Dispatch and O.A.R. are teaming up for their first-ever co-headlining tour in 2022. The joint run will take the lauded roots-rock outfits across North America, with Robert Randolph Band and G. Love set to provide support at select dates.
O.A.R. and Dispatch will kick off the 37-date trek in Mesa, AZ on July 15th and weave through Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, Atlanta, Cleveland, Nashville, Boston, Chicago, New York, Philly, Austin, Virginia Beach, and more before wrapping up in Irving, TX on September 9th.
While the bands have shared bills in the past, this tour will mark the first time the two have mounted 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. saxophonist Jerry DePizzo in a press statement. “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, emerged as as one of the most successful acts in the early-2000s roots rock scene. Over the course of several acclaimed studio and live albums and countless tours and festivals, the band has gone on to become a pre-eminent independent music success story, selling out shows at Madison Square Garden and drawing over 100,000 fans to an outdoor show in their adopted hometown of Boston without any traditional radio or major label support. The band recently released its 8th studio album, Break Our Fall.
O.A.R., the platinum-certified Rockville, MD outfit, has sold out Madison Square Garden multiple times, filled Red Rocks Amphitheater on many occasions, earned platinum and gold plaques across 11-full-length albums, lit up the Times Square’s New Year’s Eve celebration, and built one of the most committed fanbases in the world. The group—comprised of Marc Roberge (lead vocals, guitar), Richard On (lead guitar), Chris Culos (drums), Benj Gershman (bass), and Jerry DePizzo (saxophone, guitar)—formed while the members were still in high school 25 years ago.
“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.”
An artist pre-sale period begins Monday, December 6th at noon local time. Pre-sale passwords will be available via the O.A.R. and Dispatch social media pages. Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets from Tuesday, December 7th at 10 a.m. local time until Thursday, December 9 at 10 p.m. local time through Citi Entertainment. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, December 10th at noon local time. For more details, head to the tour website.
Dispatch & O.A.R. Summer Tour 2022 Dates
7/15 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre
7/16 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
7/17 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
7/19 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre
7/20 – Rohnert Park, CA – SOMO Village Event Center
7/22 – Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater
7/23 – Redmond, WA – Marymoor Park
7/24 – Bonner, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheater
7/28 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
7/29 – Salt Lake City, UT – Venue TBA
7/30 – Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
8/5 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
8/6 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
8/7 – Columbus, OH – EXPRESS LIVE!
8/9 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
8/10 – St. Louis, MO – St. Louis Music Park
8/12 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
8/13 – Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Festival *on-sale spring 2022
8/14 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre Freedom Hill
8/15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
8/18 – Philadelphia, PA – TD Pavilion at the Mann
8/19 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
8/20 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
8/21 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8/23 – Lewiston, NY – Artpark
8/25 – Bridgeport, CT – Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater
8/26 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
8/27 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
8/28 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
8/30 – Asheville, NC – Salvage Station
8/31 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
9/2 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
9/3 – Wilmington, NC – Live Oak Bank Pavilion at Riverfront Park
9/4 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
9/8 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater
9/9 – Houston, TX – The Lawn at White Oak Music Hall
9/10 – 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