FIRST LEG OF DATES SET TO KICK OFF ON FEBRUARY 1, 2018 WITH MICHAEL RAY, BRANDON LAY, WASHBOARD UNION & COLD CREEK COUNTY ON SELECT DATES
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OLD DOMINION RECEIVES NOMINATIONS FOR 2017 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS & COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION AWARDS
Acclaimed country rockers Old Dominion announce their headlining Happy Endings world tour for 2018, with the first leg of dates set to kick off on February 1, 2018 in Canada. Two-time chart-topper Michael Ray and up-and-comer Brandon Lay are set to open on US dates, while new Canadian country groups The Washboard Union and Cold Creek County are set to open in Canada. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 20, 2017 at 10AM local time. Please see routing for announced dates below, with additional tour stops to follow. Click HERE to buy!
The band recently received an American Music Awards nomination for “Favorite Duo or Group—Country” and two nominations for the Country Music Association Awards for “New Artist of the Year” and “Vocal Group of the Year.” Front-man Matthew Ramsey says of the exciting year, “We are taking OD WORLDWIDE! We can’t wait to get out there and see what kind of Old Dominion fans we have around the world. It’s amazing when we hear from our fans out there – so we couldn’t be more excited to bring our music to them face to face.”
“Get To You” singer Michael Ray, who has recorded music written by the members of Old Dominion for his own upcoming 2018 sophomore album, says of the tour, “I am such a fan of the music these guys are writing and creating, and any time the band and I can play music with friends we’re also a fan of, it’s a good day.”
The announcement of their world tour follows the release of their acclaimed sophomore album Happy Endings, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chartand at #7 on the Top 200 following its release. A follow up to their RIAA GOLD-certified debut, Meat and Candy, and produced again by GRAMMY Award-winning songwriter and producer Shane McAnally, Happy Endings includes their current single “Written in The Sand” and “No Such Thing As a Broken Heart“, which hit #1 on Billboard Country Airplay. Old Dominion recently appeared on Good Morning America, HERE, Jimmy Kimmel Live, HERE.
Old Dominion is currently touring select headlining fall dates across North America and is a special guest on select dates with Thomas Rhett’s Home Team Tour across the US and UK. While overseas, the band will also perform several concerts for the US Military in Italy and Spain. This past summer, the band performed in front of two sold out crowds at Gillette Stadium opening for Kenny Chesney, and concluded their National Bud Light Dive Bar concert series that hit select cities across the US. Most recently, Old Dominion completed their summer tour where capacity audiences were a common theme. By the time the band’s tour dates conclude at the end of 2017, they will have played in excess of 145 shows in front of 1.3+ million fans.
HAPPY ENDINGS WORLD TOUR 2018 DATES (as of 2/16):
Feb 1 Regina, SK Conexus Arts Centre*
Feb 2 Winnipeg, MB Club Regent*
Feb 3 Saskatoon, SK TCU Place*
Feb 5 Calgary, AB Grey Eagle Events Centre*
Feb 6 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place*
Feb 7 Lethbridge, AB Enmax Centre*
Feb 9 Kamloops, CB Sandman Centre*
Feb 10 Abbotsford, BC Abbotsford, Centre*
Feb 11 Penticton, BC South Okanagan Events Centre*
TBA Redding, CA Redding Civic Center^
Feb 16 Central Point, OR Seven Feathers Event Center^
Feb 17 Kennewick, WA Toyota Center^
Feb 22 Missoula, MT Adams Center^
Feb 23 Billings, MT Shrine Auditorium^
Feb 24 Rapid City, SD Don Barnett Arena^
March 9 London, UK The O2 Arena-C2C
March 10 Glasgow, UK 3Arena -C2C
March 11 Dublin, IE The SSE Hydro-C2C
March 16 Ipswich, Queensland, AUS CMC Rocks
March 17 Ipswich, Queensland, AUS CMC Rocks
* with The Washboard Union & Cold Creek County
^ with Michael Ray & Brandon Lay
About Old Dominion:
Proving that they are not your average country band, Old Dominion blends old-fashioned country charm, lyrical wit and rock n’ roll grit into radio-friendly, hook-heavy pop nuggets. The band has emerged as one of the hottest breaking bands in country music, fusing clever lyrics and an infectious sound. Old Dominion released their first full length album Meat and Candy, which was certified GOLD by the RIAA and hailed a “stellar debut “by Entertainment Weekly and declared “one of the hottest breaking bands in county music” by Vice. The group already has several top selling singles under their belts, including the two-week No.1 “Break Up With Him” (PLATINUM), “Snapback” (GOLD) and “Song For Another Time,” which hit No. 1 the on Billboard Country Airplay and MediaBase charts. In 2016, the band was notably named ACM New Group of the Year, ACCA Breakthrough Group of the Year, AIMP Songwriter Artist of the Year and Music Row Breakthrough Artist of the Year. Old Dominion consists of lead singer Matthew Ramsey, lead guitarist Brad Tursi, multi-instrumentalist Trevor Rosen, bassist Geoff Sprung and drummer Whit Sellers.
About Michael Ray:
March 2017 brought Michael Ray his second No.1 single with “Think A Little Less” off his debut self-titled album. This followed his first No. 1 single, “Kiss You In The Morning” which went to the top spot in just 24 weeks. Ray continues to grow his following, having toured with Sam Hunt, Kip Moore, Brantley Gilbert and Darius Rucker and wrapped up his own first 40-city headlining tour last year before launching into his 2017 “Get to You Tour” earlier this fall.
Michael Ray was raised in Eustis, Florida an hour from Orlando. The child of a family full of musicians, he began his professional career before he was a teenager, graduated to the bar scene as soon as he could drive and hasn’t let up on the pedal since. When he decided it was time to move to Nashville, the work Ray had put in began to pay off quickly as he landed a publishing contract with Warner/Chappell Music and a record deal with Atlantic Records/Warner Music Nashville.
In between touring, Michael Ray has been recording his new album this year, with the first single, “Get To You,” at country radio now.
About Brandon Lay:
EMI Records Nashville’s Brandon Lay grew up in Jackson, Tenn. – in between the blues, soul and rock-and-roll of Memphis and the country music capital of the world in Nashville. Influences from both legendary music cities can be found throughout Brandon’s work including his recently released debut single, “Speakers, Bleachers and Preachers.” Co-written by Brandon with Luke Laird and Shane McAnally, “Speakers, Bleachers and Preachers” is autobiographical and walks listeners through the three biggest influences in his life – music, sports and faith. The tune sparked an immediate reaction with listeners and quickly impacted the Spotify U.S. Viral chart cresting as high as No. 7.
Brandon, who moved to Nashville in 2010, signed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell in 2013 and has been building a devoted following ever since. Brandon co-produced and co-wrote every song on his debut album expected out in 2018.
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