OLD DOMINION'S NATIONAL MOMENTUM CONTINUES
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015) – Old Dominion, “which is helping to usher in a new wave of country” [Billboard], will make their national morning show television debut on NBC’s Today Show with two performances on Monday, Dec. 21, 2015. The band has been tapped to perform their two-week No.1 and RIAA Gold-certified debut smash single, “Break Up With Him” from their new album, Meat and Candy, as well as their highly anticipated follow up single, “Snapback” in the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. hours, respectively.
“Break Up With Him,” penned by all five members, is the first release from their first full-length album Meat and Candy, which NPR’s Ken Tucker called “both an enjoyable and a calculated album - very clever and very self-conscious” and Entertainment Weekly dubbed a “deceptively smart, occasionally cheeky, stellar debut.” The single topped both the MediaBase and Billboard charts, spending two weeks at No.1 on the Billboard country charts—a feat less than a handful of debut artists have accomplished in the history of the Country format.
“After a year like the one we've had it's only fitting we close it out with another milestone,” said Ramsey. "The last show we play this year will be our first major TV appearance, and it will be on The Today Show! 2015 was good to us, and with the reactions we are getting to "Snapback", 2016 is gonna be bring. We cannot wait to kick this up to the next level."
Upon its release, NPR’s Jewly Hight tapped Meat and Candy, produced by GRAMMY award winner Shane McAnally, for the highly regarded First Listen program and noted, “the five members of Old Dominion — one of country music's few current, self-contained bands — write clever songs, work in various combinations and sometimes with outside collaborators, flesh out their own taut and tuneful arrangements, and attack their parts with playful precision.”
Old Dominion will perform more than 170 dates in 2015, with upcoming sold out performances in Boston, Mass., Hoboken, N.J. and two sold out shows at Joe’s Pub in N.Y. And earlier this week, Country Radio Seminar announced that Old Dominion has been slated for a coveted performance slot in the sold out 2016 CRS New Faces show.
They will kick of their 2016 Meat and Candy Tour on Jan. 14 in Nashville, Tenn. at Marathon Music Works. The club tour has already sold out several dates, including the Feb. 11 stop at Chicago’s Joe’s on Weed. The show sold out in just six minutes, going on sale only days after their Nov. 19 sold out performance at the same venue that Yahoo Music streamed live nationally.
On April 21, Old Dominion will rejoin Kenny Chesney for his highly anticipated Spread The Love Tour, which kicks off at Jordan Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. and they will become the first band to ever perform in the venue.
Announced Old Dominion tour dates are as follows:
Dec. 10, 2015 Riverwind Casino Showplace Theatre | Norman, Okla.
Dec. 11, 2015 Whiskey Creek | Killeen, Texas
Dec. 12, 2015 Schroeder Hall | Victoria, Texas
Dec. 15, 2015 Joe’s Pub | New York, N.Y.
Dec. 16, 2015 Maxwell’s | Hoboken, N.J.
Dec. 17, 2015 The Royale | Boston, Mass.
Dec. 18, 2015 Upstate Concert Hall | Cliffton Park, N.Y.
Dec. 19, 2015 Kegs Canal Side | Jordan, N.Y.
Jan. 14, 2016 Marathon Music Works | Nashville, Tenn.
Jan. 20, 2016 The Roxy Theatre | Los Angeles, Calif.
Jan. 22, 2016 Phase 2 | Lynchburg,Va.
Jan. 23, 2016 Coyote Joe’s | Charlotte, N.C.
Jan. 27, 2016 Cain’s Ballroom | Tulsa, Okla.
Jan. 28, 2016 Ralston Arena | Omaha, Neb.
Jan. 29, 2016 Union Colony Civic Center | Greely, Colo.
Jan. 30, 2016 Grizzly Rose | Denver, Colo.
Jan. 31, 2016 Royalton Riviera Cancun | Cancun, Mexico
Feb. 1, 2016 Royalton Riviera Cancun | Cancun, Mexico
Feb. 2, 2016 Royalton Riviera Cancun | Cancun, Mexico
Feb. 3, 2016 Royalton Riviera Cancun | Cancun, Mexico
Feb. 4, 2016 Texas Club | Baton Rouge, La.
Feb. 5, 2016 Mavericks | Jacksonville, Fla.
Feb. 6, 2016 Georgia Theatre | Athens, Ga.
Feb. 11, 2016 Joe’s Bar | Chicago, Ill.
Feb. 12, 2016 Varsity Theater | Minneapolis, Minn.
Feb. 13, 2016 Varsity Theater | Minneapolis, Minn.
Feb. 21, 2016 AT&T Center | San Antonio, Texas
March 2, 2016 U of I Main Lounge | Iowa City, Iowa
March 3, 2016 Waldorf College Fieldhouse | Forest City, Iowa
March 4, 2016 Seven Flags Event Center | Des Moines, Iowa
March 5, 2016 Winter Show Arena | Valley City, Nev.
March 9, 2016 Brick Street | Oxford, Ohio
March 10, 2016 Fillmore Detroit | Detroit, Mich.
March 18, 2016 Runaway Country Music Fest | Kissimmee, Fla.
April 7, 2015 Country Thunder | Florence, Ariz.
April 9, 2015 Spring Jam | Panama City Beach, Fla.
April 15, 2015 Tortuga Music Festival | Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
April 23, 2015 Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Auburn, Ala.
May 1, 2016 Stage Coach Festival | Indio, Calif.
May 7, 2016 Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Phoenix, Ariz.
May 28, 2016 Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Louisville, Ky.
May 29, 2016 Tree Town Music Festival | Forest City, Iowa
June 4, 2016 Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Arlington, Texas
June 5, 2016 Country Summer 2016 | Santa Rosa, Calif.
June 10, 2016 Kenny Chesney’s Spread the Love Tour | Canandaigua, N.Y.
June 17, 2016 Country Fest | Cadott, Wis.
June 18, 2016 Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Milwaukee, Wis.
June 25, 2016 Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Philadelphia, Pa.
July 1, 2016 Jam in the Valley | Varysburg, N.Y.
July 2, 2016 Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Pittsburgh, Pa.
July 6, 2016 Country Concert | Fort Loramie, Ohio
July 10, 2016 Cavendish Beach Events Centre | Cavendish, Canada
July 13, 2016 Rock The Park Music Festival | London, Canada
July 16, 2016 Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Kansas City, Mo.
July 22, 2016 Gallatin County Fair | Bozeman, Mont.
July 23, 2016 Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Seattle, Wash.
July 28, 2016 Cheyenne Frontier Days | Cheyenne, Wyo.
July 30, 2016 Mountain Home Country Music Fest. | Mountain Home, Idaho
July 31, 2016 Oregon Jamboree | Sweet Home, Ore.
Aug. 6, 2016 Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Santa Clara, Calif.
Aug. 13, 2015 Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Detroit, Mich.
Aug. 20, 2016 Kenny Chesney’s Spread The Love Tour | East Rutherford, N.J.
Aug. 26, 2016 Kenny Chesney’s Spread The Love Tour | Foxborough, Mass.
Aug. 27, 2016 Kenny Chesney’s Spread The Love Tour | Foxborough, Mass.
Sept. 3, 2016 Lake County Fair | Lakeview, Ore.
Photo Credit: Michael Elins