November 22nd, 2017 | by Darren Paltrowitz
The band known as Dispatch formed in 1996 as its members — Chad Urmston, Pete Heimbold and Brad Corrigan — attended Middlebury College. Less than a decade later, Dispatch had played to 110,000 fans at a 2004 concert in Boston. Just a few years after that in 2007, Dispatch had sold out three shows at Madison Square Garden, all of which fundraisers for Zimbabwean humanitarian efforts. Similar success would occur when Dispatch announced 2015 benefit shows at the Garden, under the DISPATCH:HUNGER banner. Unsurprisingly, every ticketed show on Dispatch’s upcoming tour — in support of America, Location 12, the trio’s first full-length since 2012 — is already sold out; the tour starts with a free show at Killington, Vermont’s Killington Resort on November 25th.
On behalf of The Hype Magazine, I had the pleasure doing Q&A with Brad Corrigan. Besides his Dispatch responsibilities, Corrigan maintains a solo career — releasing music through his own label Third Surfer Music — and is the founder of the non-profit Love Light & Melody. More on Corrigan and his Dispatch bandmates can be read online at www.dispatchmusic.com.