Eric Church Adds Second Leg to The Outsiders World Tour
Next year will be a good one for country fans. Eric Church has announced an additional leg to his massive The Outsiders World Tour, getting 2015 off to a rockin' start.
The 'Talladega' singer wraps the first leg of his tour on Dec. 13 in Alabama to get a bit of rest over the holidays, and then he'll pack up the bus again on Jan. 8 and be ready to hit the road and play for the legions of fans that make up the Church Choir. The second leg is slated to end at the beginning of February in San Jose, Calif.
Before the second trek begins, Church will have the chance to make a few memories he'll likely never forget. He is set to play at the legendary Madison Square Garden on Friday (Oct. 17) -- the same stage he played on eight years ago, memorably getting himself kicked off Rascal Flatts' tour when he played 20 minutes longer than his allotted time.This time around, he's the headliner.
Since Church fought his way to the top of country by playing in small, intimate, bar-like settings, arena shows are a different entity -- but he doesn't want them to feel that way.
"We came from small rooms," he explains. "We came from small clubs and bars. And a lot of you were there with us. Most of you were there with us. I wanted to capture the same thing in these bigger rooms."
He also promises a different set list every night, making every show a unique experience.
"t’s a challenge for us, but that’s our problem," says Church.
He's proven himself to be fearless, fierce and a huge presence in country music today. Not surprisingly, Church's talent showed up in the 2014 CMA Awards nominations, where he's up for four awards: Album of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Single of the Year and Song of the Year.
Eric Church, The Outsiders World Tour, Second Leg Dates:
1/8 - New Orleans, La. - Smoothie King Center
1/9 - Tupelo, Miss. - BankcorpSouth Arena
1/10 - Nashville, Tenn. - Bridgestone Arena
1/14 - Oklahoma City, Okla. - Chesapeake Energy Arena
1/6 - Las Vegas, Nev. - The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
1/17 - Las Vegas, Nev. - The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
1/18 - San Diego, Calif. - Valley View Casino Arena
1/ 22 - Fresno, Calif. - Save Mart Center
1/23 - Los Angeles, Calif. - Staples Center
1/24 - Phoenix, Ariz. - US Airways Arena
1/27 - Denver, Colo. - Pepsi Center
1/29 - Spokane, Wash. - Spokane Arena
1/30 - Boise, Id. - Taco Bell Arena
1/31 - Salt Lake City, Utah - EnergySolutions Arena
2/4 - Sacramento, Calif. - Sleep Train Arena
2/5 - San Jose, Calif. - SAP Center