O.A.R. Announce 'Spring Fling' And New Live CD/DVD
On January 27, O.A.R. played to a sold-out audience at their eagerly awaited return to New York City's Madison Square Garden. This marked the second time the band had filled the legendary venue, following their debut appearance at the World's Most Famous Arena in January 2006.
The concert was filmed and recorded for an upcoming DVD and two-CD live album, both slated for release later this year. In addition, fans who subscribe to the O.A.R. Wireless list at www.ofarevolution.com/msg/ or by texting* MEMORIES to 50505 can download a free live-at-MSG recording of the band's performance of their hit single, Love and Memories (click to watch the video).
The Madison Square Garden show - which featured support from Gomez - was the final date on the band's most recent itinerary. Throughout the tour, O.A.R. partnered with CLIF Bar, a natural food company, and their GreenNotes campaign to promote environmental awareness, blazing a trail of positive action by taking such environmentally conscious steps as using biodiesel to fuel their tour buses; offsetting the tour's CO2 emissions through the purchase of clean, renewable wind energy credits; using recycled paper and soy based inks for printed materials; providing organic cotton merchandise options for fans; and minimizing the idling of tour buses. Further details can be found at www.clifgreennotes.com.
The Maryland-via-Ohio-based band recently reached a milestone moment in their career by achieving cumulative record sales in excess of 1.2 million. Since their formation in 1996, O.A.R. has blazed a unique grass-roots trail across America, revealing their compelling musical vision through near-constant touring. With their distinct rock-meets-reggae groove, fiery improvisations, and introspective, heartfelt lyricism, the band has earned a fervent following from coast to coast.
O.A.R. self-released their debut album, "The Wanderer," in 1997, followed two years later with the live studio recording, "Souls Aflame." The band's third release, "Risen," arrived in 2001 and debuted at #11 on Billboard's "Internet Sales" chart and #66 on the "Top New Artists" ranking.
The double live album "Any Time Now" was released in 2002, followed in 2003 by the band's acclaimed Everfine/Lava debut, "In Between Now and Then." A second two-CD in-concert recording, "34th & 8th," was issued in 2004.
"Stories of a Stranger," released in October 2005, has proven to be the band's greatest success to date. The collection includes a pair of radio hits in "Love And Memories" and "Heard The World," as well as "Lay Down," whose companion video clip was honored with the "Streaming Woodie" -- presented to the year's Most Downloaded Video -- at the 2006 "mtvU Woodie Awards."
O.A.R. is: singer/guitarist Marc Roberge, lead guitarist Richard On, bassist Benj Gershman, drummer Chris Culos, and saxophonist Jerry DePizzo.
O.A.R. Spring Tour 2007
1 Syracuse, NY The Landmark theater @ Syracuse University
11 Sunrise, FL Langerado Music Festival
31 Tempe, AZ Tempe Beach Amphitheater
4 Oxford, OH Millett Hall @ Miami University
5 Decatur, IL Kirkland Fine Arts Center @ Millikin University
11 Buffalo, NY Buffalo Convention Center
13 Latrobe, PA Carey Center Gymnasium @ St. Vincent College
14 Amherst, MA Mullins Center
15 Brockport, NY SUNY Brockport Arena @ SUNY Brockport
16 East Stroudsburg, PA Recreation Center @ East Stroudsburg University
18 Bowling Green, OH Anderson Arena @ Bowling Green State Univ.
22 South Bend, IN Morris Performing Arts Center
24 Shippensburg, PA Heiges Field House @ Shippensburg University
26 Durham, NH Whittemore Center Arena
27 Colchester, VT Ross Sports Center @ St. Michael's College
29 Oswego, NY Laker Hall Auditorium @ SUNY Oswego
2 N. Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
4 Davidson, NC Belk Arena @ Davidson College
5 Charlottesville, VA Charlottesville Pavilion
Additional Dates To Be Announced
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