Old Dominion makes national debut
Thursday, December 10, 2015
– Old Dominion will make their national morning show television debut on NBC's Today Show with two performances on Monday, Dec. 21.
The band will sing their hit single "Break Up With Him" from their new album, "Meat and Candy," as well as their second single, "Snapback" in the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. hours, respectively.
After a year like the one we've had it's only fitting we close it out with another milestone," said lead singer Matthew 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."
Old Dominion will perform more than 170 dates in 2015, with upcoming sold out performances in Boston, Hoboken, N.J. and two sold out shows at Joe's Pub in N.Y. Earlier this week, Country Radio Seminar announced that Old Dominion will play at the sold out 2016 CRS New Faces show in February.
They will kick of their 2016 Meat and Candy Tour on Jan. 14 in Nashville 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.
On April 21, Old Dominion will rejoin Kenny Chesney for his Spread The Love Tour, which kicks off at Jordan Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. They will become the first band to ever perform in the venue.
Tour dates are:
Dec. 10 Riverwind Casino Showplace Theatre | Norman, Okla.
Dec. 11 Whiskey Creek | Killeen, Texas
Dec. 12 Schroeder Hall | Victoria, Texas
Dec. 15 Joe's Pub | New York, N.Y.
Dec. 16 Maxwell's | Hoboken, N.J.
Dec. 17 The Royale | Boston, Mass.
Dec. 18 Upstate Concert Hall | Cliffton Park, N.Y.
Dec. 19 Kegs Canal Side | Jordan, N.Y.
Jan. 14 Marathon Music Works | Nashville, Tenn.
Jan. 20 The Roxy Theatre | Los Angeles, Calif.
Jan. 22 Phase 2 | Lynchburg,Va.
Jan. 23 Coyote Joe's | Charlotte, N.C.
Jan. 27 Cain's Ballroom | Tulsa, Okla.
Jan. 28 Ralston Arena | Omaha, Neb.
Jan. 29 Union Colony Civic Center | Greely, Colo.
Jan. 30 Grizzly Rose | Denver, Colo.
Jan. 31-Feb. 3 Royalton Riviera Cancun | Cancun, Mexico
Feb. 4 Texas Club | Baton Rouge, La.
Feb. 5 Mavericks | Jacksonville, Fla.
Feb. 6 Georgia Theatre | Athens, Ga.
Feb. 11 Joe's Bar | Chicago, Ill.
Feb. 12-13 Varsity Theater | Minneapolis, Minn.
Feb. 21 AT&T Center | San Antonio, Texas
March 2 U of I Main Lounge | Iowa City, Iowa
March 3 Waldorf College Fieldhouse | Forest City, Iowa
March 4 Seven Flags Event Center | Des Moines, Iowa
March 5 Winter Show Arena | Valley City, Nev.
March 9 Brick Street | Oxford, Ohio
March 10 Fillmore Detroit | Detroit, Mich.
March 18 Runaway Country Music Fest | Kissimmee, Fla.
April 7 Country Thunder | Florence, Ariz.
April 9 Spring Jam | Panama City Beach, Fla.
April 15 Tortuga Music Festival | Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
April 23 Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Auburn, Ala.
May 1 Stage Coach Festival | Indio, Calif.
May 7 Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Phoenix, Ariz.
May 28 Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Louisville, Ky.
May 29 Tree Town Music Festival | Forest City, Iowa
June 4 Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Arlington, Texas
June 5 Country Summer 2016 | Santa Rosa, Calif.
June 10 Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Canandaigua, N.Y.
June 17 Country Fest | Cadott, Wis.
June 18 Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Milwaukee, Wis.
June 25 Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Philadelphia, Pa.
July 1 Jam in the Valley | Varysburg, N.Y.
July 2 Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Pittsburgh, Pa.
July 6 Country Concert | Fort Loramie, Ohio
July 10 Cavendish Beach Events Centre | Cavendish, Canada
July 13 Rock The Park Music Festival | London, Canada
July 16 Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Kansas City, Mo.
July 22 Gallatin County Fair | Bozeman, Mont.
July 23 Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Seattle, Wash.
July 28 Cheyenne Frontier Days | Cheyenne, Wyo.
July 30 Mountain Home Country Music Fest. | Mountain Home, Idaho
July 31 Oregon Jamboree | Sweet Home, Ore.
Aug. 6 Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Santa Clara, Calif.
Aug. 13 Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Detroit, Mich.
Aug. 20 Kenny Chesney's Spread The Love Tour | East Rutherford, N.J.
Aug. 26-27 Kenny Chesney's Spread The Love Tour | Foxboro, Mass.
Sept. 3 Lake County Fair | Lakeview, Ore.
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