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18 May
2010


SWITCHFOOT has teamed up with BIDFIRE (http://bidfire.com/), a competitive shopping site, to offer one lucky fan the ultimate experience: the opportunity to record a song with the band during a deluxe, four-day trip to the group’s hometown of San Diego, CA. The resulting track, recorded in SWITCHFOOT’S home studio, will be released on iTunes and MySpace.com. No musical talent is required – the winning bidder can opt to play on the session or just help shape the recording.

“Record a Song with Switchfoot,” BIDFIRE’S first charity auction, will begin on Friday, May 28th, at noon Pacific. Bidder registration is currently underway at http://www.bidfire.com/switchfoot. Proceeds of this charity auction will benefit StandUp for Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of at-risk and homeless youth (www.standupforkids.org).

BIDFIRE is a different type of online auction – users purchase bids for $1 and it only takes a single bid to win. The last bid placed when the auction closes wins. Fans are encouraged to reserve their seats since space is limited and the “Record a Song with Switchfoot” charity auction is expected to sell out.

The winning bidder will be flown to San Diego and put up at The Grand Del Mar, a Five Diamond resort. In addition to recording with SWITCHFOOT, they’ll have VIP access to the band’s June 24th show at the San Diego County Fair and the events of the weekend’s 6th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am, including a charity auction at a private home in La Jolla on June 25th and the concert/surf contest on June 26th. The Bro-Am will once again benefit San Diego area chapters of StandUp for Kids. Last year’s event raised more than $100,000 for the charity and drew a crowd of over 7,000. Held at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, CA, the free event will also feature live mural art, beach vendors and more. It will be followed by the Teva Blackout after party at The Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach. Party attendees will get a firsthand look at the illum, Teva’s new surf-inspired flip-flop. The band recently shot a video to launch the illum, which features a detachable, waterproof LED Pedlamp™, making it ideal for midnight or dawn patrol surf sessions.

SWITCHFOOT returns to the road this week, playing a series of U.S. shows and European festivals before embarking on a tour with the Goo Goo Dolls on July 17th. The group will also perform at Lollapalooza (August 8th) and the Austin City Limits Festival (October 10th). (See below for full tour dates.)

The Sound (John M. Perkins’ Blues),” the second single from the band’s latest album, Hello Hurricane, is currently climbing at radio. The track, which was used in Verizon Wireless’ fall 2009 ad campaign for the BlackBerry® Storm™ 2, is already in the Top 30 at Modern Rock radio where it’s getting airplay at many major stations. It is the follow-up to lead single “Mess of Me,” which was a Top 15 hit at Modern Rock.

Jon Foreman, lead singer/guitarist for SWITCHFOOT, recently penned his fourth piece for the Huffington Post. You can read the article, entitled “The Dark Horse: Joan of Arc, Elliot Smith and Me,” at:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jon-foreman/the-dark-horse-joan-of-ar_b_558967.html

The band has also joined forces with Pennyroyal Silver to support MusiCares®, offering a limited edition SWITCHFOOT pendant designed by the band and Tim Foster, Pennyroyal Silver’s founder. The pendant will be available through May 31st, 2010 at http://www.pennyroyalsilver.com and 30 percent of proceeds will go to MusiCares. Established in 1989 by The Recording Academy®, MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need.

SWITCHFOOT – UPCOMING TOUR DATES
( * indicates dates with Goo Goo Dolls)

