Following a string of sold out shows and chart-scorching success, acclaimed country band Old Dominion share a brand new single and announce their 2019 headlining arena tour, both entitled “Make It Sweet.” This marks the group’s first new original release since the arrival of the chart-topping Happy Endings in Summer 2017.

The upbeat “Make It Sweet” unlocks the next chapter of Old Dominion. Rustling acoustic guitars and pedal steel bristle up against heartfelt verses before the hashtag-worthy handclap-driven refrain—“Life is short, make it sweet”—takes flight. The song culminates on a rafter-reaching guitar solo and show-stopping vocal performance. They also uncovered the cinematic music video for the song.

Most importantly, the tune heralds more music to come from the reigning Academy of Country Music’s “Vocal Group of the Year” very soon.

Additionally, Old Dominion reveal the dates for the first leg of their 2019 Make It Sweet Tour. They’ll be joined by special guests such as Jordan Davis, Morgan Evans, and Mitchell Tenpenny at select dates. The initial leg kicks off January 18 in Chicago at Allstate Arena, hits major markets across the country, and wraps April 27 at San Jose Events Center in San Jose. The tour, currently listing 23 dates, stops in Fort Wayne on February 16.

Tickets for the February 16 concert in Fort Wayne will go on sale to the public on Friday, October 12 at 10am local time. Tickets will be available at the Memorial Coliseum Ticket Office, online at or charge by phone at 800-745-3000.

Venue presale will allow fans to purchase tickets before the general public beginning Thursday, October 11 at 10am through 10pm.

This fall has turned into something of a triumphant victory lap for Old Dominion. They recently put on a sold-out bucket list gig at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville for their very special headline show: “An Evening With Friends.” The event raised a total of $60K for charity benefitting the Opry Trust Fund and the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. Their smash hit “Hotel Key” ascended to #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase charts, becoming their 6th #1 from Happy Endings. With multiple platinum and gold certifications, Old Dominion also notably eclipsed 1 billion on-demand streams, averaging nearly 4 million monthly listeners on Spotify alone.

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Jan 18 – Chicago, Illinois – Allstate Arena ^+
Jan 19 – Bloomington, IL – Grossinger Motors Arena ^+
Jan 24 – Bemidji, MN – Sanford Center^+
Jan 25 – Brookings, SD – Swiftel Center^+
Jan 30 – Scottsdale, AZ – Coors Light Birds Nest
Feb 2 – Durant, OK – Choctaw Grand Theater^+
Feb 7 – Lowell, MA – Tsongas Center^+
Feb 8 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena^+
Feb 9 – Washington, DC – The Anthem^+
Feb 14 – Windsor, ON – Caesars Windsor^
Feb 15 – Cedar Rapids, IA – U.S. Cellular Center^+
Feb 16 – Ft. Wayne, IN –Memorial Coliseum^+
Feb 27 – Athens, GA – Akins Ford Arena*
Feb 28 – Asheville, NC – U.S. Cellular Center^*
Mar 1 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Coliseum^*
Mar 7 – Pensacola, FL – Pensacola Bay Center^*
Mar 8 – Tallahassee, FL – Donald L Tucker Center^*
Mar 28 – Madison, WI – Alliant Energy Center^*
Mar 29 – St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena^*
Mar 30 – Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center Omaha^*
April 25 – Boise, ID – CenturyLink Arena^*
April 26 – Reno, NV – Reno Events Center*
April 27 – San Jose, CA – San Jose Events Center*

^+* on select dates
Jordan Davis ^
Morgan Evans +
Mitchell Tenpenny*