Rock act O.A.R. will begin a summer headlining tour July 9 at Milwaukee's Summerfest, with Southland and Hawaii-based rock outfit Pepper in tow.

Rock act O.A.R. will begin a summer headlining tour July 9 at Milwaukee's Summerfest, with Southland and Hawaii-based rock outfit Pepper in tow. Along the way, O.A.R. will also open July shows for Dave Matthews Band in Antioch, Tenn., Cincinnati and a two-night stand in East Troy, Wis.

Also on tap is the fourth annual Feeling Better Than Everfine festival, which will be held in Chicago after previously being based in Cleveland. The all-day event will feature a full complement of additional bands to be announced.

O.A.R. has a handful of shows remaining on its current North American run, including an appearance tonight (April 19) in Dallas. The group will also drop in on the Bonnaroo Festival on June 11 in Manchester, Tenn.

O.A.R.'s latest release, the 2004 live set “34th & 8th,” debuted at No. 6 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart.

Here are O.A.R.'s tour dates:

July 9: Milwaukee (Summerfest)
July 15: Wantagh, N.Y. (Jones Beach)
July 16-17: Philadelphia (Festival Pier)
July 18: Rochester, N.Y. (High Falls Festival Site)
July 20: Antioch, Tenn. (Starwood Amphitheatre)
July 21: Cincinnati (Riverbend)
July 22: Holmdel, N.J. (PNC Bank Arts Center)
July 23-24: East Troy, Wis. (Alpine Valley)
July 27-28: Boston (Bank of America Pavilion)
July 29: Wallingford, Conn. (Careerbuilder.com Oakdale Theatre)
July 31: Richmond, Va. (Innsbrook Pavilion)
Aug. 2: Norfolk, Va. (Ntelos Pavilion)
Aug. 4: Cary, N.C. (Koka Brook Amphitheatre)
Aug. 5: Atlanta (Masquerade Music Park)
Aug. 6: Tampa, Fla. (Ruth Eckerd Hall)
Aug. 7: Pompano Beach, Fla. (Amphitheatre)
Aug. 9-10: Orlando, Fla. (House of Blues)
Aug. 11: Jacksonville, Fla. (Florida Theatre)
Aug. 13: Birmingham, Ala. (Sloss Furnace)
Aug. 16: Columbus, Ohio (PromoWest Pavilion)
Aug. 17: Cleveland (Tower City Amphitheatre)
Aug. 18: Detroit (Meadowbrook Music Festival)
Aug. 19: Indianapolis (White River State Park)
Aug. 20: Chicago (Feeling Better Than Everfine Festival)
Aug. 22: Morgantown, W.Va. (Fall Festival)

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