Eric Church Announces Free Shows to Launch New Album
Eric Church has been teasing fans with a series of online videos leading up to the release of ‘The Outsiders,’ and now he’s revealed what they’ve all been building up to.
The country rocker posted the video above on Tuesday (Feb. 11), the same day the new album dropped. In it, he reveals six free shows that he is playing to launch the new album.
The video depicts the same gloved hand that was present in previous clips, pinning locations to a map. As the clip progresses, it reveals the cities, venues and times for the six performances, which will feature Church performing both acoustically, and with a full band.
The shows kick off Thursday (Feb. 13) at 5PM at the 8 Second Saloon in Indianapolis, where Church will perform a few acoustic songs. Then it’s straight to the Dusty Armadillo in Rootstown, Ohio, where he will play another short acoustic set that begins at 7:30PM Thursday night.
From there, Church will head to Joe’s Bar in Chicago, where he’ll be joined by his full band for a free show at 9PM.
He’ll repeat the entire process on Friday (Feb. 14), performing an acoustic show at the Blind Horse in Greenville, S.C. at 5PM, another acoustic set at Coyote Joe’s in Charlotte at 7PM, and then ending up at the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta for a full-band set that begins at 8PM.
Church gave away tickets to his Church Choir fan club via his website. Those tickets have all been assigned, but fans in those cities can still contact the individual venues to see of there are any additional tickets available. The first three shows are 21 and over, while the last three are ages 18 and up.
On February 24 Church will kick off an overseas run of dates that includes stops in Ireland, England, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Norway, before returning to the US for a series of festival dates.