Eric Church Turns Red Rocks Concerts Into Live Album
On Nov. 4, 2015, Eric Church showed up at the 2015 CMA Awards with a new album, Mr. Misunderstood, up his sleeve. To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the project's surprise release, Church has announced a live album featuring some of the disc's tracks.
Mr. Misunderstood on the Rocks Live & (Mostly) Unplugged is set for release exclusively through Walmart on Nov. 4 and will feature seven songs -- six from Mr. Misunderstood -- recorded at Church's two sold-out acoustic shows at Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheater in August. The record includes "Mistress Named Music," "Chattanooga Lucy," "Mixed Drinks About Feelings," "Knives of New Orleans," "Kill a Word" and "Record Year" from Mr. Misunderstood, as well as Church's cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”
Church's Red Rocks concerts also included a guest appearance by Cam -- and the announcement of his 2017 Holdin' My Own Tour. The trek, which is set to begin in January, will feature over 50 stops and no opening acts; instead, Church will perform two full sets every night.
“It’s going to be a three-hour show. And the only way to do that was to go by ourselves. Otherwise, it just doesn’t work time-wise. It doesn’t work with the load-in, the load-out,” Church explains. “It gives us two chances as an opener, two chances at closing the show. And it gives us a wide chance to do things, like possibly keep it thematic, where the first set is [songs from] Sinners Like Me through Carolina, and then we come out and run Chief through Mr. Misunderstood. Stuff like that.”
For more info on his upcoming tour and Mr. Misunderstood on the Rocks Live & (Mostly) Unplugged, check out Church’s official website. The album will also be available on vinyl as a Record Store Day Black Friday release; only 2,500 copies will be pressed.
Eric Church, Mr. Misunderstood on the Rocks Live & (Mostly) Unplugged Track Listing:
1. “Mistress Named Music -- Red Rocks Medley”
2. “Chattanooga Lucy”
3. “Mixed Drinks About Feelings”
4. “Knives of New Orleans”
5. “Kill a Word”
6. “Record Year”
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