The excursion marks the first tour together for the two acts. “Dispatch has always been a name on our white-board wish-list for bands we wanted to tour with,” stated O.A.R.’s sax player Jerry DePizzo in a press release. “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 and O.A.R. start the tour at Mesa Amphitheatre in Mesa, Arizona on July 15. A trip to California featuring stops in Los Angeles on July 16, San Diego on July 17, Paso Robles on July 19 and Rohnert Park on July 20 follows. It’s then off to the Pacific Northwest for shows in Bend, Oregon on July 22; Redmond, Washington on July 23; Bonner, Montana on July 24 and Nampa, Idaho on July 28.
The tour visits a venue to be announced in Salt Lake City on July 29 before a performance at Denver’s Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre on July 30. From there the run hits Atlanta on August 5, Nashville on August 6, Columbus on August 7, Indianapolis on August 9, St. Louis on August 10, Cleveland on August 12, Highland Park (Illinois) on August 13 and Sterling Heights (Michigan) on August 14. Dispatch and O.A.R. swing through Pennsylvania next for shows in Pittsburgh on August 15 and Philadelphia on August 18.
Next up is a trip to the Northeast including stops in Gilford, New Hampshire on August 19; Mansfield, Massachusetts on August 20; Saratoga Springs, New York on August 21; Lewiston, New York on August 23; Bridgeport, Connecticut on August 25; Columbia, Maryland on August 26; Wantagh, New York on August 27 and Holmdel, New Jersey on August 28. The tour then rolls into North Carolina for performances in Asheville on August 30 and Charlotte on August 31. Dispatch and O.A.R. end the jaunt in September with shows in Virginia Beach on September 2, Wilmington (North Carolina) on September 3, St. Augustine on September 4, Austin on September 8, Houston on September 9 and Irving (Texas) on September 10.
Dispatch and O.A.R. Summer Tour 2022 tickets go on sale to the general public next Friday, December 10 at 12 p.m. local time. Pre-sales start this Monday, December 6 at 12 p.m. local time. Head here for more info. Robert Randolph Band opens between July 15 – August 10 with G. Love serving as support between August 12 – September 10.