O.A.R. Teams Up With Dave Matthews Band

By | May 13, 2004 at 12:00 AM

O.A.R. will hit the road with Dave Matthews Band June 17 in Maryland Heights, MO, followed by festivals and headline amphitheatre tour dates. If ever there were two bands meant to tour together, O.A.R. and DMB surely fit that bill. Much like DMB, O.A.R. tours constantly and has created a network of incredibly loyal supporters. The band was just named #39 on Pollstar’s Top Tours for First Quarter 2004. O.A.R. follows only two spots behind Dave Matthews and Friends, who came in at #37. As well, O.A.R. landed on the chart above heavy hitters Evanescence, Ludacris, and the proverbial road dog himself, Jimmy Buffet.

Playing to over 50,000 fans in just four months, O.A.R. proves time and again that they give people what they want. The Hollywood Reporter contends, “Their musical message of uncomplicated fun and good times is enough to make anybody happy.” The quartet will also play the incredibly popular HFStival in Washington, D.C., Milwaukee Summerfest, and the 3rd Annual Feeling Better Than Everfine Festival in Columbus, OH, among others.

O.A.R. are considered by many to be one of the most successful D.I.Y. bands in recent history. Their recent Lava/Everfine album “In Between Now And Then” was touted by the New York Post as “one of the ten best [albums] of [2003].” Recently released second single Right On Time is enjoying airplay at the top-rated station WHFS in Washington, D.C. among others.

O.A.R. is comprised of singer/guitarist Marc Roberge, lead guitarist Richard On, bassist Benj Gershman, drummer Chris Culos and saxophonist Jerry DePizzo. The band formed in 1996 in the suburbs of D.C. while attending high school together. Later, the quintet attended Ohio State University while continuing to solidify the band’s vision. For more information on O.A.R. go to www.ofarevolution.com .

And There’s M’O.A.R.:

  • May 22 Washington, DC HFStival
  • June 17 Maryland Heights, MO UMB Bank Pavilion
  • June 18 Tinley Park, IL Tweeter Center
  • June 19 Lawrence, KS Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival
  • June 20 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
  • June 21 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
  • June 23 Columbus, OH Germain Amphitheater
  • June 24 Columbus, OH Germain Amphitheater
  • June 26 Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Summerfest
  • July 9 Minneapolis, MN The Basilica Block Party
  • July 16 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater
  • July 17 Austin, TX Stubb’s
  • July 18 Grand Prairie, TX Nokia Live at Grand Prairie
  • July 20 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
  • July 22 Santa Fe, NM Paolo Soleri Amphitheatre
  • July 23 Bellvue, CO Mishawaka Amphitheatre
  • July 24 Denver, CO Universal Lending Pavilion
  • July 27 Omaha, NE Omaha Music Hall
  • July 29 Louisville, KY Jillian’s
  • July 30 Sterling Heights, MI Jerome Duncan Ford Theatre at Freedom Hill
  • July 31 Cleveland, OH Tower City Amphitheater
  • Aug 1 Rochester, NY High Falls Festival Site
  • Aug 4 Guilford, NH Meadowbrook Farm Musical Arts Center
  • Aug 5 Boston, MA FleetBoston Pavilion
  • Aug 6 Wantagh, NY Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Theater
  • Aug 7 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
  • Aug 8 Wallingford, CT Oakdale Theatre
  • Aug10 Vienna, VA The Filene Center at Wolf Trap
  • Aug 11 Philadelphia, PA Festival Pier – Penn’s Landing
  • Aug 13 Cary, NC Regency Park Amphitheatre
  • Aug 14 Atlanta, GA Masquerade Music Park
  • Aug 16 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Landing
  • Aug 18 Pompano Beach, FL Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
  • Aug 19 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
  • Aug 20 Birmingham, AL Sloss Furnaces
  • Aug 21 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium

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