CruCon Cruise Outlet Main StageThe Perfect Summer Night
O.A.R. & PHILLIP PHILLIPS
Saints of Valory
Magic Hat StageRemember September (5:00 PM)
Extra InformationParking Opens: 4:00 PM
Doors Open: 5:00 PM
Audio Recording: No
Video Recording: No
Flash Photography: No
Food & Drink: No
Resale Allowed: No
Delivery Delay: No
*Non-Professional photography / no zoom lenses larger than 2 inches / no detachable lenses
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O.A.R. (short for Of a Revolution) 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.
O.A.R. was founded in 1996 by lead vocalist Marc Roberge and drummer Chris Culos, inspired in part by Roberge's older brother, who plays drums for the band Foxtrot Zulu. O.A.R. first began to develop their unique sound in drummer Chris Culos’ basement while still in high school. They later recruited Richard On and Benj Gershman. In 1997 they recorded their debut album, The Wanderer, prior to graduating, at Gizmo Recording Company in Silver Spring, Maryland with engineer/producer Gantt Kushner. Many songs from the album, including "Black Rock" and "That Was a Crazy Game of Poker", became staples of their live shows and are still played at most of their concerts today.
The four band members graduated from Wootton High School in Rockville, Maryland, then moved to Columbus, Ohio to attend The Ohio State University. While at Ohio State, they met Jerry DePizzo, from Youngstown, Ohio. He joined the band as the saxophonist, completing the current lineup. Recording two additional albums before leaving Columbus, the band began pursuing their musical dreams full time in the summer of 2001.In 2000, they returned to Gizmo Recording to record their sophomore album, Soul's Aflame.
Unlike other similar bands, O.A.R. did not use much formal advertising/marketing plans to obtain an audience, instead choosing to rely on word-of-mouth alone. Throughout the next few years, the band played as many shows as they could, expanding from the fraternities and sororities of Ohio State to any audiences that cared to listen. This exposure paid off; their third album Risen debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard top internet sales chart. The following year, their fourth album In Between Now and Then debuted at No. 156 on the Billboard 200 chart. They received offers from various major labels, but ultimately chose to sign with Lava Records.
In 2005, O.A.R. released their fifth album, Stories of a Stranger, which debuted at No. 40 on the Billboard 200. It produced the singles "Love and Memories," "Heard the World," and "Lay Down." "Love and Memories" was the band's first single to chart and receive significant radio airplay, peaking at 98 in the Pop 100, at 30 in Modern Rock Tracks, and at 18 in Adult Top 40.
The music videos for "Love and Memories" and "Lay Down" received airplay on VH1 and MTV. The video for "Lay Down" received a "Woodie" award from MTV for streaming video. The new partnership with Lava also seemed to mark the beginning of a shift in the band's fundamental style. Many of the tracks on "Stories of a Stranger" and subsequent albums have displayed a willingness by the band to move away from the reggae, ska, and jam band inspired sound of their earlier albums, in favor of songs with shorter run-times, less acoustic instrumentation, and more pop-inspired arrangements.
On January 14, 2006, O.A.R. reached a new peak of popularity by drawing roughly 18,000 fans and selling out New York City's Madison Square Garden, which earned them a review in the New York Times. On October 5, 2006, a press release declared that O.A.R. had officially sold in excess of 1.2 million albums over their career. The band attributes much of its popularity to the recording and subsequent trading and downloading of their live shows.
On July 15, 2008, O.A.R. released their sixth studio album, All Sides. The first radio single for All Sides, "Shattered (Turn the Car Around)," was released for download on June 13. It surpassed "Love And Memories," peaking at 2 in Adult Top 40. In December 2008, VH1 named the music video for "Shattered" as number 18 on their Top 40 Videos of 2008. During the 2008 All Sides tour, the All Sides album was released on USB Wristband along with instant live recordings of their concerts. After the tour, O.A.R. released their fourth live album (Rain or Shine) on January 12, 2010.
In 2010, O.A.R. 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. King was the follow-up to the band’s 2008 release, All Sides, which contains the Platinum hit radio single “Shattered.” The album's first single, "Heaven", was released on June 7, 2011. 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.
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.
To date O.A.R. has sold close to 2 million albums and over 2 million concert tickets, including three sold-out shows at New York City's Madison Square Garden.
One of last year’s biggest singles, the quadruple-platinum “Home” announced Phillip Phillips as a singer/guitarist of both rare authenticity and massive pop appeal. Centering on the American Idol season 11 winner’s rich, raspy vocals and masterful guitar skills, “Home” served as the lead single from The World from the Side of the Moon (19 Entertainment/Interscope Records)—a platinum-selling album that shot to #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart upon its November 2012 release. Phillips’s widely acclaimed debut also features the platinum single “Gone, Gone, Gone,” as well as a host of numbers that flaunt the 22-year-old Georgia native’s songwriting chops. Fresh off his first headlining tour, Phillips is now bringing that rootsy brand of rock-and-roll to arenas around the country as the opening act for singer/songwriter superstar John Mayer.
