O.A.R. hosts Twitter songwriting contest
O.A.R. wants to write a song with you. Via Twitter.
The jammy, island, pop-rocky sorta whatever band is encouraging fans to cobble together lyrics utilizing Twitter's 140 character limit.
O.A.R, or Of A Revolution, will pick a chorus, a bridge and verses after sifting through the entries, with submissions allowed beginning now through July 7. Winners will be picked July 21.
Entrants can submit more than one Tweet for consideration, but only one entry per entrant can be selected. Lyrics can be sent to twitter.com/ofarevolution or simply by Tweeting to @ofarevolution. If you don't know what tweeting is, just forget about it.
The music for the single will be written by the band and will go up for sale on iTunes in October - but not before the band can run another Twitter contest to name the song from July 21-28. Proceeds will be donated to the Heard the World Fund.
According to the website, "Each winner will receive two tickets to the O.A.R. concert of their choice in 2009 or 2010 and will be able to meet the band (subject to availability)."
If you don't feel like social networking with the band and would just rather seen them live, check out the tour dates below:
10 - St. Louis, MO - Fox Theatre
11 - Columbus, OH - Lifestyles Communities Pavilion
12 - Cleveland, OH - Nautica Pavilion
13 - Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavilion @ Riverband
16 - Davenport, IA - River Center - Adler Theater
17 - Indianapolis, IN - Lawn @ White River State Park
18, 19 - Chicago, IL - Charter One Pavilion
6 - Hartford, CT - Meadows Music Theater
7 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
8 - Pittsburgh, PA - PNC Park @ North Shore
9 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
12 - Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
13, 14 - Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion
15 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
18 - Philadelphia, PA - Penn's Landing
20 - Memphis, TN - Mud Island Amphitheatre
21 - Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
22 - Charleston, SC - Family Circle Magazine Stadium
23 - Cary, NC - Koka Booth Amphitheater
26 - Tampa, FL - Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center
27 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
28 - St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheater
29 - Pompano Beach, FL - Pompano Beach Amphitheater
2 - St. Paul, MN - Minnesota State Fair
3 - Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center Memorial Coliseum
4 - Rochester Hills, MI - Meadow Brook Music Festival
5 - Toronto, Ontario - Kool Haus