Thursday, May 12, 2016

O.A.R. retrospective, tour this summer

In celebration of their 20th anniversary, O.A.R. has announced the upcoming release of the album XX out on Aug. 5 via Vanguard Records.

The two CD set includes a career-spanning collection of O.A.R.'s biggest hits 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.

The creation of the new single on XX is being documented in the new Qello Concert Series Evolution of a Song (EOAS). Announced earlier this week, EOAS is a first-of-its-kind original programming weekly series centered on the mystifying process of songwriting.

In its debut season, which premiered on May 9, cameras will follow O.A.R. as they create their next single. From the idea to the finished track, music fans will get a behind the scenes look as the process unfolds. The first season will air exclusively on Qello Concerts throughout May and June with a new episode each week.

To watch Evolution of a Song, go to


To coincide with the release of XX, O.A.R. will embark on their 2016 XX Tour: Evolution of a Revolution, a national summer headline run with over 30+ dates throughout August and September. VIP/Presale tickets are available now with general public on sale beginning this Friday, May 13.

For select shows, every ticket purchased will include a download of the new album upon release. For a list of participating dates visit Full list of tour dates below.


3-Aug Lewiston, NY Artpark
5-Aug Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE Outdoor
6-Aug Brooklyn, NY Coney Island Amphitheater
7-Aug Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony Summerstage
10-Aug Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ball
11-Aug Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
12-Aug Philadelphia, PA Festival Pier at Penn's Landing
13-Aug Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
14-Aug Norfolk, VA The NorVa
16-Aug Richmond, VA The National
17-Aug Charlotte, NC Charlotte Metro Credit Union
19-Aug Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre
20-Aug North Charleston, SC Riverfront Park
21-Aug Raleigh, NC The Red Hat Amphitheater
25-Aug Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
26-Aug Indianapolis, IN The Lawn @ White River Stadium
27-Aug Davenport, IA River Roots Live
28-Aug Moorhead, MN Bluestem Center for the Arts
29-Aug Omaha, NB Sumtur Amphitheater
31-Aug Ames, IA Stephens Auditorium
1-Sep Grand Rapids, MI Meijer Gardens Amphitheater
2-Sep Kettering, OH Fraze Pavilion
3-Sep Peoria, IL Peoria Blues and Roots Festival
4-Sep Highland Park, IL Ravinia Festival Pavilion
6-Sep Sioux Falls, SD The District
9-Sep St. Louis, MO The Pageant
10-Sep Kansas City, MO Crossroads
11-Sep Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
14-Sep Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
16-Sep Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl
17-Sep Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
18-Sep Missoula, MN Wilma Theater
21-Sep Seattle, WA The Showbox
22-Sep Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
23-Sep San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
24-Sep Los Angeles, CA Belasco Theater
25-Sep San Diego, CA Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay

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