Country music singer Eric Church is currently out on the road with his Blood, Sweat & Beers tour. The tour began in Fort Smith, AR on January 19 and will wrap up on December 15 at the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, FL.
He recently announced the fall leg of the tour will begin on September 13 in Amherst, MA at the Mullins Center. The fall tour will offer up 45 dates across the United States. The Blood, Sweat & Beers tour is promoting Church’s latest album, “Chief,” which was released last year on July 26.
During its first week of sales, Church’s third album “Chief” sold 144,990 copies, according to Nielson SoundScan, stated VH1. According to his official website, the album has had “record-breaking sales” and has received “rave critical reviews.” The singles off the album, “Springsteen” and “Drink In My Hand,” have been awarded RIAA Gold and Platinum Certification. Church’s album “Chief” also received a Grammy nomination for Best Country Album.
In its 54th week on the Billboard 200 chart “Chief” currently sits at the number 27 position and the most recent single “Creepin'” is number 28 on the Country Songs chart.
Recently, a party was held to honor Church’s accomplishments at Marathon Music Works, in Nashville, by Church’s record label, EMI Nashville, and the performance rights organization, BMI, according to CMT. “I never thought I’d have a No. 1 anything so to have the No. 1 album and the second No. 1 single off this record, it’s just bizarre,” Eric Church stated in Country Weekly.
Eric Church, who is from North Carolina, released “Sinners Like Me,” his first album in 2006. His follow-up album “Carolina” became RIAA Gold Certified and helped him stand out with some of the top country singers.
Touring with Eric Church will be Robert Earl Keen for three upcoming dates on his tour. Those dates include: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT; CMAC in Canandaigua, NY; and Meadowbrook US Cellular Pavillion in Guilford, NH.
For the fall leg of The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour Church will be joined by Justin Moore and Kip Moore.
Justin Moore, who grew up in the small town of Poyen, AR, will be performing music off his most recent album “Outlaws Like Me,” which was released June 21, 2011. “Outlaws Like Me” is still on Billboard’s Country Chart at number 39, it has spent 59 weeks on the chart and did reach the number one position.
Kip Moore, will be performing songs off his most recent album, “Up All Night,” which was released on April 24. Kip has reached No. 1 on the Billboard chart of country music for two weeks, according to CMT. His single “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck” reached gold status after selling 500,000 before the release of the album, CMT further states.
Eric Church teamed up with Tickets for Charity in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Pit and lower level tickets to select performances are for sale exclusively through TicketsForCharity.com.
Tickets for the first half of the fall tour are already available to the public, while the remaining shows will be released at a later time. If you are interested in any additional information, you can visit Eric Church’s official website.
Fans in the Nashville area can see Church along with Exile, Bill Anderson & Jimmy Dickens tonight August 14 at the historic Grand Ole Opry House.
Last Updated on August 15, 2012 by By Kathryn Baker