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21 Aug
2012


Circles Around The Sun, the new studio album from Dispatch, is available today via the band’s own Bomber Records. Available in stores and at all digital retailers, the album was produced by Peter Katis (Interpol, Jonsi, The National), and is the band’s first studio album in over a decade. Buy the album on iTunes or Amazon.

The band tweeted earlier today that they would be playing a free acoustic pop up concert at Washington Square Park in Manhattan. The show is set to start at 6:00pm EST and end when the cops show up!

On Thursday, August 23rd at 3:00p EST the band will partner with Livestream for a live acoustic performance and fan chat streamed at http://new.livestream.com/livestreamsessions/dispatch. Fans can follow the page for updates and to be notified when the session goes live.

DISPATCH TOUR DATES*

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

OCTOBER
1st Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre
2nd Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
3rd Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
5th New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
6th Boston, MA Agganis Arena
8th Toronto, ONT Sound Academy
9th Philadelphia, PA Tower Theatre
11th Washington, DC Constitution Hall
12th Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre

*MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

05 Jun
2012

Dispatch has unveiled the director’s cut of the video for their song “Not Messin’” via their YouTube Channel. Directed by so pa Productions (Coachella & Bonnaroo documentaries, The Low Anthem, Alexi Murdoch), the video was shot at Mishnock Barn in West Greenwich, RI – home of the region’s best line dancing. More than 150 enthusiastic fans responded to Dispatch’s call out for extras, and arrived at the video shoot location in their best Country Western attire. Mishnock Barn is a location hand picked by the band, as the barn is located next door to LakeWest Recording Studio where the band recorded their early albums Bang Bang, Four-Day Trials, and Who Are We Living For?. Mishnock Barn owners Dan and Kelly Albro recruited and taught their line dancing regulars to perform the line dance that made an appearance in the video. The storyline and concept was a collaboration between Dispatch members and so pa.

Beginning today, fans can pre-order the band’s forthcoming album Circles Around The Sun on the band’s web store. A limited quantity of music and merch bundles are available including: deluxe vinyl with a 28 page hardcover book, CDs, apparel, autographed photo prints, and more. Pre-orders qualify fans for weekly drawings where the band gives away one-of-a-kind Dispatch items like custom bobble-heads of the band and a Chia Chad. For a complete breakdown of the various bundles available, click HERE.

The album is also available on iTunes pre-order now for 6.99

16 May
2012

Tens of thousands of music lovers are set to arrive on the beautiful beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama when the Hangout Music Fest kicks-off to a sold-out crowd this weekend. Fans not lucky enough to score tickets will still be able to watch the show on Myspace and catch performances by hot artists, such as Jack White, String Cheese Incident, Dispatch, Umphrey’s McGee, G. Love & Special Sauce, Paul Oakenfold, Gogol Bordello, Dr. Dog, Flogging Molly, Yelawolf, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Alabama Shakes, and more, blaze the stage on May 18-20.

“When tickets sold out so quickly, we knew we had to do something to share the festival to a wider audience. Thanks to Myspace, music fans that can’t make it to our party in person can still join in the fun,” said Hangout Music Fest founder and owner, Shaul Zislin. “Enjoy the broadcast and we’ll see you here next year!”

“Myspace’s broadcast of sets lets people everywhere share in the diverse music offerings Hangout Fest attendees are catching here in Gulf Shores,” said A.J. Niland, producer of Hangout Music Fest. “Ocean breezes and sand between your toes not included.”

As the exclusive distribution partner, Myspace will broadcast select performances live and on-demand, beginning Friday, May 18 through Sunday, May 20 at www.myspace.com/hangoutmusicfest. Additional performance footage will be shared on select Hangout artists’ Myspace pages. Stay tuned to Hangout’s Myspace page for all the updates on artist broadcasts.

