov. 4: Orlando, Fla. (House of Blues)
Nov. 5: Myrtle Beach, S.C. (House of Blues)
Nov. 6: Norfolk, Va. (Norva Theatre)
Nov. 8: Atlanta (Tabernacle)
Nov. 9: Birmingham, Ala. (Wright Center)