Country star Eric Church has just announced he’ll bring his mix of country and rock sound to the international stage this fall…sort of. The “Drink in My Hand” singer (who’ll be joined by such country legends as Dwight Yoakam and the Osborne Brothers) will kick things off on September 11 in Bossier City, LA, and from there he’ll barnstorm throughout the Midwest with shows, before making a slight dip into the South and then trekking into the Northeast. After that, it’s a series of shows in Tennessee, Canada, Wisconsin, and then finishing up in prime country music territories like Kansas City, Lexington, and Birmingham. Along the way, Church will play over 30 arena shows, including the Charleston Civic Center on September 26, Madison Square Garden on October 17, and John Labatt Centre on November 13. Tickets go on sale to the general public April 18, but members of Church’s premium fan club “the Church Choir” can snap them up now. It’s currently unclear if Church and crew will be playing gigs beyond the North American continent border or if the term “world tour” is being used because the Canadian shows.
A veteran of the country-music roadhouse scene before moving to Nashville, Church’s first album Sinners Like Me spawned three hit singles and sold over a half-million copies. But it wasn’t until the release of his third album Chief in 2011 that Church really broke through. The album reached number one on Billboard’s 200 and was eventually certified platinum. His latest album The Outsiders was released in February of 2014 has already produced two singles that have cracked the top ten of Billboard’s Hot Country Songs.