DISPATCH and O.A.R. Summer Tour 2022
DOORS: 5:00 PM
STARTS: 6:00 PM
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Age Limit: All Ages are Welcome
Proof of Vaccination or Negative 3rd Party Covid-19 Test Within 24 Hours Required; No Refunds; Large Event Parking
DISPATCH and O.A.R., two of the most successful touring acts in the states, will hit the road together this summer for their first-ever North American Co-Headline Tour, which is making a stop at Salvage Station August 30th, 2022. The two bands will be joined by special guest G. Love!
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Marriage, birth, death, departure; for Dispatch’s Chadwick Stokes and Brad Corrigan, the only constant these past few years has been change. Add to that an exceedingly tense political climate, long-overdue reckonings on racial justice and gender equality, and a runaway global pandemic, and you’ve got an idea of what’s behind the band’s extraordinary new multi-part album. Marking Dispatch’s eighth studio release and first full-length collection without longtime member Pete Francis, the new album will arrive in a series of distinct phases, each consisting of three tracks inspired by the emotional stages of grief and transition. The songs here speak not only to the band’s personal evolution, but to human nature itself, charting a course from denial and resistance to growth and acceptance through deep introspection and empathetic character studies. Heady as that all may sound, the music is pure Dispatch, blending infectious roots rock with hints of reggae, folk, and blues, and the production is similarly lean and energetic, leaving plenty of space for some of the group’s most pointed, political lyrics to date. The result is a timely and essential album from a band still breaking new ground two-and-a-half decades into its storied career, an ode to resilience and survival that manages to find hope and joy on even the darkest of days.
O.A.R. might just be music’s biggest, best kept secret. The pla8num-cer8fied Rockville, MD band has quietly sold out Madison Square Garden twice, filled Red Rocks Amphitheater a dozen 8mes, earned pla8num and gold plaques, lit up the Times Square New Year’s Eve celebra8on, and built one of the most commiLed fanbases in the world. The group—Marc Roberge [lead vocals, guitar], Richard On [lead guitar, backing vocals], Chris Culos [drums], Benj Gershman [bass], and Jerry DePizzo [saxophone, guitar, backing vocals] accompanied by Mikel Paris [keys, backing vocals, percussion], and Jon Lampley [trumpet, backing vocals]—ring in 25 years together by strengthening this special bond with audiences everywhere.
The implica8ons of this secret have become downright mythic over the years since their first performance at a middle school talent show. Tens of thousands of hours later, they sold out Madison Square Garden for the first 8me in 2006 only to repeat this feat the next year. Along the way, two singles—“Love and Memories” and “Peace”—and the live album Any Time Now went gold as “ShaLered” achieved pla8num status. The 2011 anthem “Heaven” emerged as their most successful song on the West Coast. 2019’s The Mighty marked the group’s third consecu8ve Top 15 debut on the Billboard Top 200. Piquing the curiosity of media, they’ve incited think pieces by everyone from the New York Times to Sports Illustrated and performed on The Today Show, The Tonight Show, Live with Kelly and Ryan, and the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony, the ESPYS, and more. They did it all on their own terms.
Beyond indulging their own community, O.A.R. gives back as well. The band’s Heard The World Fund supports youth, educa8on, and the under-served in the United States, raising, and contribu8ng millions to benefit various schools, students, and organiza8ons. They established a scholarship at their alma mater, the Ohio State University, and provide scholarships to veterans and gold star families via Folds of Honor. The Concert For Dreams, performed at NYC’s famous Beacon Theater, raised north of $1 million for Garden of Dreams. Addi8onally, the band has gone to bat for causes, including Connor’s Cure, standing up to pediatric cancer, raising and dona8ng over $100,000.
Garrett “G. Love” Dutton is celebrating his 27th year as a touring and recording artist. With over 15 records released, G. Love has been an influence to artists such as Jack White, Jack Johnson, The Avett Brothers, Slightly Stoopid and many more. With his signature blend of Delta Blues, Hip Hop, Funk, Rock and Roll and Jazz, G has literally created his own funky stew of American music. Expect a high-energy mashup of funky vibes and songs written from the front porch to get the world smiling and dancing to the positive message of Love and the Blues.