Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Dispatch's "Circles Around The Sun" Debuts At Career High #24, Band Announces Tour Around The World

Circles Around The Sun, the new album from Dispatch has debuted at Number 24 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart, marking the band's highest chart entry in their 16-year history. The album also debuted as the Number 10 Digital Album in the U.S. and earned the band career high debuts in Germany, Canada, and Austria.   

Dispatch will tour the world in support of the new release. In addition to previously announced U.S. dates (including SOLD OUT shows at New York City's Radio City Music Hall and Washington DC's Constitution Hall), the band today announced European dates in early 2013. Kicking off on January 23rd in Vienna, Austria, Dispatch will also visit Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, and the Netherlands, wrapping up on February 4th in Dortmund, Germany. See below for a complete list of international dates.

Circles Around The Sun was released on August 21st via the band's own Bomber Records and is available in stores and at all digital retailers now. Produced by Peter Katis (Interpol, Jonsi, The National), the album is an eclectic rock and roll record that delivers on the gutsy storytelling, compelling songwriting, and radiant harmonies that earned the band its diehard fanbase.

20th                  Vancouver, BC                         Commodore Ballroom
21st                  Seattle, WA                              Moore Theatre
22nd                 Portland, OR                            Roseland Theatre
26th                  Los Angeles, CA                      Hollywood Palladium
29th                  Broomfield, CO                       1st Bank Centre


1st                    Minneapolis, MN                     Orpheum Theatre
2nd                   Chicago, IL                                Riviera Theatre
3rd                    Chicago, IL                                Riviera Theatre
5th                    New York, NY                           Radio City Music Hall [SOLD OUT]
6th                    Boston, MA                              Agganis Arena
8th                    Toronto, ONT                           Sound Academy
9th                    Philadelphia, PA                      Tower Theatre
11th                  Washington, DC                      Constitution Hall [SOLD OUT]
12th                  Atlanta, GA                              Fox Theatre


23rd                  Vienna, Austria                        Arena
24th                  Stuttgart, Germany                 Longhorn
26th                  Berlin, German                        Huxley's Neue Welt
28th                  Copenhagen, Denmark          Vega
29th                  Hamburg, German                  Gruenspan
30th                  Frankfurt, Germany                Batschkapp


1st                    Zurich, Switzerland                   Komplex
2nd                   Amsterdam, Netherlands       Melkweg
4th                    Dortmund, Germany               FZW


"Dispatch fans old and new will embrace Circles Around The Sun."

"[Circles Around The Sun] is, without hyperbole, one of the best tracks Dispatch has ever written, and if there's a better way to kick off your first album in over ten years, it's hard to imagine."
Consequence of Sound

Dispatch prepare for an impromptu live performance in NYC's Washington Square Park
Credit: Vicki Pon  

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