Eric Church announces Holdin' My Own Tour 2017 dates

Country superstar Eric Church made news during a Facebook Live chat Tuesday night when he revealed his 60-city 2017 Holdin' My Own Tour. The trek will be unique in that Church will perform two sets each night without an opening act.

Named after one of the tracks on Church's latest chart-topping album Mr. Misunderstood, the tour commences on January 13 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Along the way, the singer will hit up huge arenas like Brooklyn's Barclays Center, Boston's TD Garden, Toronto's Air Canada Centre, and the Staples Center in L.A. The tour wraps up with a pair of shows at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on May 26-27.

Members of Church's fan club will have presale access from now through August 23. Church's team will be working vigilantly to keep an eye out for ticket resellers, and all tickets ordered by scalpers or sold on secondary markets will be canceled. Tickets will not be released to purchasers until just days before the concert, giving scalpers less time to try to resell them.

In a press release, Church said, “The way Mr. Misunderstood came together mandated we release it as a surprise, straight to our fans, as it was important for me to deliver the music the same way the creativity hit me — directly and swiftly. What I didn’t anticipate is that it left me scratching my head a little as this year was supposed to be spent writing. What this year’s open schedule did afford us was time to think through the way the fans experience our music live, and it was important to us that we find a way to stick to these same principles when it came to approaching our shows, down to the way they go on sale.”

Church's decision to eschew opening acts and perform two sets follows in the footsteps of acts like the Dave Matthews Band, who used the same tactic at recent shows. Superstars like U2 and Bruce Springsteen have also toured without openers in recent years to try to give their fans maximum value.

Known for smash hits like “Springsteen,” “The Outsiders,” and “Give Me Back My Hometown,” Church has used his hard-rocking country style to differentiate himself from the bro-country trend and become one of the most critically acclaimed performers in the genre. His last single, “Record Year,” hit No. 1 on the country airplay chart.

Eric Church 2017 Holdin' My Own Tour Dates

January 13 - Lincoln, NE - Pinnacle Bank Arena
January 14 - Sioux Falls, SD - Denny Sanford Premier Center
January 15 - Grand Forks, ND - Ralph Engelstad Arena
January 19 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Center
January 20 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
January 21 - Green Bay, WI - Resch Center
January 25 - Philadelphia - Wells Fargo Arena
January 27 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
January 28 - Boston - TD Garden
January 31 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
February 2 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
February 3 - Dallas - American Airlines Center
February 16 - Duluth, GA - Infinite Energy Center
February 17 -  Birmingham, AL - Legacy Arena at BJCC
February 23 - Indianapolis, IN - Bankers Life Fieldhouse
February 24 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
February 25 - Auburn Hills, MI - The Palace at Auburn Hills
February 28 - London, ONT - Budweiser Gardens
March 2 - Toronto, ONT - Air Canada Centre
March 3 - Ottawa, ONT - Canadian Tire Centre
March 4 - Montreal, QUE - Bell Centre
March 7 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
March 9 - Saskatoon, SK - SaskTel Centre
March 10 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
March 11 - Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome
March 14 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
March 16 - Portland, OR - Moda Center
March 17 - Spokane, WA - Spokane Arena
March 18 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
March 22 - Bozeman, MT - Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
March 24 - Boise, ID - Taco Bell Arena
March 25 - Salt Lake City, UT - Vivint Smart Home Arena
March 28 - Phoenix, AZ - Talking Sticks Resort Arena
March 30 - Sacramento, CA - Golden 1 Center
March 31 - Los Angeles - STAPLES Center
April 4 - Casper, WY - Casper Events Center
April 5 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
April 7 - Wichita, KS - INTRUST Bank Arena
April 8 - Omaha, NE - CenturyLink Center Omaha
April 12 - Moline, IL - iWireless Center
April 13 - Chicago - Allstate Arena
April 14 - Milwaukee, WI - BMO Harris Bradley Center
April 20 - Buffalo, NY - First Niagara Center
April 21 - Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center
April 22 - Cincinnati,OH - US Bank Arena
April 27 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
April 28 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
April 29 - Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Arena
May 4 - Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena
May 5 - Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
May 11 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
May 12 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center
May 13 - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center
May 18 - Reading, PA - Santander Arena
May 19 - Washington, D.C. - Verizon Center
May 20 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum Complex
May 26 - Nashville - Bridgestone Arena
May 27 - Nashville - Bridgestone Arena