O.A.R. to Play November 6 Concert at Hartwick

October 28, 2009

O.A.R., one of today’s best live bands, will bring the second leg of its energetic, must-see “This Town” tour to Hartwick College on November 6. Special guest Elmwood will open the 8 p.m. show in Lambros Arena. The show is presented by Hartwick Campus Activities Board.

Presale for Hartwick students began at 10 a.m. September 18 at Tickets are $25 (limit of one each). Tickets for faculty, staff, and alumni ($30, limit of one each), as well as the general public ($35), will be available on the site beginning at 10 a.m. September 25.

O.A.R.—an acronym of the band’s full name, Of a Revolution—recently released its second single, This Town, from the 2008 album All Sides. The song joins the album’s first single, Shattered (Turn the Car Around), on the Top 40 charts and is the group’s first-ever single to be certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.

The band first gained exposure through word of mouth and shows at sororities and fraternities during the members’ time at Ohio State University. They have since found a strong following among college students, who can relate to the personal stories used in many of the band’s songs. The group hit the mainstream music scene with 2005’s Stories of a Stranger and the Top 100 single Love and Memories, and in 2007, contributed the song Borrowed Time to Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur. The song Love Is Worth the Fall also was included as a bonus track on the deluxe edition of 2008’s Twilight soundtrack, which was certified platinum by the RIAA.

For more about O.A.R., check out the band’s Web site at

Listen to O.A.R. and our radio advertisment.

For more information, contact Director of Campus Activities Andy Binder at 607-431-4507 or

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,480 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick’s expansive Liberal Arts in Practice curriculum merges traditional liberal arts study, personalized teaching, and experiential learning approaches to emphasize Connecting the Classroom to the World. Add to that a wide range of off-campus internships, collaborative research, study-abroad opportunities, and a unique January Term, and Hartwick prepares students for the world ahead. Strong financial aid and scholarship programs keep a Hartwick education affordable.

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