Church announces The Outsiders World Tour
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
– Eric Church will launch The Outsiders World Tour in September in Louisiana with 31 dates now planned.
Church, who released his left of center CD "The Outsiders" in February, will headline Madison Square Garden for the first time.
Dwight Yoakam will guest on each date, with alternating openers Brothers Osborne, Brandy Clark and rock band Halestorm.
According to Church's web site, the best seats at each venue will be paperless to avoid scalping. Fans also have the chance to gain access to pre-sale tickets by becoming a member of the Church Choir fan club.
Tour dates are:
Sept. 11 - Bossier City, La.
Sept. 13 - St. Louis, Mo.
Sept. 16 - Minneapolis, Minn.
Sept. 17 - Des Moines, Iowa
Sept. 18 - Omaha, Neb.
Sept. 25 - Louisville, Ky.
Sept. 26 - Charleston, W. Va.
Sept. 27 - Greensboro, N.C.
Oct. 9 - Grand Rapids, Mich.
Oct. 10 - Cleveland, Ohio
Oct. 11 - Pittsburgh, Pa.
Oct. 16 - Charlottesville, Va.
Oct. 17 - New York, N.Y.
Oct. 18 - Philadelphia, Pa.
Oct. 23 - Manchester, N.H.
Oct. 24 - Uncasville, Conn.
Oct. 25 - Uncasville, Conn.
Oct. 30 - Knoxville, Tenn.
Oct. 31 - Memphis, Tenn.
Nov. 1 - Tulsa, Okla.
Nov. 13 - London, Ontario, Canada
Nov. 14 - Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Nov. 15 - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Nov. 20 - Green Bay, Wis.
Nov. 21 - Peoria, Ill.
Nov. 22 - Evansville, Ind.
Dec. 5 - Kansas City, Mo.
Dec. 6 - Sioux Falls, S.D.
Dec. 11 - Atlanta, Ga.
Dec. 12 - Lexington, Ky.
Dec. 13 - Birmingham, Ala.
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