Wyclef Jean, Rachael Ray Jump-Start O.A.R.'s Banner 2012
O.A.R., the "grassroots phenomenon" who transformed into one of rock's preeminent live acts, have jump-started their spring with a surprise collaboration with Wyclef Jean and Cris Cab at their recent, sold-out Bowery Ballroom show, a performance of their new single "Gotta Be Wrong Sometimes" on 'The Rachael Ray Show' on Monday, and the announcement that they will appear on American Public Television's 'Front Row Center' beginning on May 17th.
The 'Rachael Ray' performance comes at the conclusion of the band's "Extended Stay" tour, which included multiple nights at intimate venues in Washington D.C., NYC, and Philadelphia. The shows featured an array of the band's hits including "Gotta Be Wrong Sometimes," the second single from 'King', and high-tech, 3D projection mapping unique to each city, with interactive elements that responded to fan noise or instrument solos, and a live feed of the audience projected onstage.
The band will take their "stew of reggae, surf, and jazz-rock rhythms" (EW) on tour this summer, with full dates to be announced. O.A.R., which includes several die-hard sports fans, have teamed up with fashion lifestyle brand Sportiqe to create a line of t-shirts for NBA fans, fusing fashion, music, and sports - the first ever co-branded sports and music apparel offered at both retail and arenas.