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    Thu, 19 Apr 2012 15:32:32

    Dispatch to Release "Circles Around the Sun" on Aug. 21 - It's their first album in 12 years

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    After a 12-year absence, Dispatch are back!

    Dispatch, one of the most successful independent rock bands, today announced they would release Circles Around The Sun, their first studio album in twelve years on Aug. 21 on their own Bomber Records. Produced by Peter Katis (Interpol, Jonsi, The National), Circles Around the Sun is an eclectic all-American rock and roll record that delivers the gutsy storytelling, compelling songwriting and radian harmonies that has earned the band fans throughout countless countries. It was recorded at The Clubhouse (Rhinebeck, NY), Water Music (Hoboken, NJ), and Tarquin Studios (Bridgeport, CT).

    Dispatch will perform this summer at Bonnaroo, Hangout and Outside Lands festivals and starting Sept. 20, the band will embark upon the Circles Around The Sun Tour, its most extensive North American tour in over a decade. The list of tour dates can be found below. In an ongoing effort to keep tickets in the hands of the fans, Dispatch are asking fans to visit http://www.dispatchmusic.com and register for the ticket pre-sale, which will wind down at 5PM EST on April 25. On April 27, registered fans will get a code enabling them to purchase concert tickets starting on May 1 to any stop on Dispatch's North American tour this fall.

    Dispatch will be offering live audio downloads of every show on the North American leg of the Circles Around the Sun Tour within 48 hours of the show ending. Every ticket purchased comes with a FREE download of that particular show. Attending fans will be able to redeem the bar code number on their physical ticket for a download of the performance they attended (fans MUST keep their ticket stubs in order to do so). More details of this program, including the web redemption location, to follow.

    Dispatch have always been a band that has stood up and rallied its fans behind causes that challenge the status quo. This time out the band will donate $1 from every concert ticket sold on the Circles Around The Sun Tour to its Amplifying Education initiative. Over the last year, Dispatch's Amplifying Education campaign has engaged over 700 fan volunteers in nearly 4,000 hours of service to improve schools across North American and Europe; collected over 10,000 book donations to support local literacy programs through Better World Books; and raised over $250,000 through a portion of ticket sales, benefit shows, and fan-to-fan outreach at shows to support local education programs like City Year and Teach for America. Dispatch fans are also encouraged to continue bringing book donations to shows this fall to support local literacy programs. For more information go here.

    Tour Dates:

    19th Gulf Shores, AL Hangout Music Festival
    9th Manchester, TN Bonnaroo

    12th San Francisco, CA Outside Lands Festival

    20th Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
    21st Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
    22nd Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
    26th Los Angeles, CA Palladium Ballroom
    28th Broomfield, CO 1st Bank Centre
    29th Broomfield, CO 1st Bank Centre

    1st Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre
    2nd Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
    3rd Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
    5th New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
    6th Boston, MA Agganis Arena
    8th Toronto, ONT Sound Academy
    9th Philadelphia, PA Tower Theatre
    11th Washington, DC Constitution Hall
    12th Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre

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    —Carly Costello

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