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Dispatch Tickets Onsale Today, Band Premieres New Song
· Toddstar on May 07 2012 22:18:20
Tour News



Tickets for Dispatch's recently announced North American Tour in support of their highly anticipated, forthcoming album, Circles Around The Sun go on sale today at The tour, the most extensive the band has done in over a decade, will provide fans a chance to see the band in a more intimate setting. It will kick off at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC on September 20th and will follow the band's upcoming appearances at the Hangout Music, Bonnaroo and Outside Lands Festivals.

As a bonus to the band's fans, Dispatch released the new song "Not Messin'" on Soundcloud as a free stream and download. Grab it
here.  Their first studio album in twelve years, Circles Around The Sun is an eclectic all-American rock and roll record that delivers the gutsy storytelling, compelling songwriting and radiant harmonies that has earned the band fans throughout countless countries.  It was recorded at The Clubhouse (Rhinebeck, NY), Water Music (Hoboken, NJ), and Tarquin Studios (Bridgeport, CT). Circles Around The Sun will be released on August 21st on the band's own Bomber Records.


Dispatch will be offering live audio downloads of every show on the North American leg of the Circles Around The Sun Tour within 48 hours of the show ending. Every ticket purchased comes with a FREE download of that particular show. Attending fans will be able to redeem the bar code number on their physical ticket for a download of the performance they attended (fans MUST keep their ticket stubs in order to do so).  More details of this program, including the web redemption location, to follow.

Dispatch has always been a band that has stood up and rallied its fans behind causes that challenge the status quo.  This time out the band will donate $1 from every concert ticket sold on the Circles Around The Sun Tour to its Amplifying Education initiative. Over the last year, Dispatch's Amplifying Education campaign has engaged over 700 fan volunteers in nearly 4,000 hours of service to improve schools across North American and Europe; collected over 10,000 book donations to support local literacy programs through Better World Books; and raised over $250,000 through a portion of ticket sales, benefit shows, and fan-to-fan outreach at shows to support local education programs like City Year and Teach for America. Dispatch fans are also encouraged to continue bringing 
book donations to shows this fall to support local literacy programs. For more information please visit:

19                  Gulf Shores, AL           Hangout Music Festival

8-10               Manchester, TN          Bonnaroo

10-12             San Francisco, CA      Outside Lands Festival

20                  Vancouver, BC           Commodore Ballroom
21                  Seattle, WA                 Paramount Theatre
22                  Portland, OR              Roseland Theatre
26                  Los Angeles, CA          Hollywood Palladium
28                  Broomfield, CO          1st Bank Centre
29                  Broomfield, CO          1st Bank Centre

01                  Minneapolis, MN       Orpheum Theatre
02                  Chicago, IL                   Aragon Ballroom
03                  Chicago, IL                   Aragon Ballroom
05                  New York, NY                Radio City Music Hall
06                  Boston, MA                  Agganis Arena
08                  Toronto, ONT               Sound Academy
09                  Philadelphia, PA         Tower Theatre
11                  Washington, DC          Constitution Hall
11                  Atlanta, GA                   Fox Theatre


Dispatch is Chad Stokes, Brad Corrigan, and Pete Francis.  After forming in New England in 1996 and through intense word of mouth and fan loyalty, Dispatch went on to become one of the biggest draws on the live music scene, and arguably one of the biggest independent rock bands in History.  The band released their debut album in 1996, an acoustic-driven folk-pop affair called Silent Steeples, on their own Bomber Records followed by 1998's reggae-flavored Bang Bang. In 1999 the band released their third album Four Day Trials. After a brief hiatus during which various members pursued solo endeavors, in 2004 the group organized a free show in Boston on the Esplanade, anticipating perhaps 20,000 people would turn up. The concert became the largest show in independent music event history (documented in the feature film The Last Dispatch). In 2011 the trio decided to record new music, which led to last year's Dispatch EP and now Circles Around The Sun.

Dispatch Press Photo

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