The band has a big following – big enough to purchase all of its reunion benefit show tickets in 30 minutes on a MySpace presale.

The sellout was followed immediately by an announcement of a second show on July 13, a Friday. The band is temporarily re-forming to raise awareness to the atrocities in Zimbabwe, and to raise money for related causes.

Obviously, a lot of Dispatch fans have been waiting for this reunion – probably for a variety of reasons. The band drew more than 100,000 to its farewell concert in 2004, even though the press didn’t seem to care or even know what was happening.

By the way, some bloggers may want to know that our website’s main objective is to announce tour dates and special events. An unsigned band selling out Madison Square Garden is an interesting story regardless of the type of music the band plays.