Even by Eric Church’s ever-expanding definition, Thursday night’s show under a full moon to open Nashville’s brand new Ascend Amphitheater was different. Maybe even a little weird, he told fans.
“The thing about tonight is you get to see something you’ll never see again,” Church told the crowd, which pushed against the lip of the new venue’s stage and stretched up to the top of the new shed's back walls. “Because after tonight we’re never doing this (bleep) again.” Full of deep cuts, improvisational arrangements, a few lyric slips, a never-before-heard new song and lots of laughs, the set was reminiscent of the solo outing Church played earlier this year in Salt Lake City when most of his band fell ill due to a virus on The Outsiders World Tour. Church built “The Outsider’s Joint” on stage, complete with bars and bartenders, friends and band members seated along his playing…
Eric will be honored by the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum when he becomes the subject of their next cameo exhibition opening Sept. 18. “Eric Church: Inside the Outsider” runs through February 2016 and will spotlight the North Carolina native’s hard-hitting path from a kid with a dream to becoming a multi-Platinum-selling country rocker filling arenas, amphitheaters and stadiums. The display will include guitars, song manuscripts, stage wear, photos and more personally chosen from Church’s collection.
Eric's performance of "Like a Wrecking Ball" on this year's CMT Awards was critically acclaimed as one of the best performances of the evening. His performance video is shooting up the CMT charts, entering the Hot 20 at #17 this week. Watch the video below and vote for Eric in the Hot 20 here.
The music video for Eric's smash hit "Talladega" has been nominated for Male Video Of The Year at this year's CMT Music Awards.
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In addition to his nomination, The Chief will take stage and perform during the awards, live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 10th at 8:00 PM ET/PT.
With a simple yet propitious promise that no two nights will ever be the same, Eric has fans repeatedly coming back for more. Last night's The Outsiders World Tour stop at Lincoln, Nebraska's Pinnacle Bank Arena further proved why the man Stereogum called "our greatest working rock star" has notched his fourth North America venue attendance record of 2015 with 15,823 present--a record previously held by Sir Elton John (November 23, 2014; attendance 14,368).
With his fervent band backing him the majority of the night, Church performed over two hours of original music with hits "Give Me Back My Hometown" and "Smoke A Little Smoke" interspersed by deeper album cuts like "Longer Gone" and "Livin' Part of Life" emerging from his vast arsenal.
"I'm humbled by the success this tour has had," Church adds. "The records it has set, by some of my muses and heroes, it's [all] very…
This year's Church Choir party will be on June 14th from 3-5pm at The Cordelle in Nashville, TN.
Come join us and your fellow Church Choir members for a party! Eric will perform acoustically, there will be a meet and greet and a chance to get your photo with Eric, and our friends at Jack Daniel's will be serving up cocktails. We will also have merchandise available as well as a chance to see and purchase Eric's custom boot line, These Boots By Lucchese.
Instructions on Getting Tickets:
A limited amount of members will be able to join this party due to space in the venue. To be fair, we'll be doing a drawing like we did last year.
1. Log into your standard or premium membership and click "ENTER DRAWING" on the tour page next to the June 14th Church Party date. We will be taking submissions until May 14th at 10am CDT.
2. On May 14th after the drawing closes, we will…
After announcing a rare solo performance opening Nashville’s new Ascend Amphitheater show one week ago for Thursday, July 30, ticket on-sales this week swiftly sold out in less than five minutes – too quick, actually, for many of Eric’s own Church Choir to secure seats.
“I wouldn’t be where I am today if I didn’t listen to my fans, and this time they spoke up loud and clear,” shares Church. “I am keeping with the tradition of The Outsiders Tour in that no show will be the same, but I am adding a second night to ensure we can get all our friends in for this performance.”
Ascend Amphitheater has added a second night, Friday, July 31, 2015, with tickets going on sale to general public Thursday, May 7 at 10:00 a.m. CT. General admission pit and reserved seating is priced at $85 and general admission lawn seats are $45. The Pre-sale for the Church Choir will take place on…
Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and Live Nation announced today that on July 30, Eric will be the inaugural performer for Music City’s new Ascend Amphitheater in Riverfront Park.
Recently ranked No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard Hot Tours chart for his successful “The Outsiders World Tour” which continues through this summer, Eric will give a rare solo concert performance with just his guitar, giving fans a unique experience from when he set a new venue attendance record of 18,441 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena earlier this year in January.
Tickets will go on sale at Ticketmaster next Thursday, Apr. 30 at 10:00 AM (CT). The fan club pre-sale will begin at 10am local time on Tuesday, April 28 on ticketmaster.com.“The newest addition to Music City’s live music scene will get off to a great start with a concert from Eric Church, who represents what’s great about Music City,”…
The Outsiders World Tour is No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Tours recap. Eric scored the top slot over some of music’s biggest pop stars. So far with more than 60 cities, 725,000 tickets, and 3 broken attendance records (where more than 18,000 fans attended each rowdy show).
There are still more than 20 dates left to catch Eric on tour.
Eric Church has just announced a partnership with a NC-based furniture company. The whole home collection, “Highway to Home” is in development and will be unveiled to furniture stores at the end of 2015 and available to the public in 2016. “Highway to Home is a natural extension of my family heritage. My dad was in the industry. My first job was in a furniture plant, so yes, it is in my blood. Staying connected with my roots has always been important to me…my history and connection runs deep in this business.” - Eric
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Eric and country legend Marty Stuart are performing at the ACM - Academy of Country Music's 3rd annual Party For A Cause Festival on Saturday, April 18th in Arlington, TX. In case you can't make it, the entire lineup will be taped for a 2 hour special, "ACM Presents: Superstar Duets" to air on May 15th on CBS.
For the third time this tour Eric has broken a venue attendance record-this time at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, ND.
"Wow, there are a lot of you here...It took us a long time to get to this state, so as long as you want to keep rockin', we're going to keep playing." - Eric.
Read more here from the Grand Forks Herald: http://bit.ly/1a6MsLY