SIRIUS will provide its subscribers with two very special Halloween treats when it broadcasts exclusive performances by hot rock bands the White Stripes and O.A.R. on Sunday, October 30 and Monday, October 31.
On Sunday, October 30 at 11 p.m. ET, SIRIUS will exclusively broadcast Devil's Night with The White Stripes on commercial-free music channel Left Of Center channel 26. The White Stripes concert was recorded during their three-night stint Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at Masonic Temple in the duo's hometown of Detroit, Michigan. The White Stripes, featuring Jack White on guitar and piano and Meg White on drums, won 2003's Best Alternative Music Album GRAMMYÂ®, and their fifth album, Get Behind Me Satan, was released on V2 Records in June to critical acclaim. The band is currently performing dates in Europe on its world tour.
O.A.R.'s first national radio broadcast will be broadcast live from the H.U.B. Ballroom in Seattle, Washington, exclusively on commercial-free SIRIUS music channel 17 Jam On, beginning at 11 p.m. ET on Halloween (Monday, October 31). "We make it a point for our Halloween shows to be special, so having SIRIUS broadcast our concert in Seattle this year will certainly be a Halloween treat to remember," said O.A.R. bassist Benj Gershman.
O.A.R. (Of A Revolution) is gaining a reputation for surprise Halloween stunts. For Halloween 2004, they dressed up as members of the defunct rock band Guns 'N' Roses, and opened their show with the GNR hit "Sweet Child O' Mine." The five-man band is currently enjoying the recent release of its fourth studio album and its second on Lava Records, Stories Of A Stranger.