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The Mighty O.A.R. with American Authors and Rozzi

  • Oc Fair & Evet Center 88 Fair Dr Costa Mesa, CA, 92626 United States (map)

Some things are built to last. During the course of its two decades of making records, O.A.R. — lead singer and primary songwriter Marc Roberge, drummer Chris Culos, guitarist Richard On, bassist Benj Gershman and saxophonist/guitarist Jerry DePizzo — has created and maintained a sort of a parallel universe. In effect hiding in plain sight from the world outside, the band fills arenas and amphitheaters as it crafts and releases relatable songs with big pop hooks. Within this universe, these songs are bona fide hits, and the band members are superstars. O.A.R. is gearing up to release their ninth studio album, The Mighty, this Spring.

Brooklyn-based American Authors are best known for their hit singles “Believer” and “Best Day of My Life” from their debut album Oh, What a Life, as well as their Top 20 hit, “Go Big or Go Home,” from their second album, What We Live For. Their latest release is 2019’s Seasons.

Rozzi first emerged at 19 years old after being discovered by Adam Levine. Her undeniable vocals and her willingness to be fiercely honest with her lyrics have inspired comparisons to Amy Winehouse and Aretha Franklin. Rozzi is currently finishing her first full length album for Small Giant/Columbia Records due later this year.