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Get ready for one rockin' revolution. Following their joint-collab trek with The Goo Goo Dolls last year, indie alt-rockers O.A.R. is back on the road. Turning the heat up, Of A Revolution is stoked to kick off its newest Summer Tour 24, including a special stop at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre on Saturday, August 24. At their upcoming shows, they'll be joined by special guest Fitz and The Tantrums, and no, it isn't all in just a dream... Having been on the road non-stop, the band also released a surprise cover of Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down" with The Goo Goo Dolls, serving a unique twist to the classic track. Having been around since the late '90s, O.A.R. isn't backing down from its sonic revolution anytime soon. It's definitely bound to be a night of their rockin' hits, book your tickets now!
It's a revolution. American indie alt-rockers O.A.R. with their sonic revolution, is heading back to the road. Kicking off a new Summer Tour 24 with 38 shows across the U.S., the band is looking forward to sharing their rockin' hits and new anthems in theaters and amphitheaters nationwide. Following their roster of jam-packed shows with The Goo Goo Dolls over the past year, the band isn't hitting the brakes anytime soon. With a surprise cover of Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down" with the aforementioned band, you can expect more surprises from O.A.R. real soon.
Now, they're bound to go all out with a rockin' set, with support from Fitz and The Tantrums at the Summer Tour 24. "It’s time for us to get out there and play a full set, jam out, and have another best summer of our lives," lead vocalist Marc Roberge shared in a statement. "We can’t wait to hang this summer with our friends Fitz and the Tantrums, Ripe and DJ Logic!"
Formed in 1996 by lead vocalist Marc Roberge, the band soon found an audience through its word-of-mouth power. Spending little attention to advertising or marketing in order to gain more fans, its music spoke for itself, gaining a following organically without much promotion. By 2005, they found their mainstream breakthrough with "Stories of a Stranger", the band's fifth studio LP. It brought their hit singles "Love and Memories", "Heard the World", and "Lay Down." In 2006, they performed at a sold-out Madison Square Garden show, earning their first review by The New York Times.
The revolution goes on. In 2022, the band released its newest album "The Aracde". Sharing new and positive energies across the room, the album is known for the band's exploration of new sounds and influences, a welcome change with its tracks that allow listeners to breathe amidst life's tough days. Its lead single "In The Clouds" climbed the charts, and definitely sent everyone afloat.
The Arcade showcases O.A.R. at their best. Beautifully sharing new tales and spreading positive energies, it's a collection of the band's new influences and experiences that helped shape their new sonic direction. "It's stocked with truly awesome songs that will surely translate to energetic live performances we are going to make the most of at our concerts for years to come," Gershman shared with The Aquarian.
"Like O.A.R. itself, the songs are a melding of multiple imaginations, games in the arcade, each one having it's own story, lights, and sounds, but all under the same roof," Roberge shared, via Grateful Web.
Celebrating new beginnings, the revolution goes on. With a new Summer Tour slated for 2024, you're bound to rock it all out to their biggest hits, fan favorites, and new anthems live on stage. Part of the tour's proceeds will be donated to their nonprofit, Heard The World Fund, supporting causes for the youth and education for communities in need across the nation.
Don't miss out on O.A.R. Summer Tour 24 by booking your tickets now!