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07.09.2004 | posted by edpaffjr
Without YOU this site would not be possible, so please write down setlists for the shows that you go to. Occasionally you can even pick up a printed copy of the setlist from any crew member after the show is over, and scans of these are also greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance and don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
Summer Tour 2022
12.03.2021 | posted by edpaffjr
Dispatch and O.A.R., two of the most successful touring acts in the states, will hit the road together this summer for their first-ever North American Co-Headline Tour, which is scheduled to start in July 2022. While the bands have previously played on the same bill, this tour will mark the first time the two have shared a tour together.
Use code SUMMER22 to purchase pre-sale tickets starting Monday, December 6th at 12pm local time at dispatch-oar.com. A full list of tour dates is available here.
Where We Left Off
10.26.2020 | posted by edpaffjr
Join Marc Roberge of O.A.R. for a special three-part series of live, intimate, interactive performances featuring songs and stories from over 24 years of O.A.R. history. With unique programming designed by Marc especially for the series, these shows will offer fans the opportunity to see and hear their favorite O.A.R. songs like never before.
Tue, Nov 17 - A Closer Look: Join Marc live in the O.A.R. studio as he performs personal and fan favorites from across the catalog, sharing stories that offer a closer look into and behind the music
Tue, Dec 15 - Box Set: Join Marc for a journey through the entire O.A.R. catalog - from The Wanderer to The Mighty. With performances of one song from each album, this show is the ultimate O.A.R. sampler brought to you live from an idyllic New England barn
Tue, Jan 12 - Marc & Friends: Look out for some familiar faces as Marc will be joined by a number of special guests live on stage at a mystery location for a special night of songs and shared memories
These shows have limited capacity. â€œFront Rowâ€ and â€œBalconyâ€ tickets for the full series will be made available first with any remaining single show tickets will going on sale on the Thursday before each show (Nov 12, Dec 10, Jan 7). More information here.
Live From Merriweather
11.19.2019 | posted by edpaffjr
Watch and chat along with O.A.R. as the band debuts its latest concert film with a first-time ever pay-per-view event hosted by LiveOAR.com. PreSale starts now! Only at LiveOAR.com/Merriweather.
'Live From Merriweather' will be available digitally everywhere the same day! Vinyl will be shipped in time for Christmas!
Spring Fling Tour
11.05.2019 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R. has announced a quick 9 show "Spring Fling" tour. Many of the venues on this tour will have the band making their first appearance. Pre-sale tickets are available using code "oar" at liveoar.com.
New Live Album
08.18.2019 | posted by edpaffjr
The band is excited to announce the recording of their September 7th performance at Merriweather Post Pavilion for their seventh live album. This will also be the first live album in 7 years! You can preorder now for:
- VERY Limited Edition 4-LP Vinyl
- Live from Merriweather 4LP set with black 180 gram vinyl
- Signed Limited Edition 18" x 24" Poster
- Digital Download of Album
The Mighty Fall Tour
07.31.2019 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R.'s 2019 fall tour has been announced! A full list of dates can be found here!
Free And California Now Available
02.15.2019 | posted by edpaffjr
While details of the forthcoming album The Mighty are slowly becoming available, O.A.R. has released studio versions of 2 more of the songs from the album.
The Mighty O.A.R. Summer Tour 2019
02.12.2019 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R.'s 2019 summer tour has been announced! Supporting the tour are American Authors with Huntertones and Rozzi splitting the dates. The tour is presented by SiriusXM's The Pulse. A full list of dates can be found here!
O.A.R.'s newest album is gearing up to be released! Pre-order the CD or digital album by Feb 12th @ 3pm ET to receive exclusive early access to pre-sale tickets for the upcoming 2019 summer tour! Upon order completion, you will be emailed your unique pre-sale code. These codes will also be available within your liveOAR Account. On Wed, Feb 13th @ 12noon ET go to liveoar.com/tour and click on the ticket link next to your show. Enter your unique code on the ticketing outlet's page to receive special early access to tickets! All pre-orders will also receive 2 instant early access download tracks on Fri, Feb 15th!
Fan Pre-Sale will take place starting 10 AM local on Feb 14th with code mighty (all lowercase). General on sale for this summer's tour is Fri, Feb 15th at 10 AM local.
Miss You All the Time Music Video
10.19.2018 | posted by edpaffjr
The official music video for Miss You All the Time is now available. It's directed by Rudy Mancuso and produced by Shots Studios.
Just Like Paradise Tour
02.12.2018 | posted by edpaffjr
The summer Just Like Paradise Tour, with Matt Nathanson opening, begins July 24. Pre-sale and VIP package sales start tomorrow, Tuesday February 13 at 12:00pm ET, thru Thursday February 15 (using code 'PARADISE'). All pre-sale tickets sold during O.A.R.'s fan presale include a free download of the new single. General public on-sale starts Friday February 16 at 12:00pm local time. To purchase tickets visit www.liveoar.com/tour. A full list of dates can be found here on oarsa.org.
The tour is being named after the just released single "Just Like Paradise" that can be heard below. And be sure to read the billboard.com press lease with loads of additional information on the song, tour, and upcoming album.
11.17.2017 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R.'s first 2 albums 'The Wanderer' and 'Souls Aflame' are available on vinyl for the first time ever! Only 300 Units of Each Album will be produced, containing unique picture-disc vinyls. Two Album Bundle Price of $130.
- Includes 'The Wanderer' 2LP and 'Souls Aflame' 2LP mastered for vinyl
- Every order of the limited edition vinyls will include a signed & numbered O.A.R. Newsletter, curated by the band from deep in the O.A.R. Archive
- Every order will include special custom-packaged LPs, hand-stamped with the Black Rock Recorded Music logo
- 'Best of stOARies Tour 2017' Instant Gratification Audio Download for all pre-order purchasers between 11/15 & 11/23
The stOARies Tour
06.20.2017 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R. has announced their new headlining shows for this fall... The stOARies Tour! VIP bundles with premium seating options included will go on-sale June 21st at 12pm EST on ofarevolution.com! These VIP packages will offer side stage seating during the band's performance, soundcheck experiences in select markets, and a chance to meet & take a photo with the band before the show! Tickets go on-sale to the general public beginning this Friday, June 23rd at 10am EST. A full list of tour dates can be seen here on oarsa.org.
Play That Song Tour
01.19.2017 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R. will join Train this summer for their lengthy Play That Song Tour across North America. Natasha Bedingfield will also be on the bill. Pre-sale tickets and VIP packages go on sale Monday, January 23rd at 10 AM local time. In order to get the presale code sent to you on Sunday, you must sign up for Train's mailing list by Saturday night. O.A.R. will also offer presale tickets and VIP packages starting Tuesday, January 24th with presale code ROCKVILLE. General on sale begins Friday, January 27th at 10 AM local time. A full list of tour dates can be seen here on oarsa.org.
XXmas Wish List Tour
09.13.2016 | posted by edpaffjr
The XXmas Wish List Tour has been added to the end of the year with a few dates in NY/NJ!
When you buy your presale tickets or VIP upgrades via Applauze at ofarevolution.com, you'll have the opportunity to vote (at LiveOAR) on which songs you want to hear performed at the XXmas Wish List Tour show(s) you're attending. Once you've completed your ticket purchase, you will be emailed a unique code that gives you access to vote on which songs from the band's entire catalog that you want to hear.
All votes will be tallied, which you'll be able to track at at liveOAR.com as well.
Presale begins 9/14 at 10am EDT.
Evolution Of A Song Episode 6
07.26.2016 | posted by edpaffjr
The final episode of Evolution of a Song series was recently released on Qello.
Evolution Of A Song Episode 5
07.09.2016 | posted by edpaffjr
Yesterday the fifth episode of Evolution of a Song series was released on Qello.
Evolution Of A Song Episode 4
06.17.2016 | posted by edpaffjr
This week the fourth episode of Evolution of a Song series was released on Qello.
Evolution Of A Song Episode 3
06.06.2016 | posted by edpaffjr
Over the weekend the third episode of Evolution of a Song series was released on Qello.
06.03.2016 | posted by edpaffjr
Presale for XX is available starting today! The two CD / three LP set includes a career-spanning collection of O.A.R.'s biggest hits and incredible live shows plus new studio material. Disc one features fan favorites such as "Heaven", "Peace", "Shattered", "Two Hands Up" and more. Disc two spotlights select performances from their extensive live catalog. This pre-order qualifies for 2 early tracks from the album: That Was a Crazy Game Of Poker (Live From Fete Music Hall) and Hey Girl (Live Version). Full tracklist can be found here.
Evolution Of A Song Episode 2
05.23.2016 | posted by edpaffjr
Over the weekend the second episode of Evolution of a Song series was released on Qello.
What's Your XX?
05.19.2016 | posted by edpaffjr
Share your Top 20 favorite studio and live tracks either on Twitter or Instagram. Tag the band and hashtag #MyOARXX! The band will be reposting so make your shares stand out! #OARXX
Picking my XX was a lot harder than I thought it would be and some hard cuts had to made. I picked one song from each of their officially released studio and live albums, as well as a numerous fan recorded tracks, spanning the 20 year history of the band. I have included links to download the fan recorded tracks for your convenience. Enjoy!
- Ladanday - The Wanderer
- I Feel Home - Soul's Aflame
- Here's To You - Risen
- Roat Outside Columbus - 09.26.2002 - First Time Live
- What Are The Odds - 11.30.2002
- Risen - In Between Now And Then
- That Was A Crazy Game Of Poker - 10.24.2003 - with Michael Franti & RadioActive
- Old Man Time - 34th & 8th
- Delicate Few - 07.31.2004 - With VACO
- Tonight - 11.27.2004
- Tragedy In Waiting - Stories Of A Stranger
- 52-50 - 01.14.2006 - First Song At MSG
- Heard The World - Live From Madison Square Garden
- Something Coming Over - All Sides
- Whatever Happened - 08.02.2008 - With Ozomatli
- Whose Chariot? - Rain Or Shine
- Give Me Something - King (Bonus Track)
- Dangerous Connection - Live On Red Rocks
- The Architect - 07.07.2013
- Place To Hide - The Rockville LP
Evolution Of A Song
05.10.2016 | posted by edpaffjr
Qello Concerts, with Red Light Management and Concord Music Group, announced today a first-of-its-kind original programming weekly series called Evolution of a Song centered on the mystifying process of songwriting. Each season, cameras will follow a band or artist as they create their next song. From the idea to the finished track, music fans will feel as though they're in the room as the process unfolds.
The first season of Evolution of a Song launches today with the featured band O.A.R. as they create, what they hope to be the next big hit that they'll perform on their upcoming tour. The first season will air exclusively on Qello Concerts beginning May 10th with a new episode each week through June and will be free for anyone to watch.
The XX Tour
05.09.2016 | posted by edpaffjr
The XX Tour: Evolution of a Revolution has officially been announced! Presale tickets and VIP will be available starting tomorrow. Tickets to select dates will include a digital download of the new album on the release date. Also every presale and/or VIP order will automatically be entered in a drawing to win a signed, stage played Fender guitar. After Marc plays the guitar at the start of the tour, a randomly selected winner will be announced shortly thereafter. A full list of tour dates can be viewed here.
XX Album Release
05.04.2016 | posted by edpaffjr
Thanks to a press release from the Iowa State Center, we now know that O.A.R.'s new album will be titled XX and will be released on
Update (05.09.2016): XX is a compilation album of some of the bands favorite tracks, live and studio recorded, spanning from the beginning of O.A.R. in 1996 until now. The album will officially release August 5, 2016.
You Pick The Set Tour
11.09.2015 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R. is heading back out on tour this winter! And this time, they want you to pick the setlist. When you buy your presale, VIP or Soundcheck Experience tickets next Tuesday 11/17, you will have the opportunity to choose which songs you want to hear at your show.
Join us for the â€ª#â€ŽYouPickTheSetTourâ€¬ and tell the ban what you want to hear!
The Lebrewski Cruise
09.30.2015 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R. will be headlining The Lebrewski Cruise, sailing March 1-5, 2016 aboard the NCL Pearl. This cruise features over 20 bands plus 100's of craft beers to sample. Early booking prices start at just $129 for double occupancy. Additionally if you book today and use code OARCRAFT, you will receive 20 free beer tickets. I just booked my spot yesterday!
The Back To Rockville Tour
04.20.2015 | posted by edpaffjr
Dates for this summer's "Back To Rockville Tour" have been announced! O.A.R. will hit the road with Allen Stone and Brynn Elliott. As part of this tour the band will play their first shows in Hawaii. Pre-sale tickets and VIP tickets will go on sale tomorrow, Tuesday 4/21. Visit our full list of dates here.
Join the band today for a Live Twitter Chat at 1pm PST/4pm EST. Use the hashtag #BackToRockville to ask questions.
Fall Tour 2014
08.05.2014 | posted by edpaffjr
In case you missed the announcement yesterday, dates for O.A.R.'s fall tour have been confirmed. Presale tickets and VIP Packages will be available for most shows starting tomorrow, August 6, at 10 AM local time. Public onsale for some shows will start on Friday, August 8, at 10 AM local time through Ticketmaster. Andy Grammer will be opening. View the full list of tour dates.
Peace Music Video
06.27.2014 | posted by edpaffjr
Home Movies Series Conclusion
06.03.2014 | posted by edpaffjr
Stream The Rockville LP
06.03.2014 | posted by edpaffjr
All tracks from The Rockville LP are now available for streaming on Pandora Premieres! We hope to have all of the lyrics posted on the album page as soon as we can.
Home Movies 2 And 3
05.20.2014 | posted by edpaffjr
Home Movies Series
05.07.2014 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R.'s Home Movies series will focus on the inspiration behind the making of their eighth studio album "The Rockville LP," set for release June 10th. Filmed in the band's hometown, each episode will dig deeper into the band's past and their own story of "home," shedding light on both where they came from and where they're headed.
The Rockville LP Preorder, Tour Presale, Etc.
04.08.2014 | posted by edpaffjr
The Rockville LP is available for preorder now on iTunes. In addition "So Good So Far" and "The Architect" are now available for individual download.
The album is also available for preorder on the band's official online store as of 10 AM this morning. This includes a limited edition vinyl pressing for the first time! All vinyl is hand numbered, limited to 1,000 pieces for the exclusive pre-order. The first 250 pre-orders of the limited edition vinyl will receive a hand-written lithographed copy of Marc's "Welcome to Rockville" letter. You will receive free digital downloads of "Peace," "So Good So Far," and "The Architect" upon completing your purchase of any media item.
Presale tickets for the summer tour will also become available at 10 AM this morning venue local time. Most shows will be available at oartickets.musictoday.com. Ticket prices vary but VIP packages with meet and greet will cost an additional $100. The VIP package experiences will include premium or general admission tickets, a pre-show photo-op with the band, a free download of that night's show from LiveOAR.com, an exclusive V.I.P.-only signed tour poster, and a discount to the band's online store.
Enter for a chance to win a 10 minute Skype call with O.A.R. One grand prize winner will be selected at the conclusion of The Rockville LP pre-order.
Stream "So Good So Far" And "The Architect"
04.07.2014 | posted by edpaffjr
The next tracks available for streaming from the forthcoming studio release, The Rockville LP, are now available on Myspace.
Summer Tour With Phillip Phillips
04.01.2014 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R. will be heading out on tour with Phillip Phillips this summer, hitting two dozen cities across the majority of the country. A full list of tour dates is available with additional details to be announced soon. Stay tuned!
The Rockville LP
03.21.2014 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R.'s next studio release is due out June 10, 2014 and is called The Rockville LP. Additional details will be available soon but for now I have created the album page with a story from Marc on the album's title as well as a list of some tracks that are rumored for the release.
That's Rockville, Maryland.
02.25.2014 | posted by edpaffjr
The latest single, "Peace," from the forthcoming studio release is now available on iTunes. To celebrate the on-sale the band be answering your questions on Twitter at 4pm EST. Just use â€ª#â€Žpeacetalksâ€¬ in your tweets to take part!
01.31.2014 | posted by edpaffjr
The lead single "Peace" from the next studio album due out later this year is now available for streaming on twitmusic.
Extended Stay 2014
01.28.2014 | posted by edpaffjr
Announcing Extended Stay 2014 â€“ in San Francisco, LA, San Diego and Vegas! Escape the freezing cold hitting the U.S. this winter and come hang with us in warmer weather at some amazing venues we rarely, if ever, perform in...for multiple nights in a row!
You can expect new, unheard and older, familiar material â€“ we will mix it up, take requests, have special guests, offer VIP goodies, package deals, etc etc. Basically, we're doing these shows for those who really want to make something special happen with their friends/families, and us of course!
These shows are all about being together and taking a break from the normal way of things. Relax for a delicate few!
We invite all of you to be a part of this, but due to the size of the venues, and so we can make your travel & VIP experience amazing, we anticipate tickets and packages selling out quickly. So check back for more details ASAP!
Update: Tickets are now on sale for the Extended Stay shows at musictoday.com. VIP Tickets and Travel Packages are also available. The VIP Experience includes one GA Ticket to see O.A.R in selected city, an invitation to a Pre-Show Listening Party with members of the band featuring the new O.A.R. album, a limited Edition Commemorative O.A.R. Poster, a limited Edition O.A.R. Merchandise Gift, and more!
Tailgate Tour 2013
08.15.2013 | posted by edpaffjr
Ten dates throughout November have just been announced as O.A.R.'s Tailgate Tour. As part of the Tailgate Tour, the band will be doing pre-show Tailgate Parties in select markets for radio and social media contest winners. In addition, during the pre-sale for the tour, fans can opt for the "Tailgate Package" which will include a signed tour poster and a live show recording along with a ticket for the show.
Pre-sale tickets will be available beginning tomorrow(Friday, August 16th) at 12 PM ET. General on-sales for the majority of the tour will begin on Friday, August 23rd. For additional details and ticketing information, go to www.ofarevolution.com/on-tour.
Sounds Of Summer Tour 2013
03.08.2013 | posted by edpaffjr
Many of the dates for the summer tour were announced earlier today in this video:
The tour includes 24 headlining dates and a few to be announced later. Opening bands for most of the shows will be Andrew McMahon and Allen Stone. Pre-sale tickets will be available starting March 11, and general onsale is set for March 15. The full list of tour dates is available here.
V.I.P. Party Packages will be available at select shows this summer. The O.A.R. V.I.P. Party Packages will include tickets to the show (GA lawn tickets or premium reserved seats where applicable), access to a V.I.P. only party lounge, an exclusive autographed tour poster, priority venue entry, merchandise discounts and a free live recording of the show attended. O.A.R. V.I.P. Party Packages will be available in Chicago, Rochester Hills, Saratoga Springs, Boston, Columbia and Holmdel.
Live On Red Rocks Blu-Ray
03.06.2013 | posted by edpaffjr
The Blu-Ray edition of Live On Red Rocks will be available in stores March 19. Pre-order and get $10 off the O.A.R. Live on Red Rocks Poster.
Live On Red Rocks (HD) On iTunes
12.12.2012 | posted by edpaffjr
The full-length HD version of Live on Red Rocks is NOW available on iTunes!! Get your copy today.
And don't miss the rebroadcast of Live on Red Rocks on AXS TV this Thursday, December 13th at 7:55 PM ET/4:55 PM PT. The band will be live tweeting throughout the show sharing their thoughts and answering your questions.
Live On Red Rocks Available Everywhere
11.19.2012 | posted by edpaffjr
We are thrilled to announce that Live on Red Rocks is now available everywhere!
The 22 song double disc CD set contains over 2 hours of music. The DVD features the full concert in its entirety along with the stellar documentary Standing on a Burning Hot Sun, made by Marc Roberge and Vital Films, which takes a look at the timeless relationship between music and summer, a band and its fans.
To purchase your digital album on iTunes right NOW, click here.
Coming in December 2012, iTunes will be offering an HD version of Live on Red Rocks. And in early 2013, don't miss the Blu-ray version of Live on Red Rocks which will be available online and in stores.
Live From Red Rocks Pre-Order
11.07.2012 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R.'s Live on Red Rocks CD and DVD will be available online and in stores on November 19th and is now available for pre-order. The CD is a 2-Disc CD Set with 22 tracks and is the band's first live album to include a horn section. The DVD contains the full concert in its entirety (with much of the footage shot by the band members themselves) as well as a 40 minute documentary of the band's Summer Crush Tour and the debut of "Inside Out".
When you pre-order the CD you will instantly receive two MP3 downloads from the Red Rocks show ("Road Outside Columbus" and "Ladanday") and when you pre-order the DVD you will receive a previously unreleased acoustic version of "Not For Me".
We will be offering a limited edition Live on Red Rocks T-shirt and Poster exclusively during the pre-order. Receive a $10 discount on either item when you bundle it with a CD or DVD.
Live On Red Rocks Released 11.20.12
10.03.2012 | posted by edpaffjr
According to Amazon.com, Live On Red Rocks will be released on November 20, 2012. Hopefully additional details on the release will be available soon.
Heard The World Benefit Concert
10.02.2012 | posted by edpaffjr
We are thrilled to announce that the next Heard the World Benefit Concert - "An Evening with O.A.R. featuring The Beethoven Found Philharmonic" - will take place on Friday, December 14th at The Music Center at Strathmore in N. Bethesda, MD. This will be an incredible night not to be missed as the band will be performing for the very first time with a symphony, The Beethoven Found Philharmonic.
Tickets for this one night only event will be available for purchase beginning on Wednesday, October 3rd at 10 AM ET. For every ticket purchased you will receive one FREE digital download of the evening's performance redeemable at LiveOAR.com. In addition, five pair of front row tickets along with a meet & greet with the band will be auctioned off at CharityFolks.com.
