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Matthew Ramsey of Old Dominion performs during the 2018 CMA Music festival at Nissan Stadium on June 8, in Nashville.
The guys in Old Dominion are delaying a few North American performances so band member Matthew Ramsey can recover from an injury.
“I’ve been playing with an injury for some time now (You may have noticed less pictures being posted of me flying through the air recently!),” Ramsey said in a statement provided to Billboard. “Unfortunately, the only way I can get back to the old me is to fix some things surgically. I want to be able to put on the best show I possibly can for you all and, in order to do that, I’ve got to take care of myself. I thank you all in advance for understanding, and I look forward to making a full recovery so that we all rock together. See you soon!”
The shows were originally scheduled in Windsor, Ontario, Feb. 14; Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Feb. 15; and Ft. Wayne, Ind., Feb. 16. Windsor is now booked June 13, Cedar Rapids is March 31, and Ft. Wayne is May 2.
The band has a slew of North American dates planned, starting Jan. 18 at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill. Upcoming festival appearances include Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo; Stagecoach in Indio, Calif.; and
Country Stampede in Manhattan, Kan.
Old Dominion has risen dramatically through the country music world, thanks in large part to the group’s opening slot in stadiums with Kenny Chesney. Those shows have been able to crest $1 million in grosses regularly, with the Aug. 18 gig at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., earning more than $6.8 million.
In terms of headline dates, the band reported a gross of $114,095 at Adams Center in Missoula, Mont., Feb. 22, off 2,369 tickets and brought in more than $100,000 at an “Old Dominion & Friends: Benefiting The Opry Trust Fund” event Sept. 18.
Old Dominion has graced the cover of Pollstar twice, and recently came under the Paradigm umbrella after Dale Morris & Associates was acquired by the agency in a November deal with Morris Higham Management.
In a review of a performance by the band, Holly Gleason wrote: “In a town where organic origin has been replaced by conveyor belt acts chasing the same six tropes (trucks, girls, beer, night, work, love [finding, having, losing]), Old Dominion took Nashville’s most sacred stage and reminded people what playing live and writing songs should really be about.”