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Dispatch w/ Good Old War : OCTOBER 8 @ Sound Academy


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Big Jam announcement for Toronto:

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DISPATCH

http://dispatchmusic.com

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GOOD OLD WAR

http://goodoldwar.com/

MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2012

SOUND ACADEMY – TORONTO

Doors: 7:00PM Show: 8:00PM

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2012 @12NOON

Tickets available at all Ticketmaster Outlets

or Call 1-855-985-5000 to charge by phone

Tickets (incl. HST) $41.00 ($5 digital show download fee incl.) (plus service charges)

All Ages / General Admission

New Album Circles Around The Sun is set to be released on August 21st, 2012

“We’ve been called the biggest band nobody’s ever heard of,†says Brad Corrigan, one of Dispatch’s three singers and multi-instrumentalists. "People either know everything about us or they know nothing. There never seems to be any middle ground."

How Corrigan, Chad Stokes, and Pete Francis met in college, formed a band, and — with no radio airplay, major-label support, or significant press coverage — became one of the biggest draws on the live music scene, and arguably the biggest independent rock band in history, is a remarkable story. Though Dispatch hadn’t released a full-length album since 2000, and even officially called it quits in 2004, its music continued to capture the hearts and minds of new generations of rock fans through pure word-of-mouth. A 2004 farewell show at the Hatch Shell in Boston drew 110,000 people, including fans from Europe, South America, and Australia. Not one, but three 2007 shows at New York City’s Madison Square Garden sold-out immediately. A 2009 all-acoustic show, held at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., at the request of Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, sold out in less than two minutes.

Having repaired their friendships and reconciled the issues that led to their break-up, Dispatch regrouped for a sold-out U.S. tour last June that included three shows at Boston’s fabled TD Garden Arena, three shows at Red Rocks in Colorado, and the first-ever concert at New Jersey’s 25,000-seat Red Bull Arena. They also released a six-song EP and recommitted to touring and recording, honoring not only the alchemy that occurs whenever these three gather to make music together, but also the powerful bond they have forged with their fans over the last decade.

In March 2012, Dispatch embarked on its first-ever European tour, performing at theatres in London, Paris, Berlin, and Zurich, before appearing at the Bonnaroo Festival in June, followed by the August release of the band’s first full-length studio album in 12 years, Circles Around the Sun. Featuring cinematic, expansive production by Peter Katis (Interpol, Jonsi, The National), the album is an eclectic all-American rock and roll record that delivers the gutsy storytelling, radiant harmonies, and good-time grooves that Dispatch are loved for.

Social responsibility has always been a major component of the Dispatch culture. During its June 2011 tour, the band rolled out its Amplifying Education campaign, which focused on educational issues in the U.S. Not only did one dollar from each ticket sold go to benefit education in each local market, but audience members were encouraged to sign up to volunteer, which they did eagerly.

Each person who attends the concert will be eligible to receive a free download of the show. This will be available within 48 hours of the date. Fans will use the barcode number on their physical ticket to redeem the download.

For access to the band pre-sale visit: http://dispatch.musictoday.com/

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