After more than a decade of constant touring, O.A.R. isn’t quite ready to leave the road yet. Preparing for their seventh studio album following 2008’s All Sides, the band feels most comfortable amongst large crowds, which is why they’ve extended the American leg of their 2010 tour. O.A.R.’s summer tour launched July 8 in Indianapolis, following a special July 1-2 stint at Summerfest in Milwaukee. The second leg of the national tour begins September 15 at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, FL, and wraps up October 9 at Fox Theater in Oakland, CA. The 15-date addition running through October 9th focuses primarily on the Gulf Coast and West Coast.
O.A.R, short for Of a Revolution, was formed when the band mates were in school together, in 8th grade gaining its essential members and in 11th grade the band’s name and bassist. The band’s latest release Rain or Shine is a live album recorded last June in Chicago, Il. A four disc release, the album includes the 37-song set list from the two night performance that was almost cut short by a horrific thunder storm that caused a two-hour delay.
“This Town”, from their latest studio album All Sides, has been their most commercially successful song to date, with features in NASCAR ads as well as ESPN and Fox Sports recaps. The album was the band’s highest charting album to date, debuting at #13 on the Billboard 200 and ranking in at the band’s second best selling alum. Their upcoming album is expected to be released in early 2011. O.A.R. will be appearing in Boston on July 29th and 30th at the Bank of America Pavilion.