Old Dominion Cancel European Tour Dates Over Coronavirus Concerns

They've withdrawn from the upcoming C2C: Country to Country festival.

Written by Chris Parton
Old Dominion Cancel European Tour Dates Over Coronavirus Concerns
Old Dominion; Photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville

Country hit makers Old Dominion have cancelled a series of concert dates in Europe and the U.K., citing concerns over the growing coronavirus outbreak.

Making the announcement on social media Friday (March 6), the band apologized to disappointed fans, but explained they felt the risk of international travel was too great — not just for them but also their support crew and staff. The “Some People Do” singers were scheduled to appear as part of the annual C2C: Country to Country festival from March 7 – 15.

“After much consideration, we have decided to withdraw from our upcoming performances as part of the @c2cfestival in Berlin, Amsterdam, Dublin, London, and Glasgow,” they 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. -Matthew, Trevor, Brad, Geoff & Whit”

Over 100,000 people had been affected worldwide at the time of this article’s publish, and more than 3,400 had died. So far Old Dominion are the only artists who have cancelled their C2C appearances — others on the lineup include Eric Church, Luke Combs, Darius Rucker and more. The band will next hit the road April 18 as part of Kenny Chesney’s 2020 Chillaxification Tour.

Here are the dates Old Dominion has cancelled:

March 7 — Berlin, Germany
March 8 — Amsterdam, The Netherlands
March 13 — Dublin, Ireland
March 14 — London, The United Kingdom
March 15 — Glasgow, The United Kingdom