Church keeps "Holdin'" his own
Monday, May 1, 2017
– Eric Church announced eight new tour dates today starting in September.
Church's Holdin' My Own Tour launched in January, hitting 62 stops. Most shows have included abo8ut three dozen songs and lasted three hours over two sets.
The new dates start in Stateline, Nev. On Sept. 2 and conclude with shows in Gilford, N.H. on Sept. 21-22.
For the eight new performances, Church will retire his two-set model and bring special guests to join him. The first to be announced for his Alabama dates Sept. 15-16 are CMA and ACM Duo of the Year winners, Brothers Osborne, and singer/songwriter Ashley McBryde.
"This tour has been so special musically; I can honestly say I'm really gonna miss it," Church said. "That being said, I'm looking forward to sharing the bill with some artists I enjoy. It's gonna be a fun challenge to turn a three-hour show into a shorter one that can vary drastically night-to-night."
Upcoming tour dates are:
June 23 Cadott, WI at Country Fest +
Sept. 2-3 Stateline, NV at Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys **
Sept 7, 2017 Austin, TX at Austin 360 Amphitheater **
Sept. 8, 2017 Houston, TX at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion **
Sept 15, 2017 Tuscaloosa, AL at Tuscaloosa Amphitheater *
Sept 16, 2017 Orange Beach, AL at The Wharf Amphitheater *
Sept 21-22 Gilford, NH at Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion **
Oct. 29 Las Vegas, NV at Route 91 Festival +
* With special guests Brothers Osborne and Ashley McBryde; on sale May 12 at 10 a.m.
** Special guests announced soon
+ Previously announced
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