As one of the leading groups in country music right now, Old Dominion has a ton of shows booked for the year. Their tour schedule is one of the busiest in country music, with shows scheduled from now all the way into November.
But following a heartbreaking event, the band has been forced to cancel two of its upcoming shows.
On Monday (March 6) the group released a statement on Facebook announcing some sad news…one of its band members had an immediate family member unexpectedly pass away. The band thanked everyone for their prayers and shared that more details would be made available soon.
“We thank you in advance for your prayers and your patience as we sort out the coming days,” they wrote.
It was only a short time later before the band announced the cancellation of two of its upcoming concerts. The first was scheduled to take place on Wednesday (March 8) at the Houston Rodeo. Their show scheduled for Thursday (March 9) in Midland, Texas was cancelled as well.
In addition to the shows, the group also cancelled a party they had set up to celebrate one of their number one hits. It is a common practice in the music industry to have a “number one party” when an artist has a song reach the number one spot on the charts. Old Dominion got the chance to celebrate such a moment back in 2015 with the number one hit “Break Up with Him.”
After another one of their singles, “Song for Another Time,” reached the number one spot, Old Dominion knew they had to schedule a party to celebrate. That party was planned to take place on Monday afternoon (March 6) in Nashville. But considering the circumstances, the party has been cancelled along with the two shows.
A rep for the group confirmed the cancellations during an e-mail correspondence with The Boot. The rep declined to offer anything more than that. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as the band is willing to release more information. We’ll also be sure to keep you informed if there are any further cancellations.
Following the band’s heartbreaking announcement, fans have flooded them with prayers and well-wishes. It just goes to show how supportive the country music community is. We will always support our own during a time of need.
We’ll definitely be keeping all of the Old Dominion members in our prayers during this sad time.