Dispatch MSG Documentary


Boston-based band, Dispatch, will release to DVD Dispatch: Zimbabwe ­ Live at Madison Square Garden, a concert film exploring the trio's on-going efforts to raise money for the frightening situation in Zimbabwe. Set for a January 29, 2008 DVD release through self-owned Bomber Records (in partnership with AEG Network Live and VDI Entertainment), Dispatch: Zimbabwe - Live at Madison Square Garden was directed by renowned photographer Danny Clinch and filmed around the band's three-night sold out run at New York's legendary Madison Square Garden in July.

The release will include two hours of live concert footage and behind the scenes interviews plus an exclusive 30-minute documentary on the devastation in the African country. Dispatch: Zimbabwe - Live at Madison Square Garden will be sold in eco-friendly recycled packaging and come with a ten-song companion CD of the band's favorite performances from the reunion dates. Inserted in each package will be a DropCard, allowing fans to download audio from Dispatch: Zimbabwe - Live at Madison Square Garden. Technical pioneer Brett Eliason who was responsible for Pearl Jam's landmark official bootleg programs mixed the recordings.

Known as the band that redefined independent music history, the members of Dispatch released album after album on their own label, rising up without the assistance of a major record label and selling over 600,000 albums. Dispatch became pioneers, making their reputation largely by touring, word-of-mouth and file sharing. The three nights at MSG, marked the band's first appearances together since their 2004 farewell show, which drew more than 110,000 fans from 25 countries, making it the largest independent music event in history. Coming together for a cause that's greater than anything that drew them apart, Dispatch: Zimbabwe not only raised funds to alleviate suffering in Zimbabwe, but also marked the first time an independent band sold out Madison Square Garden.

Here We Go
Time Served
Whaddya Wannabe
Open Up
Bang Bang (with the African Children's Choir)
Ride A Tear Passerby Flying Horses (with Bongo Love)
Past The Falls Fallin'
Steeples (from Wimpy)
Questioned Apocalypse (from Wimpy)
Cut It Ya Match It Bats In The Belfry
Elias (with the African Children's Choir)
Outloud (with the African Children's Choir)

War (w/ Bongo Love)

* Plus bonus outtakes, interviews, and a 30 ­minute documentary on Zimbabwe

Please go to www.dispatchmsg.com for more information and to order.


[Published on: 11/7/07]

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jlegg02 Thu 11/8/2007 12:28PM
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As if raising money for Zimbabwe under any circumstances could be considered pretentious. High and mighty? I'm not a fan but taking aim at a band for raising money for non-profits doesn't exactly warrant that comment. Who's really being high and mighty?

roberto767 Thu 11/8/2007 02:46PM
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This article just reminded me that I need to iron my LaCoste polo shirt. I will iron the collar too so it will look better when it's popped.

cuttyfives Thu 11/8/2007 02:59PM
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i dont own any lacoste, i happen to prefer polo, sure beats patched pants and sci 99 tour shirts...

deftone984 Thu 11/8/2007 04:03PM
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unnecessary fellas. get a fucking life. i no longer listen to dispatch, but taking stabs at what they have done. poor form. these are some of the most selfless individuals in the business. "just to get $30 more from everyone?" 100% of the proceeds from the msg shows went to the cause dude. whatever. they are doing something. thats better than most (myself included) can say.

ski_bum_9684 starstarstarstarstar Fri 11/9/2007 05:59AM
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The hell with y'all - Dispatch is still sick. I'll watch the DVD.

makesensetome Fri 11/9/2007 07:37AM
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dispatch is so sketch they sound like john mayer on weed hahaha

jabbajabba122 starstarstarstarstar Fri 11/9/2007 09:42AM
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i've been listening to dispatch since i was in 9th grade, which was 1999. never a huge fan, but a fan none-the-less..

the music makes me smile, so, fuck it.

laxma13951 Fri 11/9/2007 10:06AM
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mysadstory. I guess it'd be pretty immature to assume that you're a huge d-bag, so I won't. You don't need to get a fucking life. You have one, it's just too bad you're wasting it being an ass. You started the less than civil conversation.

DubSaw Fri 11/9/2007 10:55AM
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Dispatch is awesome.

tpfeifer Fri 11/9/2007 02:16PM
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whether you like them or not they've accomplished more than any other indie band ever! no record deal and they sold msg out three times if you can do that you deserve to be as high and mighty as you want, to do something that f'n historical and they donate all the money to charity show some respect

deftone984 Mon 11/12/2007 01:23PM
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i guess now a days no one can be altruistic without being called pretentious. too bad. maybe the world would benefit from more pretentious people then. and when someone feels the need to comment about lacoste shirts on a message board, i dont think i'm at all unjustified in telling them to get a life. sorry.

tpfeifer Tue 11/13/2007 03:44PM
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Get your facts straight dude, the release their records under their own label they had a distribution deal with UMG

petemora star Fri 11/16/2007 09:00AM
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The fat kid on the right is like "take the damn picture! I can't hold on much lonnnnnnnngggger!"