On May 6, 2014 at the House of Blues in Anaheim, Of A Revolution, commonly known and called as O.A.R. ended their week long visit to Southern California at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California, after spending several dates at The Troubador in Los Angeles.
The five eclectic musicians involved, whose genre cannot quite be categorized, has mixes of Light Rock, Reggae, Pop elements, and more, to which their sound attracts all forms of life to their shows which proved to fill the House of Blues the other night. Their lengthy set included opening with the very popular 'Night Shift' and closed with their one of their biggest hits 'That Was a Crazy Game of Poker,' as well as special covers of John Mellencamp's 'Pink Houses' and Led Zepplin's 'Fool in the Rain,' which was all widely well received with a swooning crowd lip synching to all the songs. All their songs were recognized by the crowd to which other notable songs were 'About Mr. Brown,' 'Love and Memories' and their platinum hit 'Shattered.'
From observations, what probably makes this band so special goes beyond the relationship the band members have between themselves; They have known each other since college and created the band in 2001, according to their website. Since then, they have created seven full length studio albums. From their ability to collaborate so well together, they created and combined elements which appeals to them, which in turn, appeals to all types, making them the huge success that they are today. Additionally, O.A.R., remains interactive with the crowd which always helps to keep their fans happy and even more so, loyal.
Currently, O.A.R. is promoting their latest project, which is a live DVD of their show at Red Rock Amphitheater in Morrison , Colorado titled 'Live at Red Rocks.' However, the group is set to release a new album entitled 'The Rockville LP,' set to be available on June 10, 2014.
The Maryland based band is currently touring the Northwest followed by several dates heading east throughout the majority of the summer with more dates to be announced. Tour dates available on their website and on their Facebook page.
Opening performance included New York's Jillette Johnson.
Photos from the Anaheim House of Blues show available in the gallery.