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OAR (short for Of a Revolution) aka O.A.R., is an American rock band, founded in 1996 in Rockville, Maryland. The band consists of lead vocalist Marc Roberge, drummer Chris Culos, guitarist Richard On, bassist Benj Gershman, and saxophonist Jerry DePizzo. Together, the band has released seven studio albums, including their latest release, King, in August 2011. The band is well known for their live shows and extensive summer touring, and have released five records of various live performances to date. Four of the band members grew up in Rockville, Maryland and attended The Ohio State University where they met the fifth member, saxophonist Jerry DePizzo from Youngstown, Ohio.
In 2010, OAR returned to the studio to record their seventh studio album, King. The band introduced several of their new songs during the 2010 tour, including: “Over and Over,” “Fire,” “Dangerous Connection,” and “Gotta Live.” King was released on Wind-up Records on August 2, 2011 and debuted at number 12 on the Billboard 200, the highest-charting debut for the band so far. The album’s first single, “Heaven”, was released on June 7, 2011. The next single, “Gotta Be Wrong Sometimes”, failed to chart. On May 8, 2012, O.A.R. released a new single as part of a collaboration with Duracell in support of Team USA in the 2012 London Summer Olympics. The song is called “Champions”, and features rapper B.o.B, who contributed the vocals in the verses.
On November 19, 2012, O.A.R. released a live CD/DVD entitled Live on Red Rocks, which consists of footage and music from their performance at Red Rocks Amphitheater on their 2012 summer tour.
In an interview with Billboard magazine posted on January 16, 2014, Jerry Depizzo revealed that their eighth studio album would be released in May of 2014, and that the lead single would be “Peace” – a new song they played live many times on their 2013 summer tour. On March 21, 2014, the band announced via various social media sites that the new album, titled The Rockville LP would be released on June 10, 2014. – Wikipedia