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Eric Church to launch tour in support of "Carolina"

Tuesday, January 13, 2009 – Eric Church announced Tuesday he will launch a tour in support of his sophomore release, "Carolina," dropping March 24 on Capitol Nashville.

Jay Joyce-who also produced Church's debut-produced Carolina and Church wrote or co-wrote each of the album's 13 tracks. Church's debut, "Sinners Like Me," yielded 3t op 20 singles.

Church says of Carolina, "Sinners Like Me changed my life. But you can't make the same record again. I wanted Carolina to go to some different places. The first album was more aggressive and moody. This one is more diverse, more musical and a little brighter. I hope people can at least hear that we're still taking chances."

Church will embark on "The Young & Wild Tour" this spring. Tour dates are:
March 12 Woody's Evansville, IN
March 13 The Intersection Grand Rapids, MI
March 14 Clutch Cargo's Detroit
March 18 Mr. Small's Theatre Pittsburgh
March 19 BB Kings New York
March 20 Showcase Live Foxboro, MA
March 21 Prospectors Steakhouse & Saloon Mt. Laurel, NJ
March 22 Crocodile Rock Allentown, PA
March 25 Cannery Ballroom Nashville
March 26 Lincoln Theatre Raleigh, NC
March 27 The Orange Peel Asheville, NC
March 28 Wild Bill's Atlanta
March 31 Rick's Cafe Starksville, MS
April 1 Lyric Theatre Oxford, MS
April 2 Minglewood Hall Memphis
April 8 Jupiter Bar and Grill Tuscaloosa, AL
April 9 The Bluebird Nightclub Bloomington, Ind.
April 10 Joe's Sports Bar Chicago
April 11 The Cabooze Minneapolis
April 15 The Valarium Knoxville, TN
April 16 State Theatre Falls Church, VA
April 17 Coyote Joe's Charlotte, NC
April 18 Blind Horse Saloon Greenville, SC
April 22 George's Majestic Lounge Fayetteville, AR
April 23 Stubb's Jr. Austin, TX
April 24 Billy Bob's Ft. Worth, TX
April 25 Firehouse Saloon Houston
April 29 Canopy Club Urbana, IL
April 30 Barrymore Theatre Madison, WI
May 1 8 Seconds Indianapolis, IN
May 2 Neon Armadillo Ft. Wayne, IN
May 7 Voodoo Lounge Kansas City, MO
May 8 Grizzly Rose Denver
May 9 Cowboy's Colorado Springs, CO
May 14 The Round Up Davie, FL
May 15 Dallas Bull Tampa, FL
May 16 The County Line Melbourne, FL

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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. »»»
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: Gayle, Orlando provide good old-fashioned entertainment – Although this pairing of country star Crystal Gayle and Tony Orlando may have - on the surface - appeared to be an odd one, tonight's audience demonstratively loved each performer equally. It was an evening of memorable songs, fun and funny stories and just good old-fashioned entertainment. Gayle opened the show with a strong set of country... »»»
Concert Review: With or without band, Isbell satisfies – Usually, when an artist performs without his regular backing band, it becomes about mathematics of subtraction. That artist is armed with far fewer artistic weapons at his/her disposal, after all. In Jason Isbell's case, though, when he performed with just his wife and fiddler Amanda Shires, it was more about substitution than subtraction.... »»»
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