SOURCE: Atlantic Records

April 18, 2007 13:11 ET

O.A.R. Reveals "LIVE FROM MADISON SQUARE GARDEN"; Double-Disc CD & Double-Disc DVD Capture Band's Sold-Out January Show at World's Most Famous Arena; Summer Tour Dates Unveiled, Including

West Coast Run

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 18, 2007 -- Everfine/Lava/Atlantic recording group O.A.R. has announced details of their upcoming new album, "LIVE FROM MADISON SQUARE GARDEN." The two-CD set captures the band in all its onstage glory, performing before a sold-out crowd at the legendary New York City venue this past January. "LIVE FROM MADISON SQUARE GARDEN" will arrive in stores on June 5th.

That same day will see the release of a two-disc DVD package, also titled "LIVE FROM MADISON SQUARE GARDEN." The first disc will include a 90-minute feature film -- directed by Sam Erickson (My Morning Jacket's "OKONOKOS," John Mayer's "Any Given Thursday") -- interweaving documentary footage and highlighted songs from the band's January 27th, 2007 performance at the World's Most Famous Arena. Disc Two will feature the full concert in glorious 5.1 Audio as well as an exclusive photo gallery. An advance look can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQBRJdu_ffg

To celebrate the release of "LIVE FROM MADISON SQUARE GARDEN," O.A.R. will set out on a major summer concert tour. The Maryland-via-Ohio-based band -- which is currently in the midst of its spring 2007 itinerary -- will begin the trek with a series of West Coast dates, kicking off June 13th at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California. From there, the band will wind its way back East, traversing North America through an August 19th finale at Saratoga, New York's Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center (see itinerary below).

Pre-sale tickets for O.A.R.'s summer 2007 tour are available now. General on-sale tickets for the majority of dates on the West Coast run will begin on April 28th, with many of the remaining dates becoming available to the general public on May 5th.

On January 27th, O.A.R. wrapped its winter 2006/7 tour by playing to a sold-out audience at its eagerly awaited return to New York City's Madison Square Garden. This marked the second time the band had filled the legendary venue, following their debut appearance in January 2006.

In February, O.A.R. -- in association with Control Room and MSN -- offered its devoted fanbase a sneak peak at what would become "LIVE FROM MADISON SQUARE GARDEN." The exclusive broadband concert proved such a popular success that it will return for a special one-week only re-airing. The Control Room Concert -- which is highlighted by such O.A.R. favorites as "Love and Memories" and "Wonderful Day" -- can be viewed at http://music.msn.com/oar, streaming from May 15th through May 22nd.

Since their formation in 1996, O.A.R. has blazed a unique grass-roots trail across America, revealing their compelling musical vision through near-constant touring. With their distinct rock-meets-reggae groove, fiery improvisations, and introspective, heartfelt lyricism, the band has earned a fervent following from coast to coast.

O.A.R. self-released their debut album, "THE WANDERER," in 1997, followed two years later with the live studio recording, "SOULS AFLAME." The band's third release, "RISEN," arrived in 2001 and debuted at #11 on Billboard's "Internet Sales" chart and #66 on the "Top New Artists" ranking.

The double live album "ANY TIME NOW" was released in 2002, followed in 2003 by the band's acclaimed Everfine/Lava debut, "IN BETWEEN NOW AND THEN." A second two-CD in-concert recording, "34TH & 8TH," was issued in 2004.

"STORIES OF A STRANGER," released in October 2005, has proven to be the band's greatest success to date. The collection includes a pair of radio hits in "Love And Memories" and "Heard The World," as well as "Lay Down," whose companion video clip was honored with the "Streaming Woodie" -- presented to the year's Most Downloaded Video -- at the 2006 mtvU Woodie Awards.

In addition, last year saw O.A.R. reaching a milestone moment in their career by achieving cumulative record sales in excess of 1.2 million.

O.A.R. is: singer/guitarist Marc Roberge, lead guitarist Richard On, bassist Benj Gershman, drummer Chris Culos, and saxophonist Jerry DePizzo.

(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)

                               O.A.R.
                             ON TOUR 2007

APRIL
18      Bowling Green, OH      Anderson Arena @ Bowling Green State Univ.
20      Bloomington, IN        Indiana University Auditorium
22      South Bend, IN         Morris Performing Arts Center
24      Shippensburg, PA       Shippensburg University - Heiges Field House
26      Durham, NH             Whittemore Center Arena
27      Colchester, VT         Ross Sports Center @ St Michael's College
29      Oswego, NY             Laker Hall Gymnasium @ SUNY Oswego
MAY
2       N. Myrtle Beach, SC    House of Blues
4       Davidson, NC           Belk Arena @ Davidson College
5       Charlottesville, VA    Charlottesville Pavilion
JUNE
13      Anaheim, CA            House of Blues
14      Los Angeles, CA        Wiltern Theatre LG
15      San Diego, CA          SDSU Open Air Theatre
16      San Francisco, CA      The Warfield Theatre
18      Eugene, OR             McDonald Theatre
19      Spokane, WA            Big Easy Concert House
21      Vancouver, BC          Commodore Ballroom
22      Seattle, WA            US Bank Concerts at Marymoor
23      Portland, OR           Roseland Theatre
29      Milwaukee, WI          Milwaukee Summerfest (Miller Lite Stage)
JULY
11      Council Bluffs, IA     WestFair Amphitheatre
12      Kansas City, MO        The Beaumont
14      Morrison, CO           Red Rocks Amphitheater
16      Louisville, KY         Palace Theater
17      Nashville, TN          Ryman Auditorium
18      Birmingham, AL         Sloss Furnaces
20      Charleston, SC         Family Circle Magazine Stadium
21      Atlanta, GA            Chastain Park Amphitheater
22      Raleigh-Durham, NC     ALLTEL Pavilion @ Walnut Creek
25      Indianapolis, IN       Lawn @ White River State Park
26      Chicago, IL            Charter One Pavilion @ Northerly Island
27      Columbus, OH           Lifestyle Communities Pavilion (The "LC")
28      Detroit, MI            Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
31      Charleston, WV         Charleston Municipal Auditorium
AUGUST
1       TBD                    TBD
2       Portsmouth, VA         nTELOS Wireless Pavilion
3       Wantagh, NY            Nikon @ Jones Beach Theater
5       Cleveland, OH          Time Warner Cable Amphitheater @ Tower City
7       Toronto, ONT           The Kool Haus
8       Canandaigua, NY        Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
10      Mansfield, MA          Tweeter Center
11      Holmdel, NJ            PNC Bank Arts Center
12      Hartford, CT           New England Dodge Music Center
14      Montreal, QUE          Metropolis
16      TBD                    TBD
17      Columbia, MD           Merriweather Post Pavilion
18      Camden, NJ             Tweeter Center @ the Waterfront
19      Saratoga Springs, NY   Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center

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