Sign up for newsletter
 

Church will be Holdin' My Own on tour

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 – Eric Church will launch an extensive tour in 2017, he announced today.

Church will play more than 60 dates starting mid-January in Nebraska and ending with two shows in Nashville in late May.

The Holdin' My Own Tour will have Church and his band play two full sets of music with an intermission in between. There will be no opening act.

In an effort to ensure Church Choir (Church's fan club) members get the best seats at face value, "we have developed a new system that will allow us to remove scalpers from the pre-sale process before it even happens. Furthermore, we have secured a larger allotment of fan club tickets than in the past so Church Choir members will have much better success buying tickets in the presale. This will be the ONLY pre-sale. There will be no venue, credit card, or radio pre-sales," Church said on his web site.

"As on past tours, we will continue to cancel any and all orders made by scalpers. Eric cautions fans to stay away from the secondary market because it's likely that tickets found there will be invalid by the time the show happens," the web site said.

"Why are we doing this? In this era where complacency seems to be the norm, we wanted to do everything within our power to put the advantage in the hands of true fans rather than those that take advantage of the system, and by extension our people."

Tour dates are:
Jan. 13 - Lincoln, Neb., Pinnacle Bank Arena
Jan. 14 - Sioux Falls, S.D., Denny Sanford Premier Center
Jan. 15 - Grand Forks, N.D., Ralph Engelstad Arena
Jan. 19 - Des Moines, Iowa, Wells Fargo Arena
Jan. 20 - Minneapolis, Minn., Target Center
Jan. 21 - Green Bay, Wis., Resch Center
Jan. 25 - Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center
Jan. 27 - Brooklyn, N.Y., Barclays Center
Jan. 28 - Boston, Mass., TD Garden
Jan. 31 - Kansas City, Mo., Sprint Center
Feb. 2 - Tulsa, Okla., BOK Center
Feb. 3 - Miami, Fla., AmericanAirlines Arena
Feb. 16 - Duluth, Ga., Infinite Energy Center
Feb. 17 - Birmingham, Ala., Legacy Arena At The BJCC
Feb. 23 - Indianapolis, Ind., Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Feb. 24 - Cleveland, Ohio, Quicken Loans Arena
Feb. 25 - Auburn Hills, Mich., The Palace Of Auburn Hills
Feb. 28 - London, Ontario, Budweiser Gardens
March 2 - Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre
March 3 - Ottawa, Ontario, Canadian Tire Centre
March 4 - Montreal, Quebec, Bell Centre
March 7 - Winnipeg, Manitoba, MTS Centre
March 9 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, SaskTel Centre
March 10 - Edmonton, Alberta, Rexall Place
March 11 - Calgary, Alberta, Scotiabank Saddledome
March 14 - Vancouver, British Columbia, Rogers Arena
March 16 - Portland, Ore., Moda Center
March 17 - Spokane, Wash., Spokane Arena
March 18 - Tacoma, Wash., Tacoma Dome
March 22 - Bozeman, Mont., Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
March 24 - Boise, Idaho, Taco Bell Arena
March 25 - Salt Lake City, Utah, Vivint Smart Home Arena
March 28 - Phoenix, Ariz., Talking Stick Resort Arena
March 30 - Sacramento, Calif., Golden 1 Center
March 31 - Los Angeles, Calif., Staples Center
April 4 - Casper, Wyo., Casper Events Center
April 5 - Denver, Colo., Pepsi Center
April 7 - Wichita, Kan., Intrust Bank Arena
April 8 - Omaha, Neb., CenturyLink Center Omaha
April 12 - Moline, Ill., I Wireless Center
April 13 - Rosemont, Ill., Allstate Arena
April 14 - Milwaukee, Wis., BMO Harris Bradley Center
April 20 - Buffalo, N.Y., First Niagara Center
April 21 - Pittsburgh, Pa., Consol Energy Center
April 22 - Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. Bank Arena
April 27-28 - Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan Sun Arena
April 29 - Manchester, N.H., Verizon Wireless Arena
May 4 - Tampa, Fla., Amalie Arena
May 5 - Jacksonville, Fla., Jacksonville Veterans Mem. Arena
May 11 - Grand Rapids, Mich., Van Andel Arena
May 12 - Peoria, Ill., Peoria Civic Center Arena
May 13 - St. Louis, Mo., Scottrade Center
May 18 - Reading, Pa., Santander Arena
May 19 - Washington, D.C., Verizon Center
May 20 - Greensboro, N.C., Greensboro Coliseum
May 26-27 - Nashville, Tenn., Bridgestone Arena

More news for Eric Church

CD reviews for Eric Church

Mr. Misunderstood CD review - Mr. Misunderstood
When listeners were introduced to Eric Church on his debut, they heard an artist who could balance strong song writing with a bit of a rebellious edge to the music. The surprise release of his latest continues that tradition, being quietly released to his fan club before even being officially announced. The music, written and recorded over a short period of time with an unheard of fast turnaround, has a raw edge that bridges the gap between radio friendly country music with the more rugged sound »»»
The Outsiders CD review - The Outsiders
Eric Church looks to take no prisoners on his big and bold - sometimes very dark - sounding fourth studio release. He makes that crystal clear on the cover where he stands flanked by his backing quintet, looking tough, menacing, ready for a rumble with arms hanging down, hiding behind sunglasses. These guys are ready to roll. As in rock and roll, which Church et al cook up with the lead-off title track, an out-and-out rocker with Church laying down his outside the lines credentials. »»»
Caught in the Act: Live CD review - Caught in the Act: Live
"God send a country music Jesus to save us all," sings Eric Church on this new collection of live recordings, but he's not talking about himself. Church may be a country music hit maker but he's not exactly traditional-sounding; there are times here where the band is rocking hard enough that it's closer to AC/DC than anything remotely 'country.' Church's big hit Springsteen is here, of course, closing the album and including a cleverly placed snippet of an »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: LSD tour provides a lot of highs – This was not your grandkids' country, that's for sure. Even the name of the tour - the LSD Tour - was a throwback (albeit far before the principals were making music). But make no mistake about it. With the ever cool country traditionalist Dwight Yoakam, the country with some rock and blues and rabble rousing of Steve Earle thrown in and the... »»»
Concert Review: Alvin, Gilmore fortunately get together – Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore had known each other for decades, but it wasn't until last year that they toured together in a guitar pull setting. What started as a small Texas tour mushroomed into points east and west and eventually the release earlier this month of their blues-based disc, "Downey to Lubbock." And now we have the... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time  Subscribe to Country News Digest  Follow Country Standard Time on twitter  Visit Country Standard Time on Facebook 

Elsewhere in the news

Currently at the CST blogs

Tyminski goes dark Dan Tyminski (known simply as "Tyminski" on his 2017 release "Southern Gothic") has traditional music roots and unassailable bluegrass street cred especially given his membership in Alison Krauss' Union Station. He is also a powerful songwriter and has been writing songs for himself and others for years now.... »»»
Washburn, Fleck create "Echoes" Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn have powerhouse individual talents; each has followed an estimable career path to where they find themselves today: making complex, but spare, records, writing music together and touring with their son Juno. Their new release, "Echoes In The Valley" features mostly songs written by Fleck and Washburn, banjos, Washburn's strong vocals and very little else.... »»»
Hillman bides his time Legends don't come any more legendary than Chris Hillman. The roll call of bands that comprises Hillman's half century in music reads like a wing exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, the Souther Hillman Furay Band, the Desert Rose Band,... »»»
The Cadillac Three creates its "Legacy" William Shakespeare noted a few centuries back that a rose by any other name would be equally aromatic, and that general idea has musical implications as well. The Cadillac Three knows a thing or two about maintaining a sonic identity after a name change;... »»»
With Stanley and Watson, sound isn't elementary Those aware of the late Owsley "Bear" Stanley likely know him for one of two reasons - his pioneering work manufacturing lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) in San Francisco during the mid-to-late 1960s and his role as an innovative sound engineer. Most notably, Bear worked...... »»»
Bigger CD review - Bigger
Sugarland is back with "Bigger," its first studio album in nearly a decade. And its arrival says more about branding, than anything else. Although his voice is heard often enough on this album to make his presence felt, it's still difficult to get away from seeing Kristian Bush in the Oates to Hall or Ridgeley to Michael role in this duo.  »»»
This One's For You Too CD review - This One's For You Too
Luke Combs has gotten a lot of life out of his album "This One's for You," which includes his breakthrough hit "Hurricane," as well as the popular single "When It Rains It Pours." This deluxe edition includes five new tracks, many of which are just as strong as the original 12.  »»»
Things Change CD review - Things Change
There may be no other CD title this year quite as apropos as this one. Things have indeed changed for American Aquarium since their previous studio album (2015's underrated "Wolves"). For one thing 80 per cent of the band quit, leaving only lead vocalist and songwriter BJ Barham. »»»
Dancing With The Beast CD review - Dancing With The Beast
Informed by the renewed strength of today's woman's movement, particularly in light of recent cultural social and political upheavals, Gretchen Peters' "Dancing With the Beast" finds her sharing stories about loss, struggle, upheaval, tragedy and turmoil in ways that resonate with a common bond, though told from a woman's perspective. »»»
Hard Times Are Relative CD review - Hard Times Are Relative
Jason Boland and The Stragglers serve up the ninth helping of their unapologetic, get it or not, country, in the past 20 years. This appears to almost be two EP's with the first mostly being a hard country dance cd and the second being a little more "out there" mix of fun and contemplative tunes, much less easy to categorize. »»»
Life is Good on the Open Road CD review - Life is Good on the Open Road
After a four-year-break from recording, Duluth, Minn. sextet Trampled By Turtles return with its eighth studio release of edgy bluegrass and Indie folk/rock. Lead singer Dave Simonett wrote all of the mostly dark themed lyrics with the lone instrumental that showcases the band's topflight musicianship, "Good Land," credited to bandmate Erik Berry. »»»