On The World from the Side of the Moon—a #1 debut on the Billboard Rock Album chart—Phillips channels his soulful spirit into acoustic-driven rock with an earthy yet high-energy sound. Produced by Gregg Wattenberg (Train, O.A.R.) and praised by Rolling Stone as “full of sweeping verses and uplifting power-pop hooks,” the album is mainly comprised of tracks written or co-written by Phillips over the past few years. Along with revealing his easy warmth as a songwriter, The World from the Side of the Moon showcases the dynamic guitar work Phillips has cultivated through careful studying of legends like Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Raised in Leesburg, Georgia, Phillips took up guitar at 14, thanks largely to his older sister’s then-boyfriend (and now husband), Benjamin Neil. “Ben’s an amazing guitarist—he taught me a few chords one day and I just fell in love with it immediately,” says Phillips. Since the two lived in separate towns, Phillips kept on practicing guitar on his own (“mostly by playing along to the karaoke machine”) and soon found himself mastering riffs from classic-rock tracks like Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water” and Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train.” Several years later, Phillips formed an acoustic band with his sister and brother-in-law and added singing to his repertoire. “I used to always keep my singing to myself and never let anyone hear me, but then my sister and brother-in-law caught me one night and told me I had to start singing in the band,” he says. “We played at a church that Sunday and the room was packed and I thought I was going to pass out, but I did it.”
After graduating high school, Phillips began studying industrial systems technology at Albany Technical College in Georgia and continued playing music with his brother-in-law. “We got a name for ourselves, playing in college towns and at festivals, sometimes just playing for free or for food,” says Phillips. With encouragement from his family and friends, Phillips took a break from working in his family’s pawn shop and auditioned for American Idol in summer 2011—and soon found himself tearing through full-throated performances of songs by artists like Creedence Clearwater Revival, Otis Redding, and Wilson Pickett on the Idol stage.
Released the same day that Phillips claimed his American Idol victory, “Home” marked the most successful coronation song of any Idol winner—as well as the highest-ever debut on the Billboard Digital songs chart, with 278,000 downloads sold. On The World from the Side of the Moon, “Home” joins tracks that shift from moody meditations (“Man on the Moon”) to hushed ballads (“Tell Me a Story”) to dance-worthy rave-ups (“Get Up Get Down”) to sing-along-ready anthems (“Can’t Go Wrong”). “The album sort of takes you through all these different emotions—there’s feel-good songs and love songs but also songs that get a little darker,” says Phillips. “The most important thing to me is making music that comes from my heart and really connects with people on a gut level,” he adds.
Despite his near-constant touring since the release of The World from the Side of the Moon—including a stint as the opener for Matchbox Twenty—Phillips has managed to keep prolific in his songwriting. “I’m always writing, even if it’s just coming up with little ditties or jotting down lyrics or working on guitar parts,” he says. And in breathing his songs to life, Phillips often mines inspiration from both his classic-rock roots and singer/songwriters with a penchant for earnest, impassioned folk-rock.
“I grew up on musicians and bands from the ‘60s and ‘70s, stuff like Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin,” he says. “Then as I got older I found Damien Rice and Dave Matthews and John Butler, which is what really set it off for me in terms of finding my voice as a musician.”
For Phillips, the past year’s jam-packed touring schedule has granted him the long-craved opportunity to play his own songs for live audiences night after night. “At first it was terrifying to share all my songs, but now we’re at the point where the crowd’s singing along—even to the ones that aren’t the singles—which is amazing to see,” he says. Above all, performing live offers a sense of freedom that Phillips finds essential to making music. “We just go out there and jam out and try to make it different and exciting, instead of playing the songs exactly how they sound on the album,” he says. “It’s all about real musicians playing real music that we’re passionate about and just having a good time, and hopefully we’re giving the crowd a good time too.”
Saints Of Valory is an American alternative rock band formed in 2008 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil before relocating to Austin, Texas in 2010. Their origins are rooted in a childhood friendship between lead vocalist-bassist Gavin Jasper and Thomson, who met in Jasper’s native Rio de Janeiro while their parents were working abroad. Jasper learned to play bass and joined a country-rock band, while Thomson launched his own band. In 2008, many years after their childhood friendship began, Jasper and Thomson reunited in Brazil, with Thomson bringing along his friend Gerard Labou, a young drummer from France. Calling themselves Saints of Valory (an inspired reference to Labou’s mother Valerie). Needing a space to rehearse for a showcase, they contacted their friend Stephen Buckle, who had a small studio in his ranch-style home in Boerne, TX. Buckle was born in Greece to an American mother and Canadian father and spent most of his childhood in Thailand and Southeast Asia, but befriended Jasper during a four-year stint in Brazil. In April 2010, he joined the band full-time as a keyboardist.
After self-releasing their debut The Bright Lights in November 2010, featuring an early version of their track "Providence". The track entered the top 50 at Triple A radio, making the band the only unsigned artist to reach the upper tier of the chart. In May 2012, the band self-released their second EP Kids which entered iTunes' Top Rock Albums Chart, selling 1,700 copies in its first week.
Throughout 2011 the band performed at SXSW, CMJ, and DeLuna Festival, helping the band establish a national fan base.
After being named one of Billboard's Top Unsigned Artists in 2012 the band announced their signing to Atlantic Records. The band's label debut Possibilities EP featuring the single "Neon Eyes" was released July 9, 2013 and was produced by Joe Chiccarelli and Saints of Valory.
On July 24, 2013 the band premiered the music video for the single "Neon Eyes" on Billboard. The video was also featured on MTV's Buzzworthy. The track has been put into rotation by radio stations across the US including KTCL and KBCO Denver, Q101 Chicago, KROX Austin, KRBZ Kansas City, KINK Portland, KTCZ Minneapolis and more.