O.A.R.'s 2012 Heard the World Benefit Concert will continue the band's mission to support youth and education program's in the U.S. and abroad. The band will focus the proceeds from this concert to benefit the education of students in Youngstown, Ohio. Having been a supporter of the Liberty High School music program for years, the band seeks to further their efforts by supplying resources to the broader community where O.A.R. saxophonist, Jerry DePizzo, was born and raised. It is a special honor to have the Beethoven Found Philharmonic accompany the band onstage at Strathmore Hall this December. For more information on O.A.R.'s philanthropic efforts, please visit www.heardtheworld.org.
O.A.R. - Live On Red Rocks
06.27.2012 | posted by edpaffjr
We are very excited to announce that the band's show at Red Rocks on July 15th will be broadcast live throughout the country on AXS TV at 11 PM ET/8 PM PT that evening. In addition, this show will be filmed for the band's next O.A.R. Live DVD release. This will definitely be a show not to be missed! Tickets for the show are still available, so come out and join us for what will be an unforgettable night. Click here to purchase your Red Rocks tickets now.
Prior to the show, you have the chance to enter to win the Fender guitar that Jerry was playing in the "Heaven" music video autographed by the entire band. Just pick the three songs you think the band will perform during their encore at Red Rocks for your chance to win. Click here to make your selection.
The band will also be doing a live video chat on the afternoon of Sunday, July 15th from Red Rocks. Submit your questions here or post on Twitter using the hashtag #OARonAXSTV.
Update (07.12.2012): The live web chat from Red Rocks will start at 4:30 PM ET/1:30 PM PT on July 15. Don’t miss out on your chance to talk with the band before they take the stage that evening. Click here to submit your questions now. You will be able to access the web chat from the Ustream Tab on O.A.R.'s Facebook Page.
Verizon Wireless American Music Festival
05.25.2012 | posted by edpaffjr
The 19th Annual Verizon Wireless American Music Festival in Virginia Beach, Virginia will feature three major headline bands on the 5th Street Main Stage between Aug. 31 and Sept. 2: O.A.R., Cheap Trick and Train. O.A.R will be the featured band beginning at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 31. Tickets for Friday are $15 advance, $20 day of show. The Wailers will be opening the show.
O.A.R. On Front Row Center
05.22.2012 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R.'s June 2010 Roseland Ballroom performance is now airing on American Public Television's new series "Front Row Center". Air dates and show times vary by market so make sure to check your local listings for details. A sneak peak of the performance can be viewed below.
On Leno With B.o.B.
05.03.2012 | posted by edpaffjr
It appears that the band is going to be on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on May 8th. Also scheduled to perform is B.o.B. But now it looks like the performance will be a collaboration between the two. According to XXL Magazine, the two recorded a song for a Duracell battery ad campaign that will air during the Summer Olympics.
04.25.2012 | posted by edpaffjr
Due to a family medical emergency, O.A.R. has canceled 2 of their tour dates this week - Wednesday, April 25th in Portland, ME & Thursday April 26th in Northampton, MA. Both of these dates have been rescheduled for Thursday, September 6th (Portland) and Friday, September 7th (Northampton). All current tickets will be honored on the new dates and refunds will be available at the point of purchase.
Summer Crush Tour
04.02.2012 | posted by edpaffjr
Dates for this summer's tour have officially been announced. Included in the months worth of dates is a return to Nikon At Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York. The band last played at this venue in 2008 after 7 summers in a row. Also the band will be a part of the inaugural Peach Music Festival on August 11. Opening for nearly all of the dates is Rebelution.
Pre-Sale tickets for the newly announced shows will be available beginning on Wednesday, April 4th at 12 PM local time. To purchase your Pre-Sale tickets (with the exception of those for the Merriweather show), click here. For tickets to the Merriweather show, click here and use the password: summercrush.
V.I.P. Party Packages will again be available at select shows this summer. The V.I.P. Party Packages will include tickets to the show (GA lawn tickets or premium reserved seats where applicable), access to a V.I.P. only party lounge, an exclusive autographed tour poster, priority venue entry, merchandise discounts and a free live recording of the show attended. V.I.P. Party Packages will be available in Chicago, Rochester Hills, Saratoga Springs, Boston, Wantagh, and Columbia.
Bunbury Music Festival
03.29.2012 | posted by edpaffjr
The day after the just announced show in Indianapolis, the band will be traveling to Cincinnati for the first Bunbury Music Festival. They are set to play on July 13 and will be joined that day by Janes Addiction, Airborne Toxic Event, Minus the Bear, and others. Also playing throughout the weekend long festival are Weezer, Death Cab for Cutie, Gym Class Heroes, and many more.
First Summer Tour Date
03.27.2012 | posted by edpaffjr
The first date of the summer tour has been announced: July 12 in Indianapolis at the Lawn At White River State Park. This will be the 8th summer in a row with a show at this venue. Pre-sale tickets will be available this Thursday at noon EDT. General on sale will be next Friday, April 6th. Be on the lookout for a full tour announcement for the rest of the summer tour early next week.
MikelParis "Great Unknown"
03.08.2012 | posted by edpaffjr
Most people should be familiar with touring musician MikelParis. He has been playing regularly with O.A.R. since late 2005, jamming on the keys plus adding percussion and vocals too. But did you know that he also has produced his own album, Flow, released in 2007? Well he also recently released a new single titled "Great Unknown" that was co-produced with Jerry DePizzo. Jerry also plays acoustic guitar on the track with Richard On playing electric. Be sure to check it out!
Next Single "Gotta Be Wrong Sometimes"
02.14.2012 | posted by edpaffjr
It shouldn't come as any surprise, but O.A.R. has officially announced that "Gotta Be Wrong Sometimes" is the second single off of their album King.
Live At LivingSocial's 918 F Street
02.13.2012 | posted by edpaffjr
Marc and Richard will be playing a special acoustic performance in Washington, D.C. on February 19 at LivingSocial's 918 F Street. So far I think the only way to get tickets for this is through LivingSocial.com. For $99 you get a ticket, an autographed copy of King and three alcoholic drinks. This package is only available for 3 days.
Yet Another Extended Stay DC Show
01.30.2012 | posted by edpaffjr
A 4th DC Extended Stay show at the 9:30 Club has been added on Friday, March 2nd. General on sale will being at 10am on Thursday morning, February 2nd.
Additional Extended Stay DC Show
01.10.2012 | posted by edpaffjr
With O.A.R.'s shows on Tuesday, February 28th and Wednesday, February 29th at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC already having SOLD OUT, another 9:30 Club show has been added on Thursday, March 1st!! Please note that there will NOT be a pre-sale for this show and tickets for this show will be available beginning on Thursday, January 12th at 10am EST.
Yet Another Extended Stay Philly Show
01.04.2012 | posted by edpaffjr
The three night stand at the Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia has been expanded to include a fourth night, Sunday, March 18th. Pre-sale tickets will be available at MusicToday tomorrow 10am - 5pm EST, with tickets going on sale to the general public on Friday at 12pm EST.
Additional Extended Stay Philly Show
12.27.2011 | posted by edpaffjr
With O.A.R.'s show on Friday, March 16th at the Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia, PA already having SOLD OUT and the Thursday, March 15th show getting close, another Theatre of Living Arts show has been added on Saturday, March 17th. Tickets for this show will be available beginning on Friday, December 30th at 12 PM ET via Ticketmaster.
O.A.R. Extended Stay
12.12.2011 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R. has announced their Extended Stay, which will have the guys performing multiple nights in intimate venues in Washington, DC, New York City, and Philadelphia. The nine show run will begin on February 28th at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC and end on March 16th in Philadelphia at the Theatre of Living Arts. Specific show dates and venues are:
- February 28th & 29th at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC
- March 6th through 10th at The Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY
- March 15th & 16th at the Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia, PA
General on-sales for these shows will begin on Friday, December 16th. Tickets will be available beginning at 10 AM ET for the Washington, DC shows and 12 PM ET for the New York and Philadelphia shows.
Winter Tour Openers
11.28.2011 | posted by edpaffjr
Opening bands for the winter tour have been announced and both are no strangers to sharing the stage with O.A.R. Parachute will open 1/25 through 2/3 while Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers will open 2/8 through 2/18.
Winter Tour Update
11.18.2011 | posted by edpaffjr
Tickets for the band's 2012 tour dates are selling quickly (February 11th Minneapolis show is already Sold Out) so make sure to get yours soon. Two new dates have just been announced: February 15th at The Blue Note in Columbia, MO and February 16th at Minglewood Hall in Memphis, TN. General on-sale for both shows as well as the band's February 2nd Portland, OR show will begin today, November 18th at 10AM local time.
We Are Back!
11.02.2011 | posted by edpaffjr
First of all I would like to apologize for the recent downtime. I'm sure it came as a surprise to many of you, and the same is true for me. Due to some changes with our hosting company we were forced to upgrade the software that runs the back-end of our website. That took a considerable amount of time due to the complexity of the website. Not to mention other changes that were required in our code to comply with the updated architecture of our host. I think we have fixed all the issues, but there is always the possibility of new errors. Please let me know if you run into anything that is giving you problems or that is working differently than before. Hopefully now that the site is fully upgraded we can remain online for years to come!
Update (11.08.2011): Some of you may have noticed some hacking that was done to our news entries. This was due to an issue I made when updating our own code. This has been corrected. I can assure you that no personal information was compromised during the attack.
Update (11.09.2011): Contrary to earlier reports, the exploit had nothing to do with our custom code and was due to the back-end software. We've ugraded this software package to ensure that the hacking does not happen again. And we have now banned all past exploits to our system so these users cannot cause any further damage. Be gone and find your own playground.
First 2012 Tour Announcement
10.14.2011 | posted by edpaffjr
The first twelve dates for 2012 have been announced. Most of them are in the western U.S. but the last few are around the midwest. Included are some venues the band hasn't played in years, namely the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. Presales for these shows will launch next Tuesday. A full list of tour dates can be viewed here.
O.A.R. On The Today Show
10.04.2011 | posted by edpaffjr
Everyone check out Marc, Rich, and Benj's acoustic performance of "Heaven" this Thursday, October 6th, on the 4th hour of the Today Show (10 AM ET - check local listings)!
"Heaven" Music Video
09.02.2011 | posted by edpaffjr
We are very excited to announce that the video for "Heaven" will be premiering on Monday, September 5th on mtvU. You can check out the making of the video now by clicking here. To watch the video on Monday, head over to www.mtvu.com or tune in to mtvU throughout the day.
First Fall Dates
08.16.2011 | posted by edpaffjr
A few dates in the fall have been announced on the official website. These include San Diego, New Orleans, Myrtle Beach, and Greenville, NC. A full list of tour dates is also available here on oarsa.org.
King Is Out + New Downloads
08.04.2011 | posted by edpaffjr
We really hope that you all are enjoying King. I know that I love the album and can't stop listening to it. Many of the new songs are being played during this tour. I have just added downloads of "Almost Easy," "King," and "Are You Low?" to the downloads section. Also there is a download of "Earthward," which is back after a seven year hiatus! Enjoy!
Stream King On Rdio
07.28.2011 | posted by edpaffjr
The full deluxe version of King is available for streaming on Rdio. You can sign up for a free seven day trial that will last all the way up through the album release next Tuesday. The full album sounds so good and we cannot wait to hold it in our hands.
Also leading up to the release, the band is releasing a series of videos on their YouTube channel with behind the scenes videos from the making of the album King. Here is the first in the series.
07.21.2011 | posted by edpaffjr
The lineup for the first ever Orlando Calling festival was announced today and O.A.R. is scheduled to play Saturday, November 12th. The 50,000 person capacity event will take place on November 12th and 13th, with four stages of music. The headliners have been announced as Bob Seger, Kid Rock and The Killers. Tickets will go on-sale July 23rd. More information can be found at orlandocalling.com.
King Track Samples, Full Live Downloads
07.18.2011 | posted by edpaffjr
Sample clips for every song on King can now be heard on amazon.com. Full live versions of the tracks that have been played on tour can be found on our downloads page.
Update: I hope you got to enjoy the samples while they were up, amazon has removed them from their website.
Secret Album Release Show
07.12.2011 | posted by edpaffjr
The previously mentioned secret album release show will take place at the House of Blues in Chicago, Illinois on August 2nd, 2011. Those who pre-ordered the Limited Edition prior to 11:59pm on 7/1 will have an exclusive window to purchase tickets to the show. Music Today Pre-Sale starts Thursday, 7/14 @ 10am local time. General On Sale starts Friday, 7/15 @ 10am local time.
King Pre-Orders Released
06.29.2011 | posted by edpaffjr
The pre-order information for King has been released on ofarevolution.com. There are five different options available, each with an optional t-shirt, limited edition deluxe ($99.99), physical deluxe ($13.98), standard ($11.98), digital deluxe ($11.99), and digital download ($9.99). Adding the shirt to each package will cost an additional $15. Everyone who picks up our Limited Edition Deluxe bundle within the first 48 hours will have an exclusive window to purchase tickets to a yet to be announced secret show on release day. All details of the pre-order can be found at ofarevolution.com.
New Touring Members, Songs, And More
06.28.2011 | posted by edpaffjr
If you have not already noticed, the band has added a couple members to their group of touring musicians, Evan Oberla on trombone and Jon Lampley on trumpet. Both members will be on the road through the summer. They have already had a big impact on new songs and even older tunes. Speaking of new songs, "King," "Taking On The World Today," and "Heaven" have all recently made their live debuts. Head over to our downloads page to pick up live copies of these tracks and many more.
Live Ustream Chat
06.24.2011 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R. will be chatting live from Atlantic City about everything from the new album to the Summer Tour on Saturday, June 25th at 2pm EST. Click here on Saturday to join O.A.R. live and ask the band your questions!
Want To Be In "Heaven" Music Video?
06.24.2011 | posted by edpaffjr
104.3 MYFM in California is offering a chance to be in O.A.R.'s new music video for their single "Heaven". The contest is only open to those at least 18 years of age. Sweepstakes ends June 28th. Click here for more details.
Update from management:
Want to be in O.A.R.'s brand new video for "Heaven?" Well, here's your chance!
On June 29, 2011, the band will be shooting a video for their first single "Heaven" and they want your help! If you're in Southern California and over the age of 18 then you're eligible to appear. Read more for how to enter. If interested, please send the following information to OARcasting@gmail.com:
- A recent photo of yourself.
- Your age, phone number, address and email address.
- You're availability on June 29, 2011.
* Note, this video is not for pay, but will be a great time.
06.21.2011 | posted by edpaffjr
Tracklists for the album King have been posted to music.aol.com including the previously mentioned deluxe edition. The standard release tracklist includes sixteen tracks, three of which are short interludes. The deluxe edition adds four bonus tracks and a DVD. Our album page on oarsa.org has been updated to reflect these changes.
Update: the standard track list has been confirmed on OARfans.com.
Halfway To Unlocking Pre-order
06.21.2011 | posted by edpaffjr
The contest to unlock the pre-order information for King is now halfway complete. Continue to spread the word of the free acoustic download of "Heaven" and hopefully the information will be released soon. The download and share buttons are all available on ofarevolution.com. Some external websites are already pointing towards a deluxe edition of King that will feature a DVD. That is exciting news!
"Heaven" On Sophie's Challenge
06.15.2011 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R.'s new single "Heaven" is up against the Goo Goo Dolls' "All That You Are" on Sophie's Challenge, a battle on 103.7 KSCF in San Diego. Vote for "Heaven" NOW online to keep O.A.R. in the competition!
Acoustic "Heaven" Download
06.10.2011 | posted by edpaffjr
Head on over to the front page of www.ofarevolution.com for a free download of an acoustic version of the latest single, "Heaven." While there be sure to share the news with both your twitter followers and your facebook friends. The quicker the word spreads the sooner the pre-order information for King will be released.
Download "Heaven" Now
06.07.2011 | posted by edpaffjr
"Heaven," the first single from the upcoming release, King, is now available on iTunes for instant download. The track can also be downloaded from amazon.com. We hope this gets you all excited for the summer tour!
O.A.R. Added To DMB Caravan NYC
06.06.2011 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R. has been added to the DMB Caravan stop in New York City at Governors Island. They will be performing on Friday August 26th. This is the third of the four festival stops that the band is now scheduled to perform. The full lineup, as well as ticketing, travel, and lodging info is available at www.dmbcaravan.com.
U.S. Military Appreciation Ticket Giveaway
06.01.2011 | posted by edpaffjr
In the spirit of Memorial Day, O.A.R. would like to recognize and thank all of those who have served or are currently serving our country by offering FREE tickets to select shows on the band's upcoming 2011 Summer Tour. To enter to win a pair of tickets, click here. The ticket giveaway is open to all U.S. Veterans and Active Duty Military and the deadline for entry is Monday, July 4th. Just a small token to show our appreciation for all that you do.
First Single, "Heaven," Out June 7th
05.25.2011 | posted by edpaffjr
According to amazon.com, the first single from the upcoming release, King, is titled "Heaven" and will be released on June 7, 2011.
New Album, King, Out August 2nd
05.23.2011 | posted by edpaffjr
The official O.A.R. website has been completely revamped for the forthcoming album release. We now know the release date is scheduled for August 2nd, thanks to a new page on the website that is dedicated to the release. Thanks to this page, we also know that the album will be called King and will include at least the following never before heard tracks: "Back To One," "Gotta Be Wrong Sometimes," "Taking on the World Today," and "Heaven." Add to that "Dangerous Connection," "Fire," "Gotta Live," "Over And Over," and "Irish Rose" and we have the makings for a great album!
Atlantic City After Show
05.17.2011 | posted by edpaffjr
As part of the DMB Caravan Atlantic City weekend, O.A.R. will be playing an official after show on Friday, June 24th at the House of Blues in Atlantic City. The band will be taking the stage shortly after the end of the festival's first day, playing an exclusive late night set.
Pre-sale tickets will be available starting today at 3pm EST and tickets will go on sale to the public this Saturday, May 21st at 12pm EST. Go to www.ofarevolution.com/tour for all details on this show.
Brooklyn Bowl Guest Appearances
05.17.2011 | posted by edpaffjr
Robert Randolph & The Family Band will be performing at Brooklyn Bowl tomorrow (5/18) evening featuring special guests Marc Roberge and Benj Gershman from O.A.R! For tickets to check out RRFB, with Marc and Benj, click here. Doors are at 6pm, and the show will start at 9pm.
Additional Summer Dates
05.03.2011 | posted by edpaffjr
On July 22nd the band returns to Indianapolis, IN to perform at the Lawn @ White River State Park. Pre-sale tickets will be available today at 10 AM local time. General on-sale tickets for this show will be available beginning on Friday, May 13th at 10 AM local time.
On Saturday, July 30th the band will be performing a special intimate show at the Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO following their Friday, July 29th performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Tickets for the Fox Theatre show will be available EXCLUSIVELY to those attending the Red Rocks show. Pre-sale tickets will be available beginning on Wednesday, May 4th at 10 AM local time at www.oartickets.musictoday.com. To purchase your tickets to the Fox Theatre show make sure to select the ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œRed Rocks Amphitheatre + FOX THEATRE SHOWÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â on the ticketing page.
Summer Tour Pre-Sale
04.29.2011 | posted by edpaffjr
General on-sale tickets will be made available starting today at 10am local time for the Pittsburgh, PA, Burlington, VT and Kansas City, MO shows. General on-sale tickets for Richmond, VA will be available tomorrow morning at 10am.
Pre-sale tickets for the fan community will be go on-sale next Tuesday, May 3rd at 10am local time for the following markets:
-Raleigh, NC (General on-sale Friday May 20th, 10am local time)
-Charlotte, NC (General on-sale Friday May 20th, 10am local time)
-Charleston, SC (General on-sale Friday May 20th, 10am local time)
-Birmingham, AL (General on-sale Friday May 6th, 10am local time)
-Cincinnati, OH (General on-sale Friday May 13th, 10am local time)
-Des Moines, IA (General on-sale Friday May 20th, 10am local time)
-Morrison, CO (General on-sale Saturday May 7th, 10am local time)
-Cleveland, OH (General on-sale Friday May 6th, 10am local time)
-Saratoga Springs, NY (General on-sale Saturday May 14th, 10am local time)
-Boston, MA (General on-sale Saturday May 7th, 10am local time)
-Hartford, CT (General on-sale Saturday May 7th, 10am local time)
-Rochester Hills, MI (General on-sale Friday May 13th, 10am local time)
-Columbia, MD (General on-sale Friday May 6th, 10am local time)***
You can purchase, and find all information for pre-sale tickets here.
***Pre-sale tickets for the Columbia, MD show will be available at ticketfly.com. Password is 'oar'.
For all information regarding this summer's tour, please go to the official website.
2011 Summer Tour Announcment
04.21.2011 | posted by edpaffjr
Confirmed shows for the summer tour have been announced. Check the tour dates page for a complete list. There will be more shows announced in the coming weeks as well. Pre-sale and general on-sale dates for these shows vary so check the official site for details later today. A limited number of O.A.R. V.I.P. Party Packages at select shows this summer will also be available. These packages provide the option of premium reserved seats or GA lawn tickets (subject to venue availability) as well as exclusive perks such as access to a V.I.P. only party lounge, an exclusive limited edition autographed tour poster, priority venue entry, merchandise discounts and a free live recording of the show attended.
V.I.P. Party Packages will be available at the following shows:
- July 15th in Charlotte, NC
- July 16th in Charleston, SC
- July 23rd in Rochester Hills, MI
- August 7th in Saratoga Springs, NY
- August 10th in Boston, MA
- August 12th in Hartford, CT
- August 13th in Columbia, MD
DMB Caravan Take 2
04.07.2011 | posted by edpaffjr
The second weekend for the Dave Matthews Band Caravan has been announced and O.A.R. is in the lineup once again. The event will take place at Lakeside in Chicago, IL on July 8-10. Due to an earlier rumored tour date, we believe that O.A.R. will be playing on Sunday the 10th. The full lineup, as well as ticketing, travel, and lodging info is available at www.dmbcaravan.com.
Update: O.A.R.'s performance date has been confirmed for July 8th, not the 10th as we first guessed.
