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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

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