After a rousing start to his Double Down Tour, Eric Church spoke directly to his faithful Church Choir in a video message, announcing 13 added shows across eight cities (with multiple nights in select arenas) to his 2019 trek, Sept. 13 through Nov. 23, to follow the 19 cities previously announced this spring.
Yesterday, March 14, the ACM Album of the Year nominee told his fans “I don’t want to be two months from the end of this thing – so we’re going to play a little more… I can’t thank you enough for what this is and what I’m seeing every night. I appreciate everybody giving me everything they’ve got and I look forward to seeing you on the road!”
Church has set a new standard for touring with his back-to-back stands in each city of the Double Down Tour, with Rolling Stone pointing out each night’s unique “set list that dwarfs those of his country peers… where loose, funky explorations [are] given just as much space as the singer’s radio hits” and the Kansas City Star noting that the concept works “to showcase Church’s expansive range.” Thus far, Church has performed almost his entire catalogue from the span of his six studio albums, continuously introducing first-time performances as the tour progresses to make every show completely its own. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch also praised this structure of the tour, proclaiming “it was perfection. And then, after two hours and 45 minutes of music, it was over. Until the next night.”
In addition to unique set lists, each night of the tour has also seen elements specific to the host locations themselves. Church’s references to local venues he played in his earliest days and tribute-filled medleys have won crowds over in every city thus far – from Fenway Park classic “Sweet Caroline” in Boston to the falsetto notes of Prince’s “Kiss” in Minneapolis and a twangy version of Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” in Detroit – leading Forbes to declare, “It’s a show where paying tribute to Merle Haggard in the first set and Queen in the second set feels natural.”
Church himself has also made a point to surprise unsuspecting fans with tickets to the pit encapsulated by the stage itself at various shows, handing out passes on the streets of Boston and in the top rows of the arena in Minneapolis.
A pit ticket pre-sale for all added shows except the Oct. 25 Little Rock, Ark. show (additional details below) begins on Tuesday, March 19 at 9:30 a.m. through the Eric Church Official App with an additional pre-sale for paid fan club members running from Tuesday, March 19 at 10:00 a.m. through Thursday, March 21 at 10:00 p.m. and tickets on sale to the general public on Friday, March 22 at 10:00 a.m. All times are local.
As Church takes over each added city, there will continue to be many new and exciting events happening throughout as well as unique merchandise available. As in the past, fans have the opportunity to pre-order These Boots by Lucchese or to purchase their own pair on site in the venue concourses. New this year, Jack Daniel’s has debuted an exclusive Eric Church Edition Single Barrel bottle, available at select liquor stores along each stop of the tour with engraving trucks set up for fans to personalize their bottles. Proceeds from this bottle will help support The Chief Cares Fund. For more details on Jack Daniel’s locations and how to pre-order These Boots, be sure to visit ericchurch.com.
Additionally, fans can prepare for upcoming tour dates with Apple Music’s new “Get Ready to Double Down” exclusive playlist and keep the celebration going all year long with “The Party Never Ends,” both available as part of a free three-month trial for new Apple Music subscribers (terms apply).
Upcoming Double Down Tour Dates
March 15 & 16 – Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, N.C.*
March 22 & 23 – Allstate Arena, Chicago, Ill.*
March 29 & 30 – Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wis.*
April 12 & 13 – American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas*
April 19 & 20 – Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio*
April 26 & 27 – Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, S.C.*
May 3 & 4 – PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pa.*
May 10 & 11 – Pepsi Center, Denver, Colo.*
May 17 & 18 – STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, Calif.*
May 25 – Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tenn.*
June 28 & 29 – The Gorge Amphitheatre, George, Wash.*
Sept. 13 & 14 – Resch Center, Green Bay, Wis.
Sept. 20 & 21 – Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta
Oct. 11 & 12 – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pa.
Oct. 25 – Verizon Arena, Little Rock, Ark.**
Nov. 1 – SNHU Arena, Manchester, N.H.
Nov. 2 – XL Center, Hartford, Conn.
Nov. 15 & 16 – The Anthem, Washington, D.C.
Nov. 22 & 23 – Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, Calif.
*previously announced dates
**The pit ticket pre-sale for the Oct. 25 Little Rock, Ark. begins on Tuesday, March 26 at 9:30 a.m. through the Eric Church Official App with the paid fan club member pre-sale running from Tuesday, March 26 at 10:00 a.m. through Thursday, March 28 at 10:00 p.m. and tickets on sale to the general public on Friday, March 29 at 10:00 a.m. All times are local.
About Eric Church The three-time Country Music Association and six-time Academy of Country Music Award winner released his highly-anticipated album Desperate Man atop the Billboard Country Albums chart on October 5. The album also debuted at No. 5 on the all-genre Billboard 200. Rolling Stone describes the album as “classic Church: expertly crafted and country-radio-friendly, while also pushing boundaries in a way that sounds natural and unforced” and American Songwriter notes that it “sublimates the pain of a tumultuous year into his most adventuresome album yet.” Church has returned to the road for his 2019 Double Down Tour, visiting more than 25 markets for back-to-back nights of two unique shows sans-opening act to give fans 6+ hours of his iconic music in each city. The tour also includes a massive stop at Nissan Stadium in Nashville where Church will more than double the attendance record set at Bridgestone Arena in 2017http://www.countryschatter.com/2019/03/eric-church-extends-double-down-tour-with-13-additional-shows/Press ReleaseTours"the party Never Ends",Double Down Tour,eric church,Eric Church Official App,facebook,The Chief Cares fund