Tour Date Confirmation
04.01.2011 | posted by edpaffjr
On May 20th the band will be heading back to their second home, Columbus, OH for a special show at The LC Pavilion to help raise money for the Memorial Tournament Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. VIP Tickets for this show, which include food, beverages, and pre-concert entertainment, are available now. General tickets will be available beginning on Saturday, April 2nd at 10 AM local time.
Join the guys on June 10th at the Red Rock Resort, Spa & Casino in Las Vegas, NV for a special performance poolside at The Sandbar. Tickets for this show will be available beginning on Saturday, April 2nd at 10 AM local time.
On June 25th the guys will be joining the Dave Matthews Band Caravan at Bader Field in Atlantic City, NJ. Tickets for this show are available now.
July 9th the band will return to the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ. This show is part of the Jim Beam Live Music Series. This will be an All Ages show but for those that are 21 or over you have the opportunity to win round-trip airfare, transportation and accommodations on a Tour Bus, tickets to the show, and meet and greet passes for you and three of your friends. Click here to enter for your chance to win!
Some Tour Date Leaks
03.29.2011 | posted by edpaffjr
As anticipation grows over potential tour announcements, a few dates have appeared in various places. First is a show with Chiddy Bang at the University of Notre Dame on April 8th. Next is a date back in the band's second home of Columbus, Ohio on May 20th at the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion with The Floorwalkers. Finally a show in Las Vegas on June 10th is all but confirmed at the Red Rock Casino. Stay tuned for more details as we get them.
Jim Beam Live Concert Series
03.18.2011 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R. will be playing at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ on July 9th as part of the Jim Beam Live Concert Series. The Live Music Series builds on Jim BeamÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s tradition of groundbreaking music programs. In 2010, the Brand launched a breakthrough consumer program for both the spirits and music industry by offering exclusive music downloads on Jim Beam and Red Stag by Jim Beam special boxes. This year, Jim Beam is boldly expanding their music platform by offering fans a wider selection of exclusive content while providing an array of live performances throughout 2011. Additionally, Jim Beam will offer a program that allows legal-aged consumers to choose exclusive song downloads from the Live Music Concert Series, where legal.
Fans 21 years of age or older can also join the Live Music Series experience by entering for a chance to win a trip to O.A.R.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Live Music Series concert at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey. Text MYTOURBUS to short code 66937 or visit www.jimbeam.com/livemusicseries to enter online. Upon arrival at Newark Airport, one lucky winner and three friends will be provided with their very own tour bus to live the rock star lifestyle for 24 hours. In addition to VIP treatment at the show, they will also receive a private meet and greet with the band before the concert.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Standard text messaging rates apply. Must be a legal resident of the 50 United States or D.C. (except CA) and 21 years of age or older to participate. Void where prohibited. Subject to complete official rules, available at www.jimbeam.com/lmsnewjersey. Sweepstakes begins on June 1, 2011 at 12:00:01 a.m. ET and ends on July 4, 2011 at 11:59:59 p.m.
O.A.R. At Penn State
03.15.2011 | posted by edpaffjr
Another college date has been added to the Spring tour dates. O.A.R. will headline Movin' On 2011 April 29 at IM Field West by Beaver Stadium. Opening the free concert will be country act Little Big Town and hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco.
Dave Matthews Band Caravan
03.09.2011 | posted by edpaffjr
The first in a series of festivals that the Dave Matthews Band is putting on this summer has officially been announced and O.A.R. is a part of it. The Dave Matthews Band Caravan will take place June 24-26 at Bader Field in Atlantic City, NJ. The full lineup, as well as ticketing, travel, and lodging info is available at www.dmbcaravan.com.
O.A.R. At SunFest
03.03.2011 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R.'s first festival of the summer has been spotted. The band will be performing at the annual SunFest in West Palm Beach, Florida on Sunday May 1, 2011 from 3:30 until 5pm. Tickets are already on sale and start at $30 for a 1 day pass.
Marc Solo At Dominion NY
01.20.2011 | posted by edpaffjr
Marc will be playing a solo show next week in NYC on Wednesday, January 26. The event is for the launch of Dominion NY, which Everfine Records appears to have a big part of. Tickets for the event can be purchased here for $25, and are $30 day of show. I would plan on buying tickets soon as the venue doesn't appear to be very large and I'd be surprised if this doesn't sell out quickly.
Third Time At Birds Nest
01.03.2011 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R. returns to the Birds Nest for the third consecutive year on February 3rd at 8 pm during the Wast Management Phoenix Open. Gates will open at 3:30 pm with The Chadwicks opening at 6 pm. Birds Nest tickets go on sale January 3 through Ticketmaster and are just $25 for general admission. VIP tickets are also available for $175 which provides exclusive access to the Absolut Vodka VIP area. VIP guests are treated to a complimentary catered dinner provided by Sushi Roku, complimentary drinks and access to a premium viewing area for the show.
12.23.2010 | posted by edpaffjr
The Bud Light Concert Series festEVOL will be making 3 stops in ski towns across the country in 2011. Featuring live music from the band O.A.R and special guest The Pete Kilpatrick Band festEVOL will be heading to Okemo, VT, Crested Butte, CO and Mount Sunapee, NH.
12.10.2010 | posted by edpaffjr
Help support the efforts of the Heard the World Fund by bidding on several amazing O.A.R. auction items. The band is offering a chance to perform with them for 30-minutes during soundcheck at a show next summer in their hometown of Washington D.C., a 1-Hour Guitar Lesson with Richard, as well as a pair of front row concert tickets and a chance to meet the band at one of their upcoming 2011 shows. Benj has also put up for auction one of his photo pieces that was recently showcased at an exhibition at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York City. For more information or to place your bid now, go to www.charityfolks.com/oar.
Summer/Fall Tours Mix
10.15.2010 | posted by edpaffjr
OARfans.com user ClearwaterOARFan has put together a nice mix of clips from various songs from the band's Summer and Fall tours. The hour long mix contains various solos, intros, outros, and freestyles. I just finished listening to it and I feel it gives a nice overall glimpse into what the recent tours have sounded like. You can download the mix here and be sure to check out the track list on OARfans.com.
O.A.R. Chicago October 19
10.08.2010 | posted by edpaffjr
The following message has been posted on AXE's Facebook page:
"Hey, music fans! The next AXE Music One Night Only will be on October 19 in Chicago with O.A.R.! We'll be dropping clues and hints on where to pick up tickets to this once in a lifetime (18+) event! -JenniewithAXE"
I'm told that the only way to get tickets for this event is through AXE, so be sure to follow them on twitter (@AXE) as well as "like" their Facebook page.
The following information came for the O.A.R. newsletter:
As you may have heard recently, AXE Music has been hosting a great ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œOne Night OnlyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â concert series over the last few months with T.I. in NY and Weezer in LA. This month they're coming to Chicago and bringing O.A.R. with them. The third installment of the concert series will take place on Tuesday, October 19th at a location that has not yet been revealed. We currently have 50 pairs of tickets ready to give out to the first 50 people that email us at firstname.lastname@example.org ... who you gonna bring??
The location of the show won't be announced until the day of the show, so in order to find out where it will be you'll have to follow AXE on Facebook and Twitter to find out all the details. The show is going to be full of lots of great surprises, so go to http://bit.ly/OARfanclub for more information and to check out footage from the previous two AXE Music ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œOne Night OnlyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â events.
We'll also be posting info about the show and how else you can get tickets on the band's Facebook page and Twitter page so make sure to check them often as well.
Heard The World Chartiy Concert
09.28.2010 | posted by edpaffjr
We are very excited to announce O.A.R.'s first ever fundraising event for their Heard The World Fund. For those of you not familiar, The Heard The World Fund was created by the band in 2007 to support and provide resources to youth, education and sustainable programs both in the U.S. and abroad.
Join the guys on December 18th for "An Evening with O.A.R. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ A Heard The World Fund Charity Concert" at The Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, MD near the band's hometown of Rockville, MD. The concert will benefit two local charities, The Levine School of Music and Neediest Kids.
The Levine School of Music is one of the nation's leading nonprofit community music schools which serves 3,700 students and provides extensive scholarship and outreach programs. Neediest Kids is an organization that provides much-needed funds to purchase resources and arrange for access to goods and services for students to stay in school and thrive.
Each attendee of the event will receive a recording of the night's show as well as a special event poster. Front row tickets and a meet and greet with the band will be available via a ticket auction at www.charityfolks.com/oar. All proceeds from ticket sales as well as the ticket auction will be donated directly to the Heard the World Fund and distributed to the two beneficiaries of the event.
Tickets for this special one-night-only event will go on sale Friday, September 24 and can be purchased at http://www.strathmore.org/eventstickets/calendar/view.asp?id=6569.
For more information on the band's Heard the World Fund go to www.heardtheworld.org.
O.A.R. Photo Exhibit In NYC
07.29.2010 | posted by edpaffjr
On Thursday, August 19th join Benj and the rest of the guys from O.A.R. at The Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York City for ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œRock, Cause (O.A.R.),ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â a documentary photo exhibit celebrating the bands upcoming 15 year anniversary. The showcase will consist of 25 original photographs of BenjÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s that were taken while on the road. All images will be available for purchase on site and a portion of the proceeds will go to the bandÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Heard the World Fund, which supports youth, education and sustainable programs in the United States and abroad.
The exhibition will open with a reception on Thursday, August 19th at 6pm for a private viewing and then will open to the public from 7pm to 9pm. It will be held at The Morrison Hotel Gallery at Bowery and Ble ecker, in the old CBGBÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s space. For more information on The Morrison Hotel Gallery and the ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œRock, Cause (O.A.R.)ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â exhibition please visit www.morrisonhotelgallery.com.
Fall Tour 2010
07.08.2010 | posted by edpaffjr
Fifteen dates of a Fall Tour have been announced covering a good portion of the south and west U.S. This tour starts on September, 15th in Tampa and ends on October, 9th in Oakland, CA. For a full list of tour dates, click here. Pre-sale and on-sale information for these dates is coming soon.
Summer Tour V.I.P. Package Update
07.02.2010 | posted by edpaffjr
This year the band is offering their most extensive V.I.P. platform to date, doubling the number of shows from last year, the V.I.P. experience will be bigger and better! They've been monitoring feedback and are working to deliver the most exciting experience possible. Band members of O.A.R. will be appearing at every V.I.P. party lounge this summer!
Additionally, the V.I.P. Party Package includes:
- FREE beer and non-alcoholic beverages in the V.I.P. Party Lounge
- Guaranteed tickets in rows 1-3 (gold package), rows 6-10 (silver package), or GA tickets (GA package)
- Autographed limited edition V.I.P. tour poster
- FREE recording of that night's show (via liveoar.com)
- Separate V.I.P. only will call booth
- Separate V.I.P. only venue entrance
- 20% Merchandise Discount (via O.A.R.'s online merch store)
If you already purchased tickets via the band's Musictoday pre-sale we will exchange your original ticket for a V.I.P. ticket. Please e-mail your full name, show date, preferred V.I.P. package, credit card number with expiration date and receipt number to MusictodayÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Customer Service for more info on how to upgrade: email@example.com
If you purchased a ticket for the August 12th Merriweather Post Pavilion show through ticketfly.com, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call: (877) 435-9849 to exchange your ticket for a V.I.P. ticket.
If you already purchased your V.I.P. tickets, there is nothing more that you need to do.
Unfortunately we are not able to offer a ticket exchange to those who bought through the general on-sale. This exchange is only available to those who have purchased through O.A.R.'s pre-sale.
We are offering V.I.P. Party Packages in the following markets:
- (Thu) July 8 -Indianapolis, IN
- (Fri) July 9 - Chicago, IL
- (Sat) July 10 - Chicago, IL
- (Sun) July 18 - Rochester Hills, MI
- (Wed) July 21 - Columbus, OH
- (Thu) July 22 - Cleveland, OH
- (Fri) July 23 - Hartford, CT
- (Sat) July 24 - Philadelphia, PA
- (Thu) July 29 - Boston, MA
- (Fri) July 30 - Boston, MA
- (Sun) August 1 - Saratoga Springs, NY
- (Fri) August 6 - Holmdel, NJ
- (Thu) August 12 - Columbia, MD
- (Sat) August 14 - Charleston, SC
Marlins Super Saturday
06.17.2010 | posted by edpaffjr
Take advantage of this exclusive friends and family offer from the Florida Marlins. Join them for an exciting Super Saturday with O.A.R. when the Marlins host the San Diego Padres and receive up to 38% off of the ticket price!
Friends and Family Pricing for Super Saturday, Saturday, June 26 at 7:10 p.m.:
- Club B ONLY $35 (38% savings)
- Bullpen Box ONLY $21 (36% savings)
Order today! Offer only available while supplies last. Deadline to order tickets through this offer is Friday, June 25, 2010.
"Light Switch Sky" Release
06.10.2010 | posted by edpaffjr
Last June, O.A.R. asked you to help them write a song by submitting lyrics via twitter. After collecting submissions for 10 days on the @ofarevolution twitter page and much deliberation, the band chose 6 overall winners - 5 lyrical contributions, and one song title, "Light Switch Sky". The band created the music for "Light Switch Sky" using the lyrics as their driving inspiration. They recorded the writing sessions and shared them with you on their YouTube page.
We are proud to announce that "Light Switch Sky" will be available for purchase at http://www.liveoar.com/ for just $0.99. All proceeds from the tracks purchased through July, 22nd 2010 will be donated to Paralyzed Veterans of America, an organization that works to maximize the quality of life for Veterans suffering from Spinal Cord Injury or Dysfunction (SCI/D). Paralyzed Veterans of America is a leading advocate for SCI/D research and education and veterans' benefits and disability rights.
We'd like to again thank everyone who took part in this one of a kind contest, and especially the 6 winners - Thomas Hiro, Nick Heineman, Samuel Waters, Marian Tuin, Carrie Stroud and Brian Krupa.
Special NYC Show
06.02.2010 | posted by edpaffjr
Mastercard presents Soundstage featuring O.A.R. on June 28th for a very special taping at Roseland Ballroom in New York City. Mastercard is offering their cardholders FREE access to the show. Call (866)-465-3567 weekdays 9 AM ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ 5 PM EST to receive your tickets to this event while supplies last.
Special LA Show Announcement
05.04.2010 | posted by edpaffjr
On Friday, May 14th the band will be performing at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA for Coors Light and Rhapsody International's "Rock 'N Cold Window Live" charity concert. The event is being held to launch the new Coors Light Cold Activation Window Pack and also raise money for two great charities - The United Way of Metropolitan Chicago and LAÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Food Bank. Tickets for this show are only $15 and all proceeds will be going to these charities. In order to attend this show, you must be at least 21 years of age. Tickets are available now at Ticketmaster.com.
For those of you not in the LA area, the performance will be webcast live online at 9:15 PM PT (May 14th) / 12:15 AM ET (May 15th) at the following links:
Summer Tour Finalized
04.19.2010 | posted by edpaffjr
The remaining TBA dates of the summer tour have been finalized with the announcement of July 17 at the Adler Theater in Davenport, IA. Pre-sale tickets for this show will be available beginning on Friday, April 23rd at Noon local time. The full list can be viewed here.
Finally, pre-sale tickets and VIP Tickets for the Merriweather Post Pavilion show will be available beginning on Monday, May 17th at 10am and not Saturday, May 15th as was previously announced. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused. General on-sale tickets for this show will be available as of Friday, May 21st at 10am.
O.A.R. Returns To The U.K.
03.31.2010 | posted by edpaffjr
Some additional dates for the summer tour have been announced. First the band will travel to Toronto for a July 27th gig at The Phoenix. After a couple of other stops, they will also be making their way to Buffalo, NY on July 31st to play Buffalo Place Rocks the Harbor.
In addition to these dates, the band will also be making their way back to the UK for two special shows in June. On Friday, June 11th the band will be performing their second ever headlining show in London at The Relentless Garage located at 20 - 22 Highbury Corner. Tickets for this show will be available beginning on April 4th here. On Saturday, June 12th O.A.R. will be joining The Strokes, Vampire Weekend, The Hold Steady, Crowded House and many others for the 2010 Isle of Wight Festival. Tickets for the festival are available now.
2010 Summer Tour
03.23.2010 | posted by edpaffjr
The bulk of the summer tour dates have been announced, with a few TBA's still in the mix. I will fill in the blanks as the information becomes available, but for now the full list of dates is viewable here. Pre-Sale Tickets for these shows will be available beginning on Wednesday, March 31st at 12 PM local time. Click here to purchase your Pre-Sale Tickets. Pre-Sale Tickets provide you with access to the best available seats along with reduced ticketing fees. Now when you order your O.A.R. tickets via the band's Pre-Sale, you have the option to pre-order a Live O.A.R. Recording of the show that you will be attending. Just make sure to select the "MP3 LIVE SHOW DOWNLOAD" option at checkout. You will be notified as soon as your show becomes available.
As with the previously announced Chicago shows, we will be offering VIP Party Packages at select shows this summer. These packages will include tickets to the show (GA lawn tickets or premium reserved seats where applicable), access to a VIP only party lounge, an exclusive limited edition autographed tour poster, priority venue entry, merchandise discounts and a free live recording of the show attended. The VIP Package is only available via O.A.R.'s Ticketing Page.
Preakness And Summerfest
03.19.2010 | posted by edpaffjr
Two new dates have been announced today outside of the upcoming Summer Tour announcement. First the band will be playing the Preakness InfieldFest on May 15th with Grammy Award winners the Zac Brown Band. A second stage of music will feature Collective Soul, Mr. Greengenes and Jason Michael Carroll.
Then on July 1st, the band will once again be a part of Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After skipping last year's festival, the band will return for their 8th performance.
Summer Tour Announcement
03.17.2010 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R.'s Summer Tour Announcement is coming very soon! One week to be exact. The full summer tour announcement will be made on Tuesday, March 23rd. Twenty six shows in twenty four cities starting on July 8th.
In the meantime, we wanted to let you know about a very special weekend that will be taking place in Chicago this summer. To commemorate the recording of Rain or Shine, the band will be heading back to Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island this summer on Friday, July 9th and Saturday, July 10th for what will certainly be an unforgettable weekend. Pre-Sale tickets for the Chicago shows will be available March 19 at NOON CST. Click here to purchase your tickets.
O.A.R. At The Birds Nest
03.03.2010 | posted by edpaffjr
The band is reportedly upset to hear that many people were unable to make it inside the Birds Nest due to issues with the Fire Marshall. The venue has notified us that for those guests who purchased their tickets at the Birds Nest Box Office or at one of the on-course ticket booths, refunds will be honored today through Thursday, March 4th from 9 AM to 4 PM and Friday, March 5th from 9 AM to 2 PM at the WM Phoenix Open Office (7226 N. 16th St. #100, Phoenix, AZ, 85020). Those preferring to receive a refund by mail can mail their purchase receipt and unscanned ticket to the WM Phoenix Open Office. Unscanned tickets purchased through Ticketmaster must be refunded at the point of purchase (TM outlets, 800-745-3000).
Since not everyone that was planning to attend the show on Saturday was able to be there to enjoy it with the band, they are offering a FREE download of the Scottsdale show at Liveoar.com for this week only. No special code needed ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ just head on over to Live O.A.R. to download the show. While it may not make up for missing the show, they just want you to know how much they value each and every one of you.
Super Bowl O.A.R. TV
02.05.2010 | posted by edpaffjr
If you can't make it to see O.A.R.'s performance at this Saturday's Super Bowl festivities, a special Super Bowl event broadcast of O.A.R. TV will take place Saturday night at 7:40 PM ET. Tune in to interact with the guys and hang with them before they take the stage for their show. Click here to watch.
O.A.R. iPhone App
02.02.2010 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R. now has an official iPhone app! We are proud to have worked with the company who created the app to provide on the go setlists built into the app. The brand new app also features tour dates, blogs, music, photos, videos, fan photos, chat, and more. Enjoy!
Superbowl And Birds Nest
01.13.2010 | posted by edpaffjr
Two new dates have recently popped up:
The band will headline the NFL's Super Bowl Saturday Night Concert and Fireworks Spectacular on Saturday, February 6th in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The concert is free and open to the public and will take place at Ft. Lauderdale Beach Park adjacent to the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel on A1A (Seabreeze Blvd.) just north of Holiday Drive. Festivities will begin at 4 PM with a DJ set and NFL Films video programming followed by live music at 6 PM and concluding with a fireworks spectacular at 9:40 PM.
A year after bringing down the house at the 2009 Birds Nest, the band will return to Scottsdale and perform at the 2010 Coors Light Birds Nest on Saturday, February 27 during the upcoming Waste Management Phoenix Open. Tickets will go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. on January 16th through Ticketmaster. General admission tickets are $35 in advance or $40 the day of the show. VIP Tickets are also available for $175 which provides exclusive access to the Ketel One Vodka VIP area. VIP guests are treated to a complimentary catered dinner provided by Sushi Roku, complimentary drinks and access to a premium viewing area for the show.
Buy Rain Or Shine
01.12.2010 | posted by edpaffjr
The release date for Rain Or Shine is finally here, and we must say that the band has really outdone themselves on this one. If you haven't already purchased your copy, please do so with the following link to iTunes. Doing so will insure a little bit of the proceeds are donated back to oarsa.org. Enjoy!
O.A.R. On The Simpsons
01.08.2010 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R. will be featured on The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special, which airs Sunday, January 10th at 8:30pm. Combining man on the street interviews with trips to international landmarks honoring The Simpsons, Morgan Spurlock talks with various writers and celebrities about the legacy of The Simpsons with travels to various countries to visit the home of the biggest fan of The Simpsons, the location of the biggest Simpsons controversy, and more locations impacted by the popular Fox series.
Last O.A.R. TV 2009
12.29.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
Prior to the taking the stage on Thursday, December 31st, the band will be doing their final O.A.R. TV broadcast of 2009. Tune in to see the guys wrap up the year and talk about what they have planned for 2010. Head to ofarevolution.com/TV at around 10:45pm EST to check it out.
