Old Dominion looks for Happy Endings on tour
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
– Old Dominion announced The Happy Endings World Tour that will take them to the U.S., Canada, England and Australia in early 2018.
The group released its second full length disc, "Happy Endings" on Aug. 25.
Michael Ray and Brandon Lay, who will be opening up the U.S. dates, while Canadian country groups The Washboard Union and Cold Creek County are set to open in Canada.
Tour dates are:
Feb. 1 Regina, Canada Conexus Arts Centre*
Feb. 2 Winnipeg, Canada Club Regent*
Feb. 3 Saskatoon, Canada TCU Place*
Feb. 5 Calgary, Canada Grey Eagle Events Centre*
Feb. 6 Edmonton, Canada Rogers Place*
Feb. 7 Lethbridge, Canada Enmax Centre*
Feb. 9 Kamloops, Canada Sandman Centre*
Feb. 10 Abbotsford, Canada Abbotsford, Centre*
Feb. 11 Penticton, Canada South Okanagan Events Centre*
TBA Redding, CA Redding Civic Center^
Feb. 16 Central Point, OR Seven Feathers Event Center^
Feb. 17 Kennewick, WA Toyota Center^
Feb. 22 Missoula, MT Adams Center^
Feb. 23 Billings, MT Shrine Auditorium^
Feb. 24 Rapid City, SD Don Barnett Arena^
March 9 London, UK The O2 Arena-C2C
March 10 Glasgow, UK 3Arena -C2C
March 11 Dublin, IE The SSE Hydro-C2C
March 16-17 Ipswich, Queensland, AUS CMC Rocks
* with The Washboard Union & Cold Creek County
^ with Michael Ray & Brandon Lay
Tickets for the tour go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.
The band is currently touring with Thomas Rhett's Home Team Tour in the U.S. and Great Britain. While overseas, they'll also perform several concerts for the U.S. military in Italy and Spain.
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