O.A.R. to Headline Superstorm Sandy Benefit Concert
O.A.R. will headline The Concert to Save the Jersey Shore next month. The benefit will take place at Holmdel, NJ’s PNC Bank Arts Center on Saturday, August 3. Net proceeds from the show will go to support the Foundation to Save the Jersey Shore, a grassroots organization known for cutting through red tape and helping victims of Superstorm Sandy in the Garden State. Andrew McMahon, formerly of Jack’s Mannequin and Something Corporate, and Allen Stone will open the night.
In the wake of the storm, the Foundation to Save the Jersey Shore has stepped in where traditional sources of aid have been exhausted, coordinating money, materials and manpower and getting it directly to the people and communities that need it most.
“Our band grew up enjoying beaches up and down the Eastern seaboard, including the Jersey Shore,” says O.A.R. bassist Benj Gershman. “So when Sandy hit, we all felt it. The Concert to Save the Jersey Shore is our way of contributing to the process of rebuilding.”
Both Stone and McMahon have been on the road with O.A.R. and sitting in with the jam-pop band on covers like David Bowie/Queen’s “Under Pressure” and Paul McCartney’s “Live And Let Die” during their run. In addition, while opening for Dave Matthews Band at Cincinnati, OH’s Riverbend Music Center on July 12, DMB horn plays Rashawn Ross and Jeff Coffin emerged a bit early for “Road Outside Columbus.”
O.A.R. will perform at Philadelphia, PA’s Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing this Thursday.