Update: The time of the broadcast has changed from the originally announced time. It will now take place at approximately 10:45pm EST.
Jerry Performing In Ohio
12.15.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
For those in the Ohio area we wanted to let you know that Jerry will be performing at the Basement in Columbus' Arena District on Friday, December 18th as part of the inaugural Music Loves Ohio Holiday Concert. Music Loves Ohio is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing opportunities for under-served children of all backgrounds in Central Ohio to learn, perform, and record music. Joining Jerry at this show will be Jared Mahone as well as local youth artists from Transit Arts. Tickets may be purchased at Ticketmaster and through www.promowestlive.com, or at the box office at The L.C.
"Lay Down" On SERVE4 Digital Album
12.08.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
If you want a sneak peek of the music from Rain or Shine, as well as live and previously unreleased tracks from other great artists, check out Hard Rock's SERVE4 digital album. As part of Hard Rock's IMAGINE THERE'S NO HUNGER campaign, the Serve4 digital album is dedicated to serving those in need with 100% of net proceeds going to benefit WHY - a nonprofit organization that strives to fight against hunger and poverty around the world. The digital album includes lead track "Gimme Some Truth" by John Lennon, O.A.R.'s "Lay Down" from their forthcoming live release, as well as songs from Elvis Costello, Eric Hutchinson, Brett Dennen, and more. SERVE4 is available at all Hard Rock locations around the world, at www.hardrock.com, as well as at iTunes and Amazon.
Official Rain Or Shine Details
11.23.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
Official details for Rain Or Shine have been announced including the awesome cover art to the right and the release date of January 12, 2010. Be sure to check out the discography page for some history and facts on the upcoming release.
In addition to the standard version of the album, there is a limited edition version available that will be sold exclusively at the O.A.R. Online Store. The limited edition package contains a bonus CD of music containing live recordings and sound check clips from various dates on the band's 2009 Summer Tour, signed set lists from each night, a 48 page booklet containing track by track commentary and photographs, plus much more!
Both versions of the album will be available for pre-order today, Novemeber 23rd, at 3pm EST. When you pre-order either one you will instantly receive a code to redeem a digital copy of the June 18th acoustic five song set: "I Feel Home", "The Wanderer", "Shattered", "That Was a Crazy Game of Poker", and "On My Way." To find out more information visit the O.A.R. Online Store at 3pm.
Rain Or Shine Release Date
11.22.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
According to Amazon.com, the next live release, Rain Or Shine, will be released on January 12, 2010. We are still waiting for the official word.
Hard Rock Cafe London
11.03.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
In addition to the Hard Rock Cafe appearance in New York City that has already been announced, it looks like O.A.R. will also be playing the Hard Rock Cafe in London, while they are overseas for another show. The performance is briefly mentioned on hardrock.com.
Sign The Pledge
10.27.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
Thank you again to everyone that has already signed the pledge! The band started this campaign with a goal of 11,111 pledges. They blew through that goal after just one week. So now they're upping the ante, and aiming for 111,111. Please continue to spread the word! To sign the pledge, go to www.openupyourarms.org.
The new video for "War Song" can be viewed here. Also a live web chat is taking place with the band tonight, in just over a half hour, at 7PM ET.
Imagine There's No Hunger
10.26.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R. has teamed up with Hard Rock International to be the Global Ambassador for their 2009 Imagine ThereÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s No Hunger campaign to benefit WHY, a nonprofit organization that strives to fight against hunger and poverty in America and around the world.
To kick off the campaign, the band will be doing a very special performance at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square on Monday, November 9th. To gain entry to this show you will need to be one of the first 300 people to bring 5 non-perishable food items to one of the three Emergency Food Providers listed below:
- The INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network) located at 211 Fulton Ave in Hempstead, Long Island
- The Community Food Bank of New Jersey located at 31 Evans Terminal Road in Hillside, NJ
- Yorkville Common Pantry located at Eight East 109th Street in New York City
For those unable to attend the food drive on November 5th, tickets and passes for a meet and greet with the band will be available via auction at www.charityfolks.com/oar beginning today, Monday, October 26th at 3 PM ET. All of the proceeds from this auction will be donated directly to WHY to help support their efforts to fight global hunger and poverty.
Grand Rapids Venue Change
10.22.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
Due circumstances out of their control, the band is switching venues for the November 2nd Grand Rapids show from DeVos Performance Hall to The Orbit Room. If you have purchased tickets for this show via Music Today Presale or Ticketmaster, you will receive an email over the next 24 hours from the ticketing company your purchased from with further instructions & directions.
Rain Or Shine
10.13.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
Benj was out today promoting the Open Up Your Arms Campaign with stops at both FOX News and ABC News. During the ABC News segment, they were also talking about the upcoming live release and Benj mentioned that it was going to be titled Rain Or Shine. You can watch video of the interview here. And information on the FOX News appearance can be viewed here, along with a video of that interview.
Server Move Complete
10.12.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
We moved servers earlier today. We've tested many of the features of the website, but I'm sure there are things that we missed. If you experience any problems, please submit them and we will do our best to get them solved immediately.
Open Up Your Arms
10.08.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
Today marks the launch of O.A.R.'s Open Up Your Arms Campaign, a partnership with the IAVA (Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America). After incredible experiences overseas with the troops in Iraq and Kuwait and visits to Fort Hood and Walter Reed Medical Center, the band has seen first hand the importance of helping out this new generation of veterans. In an effort to bring attention to these warriors, the band has partnered with the IAVA to create a website for people to learn more about the issues facing these young men and women and ways to help make a difference. By signing the pledge and showing your support, you will automatically be entered to win great items such as a limited edition O.A.R./IAVA T-Shirt donated by Sportiqe Apparel, Skullcandy Earbuds, or a Pair of Tickets and a Meet & Greet with the band at an upcoming show. Plus, if you sign up by October 20th at midnight, you will be granted special access to the world premiere of the "War Song" video and a live web chat with the band.
The goal for the campaign is 11,111 pledges by November 11th, Veteran's Day. We know it is a tall order but we are confident that with all of your help, we can make it a reality. For more information and to sign the pledge, head on over to OpenUpYourArms.Org. We thank you for your support!
Live Album Update
10.06.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
According to an online update by Jerry, the new live album will be released in late November or early December. He also mentions that the official release date will be coming soon.
10.01.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R. has booked their first ever European tour date, December 3rd in London. At this time we are not sure if this is just a one show trip, or if more European dates will be added. Stay tuned for more details.
More Fall Dates
09.23.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
Two more tour dates have been added to the band's Fall Tour:
- November 6th at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY
- November 8th at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ
Light Switch Sky Session 3
09.09.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
Special New Year's Eve Performance
08.28.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
Join O.A.R. in welcoming in 2010 at the House of Blues in Atlantic City, NJ this New Year's Eve. The House of Blues is located inside the Showboat Casino right on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. This is only the second time in the band's history that the guys have performed on New Year's Eve. You won't want to miss this incredible night!
There is an Atlantic City New Years Eve VIP Experience available. The VIP package includes the following:
- Priority seating in balcony (Rows 1-5)
- Meet & Greet with the band
- Access to sound check
- VIP venue entrance: separate security line at gate
- Limited Edition New Year's Eve Show Poster Autographed by band
- Live recording of that night's show
- 15% Merch Discount at the O.A.R. Online Store
Light Switch Sky Session 2
08.27.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
Fall Tour '09
08.27.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
Thirteen dates for a Fall Tour have been announced. This will be the band's first time in many of these venues. Pre-sale tickets for the majority of the dates will be going on sale Friday, August 28th at 10am local time. General ticketing will begin on Wednesday, September 2nd. All tour dates can be viewed here.
Next Live Album
08.25.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
In a recent Billboard interview with Jerry, it is reported that the next live album will be released this fall. The package will include four discs featuring both shows from Chicago's Northerly Island in their entirety. Only two songs were repeated, Poker and Shattered, but both were played acoustic the first night and electric the second. This should make for a great release!
Madison Venue Change
08.24.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
Venue Change in Madison, WI: Please note the band will be playing at the Overture Center for The Arts on September 3rd and not at The Coliseum @ The Alliant Energy Center as had previously been listed.
Also for those of you in Madison, WI on September 3rd, make sure to come by the University Bookstore on State Street between 12 and 2 PM to say hi to the guys. The band will be there to showcase their new O.A.R. Collective as well as sign autographs.
MSG Interview With Chris And Rich
08.18.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
Light Switch Sky Session 1
08.15.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
Here is the first in a series of videos for the song writing process behind the new Twitter co-write song, "Light Switch Sky."
08.14.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
This fall O.A.R. will be launching a new clothing line called the O.A.R. Collective. Partnering with Sportiqe Apparel the band has created designs for several of Sportiqe's most popular garments which will be sold exclusively at college bookstores. The initial launch of the O.A.R. Collective will take place at The Ohio State University, University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Florida-Gainesville but more schools will be added soon. Special launch events have been planned for the fall for each of the three schools listed above. Stay tuned for details. To check out the O.A.R. Collective, click here.
Download Love Is Worth The Fall
08.11.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
If you didn't already download "Love Is Worth The Fall" from the Twilight Soundtrack (Special Edition), today is the day you've been waiting for. The track is now available at iTunes and all other digital service providers.
This Town Tour Leg 2
08.06.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R. is back on tour tonight! And they are bringing with them so many of the things we've all grown to love. USB Wristbands will be available at Hartford, Columbia, Saratoga Springs, and Bethel as well as other select shows throughout the tour. Also, show specific posters will be returning for this leg. Finally, the Green Dream will be back to raise awareness of recycling.
Twitter Co-Write Lyrics Posted
07.21.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
The winning lyrics for the Twitter Co-Write Contest have been posted via the @ofarevolution twitter account. You can view the lyrics here. Now they need a title for the song! Once again submit your suggestions (after reading the lyrics) to the band on their twitter account before July 31.
And speaking of twitter, we have setup an account for oarsa.org. Be sure to follow us at @oarsa for all of your O.A.R. news needs.
Next Live CD
07.05.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R. recorded both nights in Chicago this past tour in hopes of having another live release by year's end. Jerry reports that he has spent hours upon hours going over these tapes and has to say that he, along with the rest of the band, is very happy. There are wonderful moments on those tapes created both on the stage and off. He can't wait for all of you to hear them.
Twitter Co-Write Contest
06.09.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
Hey Twittergeeks! O.A.R. wants to write a song with you! If you want to be a part of the very first Twitter Co-Write with O.A.R., all you have to do is put together your finest 140 characters of lyrical genius, go to twitter.com/ofarevolution and send 'em on in.
O.A.R. band members will read through all of the entries and pick 3 winning verses, a chorus, and a bridge that will make up the lyrics of the song. O.A.R. will write music inspired by the selected lyrics, record the song, and sell the single on iTunes. ALL PROCEEDS will be donated to the Heard the World Fund which provides resources for under-funded educational and youth oriented programs such as the Children's Scholarship Fund.
Lyrical entries will be Accepted between June 8 and July 7. Winners will be Selected and Announced on July 21.
Rules and additional details here.
Return Of Green Dream
06.08.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
After a very successful and award-winning program in 2008, the band is excited to bring back their Green Dream for the summer of 2009! This summer's Green Dream will be even bigger and better than before.
The Green Dream was created last year to create an environmentally friendly concert environment. Partnering with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and the thousands of concert goers last summer, close to 1 ton of recyclable materials were collected.
This summer the band, along with SAIC, have created the Green Dream Eco-Village, a place where you will be able to go to learn about environmental sustainability, win prizes (posters and a signed guitar will be offered at each concert) and ways to become involved with O.A.R., SAIC and the EPA. Even more importantly, Recycling Centers will be set up throughout the venues this summer which we encourage everyone to use. Check out www.saic.com/oar for more information on how you can get involved.
06.05.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
Throughout the summer tour O.A.R. will be broadcasting live streaming video footage of life on tour. The first segment of O.A.R. TV will stream tonight (June 5) from Red Rocks. Live streams will be broadcast to the O.A.R. TV Page on ofarevolution.com. The only way to learn when the band will be broadcasting is to follow O.A.R.'s official twitter profile @ofarevolution. We've been told that the band will definitely be having some fun with this.
Prelude To Summer Tour
06.04.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
06.04.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
One lucky winner will score two tickets, 2 passes to the VIP lounge, a meet-and-greet opportunity with the band, and 2 autographed copies of O.A.R.'s All Sides album! Click here to enter the sweepstakes.
Video Contest Voting
06.03.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
The 5 finalists for the "This Town" video contest have been selected. Visit myspace.com/ofarevolution to view the videos and vote for your favorite. Voting ends June 4th 11:59pm EST.
USB Wristbands Back Again
06.02.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
USB wristbands will be back again for the summer tour. Each wristband will contain that night's performance as well as a series of O.A.R. photos on a reusable 256mb USB. Wristbands can be purchased anytime during the show at any O.A.R. merchandise location and can be picked up minutes after the show at the specified redemption center. Wristbands are $20 and will only be available at the shows, so make sure to pick one up this summer.
USB wristbands will be available at the following leg one shows:
- Red Rocks, CO
- Bonner Springs, KS
- Council Bluffs, IA
- St. Louis, MO
- Columbus, OH
- Cleveland, OH
- Cincinnati, OH
- Davenport, IA
- Indianapolis, IN
"This Town" Video Contest Extension
05.29.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
We have extended the deadline for video submissions for the "This Town" Video Contest until May 31st at midnight EST. All copyright issues that you may have experienced previously have now been resolved. We apologize for any inconvenience these may have caused.
In case you missed it, the contest involves you creating a video showcasing your town set to the music of "This Town" and submitting it to us via MySpace. Five videos will be selected to be featured on the band's MySpace page and the public will have the chance to vote on the best video. The individual who submits the winning video will receive a pair of premium tickets to see the band perform this summer as well as a chance to head backstage to meet the guys.
For information about the contest and how to submit your video, click here.
O.A.R. On Speed
05.13.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
If you live in or around the Charlotte area, don't miss the band's FREE concert tonight in uptown Charlotte on the corner of 3rd and Mint Streets. The band is in town to help kick off NASCAR's All Star Week. NASCAR related activities are beginning at 4 PM and the band will be taking the stage at 8:30 PM.
For those of you that can't make it to Charlotte tonight, you can still catch some of the action on SPEED Channel during the station's "Countdown to All Star" beginning at 8 PM ET. Click here for more information.
LiveOAR.com Is Live
05.05.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
If you haven't already done so, here is your reminder to head over to the new liveoar.com. Once there simply submit your registration information to obtain a free download of the 2007 performance at Red Rocks! This is a great sounding recording, so you'll definitely want to add it to your collection.
"This Town" Video Contest
04.30.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
We want you to show us your town! Get out your digital camera and capture everything that you love about your home town, college town or favorite town, set it to the new single "This Town", post it to your myspace page and then submit a link to the band's myspace profile by Tuesday May 26th! The band will select 5 video finalists to post to their official myspace page and then we'll give you the chance to vote for your favorite. The individual submitting the winning video will receive the choice of either a Summer Tour VIP Concert Experience (premium seats, private meet and greet with the band, + more) or the Ultimate Fan Experience (complete catalog autographed by the band, phone call from the band, + more). Your video may even have the chance to be incorporated into the band's video production on stage this summer.
Get started now! Click here for more details!
04.28.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
All of us at team O.A.R. are thrilled to announce the launch of liveoar.com the band's official home for their live recordings. On MAY 4th, 35+ recordings of various shows from 2008 and 2009 will be made available on the site. Most shows will be available for download in MP3 and FLAC formats. Over the coming weeks and months we will be adding new shows, both past and present, making liveoar.com a fast and easy way to obtain high quality recordings of live O.A.R. shows.
As a special limited-time offer to celebrate the launch, we will be giving you a FREE download of the band's 2007 Red Rocks show. Be sure to visit liveoar.com on Monday May 4th after noon EST to explore the site and get your free Red Rocks Download.
Shattered Is Platinum
04.13.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
It has come to our attention that "Shattered" has gone platinum. This marks the first time that the band has reached this accomplishment. A big congrats to them for this wonderful news!
Follow O.A.R. On Twitter
04.10.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R. has joined social networking and micro-blogging website, Twitter. If you are already a member, be sure to follow the band, and if you aren't a member sign up today. You can also find me on the site, @edpaffjr.
NASCAR Rev'd Up
04.09.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R will headline a six-hour free outdoor concert to open activities surrounding NASCAR's annual All-Star race. "NASCAR Rev'd Up" will take place May 13 in Charlotte. The event also will feature NASCAR driver appearances and interactive displays. The NASCAR All-Star Challenge is May 16.
04.01.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
A new EP of live tracks will be released on April 14th titled Hello, Tomorrow. It will contain "This Town" from last year's performance at New England Dodge Music Center in Hartford, CT. In addition, "Shattered", "Untitled", "One Day", and "Ran Away..." will be included from the DeepRockDrive show in Las Vegas also from last year, as will the new "This Town" video. You can pre-order the EP from iTunes here.
This Town Tour: Leg 2
03.26.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
The second leg of the summer tour has been announced. This is primarily a twenty date east coast tour, featuring Brett Dennen and Matt Nathanson as openers. Pre-sale tickets for the majority of these shows will be available starting tomorrow, Friday March 27th, at 12 PM local time through oartickets.musictoday.com. For a full listing of tour dates click here.
Vote For O.A.R.
03.16.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
Please help us to get the new video for "This Town" onto the VH1 Top 20 Countdown by voting here.
Tour Pre-Sale Today
03.16.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
Just a reminder, pre-sale tickets for the first leg of the "This Town Tour" will be available beginning today at 12 PM local time. Don't miss your chance to get great seats for these summer shows. We look forward to seeing you there! General on sale tickets will be available for select shows beginning on March 20th. For specific ticketing information for each of the shows, go to www.ofarevolution.com/tour.
This Town Video
03.10.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
So that didn't take long. The video for "This Town" has been spotted at VH1.com. Check it out below.
This Town Tour: Leg 1
03.09.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
Eleven dates of the summer tour have been announced, click here for full listing. Along with that, a date at the famed Madison Square Garden should happen later in the summer on August 15th. And another news worthy item is that the video for "This Town" will premier on VH1 March 14th. All of this can be seen in the video below.
Summer Tour Announcement from DREWRLM22 on Vimeo.
Campus Consciousness Tour
03.05.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
As you know, O.A.R. headlined the Campus Consciousness Tour this past November and with your help, along with Reverb, we really made an impact. You helped us reduce 576,500 lbs of CO2 during the November tour. But rather than rattle off the stats, we figured you might want to see the results with your own eyes in this cool video that Reverb created while on the road.
Love Is Worth The Fall
03.02.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R. has recorded a song for the Twilight movie soundtrack. "Love Is Worth The Fall" will be released on the special addition release of the soundtrack which should be out March 17th. The song has been played once live, but no recordings have surfaced from the show. I'll be sure to post links to download the track when it is available.
Vineyards and Raves
02.18.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
Spring tour dates are slowly leaking out. Check out the small list here. Included is a date in Napa Valley called Live In The Vineyard, where the band will play acoustic with a few other of today's hottest Pop superstars and emerging artists. Live In The Vineyard is a series of private and exclusive "winner" only acoustic concerts, where you can only get tickets through participating radio stations.
01.23.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
My apologies for those of you who tuned into the Ellen DeGeneres Show today hoping to see O.A.R. The band will actually be performing "Shattered" on the show next Tuesday, January 27th at 3PM EST. Check your local listings or visit www.ellentv.com for time and channel.
01.18.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
Unfortunately the band was forced to cancel their appearance on the Jay Leno show due to scheduling conflicts.
01.15.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R. will offer live recordings of their performances on USB wristbands for most of the upcoming west coast shows. Wristbands are now available with that night's performance for $20, as well as, that night's performance plus All Sides for $30. Wristbands are available immediately after the show. Check the merch booth for more details.
O.A.R. On TV
01.14.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
Still no confirmation on the Leno performance, but here are details of the already discussed HD Net performance. On Sunday January 18th at 8 PM ET, HD Net will be featuring O.A.R. on their new concert series "HD ROCK LIVE!" The 90 minute special was taped during the band's sold-out show at House of Blues in Atlantic City this past October. In addition to incredible performance footage, the special will also contain behind-the-scenes interviews with the band. Click here for more information.
In addition to the appearance above, on
West Coast Meet & Greet
01.13.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
If you were one of the 1,000 people who purchased a copy of the limited edition version of All Sides and have been patiently waiting for the band to come to the west coast, now is the time to send in your RSVP. The west coast tour starts in a couple of days so make sure to email your name, phone number, requested event location, and meet and greet laminate number to RSVP@everfinerecords.com if you would like to attend.
Limited Edition meet and greets are taking place at the following shows:
- January 16th in Eugene, OR
- January 19th in Salt Lake City, UT
- New: January 21st in San Francisco, CA
- January 25th in Anaheim, CA
- New: January 30th in San Diego, CA
- February 5th in Austin, TX
Tonight Show With O.A.R.
01.12.2009 | posted by edpaffjr
It's rumored that the band will be making an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno next Tuesday, January 20th. We'll be sure to update with any confirmation and additional details. Also don't forget that the HD Net special with premier this coming Sunday, January 18th, at 8 PM EST.
New Year's With O.A.R.
12.23.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
On December 28th at approximately 6 PM O.A.R. will be taping a performance in New York City that will air on FOX News during the station's New Year's Eve programming. Tune in on December 31st between 10 PM and 1 AM EST to check it out or come out on the 28th to catch the performance live. More details to follow in the coming days...
UPDATE: The taping will begin at 6 PM ET at 1211 Avenue of the Americas Newscorp Plaza between 47th and 48th - the stage will be set up during the day and should be set by 4:30 PM. Anyone is welcome to join. Hope this helps and hope to see you there!
You Hear It First
12.17.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
MTV News produced a brief story on O.A.R. and their recent trip and concert at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas.
