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DISPATCH | O.A.R. Announce Summer 2022 Co-Headline Tour

Pre-Sales Begin Monday December 6 at Noon Local Time

Public On-Sale Starts December 10 at Noon Local Time

NEW YORK, NY – DISPATCH and O.A.R., two of the most successful touring acts in the states, will hit the road together this summer for their first-ever North American Co-Headline Tour, which is scheduled to kick off on July 15, 2022. The two bands will be joined by special guests Robert Randolph Band and G. Love on select dates. The excursion starts in Mesa, AZ and weaves its way throughout the US until mid-September, making 37 stops in Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, Atlanta, Cleveland, Nashville, Boston, Chicago, New York, Philly, Austin, Virginia Beach and more (full routing below). An artist pre-sale begins Monday, December 6 at Noon local time – follow the bands on socials for more information and to get the presale password. Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, December 7 at 10am local time until Thursday, December 9 at 10pm local time through Citi Entertainment. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, December 10 at noon local time. For more details, please visit www.dispatch-oar.com.

While the bands have previously played on the same bill, this tour will mark the first time the two have shared a tour together. “DISPATCH has always been a name on our white-board wish-list for bands we wanted to tour with,” said O.A.R.’s sax player JerryDePizzo. “It’s almost as if we’ve existed in parallel universes. We both came up through the ranks and cut our teeth playing colleges and small clubs throughout the Northeast and Midwest. It’s taken a few years, but the stars have finally aligned. We’re looking forward to this because we feel both audiences will be excited as well. We should have done this a long time ago.” 

DISPATCH – formed by Chadwick Stokes and Brad Corrigan while in college in Vermont – have forged their own path outside the mainstream music industry as one of the most successful artists in the roots rock scene. Over the course of a slew of acclaimed studio and live albums and countless tours and festivals, the band has gone 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. The band recently released their extraordinary 8th studio album, Break Our Fall, to critical acclaim.

O.A.R. is one of music’s most consistent & dependable rites of passage for rock fans across the country. The platinum-certified Rockville, MD band has sold out Madison Square Garden multiple times, filled Red Rocks Amphitheater on countless nights, earned platinum and gold plaques across 11-full-length albums, lit up the Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration, and built one of the most committed fanbases in the world. The group – Marc Roberge [lead vocals, guitar],Richard On [lead guitar], Chris Culos [drums], Benj Gershman [bass], and Jerry DePizzo [saxophone, guitar] – formed while still in high school and this year they will ring in 25 years together by strengthening their special bond with audiences everywhere.

“I’m certainly looking forward to this experience,” says DePizzo. “There are some beautiful anchors and moonshots in place in order to celebrate not only the history of where O.A.R. and DISPATCH have been, but where we’re going.” Added DISPATCH’s Brad Corrigan, “We’re grateful to still have our family of fans, health, friendships and a chance to continue making music. Gonna be good.”

Throughout their rise, both bands have taken every opportunity to use their success for good, launching charitable organizations to fight poverty and mass incarceration, raising funds and awareness for environmental causes, schools and hospitals on the road, and even traveling as far afield as Nicaragua and Zimbabwe to work with children and communities in need. O.A.R.’s Heard the World Foundation raises money to create education-based opportunities, including music therapy programs in hospitals, scholarships, donating computers to schools and even providing an infrastructure in Flint, MI, to help with the ongoing water crisis. DISPATCH’s Chadwick Stokes’ Calling All Crows joins bands and fans together in collective activism that has raised more than half a million dollars, while DISPATCH’s Brad Corrigan’s Love Light + Melody helps amplify the stories of children who live in extreme poverty.

For tickets and more information, please visit www.dispatch-oar.com. 

DISPATCH & O.A.R. SUMMER TOUR 2022:

7/15 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre7/16 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium7/17 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre7/19 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre7/20 – Rohnert Park, CA – SOMO Village Event Center7/22 – Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater7/23 – Redmond, WA – Marymoor Park7/24 – Bonner, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheater7/28 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater7/29 – Salt Lake City, UT – Venue TBA7/30 – Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre8/5 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy8/6 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater8/7 – Columbus, OH – EXPRESS LIVE!8/9 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park8/10 – St. Louis, MO – St. Louis Music Park8/12 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica8/13 – Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Festival *on-sale spring 20228/14 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre Freedom Hill8/15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE8/18 – Philadelphia, PA – TD Pavilion at the Mann8/19 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion8/20 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center8/21 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center8/23 – Lewiston, NY – Artpark8/25 – Bridgeport, CT – Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater8/26 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion8/27 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater8/28 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center8/30 – Asheville, NC – Salvage Station8/31 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre9/2 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater9/3 – Wilmington, NC – Live Oak Bank Pavilion at Riverfront Park9/4 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre9/8 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater9/9 – Houston, TX – The Lawn at White Oak Music Hall9/10 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory *July 15 – August 10: joined by Robert Randolph Band*August 12 – September 10: joined by G. Love

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