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Indie Rockers O.A.R. to Perform at Moravian College – November 20
Bethlehem, Pa., October 22, 2010—Indie rock band O.A.R. (Of a Revolution) will perform at Moravian College on Saturday, November 20 at 8 p.m. in Johnston Hall. O.A.R. appearance is on the heels of their most recent live album, Rain or Shine which was released in January 2010 and includes their hit tracks "Love and Memories," "Shattered," and "This Town." Over the years, they have cultivated a fanatical following, most of them being collegiate revelers, with songs about their lives and experiences.
O.A.R. is composed of Marc Roberge (vocals, guitar), Chris Culos (drums, percussion), Richard On (guitar, backing vocals), Benj Gershman (bass guitar), and Jerry DePizzo (saxophone, guitar, backing vocals).
The band originally formed in 1996 and released their first album, The Wanderer, in 1997. During the band’s early years they toured nonstop in order to promote their songs and albums and so their existence spread mainly by word of mouth. In 2005 their fifth studio album, Stories of a Stranger, debuted at #40 on the Billboard 200 and included their single "Love and Memories" which received significant radio airplay. After the release of their fifth studio album, the band came into the mainstream light and started achieving significant success. Since then, the band has gone on to release a sixth studio album, All Sides (2008) along with five live albums released over the years.
Tickets for OAR are on sale in the Moravian College Bookstore in the lower lever of the Haupert Union Building or tickets can also be purchased online at www.moravian.musictoday.com. For more information on OAR, please visit http://www.ofarevolution.com/.
USG (United Student Government) at Moravian College is sponsoring the concert. This will not be O.A.R.'s first time to Moravian; in 2003, they performed to promote their fourth studio album, In Between Now and Then.
Johnston Hall is located on Moravian's Main Street Campus near the corner of Locust and Monocacy Streets in Bethlehem, Pa. Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Anyone who anticipates needing any type of accommodation or who has questions about the physical access provided should contact Kathi Roman at Katro@moravian.edu or 610 625-7880.
Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America’s sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.