Second Anaheim Show
12.12.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
A second show in Anaheim has just been added! The band will be performing on Saturday, January 24th as well as Sunday, January 25th at the House of Blues in Anaheim. Pre-sale tickets for the show on January 24th are available now. Click here to purchase. General on-sale tickets will be available on Friday, December 12th at 10 AM PST at Ticketmaster. Tickets for all other shows on the band's Winter 2009 Tour are available now. Go to OfARevolution.com to get your tickets now.
Heard The World Charity Contest
11.24.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
As the holidays roll in we are excited to announce this year's Heard The World Charity Contest. Last year's contest inspired so many people to help in their communities and abroad and we are thankful to everyone who participated.
For this year's contest we want to shine a light on the non-profit organizations that do so much to make a difference in our world. If you know of a non-profit charity organization whose efforts you feel deserve extra recognition this holiday season, please email us and tell us all about them. Of the entries we receive we will select the top three most deserving and reward both the non-profit organization as well as the person who submitted the information to us.
The top pick will receive 4 tickets and a meet and greet with the band at a show of their choosing in 2009. Plus, the Heard The World Fund will donate $5,000 to the organization. The second entry selected will be awarded 2 tickets to a show of the person's choosing in 2009 and $2,500 for the organization they shined the light on. The third selection will win $1,500 towards the non-profit organization they informed us about and a signed copy of the band's newest album, All Sides. To further honor those who are involved, we will be donating $700 to the Children's Scholarship Fund in each organization's name, which will provide one child a year of schooling.
Submit your entry via email to email@example.com with the following info: "CONTEST" should be written in the subject line. Make sure to include a website link and contact information for the organization. Write a brief description of why the organization deserves more recognition this year. Explain what sets them apart from others in their efforts and how their efforts have inspired you in your life.
All entries are due no later than December 10, 2008. Please help us Shine A Light on Non-Profits this holiday season!
Live From Madison Square Garden On Blu-ray
11.24.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R.'s Live From Madison Square Garden will be available on Blu-ray beginning on Tuesday, November 25th. The single disc contains the full concert in its entirety as well as the feature film, Behind the Backline, plus the photo gallery. The Blu-ray version of Live From Madison Square Garden features video in 1080p, the highest resolution video quality available in high definition as well as audio that is mastered in Dolby TrueHD for crystal clear high definition sound. The Blu-ray Disc will be available at national retailers including Best Buy as well as online starting next week. To pre-order your copy now, click here.
11.17.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
As many of you already know, the band will be performing at the Newport Music Hall in Columbus, OH next Friday, November 21. In advance of the Thanksgiving holiday, we would like to offer all of you a chance to receive a free ticket to the show. Anyone who brings four (4) canned goods to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank Monday, November 17th through Wednesday November 19th, between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM will receive a free ticket to the show. If you bring eight (8) canned goods, you will receive 2 free tickets... 16 can, 4 ticket limit. Tickets are limited and are first come first serve. The food bank is located at 1625 West Mound Street, Columbus, OH, 43223. You can find a map of the location by clicking here.
All Sides Jan/Feb Tour
10.31.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
A small list of tour dates along the west coast has been announced for January and February of next year. Pre-sale for these shows will begin on Monday, November 10 at 10am through oartickets.musictoday.com. Click here for the full list of tour dates.
10.23.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
This weekend O.A.R. will be performing for a SOLD OUT crowd at the House of Blues in Atlantic City. But no need to worry if you don't have a ticket. The show is being recorded for HD Net's new concert program, "HD ROCK LIVE!" The band's performance will premiere on HD Net on Sunday, January 18th and will be available for viewing on AOL Music beginning on January 19th.
Also, don't miss this weekend's VH1's Top 20 Countdown as Marc and Benj stop by for a special guest appearance. Tune in on Saturday, October 25th at 9 AM ET (check local listings). To place your vote for "Shattered" on the Top 20 Countdown, click here.
Night For Vets
10.22.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R. has just been added to the lineup of artists for MTV's "A Night for Vets: An MTV Concert for the BRAVE." The concert, which was created to honor our newest generation of veterans and bring attention to the issues they face upon returning from battle, will air on MTV on Friday, October 24th at 8 PM ET (check local listings). The guys will be joining an all-star cast of celebrities and artists including Kanye West, Beyonce, Kid Rock, Will Ferrell, Cameron Diaz, and many others for this special event.
Herve' Romain Memorial Fundraiser
10.16.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
For those of you in NYC. Just announced, O.A.R. will make an appearance and play an acoustic set tonight at the 3rd Annual Herve' Romain Memorial Fundraiser. Tickets will be available at the door and the cost is $125. Additional details can be found at herveromain.com.
10.14.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R. will make their third appearance on Late Night With Conan O'Brien tonight, October 14th.
Update: you can also catch the band tomorrow morning (Wednesday, October 15) on FOX's Good Day New York. And you can also see Marc and Benj on Saturday, October 25 on VH1's Top 20 Countdown.
Change Of Venue
10.02.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
Due to permit complications at the Mizner Park Amphitheatre, we have been forced to move Friday night's scheduled performance there to the Pompano Beach Amphitheatre in nearby Pompano Beach. All tickets purchased to this point will still be honored. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you as this was entirely beyond our control. The address of the new venue is:
Pompano Beach Amphitheatre:
1806 NE 6th Street
Pompano Beach, FL 33060
Box Office Phone:
Campus Consciousness Tour
09.25.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
A short fall tour has been announced, with O.A.R. set to headline the Campus Consciousness tour. Pre-sale tickets will be available from oartickets.musictoday.com. A couple of the shows will be available for purchase at noon today, with others becoming available over the next couple of days:
|11/03||Ames, IA||CY Stephens Auditorium at Iowa State University||10/01||10/03|
|11/05||Birmingham, AL||Wright Center||09/29||10/03|
|11/10||Fayettville, AR||Barnhill Arena University of Arkansas||10/06||10/10|
|11/12||Winston-Salem, NC||Wake Forest||09/29||10/03|
|11/14||Newark, DE||Bob Carpenter Center||09/29||10/03|
|11/15||Lewisburg, PA||Sojka Pavilion||09/29||10/03|
|11/17||Orono, ME||University of Maine Field House||09/29||10/03|
|11/18||Amherst, MA||Mullins Center at University of Massachusetts||09/29||10/03|
|11/20||East Lansing, MI||Jack Breslin Student Events Center||09/25||09/29|
Update: the Purdue show was canceled and has been removed from the list.
08.26.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
Team O.A.R. is proud to unveil a brand new segment of the official website: The Community Section. Initially this section is only being announced on oarfans.com and oarsa.org. As a way to say thank you for your support, we wanted to give all of you priority access to this new interactive section before it goes public. This segment of the site has been created to further nourish the active community that surrounds O.A.R. In creating a new website, one of the goals was to grant unprecedented access to YOU, the users of the site. We wanted you to be able to interact on the site, contribute and bring additional life to the band's official online home.
The community features allow you to...
- create your own profile (includes privacy settings)
- create a personalized ofarevolution.com url for your profile (ie. john.ofarevolution.com)
- write blogs
- upload photos to your profile
- add friends (within the community)
- invite friends to join the community
- communicate with and comment on your friend's profiles
- comment on other community member's blogs
- comment on some of the official site news postings, tour dates, and photo postings
08.08.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
Vote O.A.R.'s "Shattered" video onto VH1's Top 20 weekly countdown!
In Your Green Dreams
08.06.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R. has decided to add 5 final Green Dream shows to their 2008 All Sides Summer Tour! We need volunteers to help out at the following shows:
8/10 - Saratoga Springs, NY (SPAC)
8/12 - Cincinnati, OH (National City Pavilion)
8/15 - Indianapolis, IN (The Lawn @ White River State Park)
8/16 - Cleveland, OH (Time Warner Cable Amphitheater)
8/17 - Rochester, NY (Frontier Field)
All volunteers receive a working pass that can be used as a ticket to the show, a Green Dream t-shirt, and free VIP parking!
If you are interested or have any questions please email Carl and Anthony at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, age, show you are interested in, t-shirt size, and phone number.
Live In A Flash
07.30.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
You may have noticed some recordings popping up from "Live In A Flash" and here is some additional info on this promotion. At the next four shows of the band's All Sides Tour, you can bring home a live recording of that evening's show along with a copy of the band's new album, All Sides. The performances and the new album will be packaged together on a USB flash drive wristband and will be available at venue merchandise locations. Not only will you receive the live show instantly after the performance, but you will also have a fully functional, reusable USB flash drive.
CBS Early Show
07.30.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R. will be performing live on The CBS Early Show this Saturday, August 2nd during the second hour of programming. Broadcast times vary regionally so check your local television listings for the program time in your area.
For those of you that live in the New York area, come on down and say hi to the guys. The performance will take place inside but the guys will be heading out to the plaza between songs to chat with the crowd outside. The studio/plaza is located at Fifth Avenue and 59th Street. Free breakfast will be served beginning at 7:15 AM. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Update: And on Monday, August 4th the band will be joining Regis and Kelly for their first appearance on their show, Live with Regis and Kelly. Times vary by region, so check your local listings for details.
Green Dream Update
07.22.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
This summer, at select shows, O.A.R. will be giving concert attendees a 20% discount card for the band's online merch store for every two (2) recyclable materials brought to the recycling centers that will be located inside and outside of the venues. The Green Dream Recycling Centers will be set up in the following cities: Bonner Springs, Chicago, Rochester Hills, Columbia, Philadelphia, Holmdel, Wantagh, Mansfield & Hartford.
We are trying to make as large of an impact as possible, so if you are going to be at any of these shows, please make sure to bring all recyclable goods to these centers. Special thanks to the SAIC, the EPA, Angela Fach for designing the official logo of the Green Dream, and everyone who is volunteering their time to help us make a positive effect on the environment. For more information about the O.A.R. Green Dream, please visit www.saic.com/oar.
All Sides News
07.17.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
Obviously everyone should have a copy of All Sides by now, but if not head to iTunes or Amazon to pick it up. Be sure to check us out in the liner notes. :)
In other news, create your own custom O.A.R. Playlist for a chance to win a complete autographed catalog of music from the band (all of the CDs they've released)! Details can be found at imeem.com.
And one last thing, O.A.R. is proud to announce a VIP ticket auction to support the non-partisan voter registration group HeadCount, which will be on hand registering voters at every one of our remaining Summer 2008 shows. VIP ticket packages include two choice seats (at seated venues) and an autographed copy of our new album All Sides. They also include attendance of a meet-and-greet for our concerts in Holmdel, New Jersey (August 1st) and Wantagh, NY (August 2nd) There are two packages available for each show. To bid, visit www.HeadCountAuction.com. Or, to register to vote or to volunteer to register voters at any of the bands shows, visit www.HeadCount.org.
07.10.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
I'd like to apologize for all of the website downtime recently. The server that oarsa.org resides on was the victim of hacker attacks. The problem has been corrected and the site should be functioning normally. In good news, you can stream the entire All Sides album at VH1.com.
Moved To The Borgata
06.25.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
The 7/31 show has been moved from Penn's Landing in Philadelphia to The Borgata in Atlantic City. For those who purchased tickets to the Philly show, you will be notified soon as to how you will be refunded, or how you can exchange your tickets for tickets to The Borgata performance.
06.23.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
Head over to MSN to view the new video for Shattered (Turn The Car Around). Here is a direct link to the video since I cannot find a way to embed it here.
In addition to the actual video, the remaining two episodes of the Making of Shattered Video & Photoshoot are now online.
Hard Copy Pre-Order
06.18.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
A very special limited edition packaging of O.A.R.'s All Sides will be available for pre-order exclusively at O.A.R.'s Online Store beginning tomorrow, Thursday, June 19th at 10 AM ET. Only 1,000 copies have been made and each one has been hand numbered. This limited edition package contains an exclusive All Sides lyric book, a series of photos and exclusive prints of the band members, special limited edition disc art and one VIP pass. The VIP Pass will provide you with access to meet and greets with the band at select summer and fall tour dates. Details on times and locations of the meet and greets to be announced soon.
Click here to pre-order your limited edition copy of All Sides.
This Town Video
06.18.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
06.17.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
If you haven't already pre-ordered All Sides through the official site, you can now pre-order through iTunes. By purchasing either pre-order version you will be eligible to participate in Ticketmaster's pre-sale of the new fall All Sides Tour dates on July 22nd.
06.16.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
A small run of twelve dates for the month of September have been announced. It is being called the fall tour, though we are not sure if more dates will be added at a later date. Currently the dates are mostly along the east coast. Pre-sale tickets will go on-sale this
Update: the pre-sale date has changed to 10am on Thursday June 19. Please make a note of it.
Making of Shattered Video & Photoshoot Episode 1
06.13.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
More episodes to follow...
06.10.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
Shattered (Turn The Car Around) has won four days in a row at radio station Sophie 103.7 KCSF in San Diego, beating out both Jack Johnson and Jason Mraz among others. Be sure to keep the streak alive by voting at the following link.
Listen To Shattered
06.04.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
Take a listen to the new song Shattered (Turn The Car Around) at this link. The lyrics can also now be found on oarsa.org, so you can follow along as you listen.
All Sides Artwork
06.03.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
The album art for the upcoming release, All Sides, has been added to the discography page. Additional details will be available there as they are announced.
Live At DeepRockDrive
05.27.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
DeepRockDrive, the world's first interactive online concert venue, today announced O.A.R. will be the next major artist signed on to perform at the Pepsi Free Concert Series at DeepRockDrive.
The June 16th performance will be the first opportunity for O.A.R. fans globally to interact with the band in anticipation of their July 15th release, All Sides, and the 36-date "All Sides Tour" this summer. O.A.R. will perform their single, "Shattered," from their forthcoming album for the first time live, giving the audience an exclusive front row experience unlike any other.
Update: Don't forget to get your free "tickets" now!
ESPN Filming This Town
05.23.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
The band will be filming a performance of "This Town" in Omaha this Sunday, May 25. The taping of the performance will be used throughout ESPN's airing of the College World Series in June. The filming will take place on the corner of 11th and Howard in downtown Omaha between 3 and 7 PM. If you're in the area stop by!
05.07.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
A message from the band...
As you know, with conscious efforts made in our touring and personal lives, we have always thought of ourselves as one of the more forward thinking bands when it comes to embracing initiatives to support both greening and a cleaner environment. This 2008 summer tour season will prove no different, as the band hopes to take another step forward by continuing to support a safer, more eco-friendly environment that fans can experience and learn from first hand at numerous dates on the upcoming All Sides Tour...For more of the bands messages see this post on OARfans.com, which contains details on a contest and street team opportunities.
All Sides Track List
04.25.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
The track list for All Sides has been announced:
1. This TownClick the link above to view lyrics for the first two songs that were made available today. For additional information on those songs see the news posts below.
3. Whatever Happened
4. Try Me
5. One Day
6. Living In The End
7. Something Coming Over
8. What Is Mine
9. Dinner Last Night
10. The Fallout
12. War Song
13. On My Way
Live Video Chat
04.25.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
If you'd like to talk to the band about the new album and hear their thoughts, in their own words, totally unfiltered, make sure to check out their live video chat on the band's MySpace page at 6 PM ET today, Friday, April 25th. In addition, the new tracks "This Town" and "What Is Mine" will be posted to the band's website and MySpace page within the next 24 hours so make sure to go there and check them out.
Update: If you aren't buying tickets for the tour on Ticketmaster, or have already bought tickets via MusicToday pre-sale, you can pre-order the album for digital download here. This will allow you to download both "This Town" and "What Is Mine" immediately, along with the other promotions received with the Ticketmaster orders.
New CD - All Sides
04.24.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
Here's some news on the new CD from a post Marc made on OARfans.com:
We just finished a show in Kentucky and wanted to take this chance to catch you all up on what is going on with the new record before we let anyone else know tomorrow. In October we all moved out to Los Angeles to begin pre production on the record. We spent a few weeks reworking old songs and writing new ones. These were the best days in so many ways. Taking the time to map out what we wanted to do before we hit record was the best way to make an album. It was like being in the early years of this band. Hanging around writing songs together for nothing more than the pure enjoyment of being in a band. By the time November rolled around we were ready to go. Matt Wallace produced the record and we must thank him for seeing our vision and allowing us to be ourselves. That's really what this experience was all about. Getting on tape what we love to do in the most honest way we know how. And Matt provided the perfect atmosphere for us to create. The record is called All Sides and we are so proud of it. It comes out July 15th and we are excited for you to hear what we have been working on this past couple years.Click here for more information on the free tracks from Ticketmaster.
We also want to let you know we are trying to get some of the tracks out early. Through Ticketmaster you can get a couple of the tracks right away and another one a month before the record is released. If you buy two tickets to the summer tour there is an option to buy the record which will be delivered a day before the release date as well. Just trying to get this thing out there.
Anyway, we wanted to wait to talk about the album until we had all the details worked out. It has been killing us. We want nothing more than to share this album with you. It was a true labor of love.
Thanks as always for your support. It means the world to us. See you this summer. Be good.
Green Apple Info
04.09.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
As mentioned earlier, O.A.R. will be playing the Green Apple Festival after the canceling of the Gridiron Bash. We just received more information and O.A.R. will kick off the event in Washington D.C. with an acoustic set (Marc, Richard, Benj) on the National Mall at noon on April 20th. Jordan Sparks will sing the National Anthem and Will.i.am and The Roots & friends (Ne-Yo, Doug E. Fresh, Talib Kweli) will headline.
All Sides Tour
04.07.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
Announcing the O.A.R. summer tour! The band will be hitting the road immediately after their appearance at Bonnaroo hitting up Vancouver first and ending in mid August in Rochester, NY. For a full list of tour dates follow this link.
Update: Pre-sale tickets for this tour will be available starting at 10AM local venue time at oartickets.musictoday.com
Update 2: The pre-sale has been postponed until a later date. Please stay tuned for more info as we receive it.
Update 3: The pre-sale has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 9th at 12PM venue local time.
Goodbye Gridiron, Hello Green Apple
03.31.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
According to USA Today, all of the Gridiron Bash events throughout the country have been canceled. O.A.R. was scheduled to play the event in College Park, Maryland. However, early word is that the band will instead be performing at the Green Apple Festival scheduled to take place on April 20th on the National Mall.
Another Summer Fest
03.20.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
Another festival date has been added to the tour. This time it's a very familiar event, Summerfest, and this time O.A.R. will be playing back to back nights July 1st and 2nd. Other artists performing at the festival include The Roots, Gomez, Jack's Mannequin, Paolo Nutini, as well as many others.
Mile High Music Festival
03.18.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
The first annual Mile High Music Festival was announced today, and O.A.R. is on the initial list of artists. The two day festival outside of Denver, CO also features the Dave Matthews Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, John Mayer, The Black Crowes, Michael Franti & Spearhead, and many more. Tickets for the event go on-sale March 29 at 10AM. For more information head over to www.milehighmusicfestival.com. See you there!
Couple NY Shows
03.11.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
Two previously rumored dates have been confirmed for the spring tour. First, April 6 at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Also, April 14 at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. More details on these shows can be found here, along with all other tour dates.
03.06.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R. will return to the Beale Street Music Festival for the first time since 2004. The date for this years performance is May 4th. The band will perform on the north stage immediately following Michael Franti and Spearhead and immediately preceding the Black Crowes. Visit www.thebealestreetmusicfestival.com for more information including ticket sales.
O.A.R. & DMB
03.06.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
Once again, O.A.R. will be opening for the Dave Matthews Band at the glorious Gorge Amphitheatre. I attended the three night run of shows in 2006, and I'm sure the future dates are going to be just as great as the ones before.
02.29.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
Jerry DePizzo was recently interviewed by Mike Greenhaus of Jambands.com, along with his recently collaborator, Seth Winters. Read the entire article online here.
02.27.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
In addition to Bonnaroo, O.A.R. will also be making an appearance at the Summer Camp Festival. Other artists schedule to play include moe., Umphrey's McGee, The Flaming Lips, and The Roots. Tickets are on sale now for $115 until they sell out or until March 8th, whichever comes first.
College Tour '08
02.26.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
A few more spring dates have officially been announced. They are all college shows including North Georgia College And State University, Mississippi State University, Univesity Of Northern Iowa, University of Illinois, University Of Kentucky, and the previously rumored University Of South Carolina Aiken. For more details on all tour dates click here.
Ultimate Fan Competition
02.13.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R. will be participating in the Gridiron Bash at the University of Maryland's Byrd Stadium on April 19. The Gridiron Bash is footballs Midnight Madness simultaneously happening at 15-20 top Division I campuses nationwide. The event will include tailgating zones, a huge pep rally, autograph sessions and chalk talks with former University legends, fan interactive zones, a final team practice in preparation for the next day's Spring Game and a top performer live in concert. For more information on the event head to www.gridironbash.com.
Heading Down South
02.07.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
A few more US tour dates have been announced in both Texas and Oklahoma. Included in the list are long time favorite Stubb's BBQ and the new House of Blues in Dallas. See all of the upcoming tour dates here along with additional information.
Back At The Roo
02.06.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
For the first time in three years, O.A.R. will be back to perform at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival taking place in Manchester, Tennessee. Set days and times have not been announced. Tickets go on-sale Saturday, February 16, 2008 at 12:00 PM EST. Go to www.bonnaroo.com for more ticketing information.
01.15.2008 | posted by edpaffjr
If you didn't already notice, there are a few new concert dates scheduled for the first week of February in both Florida and Virginia. More information on these dates can be found here. Also in other touring news, we are thrilled to report that the band will be heading over to Australia for the very first time in March. More details to come.
Also O.A.R. will be appearing on the music television network concert.tv throughout the month of January. concert.tv is a free to view on demand television network that programs live performances, compelling documentaries and unique originals for subscribers of Comcast, Cox, Insight, Charter, DirecTV Channel 1340 and many other digital cable services. To check for availability of concert.tv on your local cable service, look in the on demand listings or visit them online at www.concert.tv.
