Monday, November 21, 2011
– Eric Church is bringing his The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour to more than 50 cities in 2012, he announced today.
Church starts the tour Jan. 19 in Fort Smith, Ark. with announced dates through
March in Orange Beach Ala. He is touring behind his third disc, "Chief." The disc contains the hits Homebody and his current single Drink in My Hand.
Brantley Gilbert, who has the current number one hit, Country Must Be Country Wide, will open.
"We have been building our entire career for this tour. It is truly the culmination of a lot of blood, sweat and beer that has brought us to this point in our career," said Church. "I have always trusted our fans to deliver with their dedication and passion, they have always exceeded my expectations. I have never been more excited to begin a tour than this one. The band and I are committed to emptying the tank every night and delivering the best show we can."
Tour dates are:
Jan. 19 Fort Smith, AR Fort Smith Convention Center
Jan. 20 Cape Girardeau, MO Show Me Center
Jan. 21 Southaven, MS Desoto Civic Center
Jan. 26 Madison, WI The Alliant Energy Center
Jan. 27 Saginaw, MI The Dow Event Center
Jan. 28 Terre Haute, IN The ISU Hulman Center
Feb. 2 Savannah, GA Savannah Civic Center
Feb. 3 Knoxville, TN Thompson Boling Arena
Feb. 4 Norfolk, VA Ted Constant Center
Feb. 16 Greenville, SC Bi-Lo Center
Feb. 17 Salisbury, MD Wicomico Civic Center
Feb. 18 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
Feb. 23 Battle Creek, MI Kellogg Arena
Feb. 24 Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center @ CSU
Feb. 25 Ft. Wayne, IN Allen County War Memorial Col.
March 1 Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Center
March 2 Lowell, MA Tsongas Center at UMASS Lowell
March 3 Indiana, PA Kovalchick Center
March 8 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Center
March 10 Orange Beach, AL Amphitheater at The Wharf
Ticket prices range from $34.75 for reserved seats to $199 for the "Put a Drink in YOUR Hand" VIP Package. The package will be limited to no more than 200 fans per show and will include premiere seating, a pre-show party with food and drinks, a two-song acoustic performance by Church, as well as autographed memorabilia including a limited edition signed show poster, Eric Church - The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour t-shirt, and an exclusive tour laminate. The VIP experience will be made available through all ticketing outlets.
Forthcoming dates to be announced in the following markets: Jonesboro, AR; New York, NY; Binghamton, NY; Reading, PA; Atlantic City, NJ; Estero, FL; Orlando; Tallahassee, FL; Las Vegas; Tupelo, MS; Bossier City, LA; Auburn, AL; Evansville, IN; St. Louis; Pikeville, KY; Columbus, OH; Lexington, KY; Bloomington, IL; Springfield, MO; Birmingham, AL; Nashville; Toledo, OH; Chicago; Youngstown, OH; Minneapolis; Topeka, KS; and Morrison, CO.