O.A.R. first began to develop its unique sound in drummer Chris Culos’s basement while its members were still in high school in Rockville, Md. The band released first album The Wanderer (1997) before graduating from high school and stayed together throughout college with all members attending Ohio State University. Recording two more albums before leaving Ohio State, the band began pursuing its musical dreams full time in summer 2001. By the end of 2008, the band had released six studio albums and three live double-disc CDs.
<!--StartFragment-->O.A.R. has to date sold more than 1.6 million albums and 1.3 million tickets, including two sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden. With the release of sixth studio album All Sides, O.A.R. reached several career milestones—the album was the band's highest debut to date, landing at number 13 on the Billboard 200; first single “Shattered” was the band’s first to be certified platinum, was the number-six best-selling iTunes rock song of 2008, and spent 15 weeks on VH1’s Top 20 Countdown. The band continues to tour nationwide and their new album, King, will be in stores August 2nd. <!--EndFragment-->