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Switchfoot has announced that Fading West will be the title of the band's new album, as well as the name of a feature film that the group will screen for fans on its upcoming fall tour. According to Antimusic, the band will release the record in October, with the 80-minute movie shown as the "opening act" on the live dates. The tour will kick off on September 20th in St. Louis, MO and hit 43 cities, including Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Denver, Los Angeles, Seattle and Minneapolis.
According to an official synopsis, the Fading West film follows Switchfoot as they "travel the globe in search of new musical inspiration and perfect waves."
The movie was filmed during Switchfoot's 2012 world tour, while also chronicling the early stages of its upcoming ninth studio album.
The movie also offers rare glimpses of the band members, all longtime surfers, on their boards and in the waves.
Frontman Jon Foreman told us a while back that the band's name itself comes from their favorite pastime: "Switchfoot is actually a surfing term, where you put a different foot forward than your normal foot -- say you normally put your left foot forward, you put your right foot forward. (It's) Like 'fakey' or 'switchstance' in skateboarding or snowboarding."
The Fading West album will follow up 2011's Vice Verses, which featured the Top Five Modern Rock single "Dark Horses."