The Dispatch summer tour just keeps on rolling with new dates set to bring band to your city
Following the success of last year's summer tour and release of their first album in five years, Dispatch wrapp up some recording that they didn't finish the first time around
Dispatch, arguably one of the best-known independent rock bands, will continue their summer tour with a new set of dates that follows a successful string of sold out shows at Red Rocks, and in Vail and Salt Lake City last month. The touring juggernauts will make additional stops in 25+ cities throughout the US including two night stands at NYC's Central Park SummerStage, Stubbs in Austin and in Boston at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion to close out the tour.
Special guests include Nahko and Medicine For The People, Raye Zaragoza and Scatter Their Own on select dates. Tickets are available here and the full tour routing can be found below. The seasoned trio is in the middle of one of their most prolific periods to date.
Following the success of last year's summer tour and release of their first album in five years, 'America, Location 12', Dispatch went back out to Northern California: Stinson Beach's Panoramic House, to wrap up some recording that they didn't finish the first time around (alongside producer John Dragonetti [The Submarines] and engineer Mike Sawitzke [Eels]).
This new collection of music is 'America, Location 13'. The band has been steady releasing a song every couple of weeks throughout the summer and the collection will culminate as one bundle after the last song is out later this year. Physical pre-orders will start later this fall and will include a limited edition vinyl version.
It's impossible to deny that few bands - at any level - have been able to achieve what Dispatch has: three sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden to raise funds for Zimbabwean humanitarian efforts, world tours and a 2004 concert in Boston that drew 110,000 fans. They've been known, since the band's inception in 1996 in Boston, as being more than just about the music - they've constantly directed their energy to causes and campaigns along the way.
Apart from their work as a trio, Stokes also created a non-profit, Calling All Crows, that joins bands and fans together in collective activism that's raised more than a half a million dollars, and Corrigan has been at work on Love Light + Melodyto amplify the stories of children who live in extreme poverty.
SUMMER TOUR 2018
July 14 Darling's Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, ME ^#
July 15 Saranac Brewery, Utica, NY ^
July 18 SummerStage, Central Park New York, NY ^
July 19, SummerStage, Central Park , New York, NY ^
July 20, Stone Pony Summer Stage, Asbury Park, NJ ^
July 21, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD ^
July 23, Meijer Gardens Amphitheatre, Grand Rapids, MI ^
July 24, Murat Theatre, Indianapolis, IN ^
July 26, Innsbrook After Hours, Glen Allen, VA ^
July 27, Red Hat Amphitheater , Raleigh, NC ^
July 28, State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Par, Atlanta, GA ^
August 2, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, St. Augustine, FL ^
August 9, Live On The Green Festiva, Nashville, TV - festival
August 10, The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factor, Irving, TX %
August 11, Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheate, Austin, TX %
August 12, Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheate, Austin, TX %
August 16, The Greek Theatr, Los Angeles, CA %
August 17, Brooklyn Bow, Las Vegas, NV %
August 18, Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, San Diego, CA %
August 19, Avila Beach Resort, Avila Beach, CA %
August 21, Fox Theater, Oakland, CA %
August 23, Britt Pavilion, Jacksonville, OR %
August 24, Oregon Zoo Amphitheater, Redmond, WA %
August 25, Marymoor Park Amphitheatre, Redmond, WA %
September 13, CrossroadsKC, Kansas City, MO %
September 14, The Armory, Minneapolis, MN %
September 15, Huntington Bank Pavilion, Chicago, IL %
September 16, PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati, OH %
September 19, Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA %
September 20, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston, MA %
September 21, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston, MA %
*No Nahko and Medicine For The People*
^ w/ Raye Zaragoza
% w/ Scatter Their Own
# w/ Rebelution + Stephen Marley