Eric Church Reveals 2017 Tour, Two Nashville Concerts In May

Eric Church. Photo: Jensen Sutta

Eric Church. Photo: Jensen Sutta

Eric Church gave the crowd something extra to be excited about during his performance at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado last night (Aug. 9). The singer-songwriter revealed he will bring his 2017 Holdin’ My Own Tour to 60+ cities next year.

The tour, which launches Jan. 17 in Lincoln, Nebraska, will conclude with two shows at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on May 26 and May 27.

For this tour, Church will have no opening acts. Instead, he and his band will perform two full sets, with an intermission between.

As with previous tours, Church is committed to fighting scalping and unfair ticket prices. Church and his team have developed a new fan club pre-sale system that will allow them to remove scalpers from the pre-sale process before it even happens. Church Choir members will pre-register for the fan club pre-sale prior to it starting. Once verified, fan club members will receive buy links via text message when the pre-sale starts. Scalpers that are found to be gaming the system and posing as real fans won’t receive the buy link.

This tour features a larger allotment of fan club tickets than in the past so Church Choir members will have better success buying tickets in the pre-sale.  The Church Choir pre-sale will be the only pre-sale. There will be no venue, credit card or radio pre-sales.

New for the Holdin’ My Own Tour, Church commissioned a proprietary technology that scrubs ticket purchases using up to 10 different data points and automatically flags orders made by scalpers. Orders may be cancelled at any time and without warning. Finally, delivery of all ticket orders will be delayed until the days leading up to each show. Church hopes that this will make it impossible for scalpers to complete their transactions.

“In this era where growing inequality seems to be the norm, we wanted to do everything within our power to put the advantage back in the hands of true fans rather than those that take advantage of the system, and by extension our people,” said John Peets, Church’s manager. “It was important to us to invest time into evaluating and redesigning the ticket buying process and build the technology to level the playing field.”

2017 Holdin’ My Own Tour Dates:
Friday, Jan. 13: Lincoln, Neb.; Pinnacle Bank Arena
Saturday, Jan. 14: Sioux Falls, S.D.; Denny Sanford Premier Center
Sunday, Jan. 15: Grand Forks, N.D.; Ralph Engelstad Arena
Thursday, Jan. 19: Des Moines, Iowa; Wells Fargo Center
Friday, Jan. 20: Minneapolis, Minn.; Target Center
Saturday, Jan. 21: Green Bay, Wis.; Resch Center
Wednesday, Jan. 25: Philadelphia, Pa.; Wells Fargo Arena
Friday, Jan. 27: Brooklyn, N.Y.; Barclays Center
Saturday, Jan. 28: Boston, Mass.; TD Garden
Tuesday, Jan. 31: Kansas City Mo.; Sprint Center
Thursday, Feb. 2: Tulsa, Okla.; BOK Center
Friday, Feb. 3: Dallas, Texas; American Airlines Center
Thursday, Feb. 16: Duluth, Ga.; Infinite Energy Center
Friday, Feb. 17: Birmingham, Ala.; Legacy Arena at BJCC
Thursday, Feb. 23: Indianapolis, Ind.; Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Friday, Feb. 24: Cleveland, Ohio; Quicken Loans Arena
Saturday, Feb. 25: Auburn Hills, Mich.; The Palace at Auburn Hills
Tuesday, Feb. 28: London, ONT; Budweiser Gardens
Thursday, March 2: Toronto, ONT; Air Canada Centre
Friday, March 3: Ottawa, ONT; Canadian Tire Centre
Saturday, March 4: Montreal, QUE; Bell Centre
Tuesday, March 7: Winnipeg, MB; MTS Centre
Thursday, March 9: Saskatoon, SK; SaskTel Centre
Friday, March 10: Edmonton, AB; Rexall Place
Saturday, March 11: Calgary, AB; Scotiabank Saddledome
Tuesday, March 14: Vancouver, BC; Rogers Arena
Thursday, March 16: Portland, Ore.; Moda Center
Friday, March 17: Spokane, Wash.; Spokane Arena
Saturday, March 18: Tacoma, Wash.; Tacoma Dome
Wednesday, March 22: Bozeman, Mont.; Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
Friday, March 24: Boise, Idaho; Taco Bell Arena
Saturday, March 25: Salt Lake City, Utah; Vivint Smart Home Arena
Tuesday, March 28: Phoenix, Ariz.; Talking Sticks Resort Arena
Thursday, March 30: Sacramento, Calif.; Golden 1 Center
Friday, March 31: Los Angeles; STAPLES Center
Tuesday, April 4: Casper, Wy.; Casper Events Center
Wednesday, April 5: Denver; Pepsi Center
Friday, April 7: Wichita, Kan.; INTRUST Bank Arena
Saturday, April 8: Omaha, Neb.; CenturyLink Center Omaha
Wednesday, April 12: Moline, Ill.; iWireless Center
Thursday, April 13: Chicago; Allstate Arena
Friday, April 14: Milwaukee, Wis.; BMO Harris Bradley Center
Thursday, April 20: Buffalo, N.Y.; First Niagara Center
Friday, April 21: Pittsburgh, Pa.; CONSOL Energy Center
Saturday, April 22: Cincinnati, Ohio; US Bank Arena
Thursday, April 27: Uncasville, Conn.; Mohegan Sun Arena
Friday, April 28: Uncasville, Conn.; Mohegan Sun Arena
Saturday, April 29: Manchester, N.H.; Verizon Wireless Arena
Thursday, May 4: Tampa, Fla.; Amalie Arena
Friday, May 5: Jacksonville, Fla.; Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Thursday, May 11: Grand Rapids, Mich.; Van Andel Arena
Friday, May 12: Peoria, Ill.; Peoria Civic Center
Saturday, May 13: St. Louis; Scottrade Center
Thursday, May 18: Reading, Pa.; Santander Arena
Friday, May 19: Washington, D.C.; Verizon Center
Saturday, May 20: Greensboro, N.C.; Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Friday, May 26: Nashville, Tenn.; Bridgestone Arena
Saturday, May 27: Nashville, Tenn.; Bridgestone Arena

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