12.20.2007 | posted by edpaffjr
This message from Marc was sent out with a recent O.A.R. newsletter:
2008 is right around the corner and we want to wish all of you a happy holidays before you shut down for the year.I'd also like to wish happy holidays to all users of oarsa.org. I hope that this special time of year treats you all well.
To all of our fine men and women of the Armed Forces who never take time off, we send our gratitude and love. Your commitment and strength have been the biggest inspiration for us this year. Your hospitality on our USO tour was unexpected and deeply appreciated.
We are in the studio working on our yet to be titled record. We can't wait to get out there and play these new songs. We have a big year planned. Going to see some new parts of the world and can't wait to get back to all our favorite spots right here at home. Go out and see some music this winter. So You Think You Can Dance With Stars is for the birds. As the Dwa says, "Treat yourself".
And be good. Happy Holidays.
O.A.R. & USO
12.10.2007 | posted by edpaffjr
After an unforgettable time visiting the troops overseas, the band has put together a video that captures their experiences. Taken mainly from photos and videos that the band member's shot themselves, we are proud to present you with this documentation of their USO Tour.
In addition, to commemorate their first USO experience, O.A.R. has created a limited edition USO Tour T-shirt. The t-shirt contains show dates and locations for all four stops on the band's USO Tour. For every t-shirt purchased from now until December 31st, O.A.R. will donate $10 to the USO. Anyone purchasing the USO Tour T-Shirt from the O.A.R. Store will automatically receive 15% off the cost of the T-shirt as well as any other items purchased in the same transaction.
To learn more about the USO and the wonderful services they provide to our troops, click here.
11.21.2007 | posted by edpaffjr
Just in time for the holidays several new items have been added to the O.A.R. Store. These items include posters and shirts from the band's 2007 Summer Tour, ear-buds, polos and a wallet chain. There's also a brand new hoody that is perfect to keep you, or someone you love, warm this winter.
In addition to the great new merchandise, from now until December 31st, receive 15% off when you purchase both the CD and DVD of Live From Madison Square Garden. Plus, for one week only, recieve FREE SHIPPING when you spend $50 or more.
So, whether you're doing early holiday shopping, buying stuff for yourself, or just need to catch up on the band's latest releases, the O.A.R. Store has got you covered.
Artists Against Hunger & Poverty
11.15.2007 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R. is part of a new charity album called Serve2, which also features music from Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne and more. This album was put together by WHY to aid in the fight against hunger and poverty. It is available digitally at iTunes by following this link, or through HardRock.com. Also through the Hard Rock, you can see the Virtual CD and preview the tracks from the album here.
10.30.2007 | posted by edpaffjr
I forgot to mention this before, but O.A.R. has teamed up with Moby, Barenaked Ladies, Dar Williams, and many others for the third installment of For the Kids. On this album you can hear each of these bands playing classic and original children's songs, including O.A.R.'s reggae version of "Itsy Bitsy Spider." Part of the proceeds from the album will go to benefit VH1's Save the Music Foundation.
In addition, O.A.R. has teamed up with Wear Your Music and Relix Magazine to provide you with the opportunity to purchase bracelets made from the band's guitar and bass strings. All proceeds will be donated to charity.
Search And Win
08.02.2007 | posted by edpaffjr
Head over to www.searchwithoar.com for your opportunity to win a personalized Any Time Now gold record plaque. This is a one of a kind opportunity to have your name on the same plaque the band received when their classic live record was certified gold by the RIAA last year. Simply use SearchWithOAR(.com) every day just like you use any search engine. It works the same way as Yahoo or Google do, except every time you search the web with O.A.R., you have the opportunity to win great OAR merchandise. No registration is required. Also available for use with SearchWithOAR are plug-ins for your favorite web browser. Search often to increase your chances of winning!
Now In Stores
07.20.2007 | posted by edpaffjr
Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers have a new album out on Everfine Records titled Glassjaw Boxer. The track "Big Easy" features Marc Roberge on guest vocals. In addition to this disc, O.A.R. touring musician MikelParis also has his own debut CD out titled Flow. Be sure to check out these longtime friends of O.A.R.
Music Powered By People
06.28.2007 | posted by edpaffjr
Haystack.com is a new social networking site based around music. It features user defined play lists, suggested music from Tastemakers, and exclusive videos not found anywhere else. Be sure to check out O.A.R.'s page on Haystack, as well as touring keyboardist MikelParis. Benj Gershman is not only a member of the site, he is also one of the select Tastemakers. I encourage you to check out the site and sign up for your own free account.
SK6ers Join The Tour
06.16.2007 | posted by edpaffjr
Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers have been added as an opening act for a handful of the dates during the summer tour. The quick list: 7/31, 8/1, 8/2, 8/3, 8/5, 8/10, 8/11, 8/16, 8/18, and 8/19. For more information on the tour dates follow this link.
Instant Karma: Save Darfur
06.07.2007 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R. has recorded the John Lennon song "Borrowed Time" for Instant Karma: The Campaign To Save Darfur, which features a two disc CD set and additional Internet only downloads from over 50 different artists. Although O.A.R.'s track is not part of the CD set, their track should be available on iTunes in the near future. The album is due out next Tuesday, June 12, and I assume all additional tracks will be available then as well. Stay tuned for additional details.
UPDATE: O.A.R.'s track is now available on iTunes. Click here to download "Borrowed Time" or here to view and download the tracks from all artists.
MSG In Stores Now
06.05.2007 | posted by edpaffjr
The day has arrived, Live From Madison Square Garden has officially been released on both CD and DVD. Here are some special offers to take advantage of:
- TARGET: 2 CD Set only $14.98 (valid until June 25th)
- iTunes: Purchase the entire CD Set on iTunes and receive a FREE download of the video of "That Was a Crazy Game of Poker" from the band's Madison Square Garden performance. Click here to purchase from iTunes now.
- Best Buy: To purchase both the CD and DVD at the same location, head on over to Best Buy and receive great sale pricing for both items.
Live From MSG Website
05.21.2007 | posted by edpaffjr
The release of Live From Madison Square Garden is less than three weeks away! Need something to do as you count down the days? Let us introduce you to the Live From Madison Square Garden website. The site was created for you, the band's supporters, to provide you with a closer look at the band's upcoming live release. Check out live photos, the band's first ever Podcast, and a Q & A with the band members talking about life on the road. And soon, you will be able to share your own O.A.R. show photos, ask the band questions, and write your own reviews. Make sure to check the site often as new things will be added regularly.
Behind The Backline
05.11.2007 | posted by edpaffjr
In addition to June 5th being the release date for the new CD/DVD it is also the date for the theatrical premiere of OAR's new feature film "Behind the Backline" from Madison Square Garden 2007. There will be a one night only screening in digital theaters in select markets nationwide. The list of theatres and ticket information should be available on Tuesday. Stay tuned to dandeentertainment.com for more information.
Update: The locations for the premiere have been announced here. Tickets should go on-sale soon.
Back At Summerfest
05.02.2007 | posted by edpaffjr
Another date has been added to the summer tour, June 29th at Summerfest in Milwaukee. O.A.R. will be playing the Miller Lite Oasis starting at 10PM.
Summer Tour Update
04.27.2007 | posted by edpaffjr
A new date has been added, August 1st @ A.J. Palumbo Center in Pittsburgh, PA. Pre-Sale tickets for the show will be available beginning April 27th at 10 AM local time.
General On-Sale Tickets for the June tour dates will be available beginning on April 28th at 10 AM ET with the exception of Vancouver which will be available beginning April 27th at 10 AM ET. Pre-Sale Tickets for the July and August tour dates are still available.
Joining the band this summer on the June tour dates will be Bedouin Soundclash (aside from Vancouver where the band will be joined by Jeremy Fisher). For the July and August dates, O.A.R. will be joined by the Augustana.
Live From MSG Pre-Order
04.18.2007 | posted by edpaffjr
Can't wait until the summer to purchase Live From Madison Square Garden? Beginning today, April 18 at 10 AM EST, you can pre-order the 2-Disc CD Set and 2-Disc DVD Set of O.A.R.'s sold-out January 27th performance at the World's Most Famous Arena - New York's Madison Square Garden.
This is O.A.R.'s first official live release since 2004's 34th & 8th, and the DVD and CD sets capture the growth of the band and recreates the O.A.R. concert experience like never before. Both the CD and DVD will be available in stores on June 5th, but if you order your copy now, you can have it waiting at your doorstep that day. As if experiencing an O.A.R. concert in your living room wasn't enough, we are offering free, exclusive merchandise for those who purchase a CD or DVD during the pre-order.
- Pre-Order the CD Set -OR- DVD Set and receive a FREE CD Carrying Case.
- Pre-Order the CD Set -AND- DVD Set and receive a FREE O.A.R. T-Shirt.
- Pre-Order the CD Set -AND- DVD as well as a pre-sale ticket for the band's 2007 Summer Tour and receive the CD Carrying Case, an O.A.R. T-Shirt and be entered to win a trip for two to see the band perform at Red Rocks in Colorado on July 14th.
The two disc DVD Set contains a 90 minute feature film as well as the full concert in its entirety and an exclusive photo gallery.
To place a pre-order head over to the O.A.R. store. And don't forget to check out the sneak preview of the DVD below.
Summer Tour Time!
04.17.2007 | posted by edpaffjr
Summer tour dates have been announced! Click here for the full listing, along with ticketing information. Make your decisions quickly as the pre-sale tickets for most dates go on sale tomorrow morning at 10AM local time. Not all of the dates have been added to oarsa.org yet, but I will make sure they are all added sometime tomorrow.
04.17.2007 | posted by edpaffjr
The June 5th release date for Live At Madison Square Garden has been confirmed with the release of this video trailer! We have also found the cover art and have created a discography page for the upcoming release.
Edit: The link to the video trailer has been changed. If you got the message that the video was deleted, please try again by clicking the link above.
Celebrate Good Times
04.16.2007 | posted by edpaffjr
Help O.A.R. become the headliner for Celebrate St. Louis on August 4, 2007 by voting here. I know all of the St. Louis fans will appreciate any extra votes we can get!
Vote Poker Again
04.03.2007 | posted by edpaffjr
David Wright has reviewed all of the suggestions from the first phase of voting and "That Was A Crazy Game Of Poker" was one of the top 10 songs! That means we have to vote for it once again so that it can make the top 4 and be used by David in the upcoming season. You can vote here between now and Friday, April 6.
MSG Release In June
04.02.2007 | posted by edpaffjr
In an announcement at the Tempe Music Festival over the weekend, Marc announced that the Madison Square Garden CD/DVD will be released this coming June.
Update: Barnes And Noble, Best Buy, and DVD Pacific all have pre-orders on their websites with a release date of May 22, 2007. Thanks to GooniesOAR21 for the heads up.
Update 2: On second thought, it appears that the release date might actually be in June. The store links above are now reporting June 5, 2007 as the release date. Thanks to mkrcc12.
Vote For Poker
03.23.2007 | posted by edpaffjr
David Wright, of the New York Mets, wants your opinion: When he comes to bat at Shea Stadium, what song should be playing? From now until 5 PM ET on Wednesday, March 28, vote for "That Was A Crazy Game Of Poker" here.
03.01.2007 | posted by edpaffjr
If you have not already, head over to music.msn.com/oar right now to watch and listen to nearly the entire MSG concert. After that, be sure to check out the updated www.ofarevolution.com/msg and the trailer for the upcoming release.
02.28.2007 | posted by edpaffjr
After ensuring that their Winter Tour went "green," O.A.R. is continuing to support the environmental movement by auctioning off four autographed guitars. These brand new Alvarez RD8C acoustic/electric guitars are signed by all five band members. The proceeds from this auction will go to the environmental non-profit organization, Reverb, who has helped "green" the band's tours in the past. For more information or to place a bid, click here.
MSG On MSN
02.26.2007 | posted by edpaffjr
MSN Music Presents O.A.R. live from Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. Starting this Wednesday, February 28th, at 2 PM EST / 11 AM PST, parts of O.A.R.'s performance from the January 27, 2007 show will be available online. In the meantime be sure to check out the video interview with Marc, which contains some video clips from the show.
02.21.2007 | posted by edpaffjr
Opening bands for the Spring Tour have been announced, including Steel Train, Mike Perkins, Telograph, Ludo, and one appearance from The Roots. Specific details for each show can be found on the tour dates pages.
Spring Tour '07
02.13.2007 | posted by edpaffjr
Tour dates for the spring have been announced! Click here to see a full list of dates. Most of the shows are at various colleges throughout the East Coast and Midwest. Pre-sale tickets for some of the dates will be available this Friday, February 16th, at 10 AM local time. Go to oartickets.musictoday.com to purchase your tickets on Friday. Additional information for the dates can also be found here.
Live CD & DVD
02.07.2007 | posted by edpaffjr
Here's a bit of news that everyone has been waiting for. The live double CD and DVD release from the Madison Square Garden show will be coming in the Spring of 2007! In the meantime, you can get a free download of "Love And Memories" from this show by joining the O.A.R. wireless alert list. Details for joining the list, as well as photos and other information on the future release can be found at www.ofarevolution.com/msg.
No Taping At MSG
01.23.2007 | posted by edpaffjr
In a message board post, it was announced that audio/video taping will not be permitted at the Madison Square Garden show on this coming Saturday. Although this may appear to be bad news, typically when taping is not allowed it is because there are plans to professionally record the show for a future official release. Let's keep our fingers crossed!
MSG Front Row Auction
01.11.2007 | posted by edpaffjr
Here is your chance to win two front row tickets and to meet and greet the band for the show at Madison Square Garden on January 27th, 2007. Proceeds from this auction item will benefit the Heard the World Fund!
12.19.2006 | posted by edpaffjr
Starting today the O.A.R. Online Store will debut a brand new Photo Department that showcases 5 different pictures available for purchase. Each of these pictures was taken on the road by Benj Gershman, providing a unique and exclusive look at each band member, perfect for framing or adding to anyone's collection. Each photo is printed as an 8 X 12, and was limited to 60 (for each photo) at the time of production. Additionally, each photo is signed and numbered on the back by Benj, noting its number in the limited series. Each of the photos can be viewed and purchased here.
Charity Contest V2
12.18.2006 | posted by edpaffjr
Let us know what you did to help someone less fortunate than you this holiday season. Be creative! Email your stories along with your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to include detailed information as well as pictures and anything else you think we might need to see!
- Grand Prize: Marc Roberge's autographed Baby Taylor Guitar
- 2nd place: 2 tickets, and 2 VIP passes to meet the band at any one show of your choice. This applies to all shows in 2007 except Madison Square Garden, January 27, 2007
- 3rd Place: Autographed copy of From the Basement, Volume 1 (O.A.R.'s first Official Songbook)
- We will be checking up on your stories so please do not make them up
- You can submit for someone else that you feel is deserving. (a friend, relative, etc.)
- This CAN NOT be something you HAD to do for school, church, work, etc... This has to be something that you choose to do on your own.
- Tickets and VIP Passes must be used within 2007.
- All entries must be submitted by February 1, 2007
11.22.2006 | posted by edpaffjr
The Heard The World EP features four previously unreleased O.A.R. tracks, including a radio edit of "Heard the World," an acoustic version of "Love and Memories," a demo version of "Lay Down," and a live rendition of "Heard the World" recorded at New York's Nokia Theatre in October of last year. This all-new EP is available now exclusively at iTunes.
Winter Tour '07
11.14.2006 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R. will be kicking off the new year with a winter tour culminating in a special return trip to New York City's Madison Square Garden. Joining O.A.R. on this tour will be British rockers Gomez. Pre-Sale tickets will be available beginning Wednesday, November 15th at 12 PM EST. General On-Sale Tickets will be available beginning December 2nd.
O.A.R. Wins Woodie
10.27.2006 | posted by edpaffjr
We are very excited to announce that O.A.R.'s video for "Lay Down" won a mtvU Streaming Woodie Award for the most watched video! Tune in to the mtvU Woodies on Thursday, November 2nd @ 8 PM EST. Thanks to of the fans who helped the band win this award!
Billboard Tour Diary
10.25.2006 | posted by edpaffjr
Head on over to billboard.com to read tour diary entries from both Marc and Benj. Perhaps we'll hear from them again, or some of the other band members, in the next couple of days as they finish off their fall tour.
Streaming Woodie Finals
10.10.2006 | posted by edpaffjr
Thanks to all of your support (and streaming) O.A.R. has made it to the finals for the mtvU Woodie Award for the most downloaded video. To help the band win their first Woodie, stream their video for "Lay Down" all week at www.mtvu.com. Their competition includes Death Cab for Cutie ("Crooked Teeth") and The Academy Is ("Checkmarks" and "Slow Down"). To stream the video or for more information about the mtvU Woodie Awards, click here. And remember, you can stream the video as often and as many times as you would like.
Over 1 Million Served
10.06.2006 | posted by edpaffjr
It was announced yesterday that O.A.R.'s cumulative record sales are officially over 1.2 million. This figure includes sales of all of their released albums. Obviously this is a huge milestone in their careers. Congratulations to everyone involved!
mtvU's Woodie Awards
09.19.2006 | posted by edpaffjr
Stream O.A.R.'s video for "Lay Down" at www.mtvU.com and help the band win the Streaming Woodie Award for the most downloaded video. Each week leading up to the awards show, five bands will battle it out to see which video is streamed more than the others. The band's competition this week includes the All-American Rejects ("Move Along"), Matisyahu ("Youth"), Motion City Soundtrack ("Hold Me Down") and Taking Back Sunday ("Makedamnsure"). To stream the video or for more information about the mtvU Woodie Awards, click here. PLEASE NOTE - you can stream the video as often and as many times as you would like.
O.A.R. And NASCAR
09.08.2006 | posted by edpaffjr
Don't forget that Brian Vickers No. 25 GMAC Chevrolet will feature O.A.R. in the Chevy Rock & Roll 400 taking place this Saturday, Sept. 9th in Richmond, VA. You can catch the race on TNT beginning at 7 PM ET as well as on MRN and XM Satellite Radio.
Save Darfur Now: Voices To End Genocide
08.30.2006 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R. will perform at "Save Darfur Now: Voices to End Genocide" in New York City on September 17, along with Big & Rich.
The rally will be held in the East Meadow of New York's Central Park and will be the centerpiece event in a global day for Darfur, as individuals across the globe will call for the immediate deployment of U.N. peacekeepers to Darfur, Sudan. More information can be found in the News Release.
T-Shirt Design Contest Extension
08.18.2006 | posted by edpaffjr
The O.A.R. t-shirt design contest has been extended until Monday, September 18th! From the email newsletter:
We regret to inform fans that a portion of submissions were not received due to technical complications. It is our sincere hope that everyone will resubmit their artwork so we can review the designs and select a winner. Everybody at the O.A.R. family greatly appreciates the creative submissions. Click here to review the contest rules and find out how to submit your design.
08.10.2006 | posted by edpaffjr
Tour dates for the fall have been announced! There are only twelve dates for this tour so we recommend that you get your tickets early. Pre-Sale tickets for will be available beginning Friday, August 11th at 10 AM local time at oartickets.musictoday.com. After this tour the band is going to take some much deserved time off, but should return to close out the year.
On The #25 Car
08.02.2006 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R. will be a featured sponsor on Brian Vickers car at the Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at the Richmond International Raceway on September 9th. "Brian Vickers is a young gun in NASCAR's elite series, driving the No. 25 for Hendrick Motorsports. The former Busch Series champion has expressed his admiration of the hot new band O.A.R. (Of a Revolution), and Saturday night under the lights this September in Richmond, his car will pay homage to the band."
Also available for purchase is a 1/24 scale die-cast replica of the car complete with O.A.R. logos. This collectible is being made by Action and will be limited to 1116 items. Click on the image at right for a larger version.
Update: Additional pictures of the actual car can be seen here. Thanks to Doozer for the pics!
From The Basement
07.17.2006 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R.'s first official songbook is now available. The book features guitar tablature for City on Down, Hey Girl, I Feel Home, James, That Was a Crazy Game of Poker, and nine other songs. It also includes pictures of the band and explanations of the included songs. The title on the cover is "From The Basement: Volume 1" but it is also being given the name "Best Of O.A.R." by various online stores.
07.05.2006 | posted by edpaffjr
Major League Baseball and Bud Light have teamed up to bring O.A.R. to Pittsburgh to kick off MLB All-Star weekend festivities with the first official All-Star Game concert. O.A.R. will headline the free concert at Chevrolet Amphitheatre at Station Square on Sunday, July 9th. The free tickets can be obtained through a special MLB promotion at Dick's Sporting Goods, in specially marked cases of Bug Light, from members of the Bud Light "Stree Team" in area bars and restaurants, or through Pittsburgh radio partners WXDX, WDSY, KDKA, WDVE, WRKZ and WZPT. The band is also scheduled to perform a two song set between the All-Star Futures Game and the Legends and Celebrity All-Star Softball Game. Parts of this performance will air July 10th on ESPN's coverage of the Home Run Derby and the All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game.
A Day In The Life
06.22.2006 | posted by edpaffjr
Check out exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the band on their last day of their Spring 2006 Tour at blueroom.att.com. "A Day in the Life with O.A.R." is your chance to see what it's like to spend a day on the road with the guys and get an idea of the magic you can expect to see this summer.
And to celebrate a great summer of O.A.R. touring, AT&T is offering you and a guest the chance to see O.A.R. with Dave Matthews Band at the beautiful Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington. Not only will you get to see O.A.R. perform at one of the country's most breathtaking outdoor venues, but you'll also have the chance to meet the band before the show.
Prize includes airfare, hotel, and tickets to all three shows. No purchase necessary to enter. Contest ends July 1, 2006. Click here to enter to win.
