PERFORMANCES & TICKETS
The Mighty O.A.R. Summer Tour with American Authors - tour sponsor: Sirius XM The Pulse
Friday, August 16 • 6:30 p.m.
TOUR SPONSOR: SIRIUS XM THE PULSE
TICKETS: Reserved $46 | Standing Room Only $48 | Lawn $39 | Child (1-12) Lawn $29
GATES OPEN: @ 5:15 Early Entry | 5:30 General Public
O.A.R. first began to develop their unique sound while in high school in Rockville, Maryland. With three albums under their belt before they finished college, the band began pursuing their musical dreams full time in the summer of 2001. By the end of 2008, the band had released six studio albums and three live double disc CDs. To date O.A.R. has sold close to 2 million albums and more than 2 million concert tickets, including two sold-out shows at New York City's Madison Square Garden and Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado.
In 2011, the band released the album, King, which debuted at No. 12 on the Billboard 200 chart, No. 3 on the Billboard Digital Album Chart, and was No. 3 at iTunes. King was the follow-up to the band’s 2008 release, All Sides, which contains the platinum hit single “Shattered.” The band’s album, The Rockville LP, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart and #6 on the Top Current Rock Albums chart. Upon its release, The Rockville LP hit the top spot on the iTunes Rock Albums chart and #3 on iTunes Overall Albums chart. The album features the songs “Favorite Song”, “Two Hands Up” and smash hit, “Peace”. O.A.R. has performed on such national TV shows as The Today Show, Live with Kelly and Michael, CONAN, and 2015 Special Olympics Opening Ceremony. In 2015, they performed in New York City’s Times Square New Year’s Eve Celebration to a live audience of over 1.5 million plus their concert was broadcast in a worldwide webcast reaching millions of fans!. 2016 marked the band’s 20th anniversary with the release of their new album, XX; a career-spanning collection that shines a light on key moments from the band’s illustrious career and features two new songs including the new single “I Go Through” which was written and recorded as the cameras rolled during the captivating six-part docu-series Evolution of a Song. O.A.R. is gearing up to release their ninth studio album, The Mighty, this Spring via RED MUSIC.
Guest Artists: American Authors & Rozzi
Each seasonal cycle informs, impacts, and inspires growth. American Authors translate those cycles of change into genre-blurring alternative anthems, bordering pop ambition and rock spirit undercut by a rhythmic hip-hop boom.
Touting airtight songcraft and sonic adventurousness, the Brooklyn-based four-piece—Zac Barnett [vocals], James Adam Shelley [guitar, banjo], Dave Rublin [bass], and Matt Sanchez [drums]—push forward and progress yet again on their 2018 third full-length, the aptly titled Seasons [Island Records].
“I want people to see a different side of American Authors,” Zac leaves off. “I hope they realize there’s a message of hope, but it’s transmitted in a new and more exciting way for our band. Growing up, listening to my favorite artists helped me through so many hard times. It was the best therapy. I’ve seen fans take that away from our music in the past, and I hope they continue to do so. That’s the ultimate goal for us.”
It distills a near-decade journey into a dynamic, distinct, and definitive offering for the quartet.
At 19 years old, Rozzi was discovered by Adam Levine. After hearing a song she had written, Levine created a record label and signed her as his first artist. Soon after, she was sharing the stage with Maroon 5 at some of the most famed arenas across the country and honing in on her live performance. In 2016, Rozzi began her quest for self-discovery. It was then that Rozzi realized that she had been so focused on success that she hadn't been living her life. So, Rozzi started living. Most notably she fell in love for the first time and had her heart broken. She felt things she had never felt before, she found herself, and then she wrote about it. Her debut album will be released later this year through Small Giant.
Pre-concert music: TBD
Begins in the Britt Performance Garden at 6:00 p.m.