Best known as the lead vocalist of O.A.R. (Of A Revolution), Marc Roberge has transformed himself from the frontman of an indie college band to a Billboard chart-topper over the course of a long and diverse career. With 13 albums, a string of Madison Square Garden sellouts, USO trips to Iraq and Kuwait, millions of albums sold, and shows around the world, Roberge and O.A.R. continue to cover new ground creatively.
Roberge and Co. spent 5 years headlining five editions of the annual Feeling Better Than Everfine Festival from 2002-2006. Cleveland’s Tower City Amphitheater (RIP) hosted the festival 4 out of 5 times. The acclaimed festival feature support from many up-and-comers, including Matt Nathanson, Howie Day, and, Maroon 5 even appeared the inaugural year!
The fun-feeling, good vibes band from Rockville, Maryland, while attending THE Ohio State University in the early 00’s, made a huge splash across the Midwest by playing an uncountable number of live shows; sharing their live recordings across the interwebs. Virtually every college student celebrated the band’s early songs, many blasting “Crazy Game of Poker” and “Night Shift” until the wee hours in the morning in dorm rooms. (No? Just me?)
Fast forward to 2018, endless shows and 13 albums later, O.A.R.has assembled a comprehensive career overview: ‘XX ‘; a 24-track, half-studio; half-live collection shines a light on key moments from this vital, prolific band’s recording career. As a bonus to O.A.R.’s ecstatically devoted fans, the set opens with a pair of inspired, newly written songs: “Follow Me, Follow You” and “I Go Through,” which were written and recorded as the cameras rolled during Qello Concerts’ captivating six-part docu-series Evolution of a Song.
“People like being part of what we are doing, because we exist and we succeed within our own community,” Roberge points out. “We have no desire to exist or succeed by someone else’s standards. We just want to provide for our families and give them every opportunity, and do that by playing shows and making music.”
All seats are reserved and priced at $60 or $50. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Music Box Supper Club or online via the link below: