Dispatch, the upbeat rock band that’s heralded as one of the biggest independent acts in history, have announced their return to the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre this July, with the Colorado Symphony backing them, and openers Ripe and Emelise. Their special performance with the symphony marks Dispatch’s first time performing with any symphony orchestra.
Fan presale begins January 10th at 10am MT. AEG, Colorado Symphony and Red Rocks Amphitheatre will host presales on January 13th at 10am MT. Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour and as such, Citi cardmembers will also have access to purchase tickets beginning January 14th at 10am MT. Public on sale is January 17th at 10am MT; PRESS HERE for details and to purchase.
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 concert in Boston that drew 110,000 fans. They’ve been known, since the band’s inception, 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, the band’s frontman Chadwick 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 Brad Corrigan has been at work on Love Light + Melody to amplify the stories of children who live in extreme poverty. The band’s most recent studio releases America, Location 12 (featuring lead singles “Only The Wild Ones” and “Painted Yellow Lines,” which peaked at #8 and #12 on the AAA Charts) and America, Location 13 prove that Dispatch is going full steam ahead into a new era with both the passion and vigor of a band in their infancy and the knowledge and power of one together for twenty years and counting. In a world where hope is in short supply, fear runs rampant and alternative facts blare louder than the truth, we need, more than ever, music that is honest. And Dispatch is rising to the occasion by creating music that is vital to their fan base and beyond.