Countdown To FBTE
06.15.2006 | posted by edpaffjr
This year's Feeling Better Than Everfine festival will feature the acoustic debut of Marc Roberge and Matt Nathanson, taking the stage together for the first time at 5PM to open the festival on June 24th. Following that will be performances by Jon McLaughlin, Dropping Daylight, Bedouin Soundclash, Virginia Coalition, Matt Nathanson with his band, and of course O.A.R. Tickets for the festival are still available at Ticketmaster.com and are only $30! If tickets remain, they will cost $32 at the gate day of the show.
While at the festival be one of the first 100 people to stop by the Hard Rock Cafe booth to pick up a ticket for an acoustic performance and meet and greet. This event will take place on the day after the festival (June 25th) at 12:30PM at the Hard Rock Cafe in Cleveland.
More information on the festival can be found at www.everfinerecords.com/fbte and for your myspace.com users, myspace.com/fbte. See you at the show!
Deck Your Walls
06.15.2006 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R. has a new poster for sale at all Spencer's Stores (click here to find the location closest to you) as well as online at www.theposterposse.com. It features the promo image that we've seen a bunch lately, but it has a solid colored background and a large O.A.R. logo below the group. Glance at the right and you will see a small picture of what it looks like.
06.07.2006 | posted by edpaffjr
New O.A.R. summer merch is available now! There are new styles up in the store for both girls and guys. To celebrate the new batch of summer merch, you will have the option of getting a FREE Winter Tour '06 shirt with ANY purchase in the store. Just add the shirt to your cart before checkout and it will be included in your order at no cost.
We've also got an exciting new contest going where you, the fan, can have a chance to create your own O.A.R. t-shirt. We'll be accepting artwork all summer long and picking three winners. Each winner will receive $200 to spend in the O.A.R. official store and the artwork may be used for a t-shirt design in the future. This is your chance to really be a part of the O.A.R. community. Official rules.
Visit the official store to begin shopping now!
05.22.2006 | posted by edpaffjr
My apologies for all of the downtime recently. We are in the process of moving to an upgraded server. To complete the process there may be some additional downtime in the next few weeks. Hopefully everything is back to normal before the start of the next tour. Thanks for your patience.
SportsCenter at the Kentucky Derby
05.03.2006 | posted by edpaffjr
Tune in to ESPN today to watch O.A.R. perform 'Love And Memories' on SportsCenter at the Kentucky Derby. This year the race's traditional "post draw" will be held in downtown Louisville's Fourth Street Live! entertainment and retail district. This event will be telecasted live on ESPN from 5-6 PM (EDT). The band will also be performing a free show later in the night at Fourth Street Live!
Tickets On Sale Tomorrow
04.21.2006 | posted by edpaffjr
As a reminder, tickets for the 2006 Summer Tour are going on sale tomorrow morning, April 22nd, at 10AM. If you missed the pre-sale, this is your chance to get the best tickets. Click here to view the tour dates and to purchase your tickets. Tickets will also be on sale for this years Feeling Better Than Everfine Festival, which now has an updated website at everfinerecords.com/fbte. Get your tickets now and I'll see you there.
Summer Tour Second Leg
04.10.2006 | posted by edpaffjr
The remaining dates for the summer tour have been announced. The complete list of tour dates can be seen here. Pre-sale tickets are available now and can be purchased at oartickets.musictoday.com. When you purchase tickets during the pre-sale, you will automatically be entered to win a two seat upgrade to the front row at the show for which you have purchased tickets. If the show you are attending is General Admission, you will receive an autographed 2006 Summer Tour T-shirt in lieu of the front row tickets.
As previously announced, this years Feeling Better Than Everfine Festival will take place on June 24th in Cleveland, Ohio. Once again the festival will be back at the Tower City Amphitheater, the site of multiple years before. Joining together the past and the present, FBTE 2006 will feature returning festival all-stars Virginia Coalition and Matt Nathanson as well as newcomers Bedouin Soundclash, Dropping Daylight, and John McLaughlin. Pre-sale tickets are also available for this show at oartickets.musictoday.com. By pre-ordering your tickets you will automatically be entered to win two side-stage seats for O.A.R.'s performance at the festival.
June Tour Dates & FBTE
04.01.2006 | posted by edpaffjr
The 2006 Feeling Better Than Everfine Festival will be back in Cleveland this year! The festival will take place on June 24th. Stay tuned for an offical announcement and line-up next week.
The first leg of the summer tour has been announced. These eight dates are all towards the west coast and most are with special guest Jack's Mannequin. Pre-sale tickets are available online at oartickets.musictoday.com. Click here to see a full list of tour dates.
New 'Lay Down' Video
03.25.2006 | posted by edpaffjr
Make sure to tune in to mtvU on Monday, March 27th to catch the world premiere of O.A.R.'s new video for 'Lay Down,' directed and produced by Columbia Film Students. The video will be airing every hour on the hour for the entire day.
And don't miss Breaking the Video, a 30 minute special on the making of the video, airing on Monday at 7 AM ET, Tuesday at 3 PM ET, and Wednesday at 8 PM ET.
Update: You can also watch the video online at mtvU.com.
Public Profile And Statistics
03.23.2006 | posted by edpaffjr
We've made some changes to the way our user's public profiles are displayed and also allowed for every user's stats to be viewable by all visitors to the site. Before this change, you could only view your own stats when logged in, but now you can view the stats for any user on the site. Feel free to check out my own profile and statistics to see what I mean.
03.15.2006 | posted by edpaffjr
It's that time of year again, MARCH MADNESS! Get out your pencils, consult all of your college basketball guides, and get ready for the O.A.R. Fans NCAA Tournament Pool!
O.A.R. and Everfine Records present the opportunity to compete against Marc, Rich, Benj, Jerry, and Chris in an NCAA Tournament Pool. This is your chance to see how your knowledge of college basketball stacks up against that of the members of O.A.R. And as an added incentive, the fan with the highest score at the end of the tournament will receive an O.A.R. prize pack - complete with autographs, music, merchandise, and a pair of tickets to the 2006 O.A.R. headlining show of your choice.**
Be sure to sign up now. ONLY THE FIRST 244 PEOPLE WHO SIGN UP ARE ELIGIBLE!
To sign up, click HERE. You will have to register with CBS Sportsline and create a user name. [League Password: stories]
Only one entry per person. Anyone who enters the pool more than once will be automatically disqualified.
** Some restrictions may apply.
Update: The tournament pool is full.
Two New Dates
03.13.2006 | posted by edpaffjr
Two new dates at the end of the spring tour have been announced. The band will be in Kenosha, WI @ Tarble Center (Carthage College) on 05.02 and in Myrtle Beach, SC @ House Of Blues on 05.05. For tickets and on-sale information, check out O.A.R.'s official website.
03.01.2006 | posted by edpaffjr
Several dates from the summer tour have been announced via the Warehouse, the official Dave Matthews Band fan association. O.A.R. will be opening seven shows of DMB's summer tour, including three nights at the Gorge Amphitheatre over Labor Day weekend. This marks three years in a row that the band has opened for DMB. All tour dates.
Just Stopping By
02.23.2006 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R. is now being featured on AOL Music: Just Stopping By. In addition to interviews with Marc and Richard, they also play "Heard The World," "Love And Memories," and "Dakota." They even let them be DJ's and play some of their favorite songs from other artists.
MySpace Secret Show
02.22.2006 | posted by edpaffjr
Tomorrow (02.23.2006) O.A.R. will be playing a MySpace Secret Show at the New Brookland Tavern in West Columbia, SC. A bulletin was sent out earlier today to all "friends" of the secret shows. Visit myspace.com to sign up for an account and then add the secret shows to your "friends list" so you will be the first to know about these shows in the future.
Kegs And Eggs / 10KLF
02.21.2006 | posted by edpaffjr
A couple additional tour dates have been spotted, one before the spring tour and the other after. First up, O.A.R. will be at DC101's Kegs & Eggs 7, along with Soul Asylum and Carbon Leaf. The event will take place in the morning hours of St. Patrick's Day at Lulu's in Washington, DC. It's a free event, but you must be at least 21 years of age. The other event that O.A.R. will be a part of is this years 10000 Lakes Festival. Other headliners include Trey Anastasio, The String Cheese Incident, The Benevento/Russo Duo featuring Mike Gordon, The Keller Williams Incident (with SCI), Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Umphrey's McGee, Medeski, Martin & Wood & many more. Check the festival's website for more information.
Spring Tour 2006 With PS And MLB
02.17.2006 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R. will be teaming up with Sony PlayStation and Major League Baseball on 15 dates of their Spring 2006 Tour. At these shows attendees will have the chance to check out the new "MLB 'O6: The Show" on game consoles and PSP players throughout the venue, and a few lucky winners will get the chance to battle it out against members of the band. See the tour dates listing for more information on these dates, and other dates of the tour.
Summer Tour Opener?
01.31.2006 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R.'s Summer 2006 Tour is fast approaching and we want to know who you, the band's loyal supporters, would like to see perform as support on the tour. Follow this link to participate in this survey.
Rock For Relief
01.30.2006 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R. joins friends and fellow musicians Matt Nathanson, Ari Hest, Marc Broussard, Howie Day, Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, and Jack Johnson among others, on the upcoming Rock For Relief CD. The CD was created to raise funds to benefit the victims of recent natural disasters, including the Indian Ocean tsunamis, Hurricanes Katrina, Wilma and Rita, and the earthquake in Pakistan. Foundations and Zo/Rounder Records will be releasing the CD on January 31, 2006, but you can pre-order it now by clicking here.
All proceeds from the sales of the compilation will go to the nonprofit organization Mercy Corps, which will distribute the funds.
For more information on Rock For Relief and Mercy Corps, click here.
MTV.com Front Page
01.25.2006 | posted by edpaffjr
An advertisement for O.A.R.'s live recordings of "Heard The World," "Love And Memories," and "Lay Down" has been added to the front page of MTV.com. These videos were recorded live in the MTV studios for MTV.com LIVE back on 12.27.05. If you are a Firefox user (like myself) you may need to revert to Internet Explorer to view the videos.
O.A.R. On Conan
01.09.2006 | posted by edpaffjr
Tune in to "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" this Wednesday, January 11th, to watch O.A.R. perform! Check your local listings for channel and times.
MSG Ticket Auction
12.22.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
Missed your chance to see O.A.R. from the front row of Madison Square Garden on January 14th? Well then here is your second chance. O.A.R. is auctioning off two front row tickets to the show along with backstage passes to meet the band. All proceeds from this auction will go to MusiCares. To begin bidding follow this link and register with the site.
O.A.R. On My End Of Year Compilation
12.16.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
If you are interested in hearing some other musicians, some similar to O.A.R. and some not, then this is for you. At the end of each year I put together a compilation of songs creatively titled "NOW That's What Ed Calls Music." As my gift to you all, follow this link to download the CD via BitTorrent. Happy Holidays!
01 - Kenin - Hold Out
02 - Amos Lee - Keep It Loose, Keep It Tight
03 - Mike Doughty - Unsingable Name
04 - Xavier Rudd - Let Me Be
05 - Pomeroy - Soundtrack
06 - SoundRabbit - View From Way Up Here
07 - The John Butler Trio - Betterman
08 - The Alternate Routes - Aftermath
09 - Mike Perkins - 20 Years Old
10 - North Mississippi Allstars - Hurry Up Sunrise
11 - Shaking Tree - Temporary Daze
12 - ALO - Spectrum
13 - Tanner Walle - Madeline
14 - The Whatnot - Wish
15 - Todd Martin - Rescue
16 - Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers - Start The Day Early
17 - Greenstreet - On The Weekend
18 - O.A.R. - 52-50
O.A.R. On Mancow
12.14.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R. is scheduled to perform live on Mancow's Morning Madhouse this Friday, December 16th. The band will be playing live in the Lava Lamp Love Lounge, perhaps sometime around 10:20 AM CST. Be sure to check if the radio show is broadcasted in your city!
Extreme Makeover Appearance
12.07.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
Don't miss O.A.R.'s first Prime Time TV appearance on Sunday, December 11th on
ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The band joins Ty and his team for a
special holiday episode. Check your local listings for channel and show times.
O.A.R. On Tour
12.05.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
Dates throughout the month of February are now up for O.A.R.'s first tour of 2006. Pre-Sale Tickets for the shows in Lowell, MA, Rochester, NY, Pittsburgh, PA,
Detroit, MI, East Lansing, MI and Bloomington, IN will be available as of 10 AM ET
on Tuesday, December 6th. All other Pre-Sales Tickets will be going on sale shortly. Check the Pre-Sale Website often to make sure not to miss your opportunity to get
the best seats in the house! Click here to see a full list of tour dates and to get more information.
Get Away With O.A.R.
12.05.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
With each and every purchase in the O.A.R. store between now and January 31, 2006 you will be entered in a random drawing in the 'Get Away With O.A.R. Contest'. The winner of the contest will receive (for them and a friend) 2 all inclusive trips to see O.A.R. in 2006. This prize includes roundtrip airfare for two from any major local U.S. airport (winner will be notified of stipulations), overnight accommodations at a local hotel, and two tickets to the show. In addition, you will get the opportunity to sit down with the band before the show to help write the setlist. Click here for further information.
A New ofarevolution.com
11.21.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R.'s official website, ofarevolution.com, has been updated with a new design. You can stream the songs off of all of the CD's, get the latest news, and so many other things. Be sure to click the link above and check it out!
PNC Show On Music Choice
11.16.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R.'s July 22nd, 2005 show at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ is now playing on Music Choice on your local cable provider. The concert will be airing between November 11th and November 27th. Check your local cable listings to find out when it is airing in your area!
Madison Square Garden
11.05.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
Dont miss O.A.R.s first Madison Square Garden appearance with Special Guest Matisyahu! Join us on January 14th, 2006 in New York City as we celebrate the beginning of an exciting new year. The band will be performing in support of their new album, Stories Of A Stranger. Purchase your Pre-Sale Tickets this Saturday, November 5th @ 10 AM EST before they go on sale to the General Public on Saturday, November 12th @ 9 AM EST. More information can be found here.
Upcoming TV Appearances
10.31.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
Check out a double dose of O.A.R. on MTV's TRL. Tune in on Thursday, November 3rd for a pre-release look at the new Love And Memories video. Then tune in again on Tuesday, November 8th when label-mates, Simple Plan, will walk on with O.A.R. and introduce them.
Tune in to mtvU on Monday, November 7th to see the new video, every hour on the hour starting at 7 AM.
In case you missed it, O.A.R. will also be taping a segment for Last Call with Carson Daly this Wednesday, November 2nd. The performance will air on national television on Wednesday, November 9th.
Halloween Show Live On Sirius
10.19.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R.'s upcoming performance at the University of Washington on Halloween, 10.31.2005, will be broadcasted live on Sirius satellite radio beginning at 11PM EST. "Last year O.A.R. masqueraded as Guns N' Roses on Halloween, this year you can be a part of their masquerading madness," according to sirius.com. Devoted fans of the band and oarsa.org should know that last year the band performed dressed as pirates. They performed as Guns N' Roses two years ago. Regardless this will be a show not to miss, and everyone can tune in with a free three day trial of Sirius, see their site for more details.
Billboard Charts And Relix
10.13.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
Stories Of A Stranger debuted in the 40th position on the Billboard Top 200, which is higher than any of their other CD debuts. In comparison, In Between Now And Then debuted at #54, 34th & 8th hit the #80 spot, while Any Time Now was #156.
In other news, O.A.R. will be featured of the front cover of the November issue of Relix Magazine. The issue, featuring a promo picture from the 34th & 8th photo shoot, will be hitting the news stands on October 25th. As it says on the cover, "The Revolution Starts Now."
From The Basement To The Stage
10.11.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
The third and final part of the studio movies is now online. In part three, we get to see other songs that were recorded for the CD and left off for various reasons. We also get to see the process used to cut those songs. It is nice to see that some of the songs that seem to have been forgotten actually are not.
Stories Of A Stranger Lyrics
10.05.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
Thanks to a few folks over at OARfans.com, the lyrics for all of the songs on the new CD are now on the site! These were copied right out of the liner notes and should be completely correct. The easiest way to see them is from the album's discography page. Enjoy!
Stories Of A Stranger In Stores Now
10.04.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
Don't forget to pick up your copy of the new CD today. There are some great special offers available NOW at a store near you...
- Buy Stories Of A Stranger at Best Buy Stores and receive the non-album studio track "Sometimes" plus "Heard The World", "Lay Down" and "About Mr. Brown" recorded live at PNC Bank Arts Center on July 22, 2005. The CD is only $9.99 until October 8th.
- Purchase Stories Of A Stranger from iTunes and you will receive dub mixes of
"Program Director" and "One Shot", a PDF file of the album artwork and handwritten lyrics by Marc Roberge, as well as a "Making of Stories of the Stranger" video documentary.
- Sam Goody & MediaPlay are offering a download of the non-album studio track "It's
Alright" when customers purchase a copy of Stories Of A Stranger.
- And, at all Plan 9 and Newbury Comics stores you will receive an exclusive Stories Of A Stranger poster when you purchase the CD.
O.A.R. Charity Store
09.30.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R. is helping to raise money for Hurricane Katrina relief and they need your help! An eBay store has been setup and the first item up for bidding is a custom autographed guitar of Richard's. This was his main guitar for all tours of 2004. It was also used on the iTunes exclusive of "Fool In The Rain" with Robert Randolph and the Family Band, the 2004 live release 34th and 8th, and on "One Shot" from Stories Of A Stranger. Follow the link above to begin bidding and to help support the cause!
The item had to be relisted because of technical issues, but the auction is once again active, so let the bidding begin!
mtvU Take Over
09.27.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
Starting today, you can stream O.A.R.'s new album on mtvU.com. Visit mtvU.com to be the first to hear Stories Of A Stranger, a full week before the album hits stores. As if that wasn't enough, mtvU.com will also give you live performances all week. You can watch a song a day, everyday this week.
09.23.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
There isn't too much time left to get in on the special pre-order for Stories Of A Stranger, click the banner above to make your purchase today! When completing your order be sure to use the promotional code 'VB2DBBBG' so we can track the referrals from oarsa.org and perhaps have another golden ticket to give away.
O.A.R. On Leno
09.20.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
According to an Everfine Records employee, O.A.R. will be on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno tomorrow night, September 21st. The band will be performing "Love And Memories" from their soon-to-be-released CD, Stories Of A Stranger. Be sure to tune in, but if you do miss the performance we should be hosting a video of it shortly after.
If you missed the performance or you just want to see it again, here is your chance! A big thanks to walkingparty for capturing this one and sending it our way. Click here to see O.A.R. perform "Love And Memories" on The Tonight Show.
O.A.R. On Sirius
09.19.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
This Friday O.A.R. will be on Sirius Satellite Radio's Jam On (Channel 17) at noon EST. "O.A.R. takes a break from putting the finishing touches on their seventh album, Stories of a Stranger, to hang out with Jonathan Schwartz. Listen as the guys kick back in the SIRIUS studios, and maybe play a few of their new tunes!"
09.15.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
The second segment of the studio videos is now online! These videos give a sneak peak into the recording sessions for Stories Of A Stranger as well as the bands input on the songs. Each of the segments have clips of the songs that will appear on the next CD.
Release Week Shows
09.07.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
Five special week of release shows were announced today. These shows will take place in New York City, Charlottesville, Providence, University Park (Penn State) and Ithaca, NY. Details for these shows can be found on the tour dates pages. Most of the shows are onsale now at oartickets.musictoday.com.
Pre-Order Stories Of A Stranger
08.30.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
Beginning tomorrow, August 31st, you can pre-order the band's new album, Stories Of A Stranger at the O.A.R. Store.
By pre-ordering the album, you will receive free downloads of unreleased O.A.R. material, be entered to win a chance to join members of O.A.R. at a listening party, and much more.
Correction, the pre-order can now be found here. The discography page has been updated to include more information about the upcoming release.
Notice the even more detailed cover art, it looks awesome!
The Stranger EP
08.30.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
As mentioned previously, O.A.R. has released The Stranger EP exclusively on iTunes. The three song collection includes studio recordings of both "Love And Memories" and "The Stranger" as well as an acoustic version of "The Stranger." Follow this link (if you already have iTunes installed) to download the songs today!
Press Release News
08.25.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
A recent press release has given more details for the upcoming tour and album release. First is the new partnership with myspace.com, which will bring contests and activities on the road. Secondly, beginning tomorrow you can pre-order Stories Of A Stranger from ofarevolution.com. A third piece of news is that "Love And Memories" will be the first single and not "The Stranger" as previously announced. The Stranger EP, available on iTunes on August 30th, will have the studio versions of "Love And Memories" and "The Stranger" along with an acoustic version of "The Stranger." "Love And Memories" should begin hitting the radio on September 20th, although it has already been played on a few stations across the country.
Update: The pre-sale didn't quite make it online today. Look for it early next week. We'll post a link as soon as we can.
No Hammerstein In '05
08.24.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
Unfortunately O.A.R. will not be playing at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Thanksgiving this year. The show, which became a staple of O.A.R.'s tour because of their live album 34th and 8th, will be replaced by what the band is calling "something big for New York City in 2006." Not only was 34th and 8th recorded at the show in 2003, but a surprise appearance by Robert Randolph and the Family band in 2004 to perform Fool in the Rain seemed to put the show on the bands tour forever, even with the sound problems at the first show of the Thanksgiving double header last year. R.I.P. Hammerstein Thanksgiving.
By Kyle (aboutanhrago)
Winter Tour Dates
08.23.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
There have been a bunch of tour dates for October and November posted at oartickets.musictoday.com. The majority of these dates will be available for pre-sale starting tomorrow at 10PM venue time. Pre-sale tickets for the shows on November 10th, 11th, 13th, 19th, 21st, and 25th will be available beginning on Tuesday, August 30th. Please note, pre-sale tickets are not available for all tour dates.
All dates have been add to the list of upcoming shows.
'The Stranger' On iTunes
08.16.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
The first single from Stories Of A Stranger is now available for download on iTunes. If you already have iTunes installed you can follow this direct link to the download page for "The Stranger."
