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Old Dominion postpones shows due to Ramsey's surgery

Thursday, January 10, 2019 – Old Dominion will postpone three shows in February to enable lead singer Matthew Ramsey to undergo foot surgery.

The shows are Feb. 14 at Caesars Windsor in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, which is now June 13; a Feb. 15 show at US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Ia., pushed to March 31; and a Feb. 16 show at the War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Ind. now May 2.

"Postponing concert dates was not the way I planned on starting 2019," Ramsey told Billboard. "Unfortunately the truth is that 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!). 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 group has nine shows prior to Ramsey's surgery and is slated to return to action Feb. 27 in Athens, Ga.

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Old Dominion CD review - Old Dominion
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Happy Endings CD review - Happy Endings
Right off the bat, the title of Old Dominion's album "Happy Endings" is far better than "Meat and Candy," its prior effort. ("Meat" in an album title? Really?) But also on an artistic level, OD's follow-up shows signs of growth. With that said, though, there's nothing on this new release as immediately catchy as "Snapback." Nevertheless, the vocal-only harmonies introducing "Not Everything's About You," are a beautiful thing. »»»
Meat and Candy CD review - Meat and Candy
Old Dominion may be releasing its full-length debut, but this quintet is not filled with newbies. Lead singer Matthew Ramsey co-wrote "Chainsaw" for The Band Perry and with band mate Trevor Rosen penned Craig Morgan's "Wake Up Lovin' You" and Dierks Bentley's "Say You Do." Rosen also co-wrote Chris Young's "Neon," Blake Shelton's "Sangria" and The Band Perry's "Better Dig Two," while Brad Tursi wrote Tyler »»»
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