Rock band O.A.R. unveiled the title and concept behind their new studio album, The Rockville LP, set for release on June 10 on Vanguard Records, marking their label debut.
The album is a reflection of the creative renewal that band members – Marc Roberge, Chris Culos, Richard On, Benj Gershman and Jerry DePizzo – felt upon returning to their hometown of Rockville, Maryland after years living in far flung locations and across millions of miles on the road.
O.A.R., known for an intense live show — including selling out Madison Square Garden twice —and the communal feeling it shares with its fans. With each studio album, the band has endeavored to get closer to that sense of immediacy. On The Rockville LP, it comes the closest.
“Every true band always wants and always tries to bring the live energy onto their album,” Roberge says. “For some reason, it’s the most elusive thing, so I’ll never say we nailed it, I’ll just say we gave it everything we had on this album.”
The first single from The Rockville LP, "Peace," is climbing the Hot AC chart and last week the band performed the song on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live Show.
O.A.R. is supporting the single and upcoming album with their “Extended Stay” club tour, visiting west coast cities that have been largely missed over the last several years. The band will be announcing a national summer tour shortly. For more information visit ofarevolution.com.
Extended Stay Club Tour:
April 24 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl Vegas
April 25 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl Vegas
April 26 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl Vegas
April 28 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up - SOLD OUT
April 29 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up - SOLD OUT
May 2 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour – SOLD OUT
May 3 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour - SOLD OUT
May 4 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour - SOLD OUT
May 9 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent – SOLD OUT
May 10 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent – SOLD OUT
May 11 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent