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Live 18 - Our New Live Record


Our new live record, Live 18, is out everywhere! It’s also now available on CD through the Dispatch merch store, and the first 500 copies are signed.

Live 18 features 20 songs, new and old, from 2018 across the states and at different venues. A few songs feature some of the incredible friends we made along the way that opened up most nights... Raye Zaragoza, and Nahko And Medicine For The People.

As an added bonus, we included a unique live recording of "Here We Go” from our acoustic tour stop at the Troubadour in LA in late 2017 featuring Rashawn Ross (you may know him from Dave Matthews Band). His trumpet solos brought the house down and we felt it too awesome not to share!

We've been cooking Live 18 up for the last 6 months or so - listening through all 34 of last summer's concerts - and we think we pulled together some of the best takes just in time for the warm vibes that are sure to come this summer. We hope you enjoy, and that this gets you as fired up for our 2019 shows and festivals as we are. Crank it up!

A Message From Pete


Dispatch Family! Our brother Pete Francis wants to share a special message with you, including an update on how he’s doing and some other big announcements. Please check out this video message. Read a letter from #rePete here at his website, and be sure to keep an eye out for his forthcoming new EP, called Belong to the Band, and upcoming shows.

Summer Stops 2019

The thermometer has barely cracked 32° for the past few days, but we're already thinking about summer. With the warmer months in mind, we're proud to announce the Dispatch Summer Stops, a series of summer shows in iconic outdoor venues.

Dispatch will be hitting up Red Rocks in Colorado on Sunday, June 9th, Wolf Trap Pavilion in Virginia on Saturday, June 29th and Thompson's Point in Maine Saturday, July 20th, and bringing out different openers for each show; The Record Company at Red Rocks, Anderson East at Wolf Trap and Moon Taxi at Thompson's Point. Tickets and more info are available in the Tour tab.

Tickets for Red Rocks, Thomspon’s Point, and Wolf Trap are on sale now.

In true Dispatch fashion, each day will begin with a service project. It'll be your chance to hang with the band while making a difference in your community. If you're road tripping out to a show, it'll also be a great opportunity to meet some fellow Dispatch fans. Learn more about the projects here and find out how you and your friends can help.

Is anyone going to do all three Summer Stops? Drop us a line at info@dispatchmusic.com once you have your tickets and we'll put something special together for you and your concert companions.

Thinking of going to a show in a different city, but don't know where to start? Join the brand new Dispatch Fan Facebook Group to connect with fellow fans and and make meetup plans.

Location 13 Out Now

The full 10 song Location 13 collection as well as the 13 song Deluxe version, featuring "Letter to Lady J," is out now on SpotifyApple MusicAmazon, Bandcamp, YouTube and Soundcloud!

After piecing together this new release all summer you can now listen to it from start to finish. We're psyched to be sharing these new stories and hope you enjoy.

In addition, Location 13 vinyl is out now! You can get a standard black LP version or a limited edition deluxe farmhouse red vinyl LP version. The deluxe LPs are limited to 1,000 units and each includes a 7" with two additional songs and a 24" x 24" lyrics poster with all of the unique single cover art.

For those of you who haven't been following along, Location 13 is a collection of 10 songs written and recorded during the America, Location 12 sessions and this past winter. Think of them as additional stories.

Fall 2018 Acoustic Tour

Our summer tour is almost over, but we're going back out on the road this fall for a few completely acoustic shows with our friend Raye Zaragoza, who joined us this summer, with stops in Madison and Milwaukee, WI, WeishFest in Chicago, and Detroit. These are our first acoustic stops in these places and we're so excited to bring back last winter's show style for those of you that haven't gotten to see it yet. Grab tickets early now with presale code: LOCATION13. See you out there!

New Song "Letter to Lady J"

"Letter to Lady J" was written in the name of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, Eric Garner, Walter Scott, and all the other innocent people killed by overly violent law enforcement.

The song starts off with the idea of a friend writing a letter to Lady Justice, asking her to please come out from her isolation and out into the streets where she is so badly needed.

Not only are people dying, but there is largely no accountability for this lethal action taken by the police. It makes us wonder, how far have we really come since the days of Dr. King’s marches when there is still racial profiling of this magnitude that results in the death of an innocent man or woman. It keeps happening. We've got to stand up, nonviolently come together, take pride in our differences, revel in our connection to each other, and fight for civil rights, for love, and justice for all.