Switchfoot’s "The Beautiful Letdown" Is Certified 3x Platinum


Iconic GRAMMY-winning rock band Switchfoot's breakthrough 2003 album The Beautiful Letdown has been officially certified 3x platinum by RIAA. The band was surprised on stage by their kids, who presented them with a ceremonial plaque during their sold-out North American tour finale at the Wiltern in Los Angeles last night, a show that featured a surprise appearance by pop duo Aly & AJ, as well as an opening set by members of Switchfoot performing under the name Chin Up (the band's name prior to "Switchfoot"). 

RIAA 3x platinum certification denotes album sales of over three million copies, and the certification marks yet another groundbreaking milestone in Switchfoot's long career. 

Originally released in 2003, The Beautiful Letdown catapulted the San Diego-based rock group to international fame, and cemented their status as underdogs in the music industry whose grassroots approach to music making was a breath of fresh air. Earlier this year, the band celebrated The Beautiful Letdown's 20th anniversary by re-recording the album in full and releasing it as The Beautiful Letdown (Our Version). They followed that release with The Beautiful Letdown (Our Version) [Deluxe Edition], a 25-track collection that features 12 newly recorded covers of songs from The Beautiful Letdown, including new recordings by noted Switchfoot fans Jonas BrothersOneRepublic's Ryan TedderTwenty One Pilots' Tyler JosephJon BellionIngrid AndressOwl CityDayglow, and more, in addition to Switchfoot's re-recorded version of the album and new unreleased B-sides.

Stream The Beautiful Letdown (Our Version) [Deluxe Edition] HERE

Switchfoot's triumphant tour finale at The Wiltern capped a stunning run of 40+ North American tour dates that saw the band take their legendary live show to adoring audiences across the country performing The Beautiful Letdown in its entirety, plus other live favorites from throughout the band's career. The shows cemented Switchfoot's status as one of America's best live bands, including rave reviews in markets like Nashville, Chicago, Boston, Seattle, Portland, and Washington, DC. 


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