“The Hangout Music Fest is an amazing stage for huge music acts such as Dave Matthews Band and Jack White,” said Al Dejewski, SVP Global Marketing of Myspace. “Connecting bands and fans with music is our roots and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to deliver these diverse, unexpected and exciting performances to audiences at home.”

About Hangout Music Fest:
Named “Music Festival of the Year” at the Pollstar Awards, the 2012 Hangout Music Fest features four action-packed days of music across five stages. This year’s festival sold out of General Admission tickets within two weeks of on-sale and has since completely sold out of all VIP-level passes. The newly expanded site includes an incredible array of activities and VIP amenities unheard of at music festivals, including swimming pools with stage views, the multi-level Sky Bar, fresh Gulf seafood, amusement rides, and much more.

About Myspace:
Myspace LLC is a leading social entertainment destination powered by the passions of fans. Myspace drives social interaction by providing a highly personalized experience around entertainment and connecting people to the music, TV, movies, and games that they love. These entertainment experiences are available through both online and offline and across multiple platforms and devices. Myspace is also the home of Myspace Music, which offers an ever-growing catalog of freely streamable audio and video content to users and provides major, independent, and unsigned artists alike with the tools to reach new audiences. The company is headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA and is an affiliate of Specific Media.

06 May
2012


Tickets for Dispatch’s recently announced North American Tour in support of their highly anticipated, forthcoming album, Circles Around The Sun are now onsale at dispatchmusic.com. 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. 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 TOUR DATES*

MAY
19th Gulf Shores, AL Hangout Music Festival

JUNE
8-10 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo

AUGUST
10-12 San Francisco, CA Outside Lands Festival

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

OCTOBER
1st Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre
2nd Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
3rd Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
5th New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
6th Boston, MA Agganis Arena
8th Toronto, ONT Sound Academy
9th Philadelphia, PA Tower Theatre
11th Washington, DC Constitution Hall
12th Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre

* MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

16 Apr
2012


Dispatch, one of the most successful independent rock bands, today announced they would release Circles Around The Sun, their first studio album in twelve years on August 21st on their own Bomber Records. Produced by Peter Katis (Interpol, Jonsi, The National), Circles Around The Sun is an eclectic all-American rock and roll record that delivers the gutsy storytelling, compelling songwriting and radian 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).

Dispatch will perform this summer at Bonnaroo, Hangout and Outside Lands festivals and starting September 20th the band will embark upon the Circles Around The Sun Tour, its most extensive North American tour in over a decade. The list of tour dates can be found below. In an ongoing effort to keep tickets in the hands of the fans, Dispatch is asking its fans to visit www.dispatchmusic.com and register for the ticket presale which launches today, April 16th and will wind down at 5PM EST on April 25th. Then on April 27th, registered fans will get a code enabling them to purchase concert tickets starting on May 1st to any stop on Dispatch’s North American Tour this fall.

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 visit www.dispatchmusic.com/giving_back.

DISPATCH TOUR DATES*

MAY
19th Gulf Shores, AL Hangout Music Festival

JUNE
9th Manchester, TN Bonnaroo

AUGUST
12th San Francisco, CA Outside Lands Festival

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

OCTOBER
1st Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre
2nd Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
3rd Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
5th New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
6th Boston, MA Agganis Arena
8th Toronto, ONT Sound Academy
9th Philadelphia, PA Tower Theatre
11th Washington, DC Constitution Hall
12th Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre

* MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

ABOUT DISPATCH
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.

25 Jun
2011

Dispatch is wrapping up their current reunion tour this weekend with three hometown shows at the TD Garden in Boston. Our photographer Jennifer Murtha (FromThePhotoPit.com) was there to get some shots of the boys at the first sold out show last night. Check them out below and head over to dispatchmusic.com for the band’s upcoming festival dates.

28 Apr
2011

Dispatch debuted their new song “Melon Bend” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

You can download the song for free at dispatchmusic.com in exchange for signing up for the band’s mailing list. Watch the performance below: