PHOTOS: Old Dominion Sells Out Grand Theatre

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino brought Old Dominion, considered by some to be the hottest band in country music, to play the Grand Theatre recently. The concert sold out two weeks before show day, filling the theater with about 3,500 fans between the seats and the 500-person general admission standing room near the stage.

Old Dominion is touring on their latest album “Happy Endings” which was released in August 2017.

Formed in Nashville in 2007, the band’s five-man lineup includes Matthew Ramsey (lead vocals), Trevor Rosen (ion guitar & keyboards), Brad Trusi (guitar), Geoff Sprung (bass), and Whit Sellers (Drums).

The band was scheduled to start at 8 p.m., but for some reason GSR was slow to let everybody in, so the show didn’t start until 8:30 p.m. The set was around 75 minutes long and went something like this:

“Snapback,” “Crazy Beautiful Sexy,” “Beer Can In A Truck Bed,” “Written In The Sand,” “No Such Thing As A Broken Heart,” “Not Everything’s About You,” “Break Up With Him,” and “Nowhere Fast.”

Since the show was totally sold out I had no ticket; I even had to be escorted to the stage and back out the door. As it turns out being escorted in and out of the venue wasn’t that bad, especially when your escort was extremely beautiful and named Molly.

As I always say … Remember to support your local bands and venues … Go to a Show!

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John Tuckness has been photographing rock concerts in the Reno/Sparks/Tahoe area and as far as Northern California since 2004. He tries to attend as many shows as he can. John knew he wanted to be a concert photographer when he went to his first concert, Kiss and Montrose way back in 1976. He saw three guys shooting the show and thought to himself, "that's what I want to do." After many years of undercover work (sneaking his camera into venues), he finally got noticed and started getting photo passes through PR people and the bands. John has had many of his photos published in newspapers, websites and band autobiographies.