Update: We've been notified that the song is no longer available. We will update this as information comes our way.
Love And Memories
08.09.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R. has recently begun playing "Love And Memories" live in concert, in fact you can download (.mp3) the most recent version of the song here on oarsa.org. The song, which was co-written with Glen Ballard, will be on Stories Of A Stranger, the next studio release. And just when you thought it couldn't get any better, the studio cut of this track has been posted on the bands myspace page!
'Stories' Of A New CD
07.29.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
Once again, more details for the October 4th release, Stories Of A Stranger, have been included in a news story, this time from billboard.com:
The set features such guests as Parliament keyboardist Bernie Worrell and singer/songwriter/Lava labelmate Toby Lightman. The latter's backing vocals can be heard on the album's lead single, "The Stranger," which will be promoted to U.S. radio outlets in late October.Read the full article.
Another highlight of the album is the studio debut of the song "Wonderful Day," one of the band's live show staples. Other songs slated for inclusion are "Heard the World," the Glen Ballard collaboration "Love and Memories" and "One Shot."
Stories Of A Stranger
07.14.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
While the band was live on the radio this morning with DC 101's Elliot In The Morning, Marc said that the release date for the album has been pushed back to early October. He also said that the title will be Stories Of A Stranger.
Additions To FBTE '05
07.08.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
In the past couple of days two new acts have been added to the Feeling Better Than Everfine Festival lineup. Citizen Cope is the first addition and will likely play later in the evening. Also joining the lineup is the Sonicbids contest winner The Alternate Routes. We look forward to seeing both of these bands at the festival!
Even More Details
06.28.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
In the latest issue of Relix Magazine there is some additional information on the next CD in the "Fall Preview" section:
Going into the studio with former Talking Head Jerry Harrison, the band is determined to deliver a album that once and for all stops the college-rock comments. 'It makes the last album look like a demo,' says manager Dave Roberge, indicating that out of the 20 tracks recorded, 12 or so will make it. Rock again meets reggae with big guitars and the help of funk-master Bernie Worrel on seven tracks. The band had also done some co-writing with Jeff Trott, Peter Zizzo, and Glen Ballard. KEY SONGS: 'Love and Memories' 'Something Coming Over' 'Lay Down' 'The Stranger' 'Program Director'Thanks to Stigs for the tip.
More Studio Information
06.20.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
"O.A.R. have begun work on their sophomore album for Lava Records with veteran producer Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads fame. Harrison has worked with a variety of artists including the Von Bondies and Live. The quintet entered Crystalphonic Sound Recording Studios in Charlottesville, Virginia during the month of May. Additional recording will take place in June at Chung King Studios in New York City. Several guest artists are tapped to appear on O.A.R.'s new album including musician Bernie Worrell of Parliament."
Read the full article.
New Album Release Date
06.09.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
Paul Dryden has let us know that plans are to release O.A.R.'s next CD on September 27, 2005. Marc Roberge has said on OARfans.com that, "We are currently in stage two (out of three) of making this record and couldn't be more excited about what is coming through the speakers...It has been the best recording experience we have had, and are getting exactly what we wanted."
The expected date of release was confirmed during an interview XM Radio did with Marc while the band was at Bonnaroo.
FBTE '05 Update
05.26.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
More details for this year's Feeling Better Than Everfine Festival have been posted on OARfans.com. The festival will take place at the Lakefront Pavilion at Northerly Island on August 20, 2005. Doors will open at 1PM and the music will start at 2PM. The list of bands scheduled to perform include O.A.R., Pepper, Michael Tolcher, State Radio, Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers, The Southland, As Fast As, Ludo, Small Town Workers, along with the Winner of the Sonic Bids Submission Contest.
One Million Fans And Counting
04.20.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
An article about O.A.R. and the upcoming tour has been posted on the front page of pollstar.com. It hints that the band will soon play to their one millionth fan saying, "The upcoming tour is expected to put O.A.R in front of an estimated 263,000 fans," and adding to that, "[O.A.R. has] played to over 800,000 people since their humble beginnings."
Read the full article.
Summer Tour Dates
04.12.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
As I mentioned earlier today, the summer tour dates have now been posted on OARfans.com by Everfine Record's own Ben Hordell. As always click here to see a complete listing of tour dates as they exist today.
Potential Tour Dates
04.12.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
If you have not already noticed, there are some potential summer tour dates on the site. All of these dates are after the shows opening for the Dave Matthews Band. The dates have been showing up on various websites the past few days. We are expecting an official announcement sometime today or tomorrow because an internet presale is supposed to begin sometime tomorrow.
04.01.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
From the O.A.R. newsletter:
The Feeling Better Than Everfine Festival is moving to Chicago! O.A.R. will be headlining the all day music event which will take place on August 20, 2005. More information to follow soon...
O.A.R. Opening for DMB Once Again
03.31.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
The openers for the Dave Matthews Band summer tour have been announced and once again O.A.R. has the honor for a few shows. The dates are July 20 - 24 in Antioch, TN, Cincinnati, OH and East Troy, WI. Tickets for all shows go on sale this Saturday at 10AM at Ticketmaster.
03.26.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
New York, NY (January 14, 2005)--Avatar Studios' Neve 8068-equipped A room recently hosted Lava Records band O.A.R, who were in recording with producer Jerry Harrison and engineer Eric Thorngren, assisted by Brian Montgomery.
oarsa.org venue database
03.23.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
I have added a database to store venue information for the site. A good place to start viewing the new features would be the venue list, which will display every venue O.A.R. has played at or is going to play at. From there you can click on each venue to see the listing of shows played there. This addition required many code changes, and while I think I have caught all of the errors there might still be others. If you encounter any problems, please submit them to me so I can get them fixed. Common problems might include venue names not displaying along with venue cities and states. Also, certain venues might need to be linked together if for example a venue changed names. Please forward any of these changes to me as well. Thanks and enjoy!
Spring T-Shirt Special Offer
03.10.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
From the O.A.R. newsletter:
In order to make room for all of the new '05 merchandise in the Official O.A.R.
Online Store, we are giving away two free t-shirts with every purchase of $20 or more. Order now and you will receive the "Winter '04 Tour" and "In Between Now and Then" t-shirts with your purchase.
To get your shirts, just add $20 worth of O.A.R. gear into your shopping cart and enter in one of the codes below. Each code corresponds to a size and style of t-shirt. For example, if you want to receive a small "Winter '04 Tour" shirt and a large "In Between Now and Then" shirt, enter the code "IBNATSM", click on submit, and then enter the code "WINTERLG" and click on submit.
Quantities are limited, so not all sizes will be available for very long.
Only two shirts per person, please. Shipping and handling charges are extra for the
"In Between Now and Then" T-Shirt
"Winter '04 Tour" T-Shirt
To shop now, go here.
We look forward to seeing everyone out on the road over the next few months!
State Radio To Open
03.03.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
State Radio will be joining O.A.R. for about a week in mid april (04.13-04.21) as the opener. State Radio was formed by a former member of Dispatch, Chad Urmston.
oarsa.org Interview Online!
02.24.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
The first oarsa.org interview with the band is complete and you can now read the entire content online. A big thanks to those who submitted questions and also to the band for allowing me to do this. Click here to begin reading now!
More Tour Dates
02.16.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
The second half of the tour has been announced on OARfans.com by Ben Hordell of Everfine Records. As always click here to see a complete listing of tour dates as they exist today.
Ari Hest & Stephen Kellogg To Support O.A.R.
01.21.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
Opening acts for the Spring Tour have been announced and they are Ari Hest along with Stephen Kellogg And The Sixers. Presale tickets are currently onsale at O.A.R.Tickets.com for many of these shows. Public onsale will be 01.29.2005 at ticketmaster.com.
Spring Tour Dates
01.19.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
Dates for March and the beginning of April were posted on OARfans.com by Ben Hordell of Everfine Records. It starts very similar to the way the 2003 Spring Tour started with dates in Detroit then in Milwaukee. What a great tour that was and we can only hope the same for this one. Click here to see a complete listing of tour dates so far.
O.A.R. Back At The Roo!
01.19.2005 | posted by edpaffjr
The initial artists for this year's Bonnaroo Music Festival have been announced and O.A.R. is once again in the lineup. As always the festival will take place in Manchester, TN from 06.10.2005 through 06.12.2005. In 2003 O.A.R. played the festival which is held each year on a 700 acre farm. Check the official Bonnaroo site for more details.
Download Best of 2003
12.27.2004 | posted by Jay
As a holiday gift to O.A.R. fans, a compilation of the best versions of all O.A.R. songs played in 2003 (best of 2003) is now available for download.
Click here for the bit torrent file that will enable you to download the compilation.
Visit oarfans.com for more information!
12.22.2004 | posted by edpaffjr
A MESSAGE FROM THE BAND
We hope this newsletter finds you happy and healthy this holiday season! It has been a great year in many ways and we're all looking forward to the New Year that's only a few days away....
At present, we're back in Mustang Janie's basement working on the music for our next studio record. Nothing like going back to where it all began for some creative inspiration.
Happy Holidays And Best Wishes!!
Benj & O.A.R.
9:30 CLUB SHOWS
O.A.R. invites you to join them in supporting the 9:30 CLUB FOOD AND CLOTHING DRIVE at their upcoming shows on December 29th and 30th. Bring nonperishable food and/or clean clothing in good condition to the venue, and you will be entered to win several great prizes from the 9:30 Club Raffle, including a Grand Prize of 2 tickets to every show at the venue in 2005.
Click HERE for additional information about the 9:30 Club Raffle.
12.08.2004 | posted by edpaffjr
Hey everyone! As you know O.A.R. loves to help out charities as much as possible. Now it's your turn to help. The band would love for their fans to help out those less fortunate this holiday season. To give you all some incentive we have come up with a contest. In order to enter the charity contest you must email email@example.com subject: contest. Send an email telling the band what you did to help out a charity during the holidays. We will be checking out your stories so don't make stuff up! There will be one grand prize winner and 3 runners up. All winners will be featured on ofarevolution.com. Prizes are as follows:
Grand Prize: Dinner with the band with you and a friend, 2 free tickets to the show, and you and your friend get to watch the show from side stage!
1st runner up: 2 free tickets to the show of your choice and you and a friend get to hang out with the band before the show!
2nd Runner up: 2 free tickets to a show of your choice as well as a phone call from any member of the band. This is your chance to interview any one member of the band one on one.
3rd Runner up: 2 free tickets to a show of your choice and Chris' drum head signed by all the members of the band.
* All enteries must be received by February 15th
* If you have any questions or need help finding a local charity, feel free to email me and write contest questions as the subject.
Dirty Hippies on VH1
12.08.2004 | posted by edpaffjr
Don't forget to tune into VH1 tonight at 10/9c PM to see Marc and Chris on the series My Coolest Years.
About The Episode:
You know altogether too much about Guatemalan fashion, applecore pipes, Phish, and scabies. There was at least one year of your life when you smoked weed every day. The words Patchouli, Parking Lots, and Playing in drum circles actually mean something to you. On tour or trippin out, what's the journey you took while in the culture of peace and love? Grab your Birks, find your tie-dye, and maybe wash up (?), before you tell us about those high school days as a Hippie.
You missed Woodstock by twenty years, but that didn't stop you from taking in a tour with the Dead. So how did the haze of dancing bears and dread locks, stand up to the reality of high school hierarchy and your folks? Grab some munchies, cause it time to scrape the resin of your memory man...ya dig?
O.A.R. Cartoon Debut
12.02.2004 | posted by edpaffjr
Head on over to College University and watch the latest episode featuring the voices of O.A.R. and tour manager Joel Foreman.
Next Studio CD!
11.18.2004 | posted by edpaffjr
In a recent interview Jerry DePizzo said, "We have been locked away at NYC's SIR this past week working on material for the new record due out sometime this late spring/early summer." He added that the group's "been working fairly quickly, finishing about a song a day. We feel very confident about the direction and quality of the new songs and are eager to get back out on the road to test some of them in a few days." O.A.R. will reconvene this winter to write and record additional songs for the new release.
11.11.2004 | posted by edpaffjr
From the O.A.R. Newsletter:
Holiday shopping time is coming around the corner, and we know you'll be getting tons of offers to stock up on this and that. We also know that by being a member of the O.A.R. community, you have shown your tremendous support for us, whether it be attending live shows, purchasing music (including the recent 34th & 8th live release), trading tapes, or wearing shirts.
So, we would like to let everyone know that if you purchase anything in the online store from now until January 15th, you will be automatically entered to win one of two handcrafted miniature O.A.R. guitars, both signed by the entire band. Any purchase will automatically qualify you, no matter how large or small.
Click HERE to visit the store.
About the Prizes:
The prizes are custom, museum quality guitars, hand-crafted by Peter Gavin of Minor Scales, who has done similar work on other famous guitars owned by Les Paul, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, B.B. King, Joe Perry, James Taylor, Neil Diamond, Bob Seger, The Grateful Dead and many others. Each guitar comes in its own custom velvet lined case designed to protect as well as display these delicate works. A display stand is also included. As with most fine collectibles, each carries with it a certificate of authenticity and serial number. These are truly one-of-a-kind items!
For more information, including photos and information about Minor Scales, click HERE. No purchase necessary to enter.
O.A.R. Going Home
11.04.2004 | posted by edpaffjr
A MESSAGE FROM THE BAND
We are about to say so long to another incredibly fun year and we hope you will all join us in DC for our final shows of 2004. Where better than at the legendary 9:30 Club? We want to celebrate the holidays back at home and we hope you will be there. Not you! You over there....yeah you.
The guys will be returning home to Washington, DC to perform at the 9:30 Club on December 29th and 30th.
Pre-sale tickets will be available at O.A.R.Tickets.com beginning on Friday, November 5th at 10 AM ET.
Tickets can also be purchased at Tickets.com as of Saturday, November 20th at 10 AM ET.
For a complete list of O.A.R. Tour Dates, click HERE.
O.A.R. on The Rock Boat '05
10.13.2004 | posted by edpaffjr
According to a post from a Sixthman staff member on The Rock Boat Message Board:
"Sister Hazel and Sixthman are proud to announce The Rock Boat 05, setting sail from New Orleans LA on Thursday, September 29, 2005, aboard the Carnival Sensation.
We are proud to welcome O.A.R. to the lineup and to welcome back Cowboy Mouth. More artists will be announced in the coming weeks.
We haven't picked a destination quite yet, but we believe it's all about the journey.
Reservations will open on November 1 with early registration opportunities available to TRB04 guests and then to TRB alumni."
The thread can be viewed here. For other information check out www.therockboat.com
From the O.A.R. Newsletter:
"We're proud to announce that O.A.R. has been invited to be a headline artist for the fifth annual "The Rock Boat" concert cruise setting sail from New Orleans on Thursday, September 29, 2005. If you're not familiar with the event, "The Rock Boat" is a four-day 'festival at sea' featuring concerts from more than twenty artists in addition to all the amenities of a world class cruise. Great music, great food, cold beer and drink specials, a full casino featuring a Texas Hold'em poker tournament and more, all aboard the fully chartered Carnival Sensation.
New Orleans ambassadors, Cowboy Mouth, along with "The Rock Boat" hosts, Sister Hazel, will join O.A.R. and others for the event.
"The Rock Boat 05" goes on sale to the general public on Monday, November 1, 2004, but as a friend of O.A.R.'s you can book your cabin today. Prices start at less than $499 for a four-person occupancy cabin and $517 for a two-person occupancy cabin. All charges include port taxes, gratuities, ticketing fees and the entertainment package provided onboard.
Carnival's age policy states that guests of "The Rock Boat" must be 21-or-older UNLESS you are traveling with someone 25-or-older sharing your same cabin.
To learn more about the event you are encouraged to visit the message board and engage guests that have been on past cruises. The official site for "The Rock Boat 05" is currently under construction.
Make your plans now to join us on the adventure of a lifetime! Click HERE to book your cabin on "The Rock Boat" today. For any questions regarding this event, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-525-0222."
When booking please use 6338 as the referral guest ID!
10.07.2004 | posted by edpaffjr
I am happy to announce the first oarsa.org interview with the band. Do you have a question that you have always wanted an answer to? Then submit your question to us, and if it is selected and answered you could receive some special O.A.R. memorabilia. Click here and submit your question today!
If you have not already seen the OARFans.com Interview and the OARFans.com FAQ check them out so we do not get repeat questions. Thanks!
Vote for O.A.R.
09.28.2004 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R. is up for two of this years mtvU Woodie Awards. Be sure to vote for O.A.R. in the Road Woodie (Best Tour) category and the Streaming Woodie (Most Streamed) category! Vote for O.A.R. again and again - there is no limit to the number of times you can
vote. Voting will take place until October 15, 2004.
34th & 8th #7 on iTunes
09.14.2004 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R.'s 34th & 8th is the #7 most downloaded album on iTunes. If you still need to get your copy click here to download from iTunes!
09.11.2004 | posted by edpaffjr
Congratulations to the winners of our first site contest. I am truly amazed at how many b&p's have been setup on the site! Thanks a bunch to everyone, especially these users: CorinnaOAR, jdh263, center4499, LifesMoreDelicateFew and phikappsi250!
CNN Headline News
09.02.2004 | posted by edpaffjr
O.A.R. will be appearing on CNN Headline News today at 7:30 PM EST all across the nation.
Update: The segment with the band has been pushed back to tomorrow night (09.03.2004) at 10 PM EST and will air every hour after that throughout the night. We apologize for the confusion.
Update v2.0: I have just been informed that due to Hurricane Frances the CNN Headline News segment with O.A.R. will not be airing tonight. It has been rescheduled to air on Monday evening (09.06.2004) beginning at 10:24 PM EST (and then is scheduled to repeat every hour). We apologize for all of the changes.
Misc. News Items
08.31.2004 | posted by edpaffjr
John Popper of Blues Traveler stopped by the O.A.R. show last night in Las Vegas and played with the guys during the song Anyway. You can now download the track here on oarsa.org!
The band is also overseeing the final touches on a video for Right On Time that they made with NASCAR racing legend Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Looking ahead, O.A.R. will have the opportunity to back Bob Weir and Mickey Hart of The Dead September 20 at a Washington, DC event in support of Senator Patrick Leahy (VT).
One more item of news. 34th & 8th will debut on the Billboard Top 200 in the 80th spot!
34th & 8th Preview
07.29.2004 | posted by edpaffjr
From the latest newsletter:
We are excited to announce the launch of the 34th & 8th Preview Site. Check out this link to sample music from the new album, as well as view video clips and photos from the bonus DVD.
34th & 8th is O.A.R.'s second live release and sixth album. The double-disc set and bonus DVD were recorded live at Hammerstein Ballroom (located at the intersection of 34th Street and 8th Avenue in New York City) on November 28th and 29th of 2003. The album will be released in stores nationwide on August 24th, but pre-orders are available NOW at the O.A.R. Online Store. Pre-orders of 34th & 8th come in a limited-edition deluxe package with individually numbered discs.
To pre-order 34th & 8th now, click HERE.
A MESSAGE FROM THE BAND
We hope that everone will enjoy this record as much as we do. We have made it a tradition in a way to play in New York City over the Thanksgiving weekend. When it came time to make another live record, we wanted to capture the band and the audience as one so that the music would jump out of the listner's speakers. NYC was the perfect choice. There is always an electricity in the air when stepping out on the stage at the Hammerstein, and that same feeling translates onto 34th & 8th. -Jerry
First site contest!
07.27.2004 | posted by edpaffjr
In an effort to get the b&p section really going, here is the first contest for the new site. Have you seen the promotional tour posters for this current tour? Do you want one of these posters? All you need to do is be one of oarsa.org's top 5 most generous traders at the end of this current tour (ending at midnight on 09.10.2004). To do well in this contest you will want to setup b&p's for the shows that are in high demand. Currently Jay and I are in the top 5, please don't let us win!
34th & 8th Pre-Order
07.16.2004 | posted by edpaffjr
Click here to purchase your advance copy of 34th & 8th through musictoday.com!
34th & 8th marks O.A.R.'s second live release! This book-sized keepsake includes the 2 CD/1 DVD set in a limited-run deluxe package that is a must-have for any O.A.R. supporter, and an exclusive t-shirt. This collector's item features individually-numbered discs and is only available via the O.A.R. online store during this pre-order.
You will also be entered to win a fly-away to see O.A.R. in NYC in November, a signed limited edition CD/DVD, a signed poster, and a free pre-order t-shirt! There are lots of great prizes, so click here for more info.
The double-CD set, released on Everfine Records, was named after the intersection of NYC's historic Hammerstein Ballroom where the band recorded the album over two incredible sold-out nights (Nov. 28 & 29, 2003). Harnessing all of the energy of O.A.R.'s live shows, each disc showcases songs from each night, mixed for an outstanding listening experience. 34th & 8th includes two new songs -"Wonderful Day" and "Patiently" - which have never been released.
The DVD features seven live songs and bonus footage, allowing listeners to bring the live O.A.R. experience home.
07.09.2004 | posted by edpaffjr
I've been hearing that some users are not getting the confirmation email when registering for the site. The emails are being sent, but perhaps they are not reaching your inboxes because of spam filters that are setup. Please check any folders that your emails could possibly be redirected to. If you still cannot find the email, send an email to me at email@example.com. Make sure you do this from the email address you used when signing up, and please include the username that you selected.
If you are just now registering, you can ignore the above. I have removed the requirement for email address verification. Now once you create an account it is automatically activated.
Welcome to v2!
07.08.2004 | posted by edpaffjr
A new tour starts today, and coincidentally a new oarsa.org has been born as well. It took many months to finish and tons of hours in development as well as design, but I honestly believe that it was well worth it. Many of you have said how much you liked oarsa.org in the past, and I can only hope that you like this new version as much as I do!
Our wonderful beta testers have helped us to work out many kinks in the system. Everything SHOULD work, but there will probably be new issues that arise. Don't get discouraged, just report it and we'll fix it. Welcome and enjoy!