Old Dominion, on the heels of nominations for CMA’s vocal group and album of the year, will embark on their “No Bad Vibes Tour” in January 2023, the group announced during a surprise appearance at Monday’s Whiskey Jam show at Losers Bar and Grill in Nashville.
Joining Old Dominion on select dates will be fellow Whiskey Jam performers Shawn Austin, Greylan James, Kassi Ashton and Frank Ray. Steven Lee Olson will appear on all Canadian dates.
American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. local time through Thursday, Oct. 27 at 10 p.m. time. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. local time through the band’s website.
Old Dominion’s “No Bad Vibes Tour” announcement comes on the heels of a summer spent opening on Kenny Chesney’s massive “Here and Now 2022 Tour” that included 23 stadium shows – they’ve written songs for and appeared with Chesney on tour more than any other opener.
“They write great pop-leaning songs,” Chesney said of the band in a 2018 Pollstar cover feature. “And they love to play; they literally live for that. To me, when I’m looking for artists to share the stage with, I always want to give No Shoes Nation the very best music, but also artists who are going to really bring it when they hit that stage.”
On the other end of the scale, the chart-topping band has previously surprised fans with free shows at intimate venues across the U.S. – a gift to fans who waited through a pandemic for the return of live shows.
In addition to those free pop-ups, since returning to the post-pandemic road, Old Dominion has averaged 5,312 tickets sold per show for a gross of $271,733 as reported to Pollstar.
The four-time CMA Vocal Group of the Year and five-time ACM Group of the Year launches the “No Vibes Tour” Jan. 19 at Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana and runs through some 30 shows, winding down June 30 at Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s in California.
That show follows a two-night stand at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado, May 27-28. Another two-nighter takes place at Coffee Butler Amphitheater in Key West, Florida on March 31 and April 1.
“At an Old Dominion show, I think we just want people to feel happy,” says frontman Matthew Ramsey in a statement. “They should feel like they got to forget about whatever is bothering them or whatever’s weighing them down in that point in time. Just come and hangout with us, and escape for a couple hours. Then hopefully they walk out feeling a little lighter than when they walked in.”
The band has been writing and recording new music, releasing it on their TikTok page since the success of their 2021 album, Time, Tequila and Therapy. That record debuted in the Top 5 of Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.
“No Bad Vibes Tour” Dates:
1/19 Evansville, IN Ford Center
1/20 Champaign, IL State Farm Center
1/21 Moline, IL Vibrant Arena at The Mark
1/27 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Center
1/28 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
1/30 London, ON Budweiser Gardens
2/9 Green Bay, WI Resch Center
2/10 Rockford, IL BMO Harris Bank Center
2/11 Cedar Rapids, IA Alliant Energy PowerHouse
2/16 Rapid City, SD Summit Arena
2/17 Mankato, MN Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center
2/18 Duluth, MN Amsoil Arena
2/23 Idaho Falls, ID Hero Arena at Mountain America Center
2/24 Boise, ID ExtraMile Arena
2/25 Kennewick, WA Toyota Center
2/28 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
3/2 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place
3/3 Calgary, AB Saddledome
3/9 Lethbridge, AB Enmax Centre
3/10 Regina, SK Brandt Centre
3/11 Winnipeg, MB Canada Life Centre
3/31 Key West, FL Coffee Butler Amphitheater
4/1 Key West, FL Coffee Butler Amphitheater
4/13 Reading, PA Santander Arena
4/14 Albany, NY MVP Arena
4/15 Bangor, ME Cross Insurance Center
5/4 Savannah, GA EnMarket Arena
5/5 Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place Amphitheater
5/27 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
5/28 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
6/30 Lake Tahoe, NV Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s