O.A.R. Plots ‘Revolution’

“The XX Tour: Evolution of a Revolution” will kick off in August. The excursion includes performances in Pittsburgh, Boston, Atlanta and San Diego.

O.A.R., which stands for “Of A Revolution,” was founded in 1996 by Rockville, Md., high school classmates Marc Roberge (vocalist), Chris Culos (drums), Benj Gershman (bass) and Richard On (guitar). The group attended Ohio State University where they met Jerry DePizzo (saxophone).

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Wolf Den, Uncasville, Conn.

The band has a new album, XX, landing Aug. 5. The release is a compilation of live and studio recorded tracks that span from O.A.R.’s beginning until now. “Every presale and VIP order will automatically be entered in a drawing to win a stage-played Fender guitar.” Plus every ticket for select shows will include a digital copy of XX available to download on the release date.

Check out the dates below and good luck!

May 12 – Washington, D.C., Nationals Park
May 20 – Columbus, Ohio, Express Live!
May 29 – Winston-Salem, N.C., Bailey Park (Gears & Guitars)
June 4 – Chester, Pa., Talen Energy Stadium
June 11 – Novelty, Ohio, Laurel School – Butler Campus (Laurelive)
July 1 – Milwaukee, Wis., Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest)
July 15 – Prior Lake, Minn., Lakefront Park (Lakefront Music Fest)
July 16 – La Crosse, Wis., Veterans Memorial Stadium (Freedom Fest)
July 30 – Oakville, Calif., R. Mondavi Winery
Aug. 3 – Lewiston, N.Y., Artpark Amphitheatre
Aug. 5 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Stage AE
Aug. 6 – Brooklyn, N.Y., The Amphitheatre At Coney Island Boardwalk
Aug. 7 – Asbury Park, N.J., Stone Pony Summer Stage
Aug. 10 – Hampton Beach, N.H., Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Aug. 11 – Boston, Mass., Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Aug. 13 – Columbia, Md., Merriweather Post Pavilion
Aug. 14 – Norfolk, Va., The NorVa
Aug. 16 – Richmond, Va., The National
Aug. 17 – Charlotte, N.C., Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Aug. 19 – Atlanta, Ga., Chastain Park Amphitheatre           
Aug. 20 – North Charleston, S.C., Riverfront Park
Aug. 21 – Raleigh, N.C., Red Hat Amphitheatre
Aug. 25 – Royal Oak, Mich., Royal Oak Music Theatre
Aug. 26 – Indianapolis, Ind., Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn At White River State Park
Aug. 28 – Moorhead, Minn., Bluestem Center For The Arts
Aug. 29 – Papillion, Neb., Sumtur Amphitheatre
Aug. 31 – Ames, Iowa, Stephens Auditorium
Sept. 1 – Grand Rapids, Mich., Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Sept. 2 – Kettering, Ohio, Fraze Pavilion For The Perf. Arts
Sept. 3 – Peoria, Ill., Riverfront Park (Illinois Blues Festival)
Sept. 4 – Highland Park, Ill., The Pavillion At Ravinia Park
Sept. 6 – Sioux Falls, S.D., The District
Sept. 9 – St. Louis, Mo., The Pageant
Sept. 10 – Kansas City, Mo., Crossroads-KC           
Sept. 11 – Morrison, Colo., Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sept. 14 – Tempe, Ariz., The Marquee
Sept. 16 – Las Vegas, Nev., Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
Sept. 17 – Salt Lake City, Utah, The Depot
Sept. 18 – Missoula, Mont., The Wilma
Sept. 21 – Seattle, Wash., The Showbox
Sept. 22 – Portland, Ore., McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
Sept. 23 – San Francisco, Calif., The Fillmore
Sept. 24 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Belasco Theatre
Sept. 25 – San Diego, Calif., Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay     

Presales are ongoing. General onsales for select dates begin May 13. Check individual venues for details. Visit OfARevolution.com for more information.