O.A.R. Goes ‘Back To Rockville’

O.A.R. sets its summer plans with the band embarking on an extensive run across the land with guests Allen Stone and Brynn Elliott.  Stops for the “Back To Rockville” tour include Pittsburgh, Boston, Louisville and Denver.

Photo: Barry Brecheisen / Invision for Park City Live / AP Images
Park City Live, Park City, Utah

The tour honors the band’s 2014 release, The Rockville LP, which includes “Caroline The Wrecking Ball” as well as a studio version of longtime fan favorite “The Architect.”  In making the album, O.A.R. wanted to bring the band’s famed live show vibe to the studio.

“It comes the closest,” O.A.R. singer Marc Roberge once said about The Rockville LP. “Every live band I know will always want nothing more than to carry their live performance onto the album.  It’s an elusive thing to capture, so I’ll never say we nailed it.  But I can guarantee we put that same live show energy and passion into each minute of The Rockville LP and we can only hope the audience feels that.”

O.A.R.’s extensive summer trek follows the band’s two gigs in Hawaii – July 3 in Honolulu and July 4 at Pearl Harbor.  Here’s the plan:

July 10 – Minneapolis, Minn., Basilica St. Mary (Basilica Block Party) 
July 14 – New York, N.Y., Brookfield Place
July 15 – Lewiston, N.Y., Artpark
Aug. 1 – Billings, Mont., South Park (Magic City Blues Festival)
Aug. 7 – Indianapolis, Ind.,  Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn At White River State Park
Aug. 8 – Pittsburgh, Pa., PNC Park At North Shore
Aug. 9 – Bethlehem, Pa., Various Venues (Bethlehem Musikfest)
Aug. 11 – Wallingford, Conn., The Dome At Toyota Presents The Oakdale Theatre
Aug. 13 – Syracuse, N.Y., The F Shed at The Market
Aug. 14 – Holmdel, N.J., PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 15 – Boston, Mass., Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Aug. 16 – Hampton Beach, N.H., Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Aug. 19 – Portsmouth, Va., Ntelos Wireless Pavilion
Aug. 20 – Glen Allen, Va, Innsbrook Pavilion (Innsbrook After Hours)
Aug. 21 – Columbia, Md., Merriweather Post Pavilion
Aug. 22 – Charleston, S.C., Family Circle Stadium
Aug. 23 – Raleigh, N.C., Red Hat Amphitheater
Aug. 25 – Alpharetta, Ga. Verizon Wireless Amph. At Encore Park
Aug. 26 – Charlotte, N.C., Uptown Amphitheatre At The NC Music Factory
Aug. 28 – Philadelphia, Pa., Festival Pier
Aug. 29 – Rochester, MI  Meadow Brook Music Festival
Sept. 1 – Interlochen, Mich., Interlochen Center For The Arts
Sept. 2 – Grand Rapids, Mich., Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Sept. 4 – Cleveland, Ohio, Jacobs Pavilion At Nautica
Sept. 5 – Columbus, Ohio, Arena District (Fashion Meets Music Festival)
Sept. 6 – Highland Park, Ill., Ravinia Festival At Ravinia Park
Sept. 9 – Louisville, Ky., Churchill Downs
Sept. 10 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Riverbend Music Center
Sept. 12 – Kansas City, Mo., Crossroads-KC
Sept. 13 – Morrison, Co., Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Presales for select dates begin April 21 with general onsales launching April 24.  Click here for more information.

Want more O.A.R.?  Check out  Pollstar’s 2012 interviews with Marc Roberge and Jerry DePizzo.