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STORM SLAMS OLD DOMINION’S STAGE, BUT DOESN’T DAMPEN SHOWMANSHIP

It was two years ago, at the Appalachian Fair in Gray, Tenn., when fans got an unexpected ending to a very rainy, windy night.  That was the night Parmalee was chased from the stage after severe thunder storms with high winds hit the fairgrounds.  That was also the night fans found out exactly what Parmalee is made of!  The show was moved inside a sheep barn, where lack of power forced the guys to do an acoustic show for their fans, or no show at all – they went with acoustic. It is a night none of us will ever forget.  (If you missed the article about that, you can read it by clicking here.)

That opening paragraph was just a little of what country music fans have grown to expect – and appreciate – from their favorite artists.  Today, we received a press release about Old Dominion, who also showed us that a storm doesn’t have to get in the way of bringing happiness to their fans.  Check out this press release below.  To which we all say – “Way to go, Old Dominion”.

OD 2Band incorporated whatever gear and instruments not damaged by torrential rain to deliver
free show for Virginia Beach fans following wrecking winds and destruction to stage

[Press Release] With 75mph wind gusts ripping the light truss from the lip of the shed at Neptune Park’s 31st Street Stage in Virginia Beach Wednesday night, it appeared ACM-winning band Old Dominion’s return to their namesake and home state would be rescheduled or at least postponed to a later date due to damages, but Old Dominion — band and crew — proved to be a force of nature themselves. Taking the stage only 90 minutes behind schedule after resetting and securing the stage, Old Dominion members Matthew Ramsey, Brad Tursi, Trevor Rosen, Geoff Sprung and Whitt Sellers welcomed the droves of fans lining the tousled bike railing into the park for a free stripped performance that included their two-week No. 1 “Break Up With Him,” “Snapback” and current single “Song For Another Time” from their debut album Meat And Candy, along with several of the hits they’ve written for other artists.

OD 3Stripped-down acoustic arrangements and minimal lighting spotlighted the hit songwriting, tight arrangements and camaraderie of the RCA Nashville band NPR calls “very clever” with “first-rate craftsmanship,” Entertainment Weekly  dubs, “deceptively smart” and “infectious,” and Vice raves is “on the cusp of superstardom.”

The band will assess the ultimate damage to their touring equipment tomorrow before their headlining show at Wilmington, N.C.’s Greenfield Lake Amphitheater before joining Kenny Chesney at East Rutherford’s MetLife Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 20. Fans can also catch Old Dominion on ABC’s Good Morning America on Monday, Aug. 22.

OD 4For more information about Old Dominion tour dates or to hear “Song For Another Time,” visit  www.olddominionband.com  and  www.facebook.com/olddominionband or follow @OldDominion on Twitter and @OldDominionMusic on Instagram.

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STORM SLAMS OLD DOMINION'S STAGE, BUT DOESN'T DAMPEN SHOWMANSHIP It was two years ago, at the Appalachian Fair in Gray, Tenn., when fans got an unexpected ending to a very rainy, windy night.  That was the night Parmalee was chased from the stage after severe thunder storms with high...