Chief On Tour: CBS Goes Behind The Scenes

Eric Church with CBS' Mark Strassmann Courtesy: Jill Trunnel

Eric Church with CBS’ Mark Strassmann
Photo courtesy: Jill Trunnel

CBS This Morning went behind the scenes of Eric Church’s tour recently. Reporting from Fresno and Los Angeles, Mark Strassmann showed what goes into the $19 million production: 170 tons of equipment, 100+ crew members, 18-hour days, 14 trucks, 12 buses, six-hour set up, and, as his stage manager put it, “100,000 pounds of rock your city.”

Costs of the nine-month outing are $3 million for the stage, $3.9 million for vehicles, $2.5 million for lighting video and audio, and $2 million to pay the crew, which equals about “$250,000 to show up” at a venue.

 Strassman also interviewed Church last year, showing his hometown Granite Falls, N.C. and the cabin where he wrote the songs for The Outsiders. See that here.

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