Old Dominion Cancels Overseas Performances Due To Coronavirus Outbreak

Old Dominion has pulled the plug on their upcoming overseas performances due to the coronavirus outbreak. The group shared the…


Lauren Jo Black

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March 6, 2020


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Old Dominion has pulled the plug on their upcoming overseas performances due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The group shared the news on social media Friday (March 6), apologizing to fans and citing the safety and security of their entire team as their main concern.

“After much consideration, we have decided to withdraw from our upcoming performances as part of the C2C Country to Country Music Festival in Berlin, Amsterdam, Dublin, London, and Glasgow,” the group wrote. “We are so sorry to disappoint our fans overseas; however, with the growing uncertainty and unpredictable nature of the virus that is spreading throughout the world, the safety and security of our entire team is the top priority. We are forever grateful for every opportunity we get to witness just how far our music is reaching, and we will be back across the world as soon as we can. Much love and thank you for your support.”

C2C: Country to Country Music Festival is scheduled to take place in cities across Europe Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 15. Other artists currently scheduled to perform include Eric Church, Luke Combs, Darius Rucker, The Cadillac Three, Runaway June, Brett Young and many more.

According to a post from the C2C: Country to Country Music Festival, UK-based country duo The Shires will take Old Dominion‘s place performing at the festival.

The news comes as cases of the coronavirus surpass 100,000 worldwide.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.