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28 Jun

Ian O'Neill Gears Up for a Summer on the Road with Gavin DeGraw

If you’re looking for someone to thank for that new insta-hit single that’s unconsciously forced you to tap your feet, clap along, and turn the radio up, then look no further than, Pearl artist, Ian O’Neill, and, pop sensation, Gavin DeGraw!  This new hit, titled, “The Best I’ve Ever Had”, was released to radio just last week, and it has captivated Gavin’s faithful followers through its catchy hook, up-tempo feel, and folk-like sound, leaving majority to note that Gavin has simply ‘done it again’.  This summer, Gavin DeGraw will be heading out on a massive amphitheater tour to support the new single and upcoming-but-yet-to-be-announced new album.  The tour, which kicks off on July 11th at the Farm Bureau Live in Virginia Beach, VA, and will continue its was around the US for the 5 weeks following before coming to a close at the White River Amphitheatre, in Auburn, WA, on August 14th.  The full list of tour dates can be found below. 

As he has for the last several years, Pearl artist, Ian O’Neill will be backing Gavin DeGraw on this upcoming summer tour, applying his flawless technique and insanely deep groove to Gavin’s entire catalog, including those countless radio hits that have flooded airwaves throughout the years.  Ian’s simple-yet-effective approach to each Gavin tune has solidified his place amongst the finest pop drummers of today, with a touch and feel behind the kit which beautifully captures the mood of the song, and the moment, with timing that is so flawless that even the most uncoordinated of listeners seem on-tempo.  On this upcoming tour, Pearl artist, Ian O’Neill will unveil his stunning new Reference Pure drums, opting for a thinner shell in order to achieve greater resonation and a more open overall sound.  Ian’s specs are as follow, along with a kit-tour of Ian’s road rig that can be seen below:

Reference Pure:
Ivory Pearl (330)

24x16 bass drum
12x8 rack tom
16x16 floor tom
18x16 floor tom
14x6.5 Reference Brass snare drum
13x3- piccolo brass snare drum

For more information on Ian O’Neill, please be sure to visit his official Facebook page, which can be found here.  Also be sure to check out the official lyric video for Gavin DeGraw’s latest hit, “Best I’ve Ever Had”, which can be seen and heard below!  See you on the road Ian! 

Gavin DeGraw: 2013 Summer tour
07.11. Farm Bureau Live- Virginia Beach, VA
07.13. Darien Lake Center- Darien Center, NY
07.14. Molson Amp.- Toronto, ON
07.17. Blossom Center- Cuyahoga Falls, OH
07.18. DTE Energy Music Theatre- Clarkston, MI
07.19. Klipsch Music Center- Noblesville, IN
07.21. First Midwest Bank Amp.- Tinley Park, IL
07.23. Jones Beach Theater- Wantagh, NY
07.24. Susquehanna Bank Center- Camden, NJ       
07.26. Hersheypark Stadium- Hershey, PA
07.27. Comcast Center- Mansfield, MA
07.28. PNC Bank Arts Center- Holmdel, NJ
07.30. Verizon Wireless Amp.- Charlotte, NC
07.31. Aaron's Amp.- Atlanta, GA
08.02. Mitchell Pavilion- The Woodlands, TX
08.03. Gexa Energy Pavilion- Dallas, TX
08.04. Austin360 Amp.- Austin, TX
08.06. Isleta Amp.- Albuquerque, NM
08.07. Desert Sky Pavilion- Phoenix, AZ
08.09. Verizon Wireless Amp.- Irvine, CA
08.10. Sleep Train Amp.- Wheatland, CA
08.11. America's Cup Pavilion- San Francisco, CA
08.13. Sleep Country Amp.- Ridgefield, WA
08.14. White River Amp.- Auburn, WA