O.A.R. + Phillip Phillips Book Co-Headline Tour

O.A.R. and Phillip Phillips started off the week by announcing some news that made the acts “happy as heck” and “really excited,” respectively. The alternative rock band and the “American Idol” winner are teaming up for a 25-city co-headline tour. 

Photo: James P. Hendershot
1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, Md.

“Really excited to say @ofarevolution and I are going on tour this summer for some awesome shows! Come on out and have a great time with us!” Phillips tweeted earlier today.

Phillips and O.A.R. both have new albums coming out before the co-bill launches. Phillips’ sophomore LP, Behind the Light, is due out March 19 on 19 Recordings/Interscope. He’s been busy showing off the first track from the album, “Raging Fire.” After returning to his old stomping grounds to play the tune for the “American Idol” audience earlier this month, his next stop is “Conan” on Tuesday, April 1.

Photo: James P. Hendershot
Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Md.

O.A.R. will put out its eighth studio album, The Rockville LP, June 10 on Vanguard Records. The release features the debut single “Peace.” You’ll have the chance to ask the members of O.A.R. about the new album and the band’s tour with Phillips during a Tumblr chat on Wednesday, April 2. O.A.R. promises more details about the chat will be revealed Tuesday.

In the meantime, here’s the plan for the co-bill:
June 12 – St. Louis, Mo., Fabulous Fox Theatre     
June 13 – Kansas City, Mo., The Crossroads     
June 14 – Morrison, Colo., Red Rocks Amphitheatre     
June 15 – Council Bluffs, Iowa, Harrah’s Casino – Stir Concert Cove     
June 17 – Columbus, Ohio, The LC Pavilion     
June 18 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Stage AE     
June 20 – Cleveland, Ohio, Jacobs Pavilion At Nautica     
June 21 – Chicago, Ill., FirstMerit Bank Pavilion @ Northerly Island     
June 22 – Sterling Heights, Mich., Freedom Hill Amphitheatre    
June 28 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Riverbend Music Center        
July 2 – Lewiston, N.Y., Artpark Amphitheater     
July 5 – Gilford, N.H., Meadowbrook     
July 6 – Mashantucket, Conn., Foxwoods Resort Casino & MGM Grand At Foxwoods
July 10 – Boston, Mass., Blue Hills Bank Pavilion     
July 11 – Wantagh, N.Y., Nikon At Jones Beach Theater     
July 12 – Holmdel, N.J., PNC Bank Arts Center     
July 13 – Raleigh, N.C., Red Hat Amphitheatre     
July 16 – Charlotte, N.C., Uptown Amphitheatre At The NC Music Factory     
July 18 – Philadelphia, Pa., Festival Pier     
July 19 – Columbia, Md., Merriweather Post Pavilion     
July 20 – Portsmouth, Va., Ntelos Wireless Pavilion     
July 24 – Glen Allen, Va., Innsbrook Pavilion (Innsbrook After Hours)
July 25 – Charleston, S.C., Family Circle Stadium     
July 26 – Atlanta, Ga., Chastain Park Amphitheatre

In between the routing O.A.R. will play two shows on its own – June 27 at Indianapolis’ Bureau Insurance Lawn At White River State Park and June 29 as part of at Milwaukee’s Henry Maier Festival Park.

Fan presales for the tour begin April 8. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning April 11.

Visit OfARevolution and PhillipPhillips.com for more information.