Dispatch Sells Out One Of Two Nights At Madison Square Garden In July
June 18, 2015 BY Nettwerk
Seven years since Dispatch became the first indie band to sell out Madison Square Garden, the trio returns to the legendary venue for two nights next month for “DISPATCH: HUNGER,” an event 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.
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. This time the band’s goal of awareness remains the same, which is to draw attention to the issue of hunger in the United States.
Dispatch’s Brad Corrigan says, “Our fans have a history of getting involved with us far beyond our music, and rallying around social causes…So, if we and our fans agree that people should not be hungry, then we have to take a close look at the system of poverty and inequality that allows for hunger to exist, and do something about it.”
These two shows will be the only chance to see Dispatch 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