Monday, September 20, 2021

Eric Church Kicks Off Tour



“We are made to gather – and gather we did and gather we shall!”

Go Behind the Scenes of The Gather Again Tour Opening Weekend With Rolling Stone’s Exclusive Photo Gallery
Eric Church Performs In-The-Round During Opening Weekend of The Gather Again Tour | Photo Credit: Anthony D'Angio | Size: 2.5MB | Type: JPG | 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nearly 700 days since wrapping his critically acclaimed Double Down Tour, reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year (and current repeat nominee) Eric Church stepped to the microphone in Lexington, Ky. on Friday evening to officially launch The Gather Again Tour with a show two years in the making.
Prowling around his brand-new 2,400 square foot multi-level stage, positioned in the center of the arena floor for his first-ever in-the-round set up, Church launched into three and a half hours of music spanning his impressive decade-plus catalogue of both hits and deep cuts beloved by his loyal Church Choir.
From multi-Platinum-certified singles including “Talladega” and “Drink In My Hand” to fan favorites like “Chattanooga Lucy” and “Pledge Allegiance to the Hag” as well as a sampling of the 24 songs making up his latest chart topping project, Heart & Soul, the current CMA Male Vocalist of the Year nominee’s vocals shone through stronger than ever after the unexpected time away from the road.
Indeed, Church continued well past the end of the intended set list each night in response to the crowds palpable energy, with Friday’s performance eventually transitioning from a “Born to Run” rendition into his 6x Platinum-certified “Springsteen,” thrilling the crowd with a personalized chorus of “a soundtrack to a Lexington Friday night” before pausing mid-song to describe the opening night celebration as “the tip of the spear for what this tour is” and proclaiming: “We are made to gather – and gather we did and gather we shall!”
The congregation continued Saturday evening in Columbus, Ohio with a brand-new set list as Church remains committed to giving fans in each city a completely unique experience. 
Lexington Herald-Leader raved of the “energetic 40-song bonanza” that was opening night: “the entire show possessed an intriguing stylistic variance” and “was massively audience-friendly” while the Columbus Dispatch celebrated the way Church “treated the arena like his own personal honky-tonk, keeping the evening loose and likeable rather than bombastic or tightly controlled” as he “combined the storytelling power of country music with the energy and anarchy of rock.”

The Gather Again Tour continues with 55 additional dates to come as Church visits cities throughout the U.S. and Canada into 2022. Tickets to all dates, including the grand finale at New York City’s iconic Madison Square Garden, are on sale now at

All tour dates will enforce local venue and/or city guidelines regarding COVID-19 precautions. Church will be touring with 
a fully vaccinated crew.

For more information, visit and follow on Facebook and Twitter @ericchurch and Instagram @ericchurchmusic. Fans can also download the Eric Church Official App for exclusive offers only available on tour – including seat upgrades, contests and special merchandise – all while connecting with fellow fans from around the world.

