They’ve already been out on two tours this year, but don’t expect the five young men of O.A.R. to take much of a break.
They’ve recorded a new album, Stories Of A Stranger, and will support it with a 30-date outing beginning October 14 at Memphis’ Orpheum Theatre.
The trek hits most of the country’s major markets and includes a couple Canadian dates, with most shows taking place at arenas and large theatres. It will wrap November 26 at Camden, N.J.’s Tweeter Center.
O.A.R. (the name stands for “Of A Revolution”) proved long ago that it could sell out thousands of seats, and this year’s tours have been no exception. This past April, for example, the band sold out Boston University’s 7,291-seat Agganis Arena and both the next two nights at Upper Darby, Pa.’s 3,000-capacity Tower Theatre.
The group is living up to its name and embracing the digital revolution through partnerships with MySpace and iTunes. The latter will offer the band’s new single exclusively starting August 30.
Stories Of A Stranger, the band’s seventh studio album, was recorded in Virginia, California and New York City and produced by former Talking Head Jerry Harrison. It’s set for an October 4 release on Everfine/Lava.