Thursday 11 August 2016
Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Alternative rock band, O.A.R. (Of A Revolution) are coming to the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion on Thursday 11th August
O.A.R. from Rockville, Maryland, consists of Marc Roberge (vocals, guitar), Chris Culos (drums, percussion), Richard On (guitar, backing vocals), Benj Gershman (bass), and Jerry DePizzo (saxophone, guitar, backing vocals). The band has released seven albums: “The Wanderer” (1997), Soul’s Aflame (2000), “Risen” (2001), “In Between Now and Then” (2003), “Stories of a Stranger” (2005), “All Sides” (2008), and King (2011).
After gaining a following as a popular live act on college campuses, the band has gained popular success since signing to Lava Records in 2005, with their singles “Love and Memories” and “Shattered (Turn the Car Around)” gaining mainstream radio airplay. Speaking with Songfacts in an interview, Roberge explained “Love and Memories” was inspired by the Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet movie, The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
By the time the band had reached their 10 year anniversary together, they had sold over 1.2 million albums and performed in front of over 1 million people. Their studio record, Stories of a Stranger, produced radio favorites “Love and Memories” and “Heard the World” as well as mtvU’s Most Downloaded Video of 2006, “Lay Down.” The band followed up the successful release with a live double disc CD and DVD set, Live From Madison Square Garden, recorded during the band’s second sold-out performance at the prestigious arena.
This year is a great year for the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion and classic American 90’s rock acts so make sure to buy your tickets well in advance before they sell out.