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We regrettably announce that this event has been canceled. Refunds for credit purchases will be issued automatically. Refunds for cash purchases are available at the HG box office. Apologies for any inconvenience.
It's with heavy hearts that we announce our decision to cancel all performances on the acoustic tour this fall. When it comes down to it, ensuring the health and safety of those in the audience and onstage is of the utmost importance to us, and there were no guarantees this would be the case given the current state of COVID-19, and a fully indoor tour. We believe in doing our part to make sure this pandemic comes to a long overdue end.
Refunds to all shows (except for our outdoor performance at Freshgrass which we will perform at as planned) will be provided automatically at the point of purchase. We're gutted that we won't be back on stage with you this year, but are hopeful and optimistic we'll be able to jam with you in a safer future.
The OFFICIAL TICKET EXCHANGE for DISPATCH on Sunday October 3rd, 2021 is now open.
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$49.50 Advance | $49.50 Day of Show
Marriage, birth, death, departure; for Dispatch, 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 been fueling Chadwick Stokes’ and Brad Corrigan’s writing lately.
“It’s a scary time,” says Corrigan, “but it’s also a super inspiring time. I think people are realizing now more than ever how important it is to be fully present and engaged with what’s happening, how much we all belong to and rely on each other.”
It’s that spirit of collective awakening, of embracing change in all its pain and beauty that defines ‘Break Our Fall,’ Dispatch’s extraordinary new album. Marking the band’s eighth studio release, the songs on this record 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.
“Everyone in this country has been facing some kind of turmoil these last four years,” says Stokes. “As fathers of young kids who worry about what kind of world we’re leaving behind, as people who’ve lost family and friends to suicide and addiction, as bandmates navigating this transition from trio to duo, I think that feeling of everything being in flux was particularly acute for Brad and me. Writing’s always been the way we’ve made sense of the world, though, so that’s what we did.”
Higher Ground Ballroom
1214 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT, 05403