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An Acoustic Night with Dispatch Fall Tour

Dispatch Announce Fall Acoustic Tour Dates, Presale Starts Monday, June 7 at 12PM ET, Eighth Studio Album Break Our Fall Out Now LISTEN HERE 

Break Our Fall is their eighth full-length album, and like their previous work, it’s full of consciousness and compassion, and it captures a raw energy that speaks to the band’s evolution as they try to make sense of the world around them. – WGBH

The album’s complex themes are a hallmark of Dispatch. Through this combination of empathetic songs and activism, Dispatch have created a complex, compassionate world for themselves and their fans. – American Songwriter

Inspired by events both political and personal, [the album] traces the emotional fallout from life-altering events, from shock to despair to hope. – WBUR

Dispatch laid out the blueprint for roots rock domination for other bands to follow. – High Times

Chadwick Stokes and Brad Corrigan have never abided by standard norms. It’s one of the many reasons why they have gained a dedicated following in Boston and beyond. – Dig Boston

Committed to using music as a vehicle for social and political change … weaving together a passion for music, art, history, and activism. – WGBH

Building awareness for social movements through their politically charged music, throwing massive benefit concerts and even founding their own nonprofits, these musicians were the next generation of changemakers before they began raising a new one. Having fully embraced their self-described 2.0 era, Dispatch deliver their most politically charged album yet, without abandoning their hopeful outlook or trademark hooks. – Relix

Celebrated roots rock band Dispatch are excited to announce a series of intimate acoustic dates this fall. Dubbed An Acoustic Night with Dispatch, founding members Chadwick Stokes and Brad Corrigan will be joined by longtime bandmates and collaborators Matt Embree, John JR Reilly and Mike Sawitzke + special guest Emelise on all dates. The excursion will kick off in Poughkeepsie, NY on September 25 and weave its way throughout the US until November, making stops in New Haven, Charlottesville, Cincinnati, Boulder, Aspen, Solana Beach and more (full routing below). Presale starts Monday, June 7 with code: BREAKOURFALL. Please visit their website for ticket notifications and more information. Local CDC requirements will be followed. The band recently released their highly anticipated 8th studio album, Break Our Fall, on Bomber Records/AWAL Recordings. PRESS HERE to listen!

The songs on Break Our Fall speak not only to Chadwick Stokes’ and Brad Corrigan’s personal evolution, but to human nature itself, charting a course from denial and resistance to growth and acceptance through deep introspection and empathetic character studies. For Stokes and Corrigan, the only constant these past few years has been change: marriage, birth, death, departure. Add to that an exceedingly tense political climate, long-overdue reckonings on racial justice/gender equality, and a runaway global pandemic, and you’ve got Break Our Fall, an album that enriches Dispatch’s distinguished legacy, on which the depth and breadth of the band’s stunning songwriting is displayed in full force. The music is pure Dispatch, blending infectious roots rock with hints of reggae, folk, and blues. The production is similarly lean and energetic, leaving plenty of space for some of the group’s most pointed, political lyrics to date. Working with frequent collaborators Mike Sawitzke (Eels) and John Dragonetti (The Submarines) to craft a wide-ranging collection of cathartic songs, the result is a timely and essential album from a band still breaking new ground two-and-a-half decades into its storied career, an ode to resilience and survival that manages to find hope and joy on even the darkest of days.

Making sense of our often-incomprehensible world has been at the core of Dispatch’s mission since the very start, when Chadwick Stokes and Brad Corrigan were still just students at Middlebury College in Vermont. Over the course of a slew of acclaimed studio and live albums and countless tours and festivals, the band would go on to become one of biggest success stories in independent music history, selling out three nights at Madison Square Garden and drawing over 100,000 fans to a massive outdoor show in their adopted hometown of Boston without any traditional radio or major label support. Rolling Stone called the group roots-rock heroes, while Billboard praised their seamless harmonies, ragged edges and breezy attitude, and SPIN hailed the band’s remarkable renaissance. Throughout their rise, Stokes and Corrigan took every opportunity to use their success for good, launching charitable organizations to fight poverty and mass incarceration, raising funds and awareness for environmental causes on the road, and even traveling as far afield as Nicaragua and Zimbabwe to work with children and communities in need.

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