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Tickets on sale Friday, Dec. 10, for Aug. 23 concert
Dispatch and O.A.R., two of the most successful touring acts in the states, will hit the road together next summer for their first-ever North American co-headline tour, with special guest G. Love. The tour plays the Artpark Amphitheater at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23.
Tickets go on sale at noon Friday, Dec. 10, and cost $45 for front-of-stage (standing-room-only) or reserved seating (numbered chairs provided); and $25 for general admission (carry-in chairs permitted). Prices include facility fee. Additional fees apply for online orders. All prices increase by $5 starting Sunday, Aug. 21.
Purchase online at ticketmaster.com. The Artpark box office will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays, Dec. 3-17.
“Dispatch has always been a name on our white-board wish-list for bands we wanted to tour with,” said O.A.R. sax player Jerry DePizzo. “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 (Photo courtesy of Artpark & Company)
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 its eighth studio album, “Break Our Fall,” to critical acclaim.
O.A.R. is one of music’s most consistent and dependable rites of passage for rock fans across the country. The band from Rockville, Maryland, 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 DePizzo (saxophone, guitar) – formed while still in high school. 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,” DePizzo SAID. “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.”
More info on the bands and tour is available at www.dispatch-oar.com.
Additional 2022 concerts at Artpark currently on sale include: Bon Iver (June 7); Patti LaBelle (June 21); Barenaked Ladies with Gin Blossoms and Toad the Wet Sprocket (July 5); Tedeschi Trucks Band with Los Lobos and Gabe Dixon (July 12); and Earth, Wind & Fire (July 31). Visit artpark.net for more information.