Old Dominion Reschedules Their Upcoming Show in Bangor, Maine
Old Dominion is one of my favorite bands to see in concert. They put on such a fantastic show, and in my opinion, they sound even better live than they do on the radio. I'm a huge fan.
Their most recent album Time, Tequila and Therapy really hit for me. It had it all: love songs, breakup songs, a duet with Gladys Knight, ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!
I could not be more jazzed to hear them perform these songs live on their "No Bad Vibes" tour. The show in Bangor, Maine, was supposed to be Saturday, April 15. The lead singer Matthew Ramsey fractured his pelvis in an ATV accident, so the show has been rescheduled to Saturday July 28. According to WABI, tickets purchased for the April 15 show will be honored. For those unable to make the rescheduled show, full refunds will be offered at point of purchase for the next 30 days.
This sparked a heated debate on our morning show, and Logan and I found ourselves on completely opposite sides of the coin. I think that artists/bands shouldn't be partaking in dangerous activities for the duration that they are on tour. Of course, I am not naïve to the fact that accidents happen at any point, and you can get hurt anywhere. But as an artist, you do have an obligation to your fans, whether you like it or not. Your actions not only impact you and your band, but thousands of people who are looking forward to seeing you perform. Logan believes that artists are people just like us, and don't deserve to be told how to spend their free time and when they can enjoy their hobbies. What do you think?
Regardless, I am still a massive OD fan, and wish Matthew and his pelvis a speedy recovery. Can't wait until July!