Eric Church Unleashes Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour in 2012
Eric Church fans, get ready to put a drink in your hand when the rough and rowdy entertainer rolls into your town on his 2012 headlining concert trek, christened the Blood, Sweat & Beers tour. Eric, who scored a No. 1 album with the critically-acclaimed 'Chief' when it was released in August, will be joined on the 50-plus-date tour by hit songwriter Brantley Gilbert, who's currently celebrating his first No. 1 single as an artist with 'Country Must Be Country Wide.' Also being featured on various dates are the Cadillac Black, Blackberry Smoke, Sonia Leigh, Jon Pardi and Drake White.
Eric made the tour announcement on his official website Monday morning (Nov. 21), revealing that the tour will begin on Jan. 19 in Fort Smith, Ark. Ticket prices will range from $34.75 for reserved seats to $199 for the "Put a Drink in YOUR Hand" VIP Package, which includes premier seating, a pre-show party, a two-song acoustic performance from Eric and autographed memorabilia. The VIP experience will be made available through all ticketing outlets.
"We have been building our entire career for this tour," says the North Carolina native. "It is truly the culmination of a lot of blood, sweat and beer that has brought us to this point in our career. I have always trusted our fans to deliver with their dedication and passion, they have always exceeded my expectations. I have never been more excited to begin a tour than this one. The band and I are committed to emptying the tank every night and delivering the best show we can."
In addition to the dates listed below, Eric will soon be announcing stops in nearly 30 additional cities. The tour is expected to continue through May 2012.
Eric Church's Blood, Sweat & Beers tour dates:
Jan. 19 Fort Smith, Ark., Fort Smith Convention Center
Jan. 20 Cape Girardeau, Mo., Show Me Center
Jan. 21 Southaven, Miss., Desoto Civic Center
Jan. 26 Madison, Wis., Alliant Energy Center
Jan. 27 Saginaw, Mich., Dow Event Center
Jan. 28 Terre Haute, Ind., ISU Hulman Center
Feb. 2 Savannah, Ga., Savannah Civic Center
Feb. 3 Knoxville, Tenn., Thompson Boling Arena
Feb. 4 Norfolk, Va., Ted Constant Center
Feb. 16 Greenville, S.C., Bi-Lo Center
Feb. 17 Salisbury, Md., Wicomico Civic Center
Feb. 18 Greensboro, N.C., Greensboro Coliseum
Feb. 23 Battle Creek, Mich., Kellogg Arena
Feb. 24 Cleveland, Ohio, Wolstein Center @ CSU
Feb. 25 Ft. Wayne, Ind., Allen County War Memorial Col.
Mar. 1 Portland, Maine, Cumberland County Civic Center
Mar. 2 Lowell, Mass., Tsongas Center at UMASS Lowell
Mar. 3 Indiana, Pa., Kovalchick Center
Mar. 8 Oklahoma City, Okla., Chesapeake Energy Center
Mar. 10 Orange Beach, Ala., Amphitheater at the Wharf
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