DISPATCH'S CIRCLES AROUND THE SUN DEBUTS AT CAREER HIGH #24 ON BILLBOARD TOP 200 CHART
BAND ANNOUNCES TOUR AROUND THE WORLD
LOS ANGELES, CA - - Circles Around The Sun, the new album from Dispatch has debuted at Number 24 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, marking the band's highest chart entry in their 16-year history. The album also debuted as the Number 10 Digital Album in the U.S. and earned the band career high debuts in Germany, Canada, and Austria.
Dispatch will tour the world in support of the new release. In addition to previously announced U.S. dates (including SOLD OUT shows at New York City's Radio City Music Hall and Washington DC's Constitution Hall), the band today announced European dates in early 2013. Kicking off on January 23rd in Vienna, Austria, Dispatch will also visit Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, and the Netherlands, wrapping up on February 4th in Dortmund, Germany. See below for a complete list of international dates.
Circles Around The Sun was released on August 21st via the band's own Bomber Records and is available in stores and at all digital retailers now. Produced by Peter Katis (Interpol, Jonsi, The National), the album is an eclectic rock and roll record that delivers on the gutsy storytelling, compelling songwriting, and radiant harmonies that earned the band its diehard fanbase.
DISPATCH 2012/2013 TOUR DATES
20th Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
21st Seattle, WA Moore Theatre
22nd Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
26th Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium
29th Broomfield, CO 1st Bank Centre
1st Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre
2nd Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
3rd Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
5th New York, NY Radio City Music Hall [SOLD OUT]
6th Boston, MA Agganis Arena
8th Toronto, ONT Sound Academy
9th Philadelphia, PA Tower Theatre
11th Washington, DC Constitution Hall [SOLD OUT]
12th Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
23rd Vienna, Austria Arena
24th Stuttgart, Germany Longhorn
26th Berlin, German Huxley's Neue Welt
28th Copenhagen, Denmark Vega
29th Hamburg, German Gruenspan
30th Frankfurt, Germany Batschkapp
1st Zurich, Switzerland Komplex
2nd Amsterdam, Netherlands Melkweg
4th Dortmund, Germany FZW
"Dispatch fans old and new will embrace Circles Around The Sun."
"[Circles Around The Sun] is, without hyperbole, one of the best tracks Dispatch has ever written, and if there's a better way to kick off your first album in over ten years, it's hard to imagine."
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Dispatch prepare for an impromptu live performance in NYC's Washington Square Park
Credit: Vicki Pon
Dispatch is Chad Stokes, Brad Corrigan, and Pete Francis. After forming in New England in 1996 and through intense word of mouth and fan loyalty, Dispatch went on to become one of the biggest draws on the live music scene, and arguably one of the biggest independent rock bands in History. The band released their debut album in 1996, an acoustic-driven folk-pop affair called Silent Steeples, on their own Bomber Records followed by 1998's reggae-flavored Bang Bang. In 1999 the band released their third album Four Day Trials. After a brief hiatus during which various members pursued solo endeavors, in 2004 the group organized a free show in Boston on the Esplanade, anticipating perhaps 20,000 people would turn up. The concert became the largest show in independent music event history (documented in the feature film The Last Dispatch). In 2011 the trio decided to record new music, which led to last year's Dispatch EP and now Circles Around The Sun.