Eric Church is riding high after his fifth studio album Mr. Misunderstood hit second on both the U.S. country charts and Billboard 200. It is on pace to become his fifth album to reach gold status and has a chance to hit platinum thanks to his upcoming tour. Concert Fix reported on Thursday that Church has announced his massive Holdin’ My Own Tour, which will play 58 shows in 2017.
The concert tour launches on Jan. 13 in Lincoln, Nebraska and will stretch all the way to May 26-27, with back-to-back shows at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Despite playing 58 shows on the tour, there will only be one show in the state of Texas. The Eric Church Dallas concert will take place at the American Airlines Center on Feb. 3 and tickets will be available through AXS.com.
Church is foregoing any opening acts and won’t have supporting artists on tour with him. Instead, this is an all-Eric Church show and he will play two full headlining sets with an intermission in between the two sets. This is the first time that Church will be playing large arena shows by himself. In 2014, he toured with Dwight Yoakam, Brothers Osborne, and more. He also joined forces with Kenny Chesney for a number of shows on the No Shoes Nation tour as well.
Humorously, Eric Chuch was actually kicked off his debut tour where he was opening for Rascal Flatts and Gary Allen for playing too long on his sets. Church said it took five years for a major act to let him open for them again after the Rascal Flatts fiasco. With that in mind, he has released five albums since that time so he should have no problem playing for two full sets by himself.
For those who haven’t followed the career of Eric Church, he also makes sure that all fans get the chance to get tickets to his concerts at fair ticket value. Whenever he learns that scalpers buy a batch of tickets for a specific show, Church will have those sales cancelled and the tickets will go back on sale to the fans at the regular price. This means fans should avoid buying tickets from secondary markets because they will be cancelled prior to the show.