Chad "Chadwick" Stokes Releases Single, "Back To The Races"; Dispatch Tour Starts June 3

Chadwick Stokes - Back To The Races by nettwerkmusicgroup

In anticipation of the June 28 release of his Ruff Shod/Nettwerk solo debut, Simmerkane II, Chadwick Stokes released lead single, “Back To The Races,” on May 31.

Inspired by Stokes’ train jumping adventures across the U.S., Simmerkane II is a diary of the sights and sounds discovered on his travels. “Back To The Races” “reflects on past mistakes while still being seduced by the excitement of the journey,” says Stokes.

Produced by John Dragonetti (of The Submarines), the album features background vocals from Carly Simon, Matt Embree (Rx Bandits), The White Buffalo, Blake Hazard (The Submarines), and Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars. Simmerkane II will also be available in a deluxe version, which features three tracks recorded with Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, a band formed by Sierra Leone refugees displaced to Guinea during the Sierra Leone Civil War.

A committed activist, Stokes is passionate about inspiring the live music community to invest their time and energy toward public service and humanitarian causes. Along with numerous charity endeavors, Stokes and tour manager/partner, Sybil Gallagher, started independent record label, Ruff Shod. The label includes State Radio as well as recent additions, The White Buffalo and indie acoustic quintet, Elephant Revival.

Stokes remains actively involved in both State Radio and Dispatch, and has scanned a combined total of 675,000+ records. Coming off a two-month tour with State Radio, Stokes return to the road beginning June 3 with Dispatch before embarking on a solo tour in support of Simmerkane II. Dispatch tour dates below.

June 3 Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 4 Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 5 Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 7 Chicago, IL @ UIC Pavilion
June 8 Chicago, IL @ Millennium Park
June 11 Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
June 12 Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
June 17 New York, NY @ Terminal 5
June 18 Newark, NJ @ Red Bull Arena
June 21 Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park
June 24 Boston, MA @ TD Garden
June 25 Boston, MA @ TD Garden
June 26 Boston, MA @ TD Garden

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