PENDLETON, Ore. – Breakout country band Old Dominion will kick off the Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon week when they take the stage in the Happy Canyon Arena on Saturday, Sept. 8. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 20.
Old Dominion blends old-fashioned country charm, lyrical wit and rock ‘n roll grit into radio-friendly, hook-heavy pop nuggets. The band has emerged as one of country music’s hottest bands with two American Country Music Award nominations for New Artist of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year. Their debut album, Meat and Candy, was certified Gold and hailed for hits like “Break Up With Him” (Platinum), “Snapback” (Gold), and “Song For Another Time,” which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay and MediaBase charts.
Old Dominion’s highly-anticipated sophomore album, Happy Endings, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart and No. 7 on the Top 200. The band’s latest single, “Written In The Sand,” follows the success of the album’s debut single, “No Such Thing As A Broken Heart,” which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay and MediaBase charts.
In 2016, Old Dominion was notably named the 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. The band consists of lead singer Matthew Ramsey, lead guitarist Brad Tursi, multi-instrumentalist Trevor Rosen, bassist Geoff Sprung, and drummer Whit Sellers.
This isn’t the first time Old Dominion will take the Happy Canyon Arena stage. Old Dominion opened the kick-off concert for Big & Rich in 2014.
“We can’t wait to welcome Old Dominion back to the Happy Canyon Arena, but this time as our main act,” said Happy Canyon President Corey Neistadt. “They’re such a crowd-pleasing band that will do a great job of kicking off an exciting week.”
Pendleton Round-Up President Dave O’Neill agrees. “Old Dominion has just the right sound to appeal to a wide variety of people, so we’re looking forward to welcoming them back to Pendleton for a great show.”
Tickets go on sale Friday, April 20, at 8:30 a.m. and range in price from $46 to $150. To reserve tickets, call 800-45-RODEO (select option 1 for tickets) or visit www.pendletonroundup.com.