Old Dominion hopes to "Make It Sweet"
Monday, October 8, 2018
– Old Dominion shared a brand new single and announced its 2019 headlining arena tour, both entitled "Make It Sweet."
This marks the group's first new original release since the arrival of the chart-topping "Happy Endings" in summer 2017
Lead singer Matthew Ramsey said, "We walked into the studio one day without discussing what we wanted the next step for our band to be. The plan was to write a song and record it on that same day. What happened was something we could never have planned. The words fell out, and the next thing we knew, we had recorded 'Make It Sweet.' It's raw, natural and 100 percent us. We are so proud and grateful to have the opportunity to share such a meaningful moment for our band with the world."
Old Dominion will debut "Make It Sweet" on The Ellen DeGeneres Show October 16.
Old Dominion unveiled dates for the first leg of their 2019 Make It Sweet Tour. Jordan Davis, Morgan Evans and Mitchell Tenpenny will open show. The initial leg kicks off Jan. 18 in Chicago and wraps April 27 at San Jose Events Center in San Jose, Cal. More dates will be added.
Tour dates are:
Jan. 18 - Chicago, Illinois - Allstate Arena ^+
Jan. 19 - Bloomington, IL - Grossinger Motors Arena ^+
Jan. 24 - Bemidji, MN - Sanford Center^+
Jan. 25 - Brookings, SD - Swiftel Center^+
Jan. 30 - Scottsdale, AZ - Coors Light Birds Nest
Feb. 2 - Durant, OK - Choctaw Grand Theater^+
Feb. 7 - Lowell, MA - Tsongas Center^+
Feb. 8 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena^+
Feb. 9 - Washington, DC - The Anthem^+
Feb. 14 - Windsor, ON - Caesars Windsor^
Feb. 15 - Cedar Rapids, IA - U.S. Cellular Center^+
Feb. 16 - Ft. Wayne, IN -Memorial Coliseum^+
Feb. 27 - Athens, GA - Akins Ford Arena*
Feb. 28 - Asheville, NC - U.S. Cellular Center^*
March 1 - North Charleston, SC - North Charleston Coliseum^*
March 7 - Pensacola, FL - Pensacola Bay Center^*
March 8 - Tallahassee, FL - Donald L Tucker Center^*
March 28 - Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center^*
March 29 - St. Louis, MO - Chaifetz Arena^*
March 30 - Omaha, NE - CHI Health Center Omaha^*
April 25 - Boise, ID - CenturyLink Arena^*
April 26 - Reno, NV - Reno Events Center*
April 27 - San Jose, CA - San Jose Events Center*
Jordan Davis ^
Morgan Evans +
Mitchell Tenpenny *
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