Old Dominion – PPG Paints Arena – Pittsburgh (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review)
Old Dominion, Priscilla Block & Adam Doleac – PPG Paints Arena – Pittsburgh, PA – September 15, 2023
When longtime country music band Old Dominion brought their "No Bad Vibes Tour" to Pittsburgh's PPG Paints Arena, it was a night most fans will never forget. From the opening acts to the nearly two-hour set by Old Dominion, the show was filled with hit after hit.
Old Dominion is made up of some of Nashville's best songwriters, having songs that were hits for artists like Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, and of course for Old Dominion.
The stage was a large T-shape and split the general admission pit into two sides giving everyone a good view. All of the acts used every inch of the stage to keep the show moving and the energy high.
Old Dominion opened their set with hit after hit including "Make It Sweet,” "No Hard Feelings," "Never Be Sorry," "Break Up With Him," and the hits kept coming. They took time to show off some of the songs they wrote by including "Save It For A Rainy Day," a song they wrote for Kenny Chesney.
The next song, "My Heart is a Bar" was the closer, until the crowd called them back out for a two-song encore of "Hawaii" and "I Was On A Boat That Day." There was a little bit of a country rebel streak in the encores as the show went past the building curfew by a few minutes. They really hustled off the stage after the last note. All in all it was a solid set turned in by one of the longest lasting bands in recent country history.
Taking the stage right before Old Dominion was Priscilla Block, one of a crop of new female country acts trying to each find a niche in the industry. Block began her career posting music online, and mostly on Tik Tok. After using a Go Fund Me to cut the self- penned "Just About Over You" and seeing it go viral, she had record labels falling all over each other to sign her.
Naming her fan club, and stage show, "The Block Party", she had a party atmosphere with her cross of country and southern rock, and only slowed down for the very personal "Me Part 2" which she performed acoustic on guitar. She only got to perform 7 songs on the night, and it seemed she was only getting warmed up when it was time to wrap it up. Block does seem to know her niche and her audience, and her songs cater right to the heart of them.
Newcomer Adam Doleac took the stage before Block for a very short set. Included in the set were his two singles "Famous" and "Doing It Wrong", but the crowd sang along with every song in his set. He worked the large stage like a pro and left the crowd wanting more.
Old Dominion Setlist: Make It Sweet / No Hard Feelings / Never Be Sorry / Break Up With Him / Midnight Mess Around / No Such Thing As A Broken Heart / I Should Have Married You / Written In The Sand / Be With Me / Said Nobody / Snapback / Hotel Key / Memory Lane / One Man Band / Song For Another Time / How Good Is That / Nowhere Fast / Show Shopping / Can't Get You / Save It For A Rainy Day / My Heart Is A Bar / Encore: Hawaii / Rock N Roll Part 2 / I Was On A Boat That Day
Priscilla Block Setlist: My Bar / Off The Deep End / Me Part 2 / You, Me and Whiskey / Fake Names / Thick Thighs / Just About Over You
Adam Doleac Setlist: Somewhere Cool With You / Could've Loved You Longer / Drinkin' It Wrong / Don't It Sound Alright / Another / Meet Me In The City / Famous / Absolutely (Story Of A Girl)
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