While American rock band O.A.R. may have a few hit singles that they're well known for, the Maryland band has built a reputation on innovation and gumption. O.A.R. (aka Of a Revolution) rose to fame through the distribution of their music and concert dates on college campuses. Each of O.A.R.'s tour dates is unique, as they slightly tweak each song to make each performance one of a kind. Not to mention that the band is bringing back the freestyle jam back to concert schedules, which is rarely seen in mainstream music these days. Regardless of inventive tour dates, O.A.R has created the hit singles "This Town" and "Shattered (Turn the Car Around)" which have received major airplay.
O.A.R was formed by friends Marc Roberge and Chris Culos in 1996. They asked schoolmates Richard On and Benj Gershman to join and O.A.R. released their debut album, The Wanderer, the next year. The quartet attended Ohio State University after high school, but still found time to write and release Souls Aflame in 2000. The songs from their second album slowly gained popularity while O.A.R. performed on campus and maintained a local concert schedule. O.A.R.'s third album, Risen, broke into the Billboard charts and paved the way for further success upon the release of Stories of a Stranger in 2005.
By this time, the reputation of O.A.R.'s concert schedule performances had increased to the point that they performed a sold-out tour date at Madison Square Garden in 2006. The members of O.A.R. later admitted that the success of their studio albums was due in part to the popularity of tour dates and live albums. The band's 2008 album, All Sides, featured the track "Shattered (Turn the Car Around)," which has become O.A.R.'s most popular and highest charting single.
Fans were ecstatic over the release of King in 2011, as well as the subsequent tour dates. The album featured a number of hit singles that propelled it up to #12 on the Billboard charts, making it their most successful album yet. Make sure to keep checking Eventful for any updates on another upcoming tour.
After nearly a decade of releasing albums independently, Matt Nathanson finally was picked up by a major label, only to be dropped right before the album's promotional tour. He didn't give up; perseverance, hard-work, and above all - Talent, gave him a second chance. After achieving Platinum success, the singer songwriter has released a new hit-filled album. Matt Nathanson tour dates are scheduled to promote his latest disc, Modern Love. Don't miss a date on the Matt Nathanson tour schedule; Use Eventful as your source for Matt Nathanson tour dates and concert schedule information.
Nathanson developed his acoustic-folk sound while a student at Pitzer College in Claremont, California. His musical style was no doubt influenced by the liberal arts college atmosphere and the sun-drenched weather of Southern California. Nathanson toured, performed, and recorded music throughout the '90s to local acclaim. In total, he released four albums on Acrobat Records and was a local on the coffee house scene. He received his big break when he was picked up by Universal Records to release his fifth album, Beneath These Fireworks in 2003. The album, which was his major-label debut, made a short lived appearance on the Billboard Heatseeker's chart. While it marked the first time that Nathanson appeared on any chart, Universal was not so impressed and he was soon dropped from the label, short of being able to launch a label backed tour and promotion junket.
Nathanson persevered and was soon picked up by Vanguard Records which released his breakthrough album, Some Mad Hope, in 2007. The album garnered mainstream attention when several of its songs were licensed out to hit television shows including Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, NCIS, and One Tree Hill. However, it was with the single, "Come on Get Higher", that Nathanson exploded onto radio and the Billboard charts. The single reached #3 on the Adult Contemporary chart and earned Nathanson a Platinum plaque for selling over 1.8 million copies. The album reached #60 on the Billboard 200, marking his highest charting entry ever. Nathanson toured and performed his hit single across the country and booked performances on the Late Show with David Letterman.
Following the massive success of "Come on Get Higher" and a nation-wide tour, Nathanson returned to the studio in 2010 to record his latest album. His seventh LP, Modern Love, was released in June, 2011 and features the hit single "Faster". Matt Nathanson tour dates have been scheduled nationally to promote his latest offering. The slow-rise to the top of the charts certainly paid off for Nathanson. The music industry vet is certainly excited to release new material and get his tour underway. Don't miss a date on the Matt Nathanson tour schedule. Use Eventful for Matt Nathanson tour dates and concert schedule 2011 information.