Eric Church Announces 2012 Headlining Tour Dates
Country music's modern day outlaw, Eric Church, will be burning up the road once again in 2012 on his newly announced Blood, Sweat and Beers Tour. The trek will launch on Jan. 19 in Fort Smith, Ark. and will run through May, covering over 50 dates along the way.
For the tour, Church is bringing his singing buddy Brantley Gilbert. Blackberry Smoke, Sonia Leigh, Jon Pardi, the Cadillac Black, and Drake White will also be featured on various dates throughout the tour.
"We have been building our entire career for this tour," says Church in a press release about the tour. "It is truly the culmination of a lot of blood, sweat and beer that has brought us to this point in our career. I have always trusted our fans to deliver with their dedication and passion, [and] they have always exceeded my expectations. I have never been more excited to begin a tour than this one. The band and I are committed to emptying the tank every night and delivering the best show we can."
Tickets prices will start at $34.75 for reserved seats. Fans will also have the option to purchase a VIP package, appropriately titled "Put a Drink in YOUR Hand," which will be priced at $199. The special package will include premiere seating, a pre-show party with food and drinks, a two-song acoustic performance by Church and autographed memorabilia, including a limited edition signed show poster and an exclusive tour laminate. The package will be limited to 200 fans per show and will be made available through all ticketing outlets.
Eric Church 2012 Tour Dates:
1/19 - Fort Smith, Ark. | Fort Smith Convention Center
1/20 - Cape Girardeau, Mo. | Show Me Center
1/21 - Southaven, Miss. | Desoto Civic Center
1/26 - Madison, Wis. | The Alliant Energy Center
1/27 - Saginaw, Mich. | The Dow Event Center
1/28 - Terre Haute, Ind. | The ISU Hulman Center
2/2 - Savannah, Ga. | Savannah Civic Center
1/3 - Knoxville, Tenn. | Thompson Boling Arena
2/4 - Norfolk, Va. | Ted Constant Center
2/16 - Greenville, S.C. | Bi-Lo Center
2/17 - Salisbury, Md. | Wicomico Civic Center
2/18 - Greensboro, N.C. | Greensboro Coliseum
2/23 - Battle Creek, Mich. | Kellogg Arena
2/24 - Cleveland, Ohio | Wolstein Center @ CSU
2/25 - Ft. Wayne, Ind. | Allen County War Memorial Col.
3/1 - Portland, Maine | Cumberland County Civic Center
3/2 - Lowell, Mass. | Tsongas Center at UMASS Lowell
3/3 - Indiana, Pa. | Kovalchick Center
3/8 - Oklahoma City, Okla. | Chesapeake Energy Center
3/10 - Orange Beach, Ala. | Amphitheater at The Wharf
Additional dates will be announced in the coming weeks, including stops in Portland, Maine; Lowell, Mass.; Indiana, Pa.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Jonesboro, Ark.; Orange Beach, Ala.; New York, N.Y.; Binghamton, N.Y.; Reading, Pa.; Atlantic City, N.J.; Estero, Fla.; Orlando, Fla.; Tallahassee, Fla.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Tupelo, Miss.; Bossier City, La.; Auburn, Ala.; Evansville, Ind.; St. Louis, Mo.; Pikeville, Ky.; Columbus, Ohio; Lexington, Ky.; Bloomington, Ill.; Springfield, Mo.; Birmingham, Ala.; Nashville, Tenn.; Toledo, Ohio; Chicago, Ill.; Youngstown, Ohio; Minneapolis, Minn.; Topeka, Ka.; and Morrison, Colo.
Watch the Eric Church 'Drink in My Hand' Video