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.
DISPATCH 2012/2013 TOUR DATES
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
Consequence of Sound
Dispatch prepare for an impromptu live performance in NYC's Washington Square Park
Credit: Vicki Pon