When country superstar Eric Church canceled his April 2 concert at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas earlier this week, a wave of angry fans aired out their grievances with the entertainer on social media.
Church canceled his “Gather Again Tour” stop in order to support his home state basketball team, the North Carolina Tar Heels, in an NCAA Final Four game scheduled for that same night. In a letter to ticket-holders, Church said that watching his beloved Tar Heels play the Duke Blue Devils in the Final Four was “any sports enthusiast’s dream.” He wrote that calling off the concert four days before showtime was “the most selfish thing” he had ever asked of his fans. Tickets were refunded.
Ticket-holders and Church fans have debated on social media since news broke about the cancelation as to if Church’s reasoning for canceling the show was honorable or not, as the entertainer is known for having a fans-first approach. In fact, his recent triple album contained a disc only available to his fan-club, the Church Choir.
But days after canceling the San Antonio show, Church has responded to his fans in a social media message posted on Friday (April 1). Church let ticket-holders know that they will be able to attend a “one of a kind free show” on Sept. 2 at Whitewater Amphitheater in New Braunfels, Texas, an hour away from San Antonio.
“Thank you for letting me take my family to this game,” Church writes. “It took a minute to figure out how and when I could properly express my thanks. I will be coming to Whitewater Amphitheater in New Braunfels, Texas on Friday, September 2, 2022 for a ONE of a kind FREE show for those of you who bought tickets and were planning to attend our cancelled San Antonio show. Details to be announced soon.”
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Now, with a make-up date booked, Church will watch the Tar Heels take on Duke on Saturday, April 2 in New Orleans. The next stop on the “Gather Again Tour” will take place on April 8 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.