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Jam pop rockers O.A.R. return to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Dec. 9

Jam pop rockers O.A.R. return to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Dec. 9
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From a press release:

After playing at the venue last year on their stOARies Tour, it was announced today that reggae-tinged pop rock jam band O.A.R. will return to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. as part of their Just Like Paradise Tour, named after their latest single.

Tickets, which are $40.50 in advance or $45.50 the day of the show, go on sale this Friday, Sept. 7 at noon at and all Ticketmaster outlets, the Penn’s Peak box office (325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe), and Roadies Restaurant and Bar (325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe). Penn’s Peak box office and Roadies Restaurant ticket sales are walk-up only; no phone orders.

O.A.R. (Of a Revolution) first began to develop their unique sound while in high school in Rockville, Maryland. With three albums under their belt before they finished college, the band began pursuing their musical dreams full time in the summer of 2001. By the end of 2008, they had released six studio albums and three live double-disc CDs. To date, O.A.R. has sold close to two million albums and more than two million concert tickets, including two sold-out shows at New York City’s Madison Square Garden and Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado.

In 2011, the band released the album “King,” which debuted at No. 12 on the Billboard 200 chart, No. 3 on the Billboard Digital Albums chart, and was No. 3 on iTunes. “King” was the follow-up to the band’s 2008 release “All Sides,” which contains the platinum hit single “Shattered.” Their 2014 album “The Rockville LP” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart and No. 6 on the Top Current Rock Albums chart. Upon its release, “The Rockville LP” hit the top spot on the iTunes Rock Albums chart and No. 3 on iTunes Overall Albums chart with the songs “Favorite Song,” “Two Hands Up,” and the smash hit “Peace.”

O.A.R. has performed on such national television shows as the “Today Show,” “Live with Kelly and Michael,” “Conan,” and the 2015 Special Olympics opening ceremony. In 2015, they also performed in New York City’s Times Square New Year’s Eve Celebration to a live audience of over 1.5 million; plus, their concert was broadcast in a worldwide webcast reaching millions of fans.

2016 marked the band’s 20th anniversary with the release of the album “XX,” a career-spanning collection that shines a light on key moments from the band’s illustrious career and features two new songs, including the new single “I Go Through,” which was written and recorded as the cameras rolled during the captivating six-part docu-series “Evolution of a Song.”

O.A.R kicked off 2018 with the release of a new single, “Just Like Paradise,” and a national summer tour.