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The latest installment of the ’20 For 20′ series in celebration of JamBase’s 20th anniversary looks at 20 standout farewell concerts from the past two decades.
Dispatch and Nahko & Medicine For The People teamed up for a mashup video featuring “Letter for Lady J” and “Manifesto.”
This summer, Dispatch will embark on an extensive U.S tour featuring support from Nahko & Medicine For The People.
Roots-rockers Dispatch will soon embark on their debut acoustic tour.
Release Day Picks this week highlights new albums by Roger Waters, North Mississippi Allstars, Dan Auerbach, Zach Gill, Dispatch and a reissued classic from U2.
Not only has Dispatch detailed a tour featuring support from Guster, but they also shared a new single – “Only The Wild Ones.”
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Latest Dispatch Setlist
Dispatch at Asbury Park Oceanfront
- Be Gone
- Bats in the Belfry
- Only the Wild Ones
- Bang Bang
- Beto—> In the Air Tonight—> Beto
- Letter to Lady J
- Wake Up
- The General
Forget trying to slap a label on Dispatch. You’re welcome to give it a shot, plenty of people have, calling them at times a heartfelt acoustic trio, a wailing rock band, a devil-may-care funk act, but the band defies epithets at every turn. When they hear a description of their music, they just grab the closest instrument and switch things up in an effort to keep the stereotype-slingers at bay. It’s nothing personal, it’s just that they find inventiveness more interesting than playing it safe and churning out the kind of neat little ditties that people listen to for a week and then forget.
While Dispatch has managed to keep itself comfortably outside the chintzy glare of pop music’s spotlight, the industry nonetheless noticed them. Rolling Stone hailed Who Are We Living For? as one of the 10 best albums of 2001, and more than a few heads turned when that record debuted at 18 on Billboard’s internet sales chart (ahead of Sting!). For almost ten years, the three members of Dispatch cranked out music on their own label, Bomber Records, without help from a major record company. Propelled by the word-of-mouth and internet campaigning of their massive underground fan base, Dispatch has seen coast-to-coast sellouts at major venues like Roseland (NYC), the Fillmore (San Francisco), the Fillmore (Denver), Central Park (NYC), the Electric Factory (Philadelphia), the Fleet Pavilion (Boston), the 9:30 Club (DC), and many more.
But the concert to top all concerts was The Last Dispatch, a free musical farewell at the Hatch Shell in Boston in July 2004. When the three college friends decided to call it quits, over 110,000 fans from 25 countries mobbed the unsuspecting venue, making it the largest independent music event in history (outdrawing Phish’s swan song by 50,000 and the multi-band fest Bonnaroo by almost 20,000).
In July 2007, the trio reunited for “DISPATCH: ZIMBABWE”, an unprecedented three-night benefit at Madison Square Garden in NYC. Dispatch became the first independent band to sell-out the legendary arena (three nights no less) and more importantly, proved the healing power of music as the band and fans collectively raised funds and awareness for poverty stricken Zimbabwe.
Star Kitchen unveiled their first original and teamed with Chris Bullock for a song during the quartet’s fall tour opener on Tuesday night in Pittsburgh.
Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio began an 11-show acoustic tour at Smith Opera House in Geneva, New York on Tuesday with a show featuring a pair of solo acoustic debuts, a Curveball story and more.
Steely Dan welcomed David Crosby for a pair of songs on Tuesday night at the Beacon Theatre in New York City.
Oysterhead announced a pair of shows at 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado next February 2020.
Dr. Dog will begin 2020 with a month-long winter tour.