Remaining Dates on The Gather Again Tour
* denotes special appearances not part of The Gather Again Tour
Sept. 24, 2021               Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse                     Cleveland, Ohio
Sept. 25, 2021               KeyBank Center                                         Buffalo, N.Y.
Oct. 1, 2021                  Alerus Center                                             Grand Forks, N.D.
Oct. 2, 2021                  Canada Life Centre                                    Winnipeg, Manitoba
Oct. 8, 2021                  PPG Paints Arena                                       Pittsburgh, Pa.
Oct. 9, 2021                  Wells Fargo Center                                    Philadelphia, Pa.
Oct. 15, 2021                Ball Arena                                                  Denver, Colo.
Oct. 17, 2021*              Country Thunder West                               Florence, Ariz.
Oct. 22, 2021                Scotiabank Saddledome                             Calgary, Alberta
Oct. 23, 2021                SaskTel Centre                                           Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Oct. 29, 2021                Rogers Arena                                             Vancouver, British Columbia
Oct. 30, 2021                Climate Pledge Arena                                Seattle, Wash.
Nov. 5, 2021*               ATLive: The King & The Chief                Atlanta, Ga.
Nov. 12, 2021               Thompson-Boling Arena                           Knoxville, Tenn.
Nov. 13, 2021               Ford Center                                                Evansville, Ind.
Dec. 3, 2021                 SNHU Arena                                              Manchester, N.H.
Dec. 4, 2021                 UBS Arena                                                 Belmont Park, N.Y.
Dec. 10, 2021               The Anthem                                               Washington, D.C.
Dec. 11, 2021               The Anthem                                               Washington, D.C.
Dec. 17, 2021               Bon Secours Wellness Arena                     Greenville, S.C.
Dec. 18, 2021               Greensboro Coliseum                                Greensboro, N.C.
Jan. 7, 2022                  Pinnacle Bank Arena                                 Lincoln, Neb.
Jan. 8, 2022                  Denny Sanford PREMIER Center             Sioux Falls, S.D.
Jan. 14, 2022                Scotiabank Arena                                       Toronto, Ontario
Jan. 15, 2022                Canadian Tire Centre                                 Ottawa, Ontario
Jan. 21, 2022                Van Andel Arena                                       Grand Rapids, Mich.
Jan. 22, 2022                Little Caesars Arena                                   Detroit, Mich.
Feb. 4, 2022                  KFC Yum! Center                                      Louisville, Ky.
Feb. 5, 2022                  Bankers Life Fieldhouse                            Indianapolis, Ind.
Feb. 11, 2022                CHI Health Center                                     Omaha, Neb.
Feb. 12, 2022                Wells Fargo Arena                                     Des Moines, Iowa
Feb. 18, 2022                T-Mobile Center                                        Kansas City, Mo.
Feb 19, 2022                 BOK Center                                               Tulsa, Okla.
Feb. 25, 2022                Hampton Coliseum                                    Hampton, Va.
Feb. 26, 2022                Spectrum Center                                        Charlotte, N.C.
March 4, 2022              Amway Center                                           Orlando, Fla.
March 5, 2022              Amalie Arena                                             Tampa, Fla.
March 11, 2022            United Center                                             Chicago, Ill.
March 12, 2022            Enterprise Center                                       St. Louis, Mo.
March 18, 2022            Resch Center                                              Green Bay, Wis.
March 19, 2022            Resch Center                                              Green Bay, Wis.
March 25, 2022            Legacy Arena at the BJCC                         Birmingham, Ala.
March 26, 2022            Simmons Bank Arena                                Little Rock, Ark.
April 1, 2022                Dickies Arena                                            Fort Worth, Texas
April 2, 2022                AT&T Center                                             San Antonio, Texas
April 8, 2022                Toyota Center                                            Houston, Texas
April 9, 2022                Smoothie King Center                               New Orleans, La.
April 15, 2022              Moda Center                                              Portland, Ore.
April 16, 2022              Spokane Arena                                           Spokane, Wash.
April 29, 2022              ExtraMile Arena                                        Boise, Idaho
April 30, 2022              Vivint Arena                                              Salt Lake City, Utah
May 6, 2022                 Pechanga Arena                                         San Diego, Calif.
May 7, 2022                 STAPLES Center                                       Los Angeles, Calif.
May 11, 2022               Golden 1 Center                                         Sacramento, Calif.
May 13, 2022               T-Mobile Arena                                         Las Vegas, Nev.
May 14, 2022               Gila River Arena                                        Glendale, Ariz.
May 20, 2022               Madison Square Garden                             New York, N.Y.
July 8, 2022*                Pendleton Whisky Music Festival             Pendleton, Ore.
Aug. 27, 2022*             Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s    Stateline, NV
Aug. 28, 2022*             Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s    Stateline, NV
About Eric Church
Reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year and 10-time GRAMMY nominee Eric Church has spent the past year releasing new music at a relentless pace; providing a glimpse into the results of a marathon writing session during which he spent nearly a month writing and recording a song per day – including his latest Gold-certified No. 1 single “Hell of a View” and current single “Heart On Fire” – while sequestered in rural North Carolina, and fueling speculation around his critically acclaimed, chart-topping new three-part project, Heart & Soul, available everywhere now.
Just as unique as Church’s approach to recording and releasing music is his tenacity on the road. During his last outing, 2019’s Double Down Tour, Church played back-to-back nights of two unique shows in each market sans opening act, giving every city’s fans six-plus hours of his iconic music. The tour also featured a massive stop at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, where he broke the venue’s concert attendance record with more than 56,000 fans in attendance and became the first artist to sell out the venue with a solo lineup. Church also took to the field at Tampa Bay’s Raymond James Stadium in February of this year to perform the National Anthem with R&B star Jazmine Sullivan ahead of Super Bowl LV and has now returned to the road for his 55-city The Gather Again Tour, visiting full-capacity arenas for an in-the-round show in addition to a headlining spot alongside George Strait and Metallica during the ATLive festival at Mercedes-Benz Stadium this November.
A seven-time ACM Award winner, four-time CMA Award winner and 10-time GRAMMY nominee, Church has amassed a passionate fanbase around the globe known as the Church Choir as well as a critically acclaimed catalog of music. His previous album, the Gold-certified Desperate Man, earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Album (his third nod in the category). Previous releases include the Platinum-certified Sinners Like Me (“How ’Bout You,” “Guys Like Me”), Carolina (“Smoke a Little Smoke,” “Love Your Love the Most”) and Mr. Misunderstood (“Record Year,” “Round Here Buzz”), the Double-Platinum certified The Outsiders (“Like a Wrecking Ball,” “Talladega”) and the 3x Platinum-certified Chief (“Springsteen,” “Drink In My Hand”)as well as 29 Gold, Platinum and multi-Platinum certified singles.