Dispatch and O.A.R. Announce Summer 2022 Co-Bill Tour

Dispatch & O.A.R.
– Dispatch & O.A.R.

Come next summer, Dispatch will be hitting the road with O.A.R. for their first-ever North American co-headline tour. The trek kicks off on July 15 at Mesa Amphitheatre in Arizona and wraps up at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory in Irving, Texas, on Sept. 10. 

Despite the tour marking the first time Dispatch and O.A.R. have shared a co-bill, the bands have frequently appeared on the same lineups. 

“Dispatch has always been a name on our white-board wish list for bands we wanted to tour with,” O.A.R. sax player Jerry DePizzo said in a statement. “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 released its eighth studio album, Break Our Fall, in May, with the record garnering critical acclaim. Meanwhile, next year marks a special occasion for O.A.R. as the band celebrates 25 years together. O.A.R. is working on the follow-up to its eighth studio album, 2019’s The Mighty. In November the band released the single “Alive.”

“I’m certainly looking forward to this experience,” DePizzo said in a statement. “There are some beautiful anchors and moonshots in place in order to celebrate not only the history of where O.A.R. and Dispatch have been, but where we’re going.”

The co-headline tour is expected to hit 37 markets with stops at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Palladium, Atlanta’s Coca-Cola Rocky, St. Louis Music Park, Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater and Pittsburgh’s Stage AE.

“We’re grateful to still have our family of fans, health, friendships and a chance to continue making music,” Dispatch’s Brad Corrigan said in a statement. “Gonna be good.” 

Special guests for the summer 2022 tour include the Robert Randolph Band and G. Love. Artist pre-sale tickets go on sale starting Monday, Dec. 6 at noon local time, with a password for the artist pre-sale to be shared on Dispatch and O.A.R’s social media accounts. Citi cardmembers can also purchase pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. local time until Thursday, Dec. 9 at 10 p.m. Tickets for the general public will begin to go on sale Friday, Dec. 10 at noon local time. 

Reports submitted to Pollstar‘s Boxoffice for Dispatch include a sold-out July 20, 2019, show at Thompson’s Point in Portland, Maine, that sold 5,876  tickets and grossed $265,465. Recent reports for O.A.R include an Oct. 8, 2021, show in Boston that brought in $107,750.  

See the full run of dates for Dispatch and O.A.R’s Summer Tour 2022 below.


Jul. 15 – Mesa Amphitheatre – Mesa, AZ
Jul. 16 – Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, CA
Jul. 17 – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre – San Diego, CA
Jul. 19 – Vina Robles Amphitheatre – Paso Robles, CA
Jul. 20 – SOMO Village Event Center – Rohnert Park, CA
Jul. 22 – Les Schwab Amphitheater – Bend, OR
Jul. 23 – Marymoor Park – Redmond, WA
Jul. 24 – KettleHouse Amphitheater – Bonner, MT
Jul. 28 – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater – Nampa, ID
Jul. 29 – Venue TBD – Salt Lake City, UT
Jul. 30 – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre – Denver, CO
Aug. 5 – Coca-Cola Roxy – Atlanta, GA
Aug. 6 – Ascend Amphitheater – Nashville, TN
Aug. 7 – EXPRESS LIVE! – Columbus, OH
Aug. 9 – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park – Indianapolis, IN
Aug. 10 – St. Louis Music Park – St. Louis, MO
Aug. 12 – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica – Cleveland, OH
Aug. 13 – Ravinia Festival – Highland Park, IL *on-sale spring 2022
Aug. 14 – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre Freedom Hill – Sterling Heights, MI
Aug. 15 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
Aug. 18 – TD Pavilion at the Mann – Philadelphia, PA
Aug. 19 – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion – Gilford, NH
Aug. 20 – Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA
Aug. 21 – Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Saratoga Springs, NY
Aug. 23 – Artpark – Lewiston, NY
Aug. 25 – Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater – Bridgeport, CT
Aug. 26 – Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
Aug. 27 – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY
Aug. 28 – PNC Bank Arts Center– Holmdel, NJ
Aug. 30 – Salvage Station – Asheville, NC
Aug. 31 – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC
Sept. 2 – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater – Virginia Beach, VA
Sept. 3 – Live Oak Bank Pavilion at Riverfront Park – Wilmington, NC
Sept. 4 – St. Augustine Amphitheatre – St. Augustine, FL
Sept. 8 – ACL Live at The Moody Theater – Austin, TX
Sept. 9 – The Lawn at White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
Sept. 10 – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory – Irving, TX
*Jul. 15 – Aug. 10: joined by Robert Randolph Band
*Aug. 12 – Sept. 10: joined by G. Love