Dispatch Release First New Song In Three Years Ahead Of Dispatch:Hunger
July 1, 2015 BY Nettwerk
Dispatch has released their first new song in over three years, “Bound By Love” (Bomber Records), which premiered on Billboard.com. The song is now available on digital service providers and streaming services, and 100% of proceeds from now until July 31st will support hunger initiatives that increase access to nutritious foods for underserved neighborhoods and help give those experiencing hunger a voice advocating for policy changes that will bring real results. The coalition of organizations involved includes the Center for Hunger-Free Communities and Witnesses for Hunger, the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, No Kid Hungry, and WhyHunger.
LISTEN TO “BOUND BY LOVE” HERE:
The song also comes ahead of “DISPATCH: HUNGER,” a two night event at Madison Square Garden geared to shine a light on the issue of hunger in the United States. The Saturday, July 11th date (w/ special guest The John Butler Trio) is sold out; tickets for Friday, July 10th (w/ special guest Dr. Dog) are still available. These shows come seven years since Dispatch became the first indie band to sell out the legendary venue.
Dispatch (Brad Corrigan, Pete Francis and Chadwick Stokes) has been known to use their platform – the stage – to raise awareness for humanitarian issues, including fundraising for the atrocities happening in Zimbabwe in 2007 and through their Amplifying Education campaign in 2011-2013.
DISPATCH:HUNGER at Madison Square Garden will be the only chance to see the band play live in North America in 2015, but there will be multiple ways for people to get involved and connect with the campaign, from now until showtime. Please visit the DISPATCH: HUNGER campaign website to learn more and stay up to date.
●Calling All Crows (Boston, MA) is the lead organizer for the DISPATCH: HUNGER campaign. Calling All Crows partners with musicians and fans to create change through hands-on service and activism specifically focused on women’s rights. @callingallcrows
●Center for Hunger-Free Communities (Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA) envisions a world where children born today will inherit a nation free from hunger; a nation where all members of the community partner to keep families economically secure; and a nation where all people have an equal voice in policies that affect their lives. @HungerFreeCtr
●New York City Coalition Against Hunger (New York, NY) represents and is the voice for the more than 1,100 nonprofit soup kitchens and food pantries in New York City and the 1.4 million low-income New Yorkers who live in households that can’t afford enough food. The coalition works not only to meet these residents’ immediate food needs but also to enact innovative solutions to help society move “beyond the soup kitchen” to ensure economic and food self-sufficiency for all Americans. @NYCCAH
●No Kid Hungry (Washington, DC) campaign is ending child hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. @nokidhungry
●WhyHunger (New York, NY) is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment. @whyhunger