Old Dominion is a band who built their dream on the road, even before record companies, managers and country radio realized what was going on. For lead singer/guitarist Matthew Ramsey, lead guitarist/vocalist Brad Tursi, multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Trevor Rosen and rock steady rhythm section bassist/vocalist Geoff Sprung and drummer Whit Sellers, the road is where they bring those infectious, life-affirming songs to life.
Kicking off at Grand Rapids’ Van Andel Arena on Sept. 7, the feel-good group of songwriters, who are 6-time Academy of Country Music and 5-time Country Music Association Group of the Year, swept through the heartland to kick-off the fall leg No Bad Vibes 2023 with pure Midwestern passion. Hitting Milwaukee’s Fiserv Forum on Friday, Sept. 8, the band sold out St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center for a high-spirited Saturday night that even saw the Minneapolis Wild NHL team taking the stage with OD.
After a quick diversion to Orlando for the K92.3 All Star Jam tonight (Sept. 11), Old Dominion returns to the Rust Belt at Detroit’s Little Caesar’s Arena Thursday, Pittsburgh’s PPG Arena on Friday and Niagara Falls’ OLG Stage at Fairview Casino Saturday on the Canada side.
Ramsey explains, “We love playing any time, any place, but when you hit that part of the country that builds stuff, where people love Springsteen and Seger, and in Minneapolis, Prince, too, there’s a real passion for coming out and getting into the moment and the songs. They live for live – and we do, too. But when it shifts into football season, it just feels like a whole other level.”
With an Artist of the Year nomination at the People’s Choice Country Awards, the fans’ favorite band have been giving the people even more of what they love. In addition to the alchemy onstage, the musical engagement and big personalities, Old Dominion have also been teasing tracks from their forthcoming16-track Memory Lane project, featuring the yearning “Can’t Break Up Now,” their duet with CMA Song of the Year/ New Artist of the Year nominee Megan Moroney.
“One of the best things about coming into an album release,” says Trevor Rosen, “is being able to play some of these new songs for the fans! This run we went with ‘Stay Drunk’ in Grand Rapids, which sounds like one thing, but is really about how good being in love with the right person can make you feel. There’s nothing like watching the crowd when they realize: this is something we don’t know.”
Memory Lane, which has already yielded a No. 1 in what’s also the title track of their 8-song EP, is set to arrive Oct. 6. Pre-save/pre-add/pre-order HERE. Look for more teaser songs as their No Bad Vibes Tour rolls into the fall. Living for live, it’s an active season for the band who just landed not only the cover of touring industry bible Pollstar but anchored an entire issue.