SARATOGA SPRINGS — Dispatch and O.A.R will hit the road together this summer for a 37-stop North American co-headline tour, which is scheduled to kick off on July 15 in Arizona and conclude Sept. 10 in Texas.
The bands will stage a show at Saratoga Performing Arts Center Aug. 21, when they will be joined by G. Love.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, December 10.
“Dispatch has always been a name on our white-board wish-list for bands we wanted to tour with,” said O.A.R.’s sax player Jerry DePizzo, in a prepared statement. “It’s almost as if we’ve existed in parallel universes. We both came up through the ranks and cut our teeth playing colleges and small clubs throughout the Northeast and Midwest. It’s taken a few years, but the stars have finally aligned. We’re looking forward to this because we feel both audiences will be excited as well. We should have done this a long time ago.”
Dispatch was formed by Chadwick Stokes and Brad Corrigan while in college in Vermont. The band has gone on to become one of biggest success stories in independent music history, selling out three nights at Madison Square Garden and drawing over 100,000 fans to a massive outdoor show in their adopted hometown of Boston without any traditional radio or major label support. The band recently released their eighth studio album, “Break Our Fall.”
O.A.R, who hail from Rockville, Maryland, has sold out Madison Square Garden multiple times, filled Red Rocks Amphitheater on countless nights, earned platinum and gold plaques across 11-full-length albums and lit up the Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration.