Church doubles down
Friday, September 21, 2018
– Eric Church's Double Down Tour will kick off in 2019 following the release next month of his "Desperate Man" CD.
Church announced 37 dates with all but Nashville being two shows at each stop. The Nashville stop is at Nissan Stadium. Last time in Nashville, Church played the Bridgestone Arena There will be no opening act. The two shows in each city will be different, according to Church.
Church's fan club, Church Choir, will have priority access to purchase tickets during the fan club presale.
To keep scalpers at bay and to ensure tickets end up in the hands of real fans, after the fan club presale, tickets will be sold during Ticketmaster's Verified Fan presale. All fans interested in priority access to tickets should get verified. Registration begins Friday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. Central.
Tickets inside Church's stage will be made available exclusively to Church Choir members and only through the brand new Church app. Church is taking full control of the very best seats inside the stage and offering them using cutting edge technology. Church Choir members will also have the opportunity to take advantage of exclusive hotel deals in all Double Down Tour cities.
Tour dates are:
Jan. 18-19 Omaha, NE CHI Health Center+
Jan. 25-26 St. Louis, MO Enterprise Center+
Feb. 1-2 Boston, MA TD Garden+
Feb. 8-9 Minneapolis, MN Target Center+
Feb. 15-16 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena+
Feb. 22-23 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena*
March 1-2 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center+
March 8-9 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena+
March 15-16 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum+
March 22-23 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena*
March 29-30 Milwaukee, WI Fiserv Forum+
April 12-13 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center*
April 19-20 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena*
April 26-27 Greenville, SC Bon Secours Wellness Arena*
May 3-4 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena+
May 10-11 Denver, CO Pepsi Center*
May 17-18 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center*
May 25 Nashville, TN Nissan Stadium#
June 28-29 George, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre#
+ on sale October 5 at 10am local time
* on sale October 12 at 10am local time
# on sale October 19 at 10am local time
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