First new music from Dispatch in over 10 years! Dispatch, who are currently in rehearsals for their first national concert tour in nearly 10 years, which kicks off on June 3rd at Red Rocks Amphitheatre just outside of Denver, announced today that they will release an EP of all new music this coming Tuesday, May 17th. The EP marks the first time the band has released new music for sale in over a decade. The band gave fans a preview of one of the EP’s tracks, “Melon Bend,” with a rousing performance of the song on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon late last month.
If the band’s successful work on the EP in Katis’ Bridgeport, Connecticut recording studio this spring is any indication, Dispatch fans everywhere can anticipate more new music in early 2012 in the form of a full length studio album, the band’s first since the release of the band’s last studio album Who Are We Living For in 2000.
Dispatch’s summer tour begins on June 3rd with a three night stand at Red Rocks in Colorado and culminates on June 26th with a three night appearance at their hometown TD Garden in Boston. The tour includes the first ever concert at the 25,000 seat Red Bull Arena outside of New York and has been one of the quickest selling concert tours in recent memory. The tour marks the band’s first set of public performances since their historic three night sold out stand at Madison Square Garden in 2007. Tickets are still available for some dates through the band’s website. A complete list of tour dates is below.
The band also recently announced that they will appear on two of Dave Matthews Band Caravan stops – New York City’s Governor’s Island on August 26-28 as well as The Gorge in George, WA on September 2-4. These performances mark the band’s first appearance ever at a festival of this kind.
Known as a band who attained superstar live status completely on their own terms, the members of Dispatch – Brad Corrigan, Pete Heimbold and Chad Stokes – released album after album on their own Bomber Records label, steering clear of the major label system and selling more than 600,000 albums. In the process the trio became true indie pioneers, building an enormous, passionate base of fans through the embrace of internet file sharing, word-of-mouth and constant touring.
1. Melon Bend
2. Con Man
5. Broken American
6. Turn This Ship Around