Dispatch is going on their "America, Location 12 Tour" in 2017 from June to July. The special guest is Guster. See the band live with Ticket Liquidator!
Deeply rooted on the college circuit, Dispatch was and is one of the American institutions for jam music. Chad Urmston, Brad Corrigan and Pete Heimbold met at Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT in the early 90s. The boys formed Dispatch from component bands Germit Thrush, Woodriver Bandits and The Sholley Shenanigans. Like, OAR, although hardly comparable in many fans eyes, Dispatch gained a large following on the college tour circuit with Dispatch tickets selling out for most college venues. The first studio album, Silent Steeples, was released in 1996 and contained a mostly acoustic set of tunes - perfect for those acoustic Dispatch concerts. After the boys of Dispatch graduated, they relocated to Boston to continue touring, with Dispatch tickets selling stronger than ever after the release of their second studio album, Bang Band, and their mainstream single "The General" in 1998. Word of mouth spread far as the band developed a significant on stage presence.
Dispatch concerts often consisted of song mash-ups, guest appearances, instrument trading and extended jams. Some folks even purchased Dispatch tickets for the sole purpose of witness their extended improvs. Dispatch released two more albums, Four Day Trials and Who Are We Living For, before announcing their indefinite hiatus in 2002. Dispatch tickets sold out for an audience of 110,000 for a farewell concert dubbed "The Last Dispatch" which has largely been considered the biggest concert in indie music history. It was originally thought that only 20-30,000 Dispatch tickets would sell for those close-out shows, but fans proved the band wrong with a global audience consisting of travelers from countries ranging from South African to Spain and Australia among others. Urmston went on to lead State Radio while Corrigan and Heimbold went on to focus on their solo careers. Dispatch has been well-known for their humanitarian efforts through the years and the band hasn't turned a cause down that was close to their hearts. It was the social and health issues in Zimbabwe that brought the band together for three sold out shows at Madison Square Garden.
Then, the band reformed in 2011 and dropped Circles Around the Sun in 2012. The band is now touring for the summer of 2017.
1996: Silent Steeples
1997: Bang Bang
1999: Four-Day Trials
2000: Who Are We Living For?
2012: Circles Around the Sun