OAR Tour News and Updates
Rockers O.A.R. (Of A Revolution) formed in the mid-90s in the appropriately named city of Rockville in Maryland. Unlike other bands, OAR has managed to stay together across a prolific career and seven studio albums, with all original members: Marc Roberge (vocals), Chris Culos (drums), Richard On (guitar), Benj Gershman (bass) and Jerry DePizzo (multi-instrumentalist). OAR initially gained a loyal following of alt-rockers as an Ohio State student band, but a reputation fostered by amazing live shows played on the college campus circuit stretched their fanbase far beyond college parameters.
In true old-school marketing fashion, OAR became one of the most popular/shared bands on Napster purely via word-of-mouth. Their fame exploded into mainstream when they signed to Lava Record in 2005 and dropped chart-shattering singles "Love and Memories" from Stories of a Strangers, and later, "Shattered" from 2008's All Sides. OAR is heralded as "one of the best live bands on the planet" (Contact Music) and offers an authentic rock sound with a unique flair of interspersed roots and reggae.
The band will release their forthcoming eighth studio effort later this year and will be touring in support of it across 42 dates! American Idol winner Phillip Phillips will be on the road with the "That Was a Crazy Game of Poker" singers for 26 of those performances: kicking things off June 12 in St Louis and wrapping up in Atlanta on July 26. Catch OAR on a solo trek of the West Coast beginning April 24 in Las Vegas (three-night stay 4/24-4/26), with ten dates in California (including three shows each in Los Angeles 5/2-5/4 and in San Francisco 5/9-5/11), before hitting Portland (5/14) and ending in Seattle (5/15). Get OAR tickets and experience this legendary must-see band live!