Date City/State (Province/Country) Venue

5/20 CHARLOTTE, NC Nascar All-Star Week Concert (free show)
5/21 CHARLESTON, SC The Music Farm
5/22 WASHINGTON, DC 101 Chili Cookoff / RFK Stadium
5/29 LEICESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND Leicestershire Music Festival
5/30-31 WEST SUSSEX, ENGLAND West Sussex Music Festival
6/1 LONDON, ENGLAND London HMV Forum
6/2 KOLN, GERMANY Luxor
6/3 BERLIN, GERMANY Postbahnof
6/5 TRNAVA, SLOVAKIA Festival Lumen
6/6 FRAUENFELD, SWITZERLAND Springtime Festival
6/8 HAMBURG, GERMANY Knust
6/9 SILKEBORG, DENMARK Jysk Musik og Teaterhus
6/10 AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND Melkweg
6/11 BALLYMENA, IRELAND Fuel 2010 Festival (Northern Ireland)
6/12 EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND Frenzy Festival
6/13 DONINGTON PARK, UK Download Festival
6/19 COLUMBUS, OH Newport Music Hall
6/20 WILLIAMSBURGH, VA Busch Gardens
6/24 DEL MAR, CA Del Mar Fairgrounds
7/3 VAUGHN, ONTARIO Canada’s Wonderland
7/17 * CLEVELAND, OH Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre
7/18 * DETROIT, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/20 * CHICAGO, IL Charter One Pavilion
7/22* SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/23* BUFFALO, NY Darien Lake
7/27* HOLMDEL, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/28* UNCASVILLE, CT Mohegan Sun
7/30* JONES BEACH, NY Nikon at Jones Beach
8/3* BALTIMORE, MD Pier Six Pavilion
8/7* SCRANTON, PA Toyota Pavilion
8/8 CHICAGO, IL Lollapalooza
8/9* RALEIGH, NC Raleigh Boutique Amphitheatre
8/10* CHARLOTTE, NC Uptown Theatre
8/18* ST CHARLES, MO Family Arena
8/26* CONCORD, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
8/28* PHOENIX, AZ Dodge Theatre
8/29* LOS ANGELES, CA Greek Theatre
10/10 AUSTIN, TX Austin City Limits Festival

11 Nov
2009
neilyoung1

Dreamin’ Man, Neil Young Archives Performance Series #12, will be released
December 8 (vinyl on Jan. 12), 17 years after the original release of Harvest Moon.

The album is a complete live performance of Young’s album Harvest Moon drawn from various solo acoustic shows he performed in 1992 before the actual release of the Harvest studio recording.
The album was produced by Young and John Hanlon and recorded and mixed by Tim Mulligan.

You can stream the track “Dreamin’ Man” here.

Dreamin’ Man Live ’92 track listing:
“Dreamin’ Man”
“Such A Woman”
“One Of These Days”
“Harvest Moon”
“You And Me”
“Hank To Hendrix”
“Unknown Legend”
“Old King”
“Natural Beauty”
“War Of Man”

In other news, Neil Young has been declared MusiCares “Person of the Year” for 2010. The Farm Aid co-founder who also raises millions of dollars annually for physically and mentally impaired children via Bridge School Concerts will be honored as MusiCares Person of the Year for 2010.

Young will receive the award on January 29th, right before the Grammy Awards. Proceeds from the annual GRAMMY Week gala dinner and concert honoring Young will provide essential support for MusiCares, which ensures that music people have a place to turn to in times of financial, medical and personal need.

As part of its ongoing Archives reissue campaign with legendary singer-songwriter Neil Young, Reprise Records will release re-mastered versions of the first four of Young’s classic solo albums, 1969’s Neil Young and Everybody Knows This is Nowhere, 1970’s After the Gold Rush, and 1972’s Harvest.

Available on November 23rd, each re-issue has been re-mastered from the original analog master tapes by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering Studios in Hollywood, CA.
The albums are being reissued on both vinyl and compact disc.

The individual albums are being issued on 140 gram vinyl to retail. There is also a box set of the four albums pressed on audiophile 180 gram vinyl.
Vinyl will be pressed at Pallas MFG/Germany—the world’s premiere record-pressing plant.

The box sets will be individually numbered in gold foil stamp and strictly limited to 3,000 units worldwide. The four albums will also be released on 24 karat gold CDs, packaged in Gary Burden designed cardboard wallet packs. The four gold CD albums are housed in a numbered slip case, limited to 2,500 worldwide.

The box sets and gold vinyl be be available only through www.becausesoundmatters.com and www.neilyoung.com.

All four titles have already been released to retail on standard CDs, housed in jewel boxes.