Heralded as one of the biggest independent rock bands in history, DISPATCH officially split up in 2004 with a farewell show in Boston that drew 110,000 people and was dubbed as the largest independent music event in history (Rolling Stone). Three years later, the band came back together for three consecutive shows at New York City’s Madison Square Garden in ties to their philanthropic work in Zimbabwe, becoming the first independent band to sell out the historic venue. In 2011, the band officially reunited to release new material, including a six-song EP and their first full-length studio album since 2000, Circles Around the Sun.
Along with news of the tour comes the release of the band’s new track “Only The Wild Ones” – the first new song to be released from their forthcoming summer studio album. More details on the new Dispatch album to be announced soon. “Only the Wild Ones” is available on all DSPs and streaming services now.
Founded by college friends turned band of brothers Chad Urmston, Pete Heimbold, and Brad Corrigan, Dispatch released four rapid fire albums over four years and grew a tremendous reputation as a live act.
In 2011, Dispatch officially made its return, staging a full world tour and releasing its first studio album in over a decade, Circles Around The Sun.
As evidenced by their long track record of benefit concerts and service projects around the world, giving back to communities in need remains a priority for Urmston, Heimbold, and Corrigan, who run and support several charities and social causes in their spare time. A portion of ticket sales along the America, Location 12 Tour will work to benefit local charities, more details from the band coming soon.