Rock Band O.A.R. to Headline SYLVANIA 300 Pre-Race Show
Of A Revolution takes center stage prior to NASCAR Sprint Cup race
Mixing classic favorites and new hits, alternative rock band Of A Revolution (O.A.R.) will headline the pre-race concert for the SYLVANIA 300 on Sept. 22 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
O.A.R. will perform for free on the frontstretch stage at 12:10 p.m. EST as part of the pre-race festivities prior to the start of the SYLVANIA 300, the second race in NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
The band’s tight relationship with NASCAR and its fans dates back several years. In fact, some of the biggest names in racing list O.A.R. as one of their favorites. Popular single, "This Town," served as the theme song for NASCAR’s "My, Your, Our NASCAR" advertising spot in 2009.
In addition, O.A.R. featured NASCAR’s most popular driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. in its 2004 hit music video, "Right On Time". And the band had a high profile perspective in a Sprint Cup race a few years ago, as Brian Vickers featured the band on his hood during the 2006 race at Richmond International Raceway.
O.A.R. members include Marc Roberge – Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar, Chris Culos - Drums, Richard On – Lead Guitar, Benj Gershman – Bass, Jerry DePizzo – Saxophone.
With hit singles including "Shattered (Turn the Car Around)" , "Love and Memories" and "Hey Girl", O.A.R. has sold close to two million albums and over two million concert tickets since it was founded in 1996. In 2011, the band released their most recent studio album, King, which debuted at No. 12 on the Billboard 200 chart and No. 3 on the Billboard Digital Album Chart.
To see O.A.R. perform live on the New Hampshire Motor Speedway frontstretch prior to the SYLVANIA 300 on Sept. 22, purchase tickets by calling (603) 783-4931 or by visiting www.nhms.com. For an up close look from right in front of the pre-race stage, pre-race pit passes are available for $100 per adult and $50 for children 14 years old and younger.