Dispatch Unveils Video For "Not Messin'"; Forthcoming Album, 'Circles Around The Sun,' Is Now Available For Pre-Order

Dispatch has unveiled the director's cut of the video for their song "Not Messin'" via their YouTube Channel. Directed by so pa Productions (Coachella & Bonnaroo documentaries, The Low Anthem, Alexi Murdoch), the video was shot at Mishnock Barn in West Greenwich, RI - home of the region's best line dancing. More than 150 enthusiastic fans responded to Dispatch's call out for extras, and arrived at the video shoot location in their best Country Western attire.

Mishnock Barn is a location hand picked by the band, as the barn is located next door to LakeWest Recording Studio where the band recorded their early albums Bang Bang, Four-Day Trials, and Who Are We Living For?. Mishnock Barn owners Dan and Kelly Albro recruited and taught their line dancing regulars to perform the line dance that made an appearance in the video. The storyline and concept was a collaboration between Dispatch members and so pa.

Beginning today, fans can pre-order the band's forthcoming album Circles Around The Sun on the band's web store. A limited quantity of music and merch bundles are available including: deluxe vinyl with a 28-page hardcover book, CDs, apparel, autographed photo prints, and more. Pre-orders qualify fans for weekly drawings where the band gives away one-of-a-kind Dispatch items like custom bobble-heads of the band and a Chia Chad. For a complete breakdown of the various bundles available, click HERE.

The album is also available on iTunes for the special low pre-order only price of $6.99.

Circles Around The Sun is Dispatch's first studio album in twelve years and is due out on August 21st on their Bomber Records. Produced by Peter Katis (Interpol, Jonsi, The National), Circles Around The Sun is an eclectic rock and roll record that delivers the gutsy storytelling, compelling songwriting and radiant harmonies that has earned the band its diehard fanbase. It was recorded at The Clubhouse (Rhinebeck, NY), Water Music (Hoboken, NJ), and Terrapin Studio (Bridgeport, CT).

In an effort to continue to use music as a vehicle for change, Dispatch will donate $1.00 per initial pre-order to Amplifying Education, an initiative created by the band to support educational initiatives in local communities. An additional $1.00 from all tickets sold for the upcoming Circles Around The Sun Tour will also be donated to the cause. With the help of it's fans, the band raised over $250,000 for the initiative in 2011. For more information please visit www.dispatchmusic.com/giving_back.

Dispatch will perform this summer at the Bonnaroo and Outside Lands Festival; and starting September 20th the band will embark upon the Circles Around The Sun Tour, its most extensive North American tour in over a decade. The list of tour dates can be found below.

Dispatch will be offering live audio downloads of every show on the North American leg of the Circles Around The Sun Tour within 48 hours of the show ending.

DISPATCH TOUR DATES*

JUNE
8-10 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo

AUGUST
10-12 San Francisco, CA Outside Lands Festival

SEPTEMBER
20th Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
21st Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
22nd Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
26th Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium
28th Broomfield, CO 1st Bank Centre
29th Broomfield, CO 1st Bank Centre

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

* MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

ABOUT DISPATCH
Dispatch is Chad Stokes, Brad Corrigan, and Pete Francis. After forming in New England in 1996 and through intense word of mouth and fan loyalty, Dispatch went on to become one of the biggest draws on the live music scene, and arguably one of the biggest independent rock bands in History. The band released their debut album in 1996, an acoustic-driven folk-pop affair called Silent Steeples, on their own Bomber Records followed by 1998's reggae-flavored Bang Bang. In 1999 the band released their third album Four Day Trials. After a brief hiatus during which various members pursued solo endeavors, in 2004 the group organized a free show in Boston on the Esplanade, anticipating perhaps 20,000 people would turn up. The concert became the largest show in independent music event history (documented in the feature film The Last Dispatch). In 2011 the trio decided to record new music, which led to last year's Dispatch EP and now Circles Around The Sun.
 

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