State Theatre Portland
Dispatch - Summer Stops 2019

State Theatre & 98.9 WCLZ present

Dispatch - Summer Stops 2019

Moon Taxi

Sat, July 20, 2019

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 6:30 pm

Thompson’s Point

Portland, ME

$45 Advance / $50 Day of Show

This event is all ages

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Buy tickets in person at the Port City Music Hall box office (504 Congress Street) Wednesday-Friday 10AM-5PM, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, or online right here. Thompson's Point box office will open at 3PM day of show.

Dispatch
Dispatch
Dispatch, the upbeat rock band that’s heralded as one of the biggest independent bands in history, is in the middle of one of their most prolific periods to date. The band is riding a creative wave with a slew of studio recordings amidst a rigorous tour schedule that only seems to fuel their fire even further. Following the release of last year’s massively successful
album America, Location 12 (the band’s first in five years), the seasoned trio went back out to the mythical setting in Northern California: Stinson Beach’s Panoramic House, to wrap up some recording that they didn’t finish the first time around (alongside producer John Dragonetti [The Submarines] and engineer Mike Sawitzke [Eels]). This new collection of music is Location 13, and it finds the band pushing boundaries and breaking new ground, welcoming old fans and new audiences alike by building new classics and reaching new heights with this special collection of songs that’s out now via the band’s own Bomber Records/AWAL and features single “Letter To Lady J.” It's impossible to deny that few bands – at any level – have been able to achieve what Dispatch has: three sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden to raise funds for Zimbabwean humanitarian efforts, world tours and a concert in Boston that drew 110,000 fans. They’ve been known, since the band's inception, as being more than just about the music – they've constantly directed their energy to causes and campaigns along the way. Apart from their work as a trio, Stokes also created a non-profit, Calling All Crows, that joins bands and fans together in collective activism that's raised more than a half a million dollars, and Corrigan has been at work on Love Light + Melody to amplify the stories of children who live in extreme poverty. Dispatch is going full steam ahead into this new era with both the passion and vigor of a band in their infancy and the knowledge and power of one together for twenty years and counting. In a world where hope is in short supply, fear runs rampant and alternative facts blare louder than the truth, we need, more than ever, music that is honest. And Dispatch is rising to the occasion by creating music that is vital to their fan base and beyond.
Moon Taxi
Moon Taxi
"We can come together, we won't give up on the fight," sings Nashville's Moon Taxi on their smash single "Two High," a song that catapulted them to the top of the streaming charts and the forefront of the national stage. Filled with emotive vocals, a percussive beat and some unexpected, infectious horns, it's a track that shows the band – which has been together for over a decade – venturing into more adventuresome territory than ever. Fearlessly melding rock with pop hooks, clever synths and roots touchstones gleaned from their home in Music City, Moon Taxi's forthcoming fifth record and first for RCA will find the five-piece doing what they do best: coming together and fighting for music that triumphs above all.

"Two High," the band's newest single, has been taking Moon Taxi - Trevor Terndrup (vocals, guitarist), Spencer Thomson (lead guitarist and producer), Wes Bailey (keyboardist), Tommy Putnam (bassist) and Tyler Ritter (drummer) – to new heights, topping over 60 million streams on Spotify and making heavy rotation on SiriusXM. Written in response to the push for peace, but not reacting to the politics, of the Women's March this past January, it's a song that encourages listeners to keep looking for a positive way forward – from their own internal battles, to the ones suffered by the world at large.

It's perhaps due to Moon Taxi's inspired, inclusive worldview when it comes to their music that they've been able to have songs featured as the soundtrack to multiple commercial and TV placements - from BMW, Nashville, MLB, NFL to HBO Sports – but it's their infectious live performances that keep fans coming back night after night. Touring for the better part of the decade, they're the kind of band that inspires a loyal following willing to drive miles and miles (or fly many more) to catch them again and again.

"If there's one thing we want when people hear this record or see our shows," says Terndrup, "it's to leave elated."
Venue Information:
Thompson’s Point
1 Thompson's Point
Portland, ME, 04102