Reggae-infused rockers Dispatch are ready to give it up for charity and they want you to come along. And apparently you listened, with two sold-out engagements at MSG. From the Dispatch website:
Friends:As for what this is all about, Ticketmaster summed it up pretty well on their presale page:
It has been a wild 48 hours. What we initially intended to be a one-night charity event at Madison Square Garden turned into two SOLD OUT nights (July 13 and 14), all via our presale. We cannot thank you enough for your generous support of the cause at hand.
In an effort to get more tickets into the hands of fans, and raise further awareness and funds for those in need, we will be adding a third night of DISPATCH: ZIMBABWE, to take place on Sunday, July 15.
There will be no presale for this show. All tickets will be made available to the public at 9:00 AM EST on Saturday, January 20. Tickets can be purchased at that time via Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 212.307.7171. Also, in an attempt to fight some of the folks who thought it would be charitable to use EBAY to turn a profit on a charity show, there will be a 6 ticket limit per customer, and 4 ticket limit per customer for floor seats. Multiple transactions will not be permitted.
We are also working with our production team to explore opening more seats on Friday July 13, and Saturday July 14. More information on this as soon as it becomes available.
For now, all we can say is, Thank you.
The goal is to raise money to fight the effects of environmental degradation, sustained drought conditions, a distressing disregard for human rights, an HIV population that exceeds 25% and an ill-advised economic policy that has left thousands of Zimbabweans on the brink of starvation.Don't try buying tickets from the page though, as you'll be sorely disappointed if you do. Rather, plug in to the 7/15/07 event page, where you can get in on the action beginning on Jan. 20th. But do follow the rules so some of us ticket-less ones can get in on this too, k?
The proceeds from the event will go towards fighting disease, famine, and social injustice in Zimbabwe--plus, in an effort to bring the fight to their own country, the band will donate a small portion of money raised to the domestic causes they have long supported.
Be sure to stay tuned to Dispatch:Zimbabwe for the latest updates, news, and info, including how you can get backstage with the band (perverts need not apply).
Not familiar with the jammin' sounds of Dispatch? No problem! Just head on over to their official band page, where you can stream their music library for all your listening needs completely free! And remember this is for a good cause so come out for a good time and do some good while you're at it. I'll be hoping to catch you there!