Posted on: October 11, 2018

Old Dominion returning to Athens February 27 to perform live at Akins Ford Arena

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Old Dominion returning to Athens February 27 to perform live at Akins Ford Arena


ATHENS, Ga. – Oct. 11, 2018 – Following a string of sold out shows and chart-scorching success, acclaimed country band Old Dominion shares a brand new single and announces its 2019 headlining arena tour, both entitled “Make It Sweet.  One of the stops on the first leg of the tour is Athens, with the band returning to town on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 to perform live in concert at Akins Ford Arena at The Classic Center, joined by special guest Mitchell Tenpenny.  The band’s last gig in Athens was in April 2017 at The Classic Center’s 440 Foundry Pavilion where it played to a sold-out crowd of over 2,500 attendees.

This fall has turned into something of a triumphant victory lap for Old Dominion. They recently put on a sold-out bucket list gig at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville for their very special headline show: “An Evening With Friends.” The event raised a total of $60K for charity benefitting the Opry Trust Fund and the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. Their smash hit “Hotel Key” ascended to #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase charts, becoming their 6th #1 from Happy Endings. With multiple platinum and gold certifications, Old Dominion also notably eclipsed 1 billion on-demand streams, averaging nearly 4 million monthly listeners on Spotify alone.

Tickets for the February 27 show go on sale to the public on Friday, October 12 at 10 a.m.  Ticket prices range from $30.50 to $60.50.  Both general admission pit and reserved seating tickets are available.  To purchase tickets, visit, call 706.357.4444 or stop by The Classic Center Box Office in Downtown Athens.

This show is presented by AEG Presents and Six String Southern Productions.

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. Old Dominion recently released their highly anticipated sophomore album, Happy Endings, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart and #7 on the Top 200. Upholding an unbelievable hot streak, the album features three singles “Written In The Sand,” “No Such Thing As A Broken Heart” and “Hotel Key,” which hit #1 on Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase charts. This achievement marks the Platinum-selling country quintet’s sixth total #1s. In addition to their ACM win, Old Dominion has also been nominated for an ACM for “Album of the Year,” as well as an American Music Award, two CMA Awards, and recently nominated for “Top Country Duo/Group Artist” at the Billboard Music Awards. The group emerged as one of the hottest breaking bands in country music with their debut album Meat And Candy, which fused clever lyrics and an infectious sound. The album, which was certified Gold by the RIAA, included several top selling hits including "Break Up With Him" (Platinum), "Snapback" (Gold) and the anthemic "Song For Another Time," which hit #1 the on Billboard Country Airplay and MediaBase charts. Following its release, 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.



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