Country’s Eric Church just set a new attendance record at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium, selling 56,521 tickets during his concert on Saturday, Billboard reports.
Church’s show was his first time headlining a stadium concert during his career; the Saturday sold-out concert was in support of his latest record, Desperate Man. Taylor Swift previously held the record at the venue with 55,182 people in attendance during her Reputation Tour last year, which beat Kenny Chesney’s record of 55,182.
The country star is not new to breaking records – he held the largest attendance at Bridgestone Arena with 18,411 tickets sold back in 2015, which was surpassed by Bon Jovi in 2017 and Mumford & Sons in March. Church will return to Nissan Stadium again next weekend for the 2019 CMA Fest, which runs from June 6 to 9. From there, he is slated to make stops in cities like San Francisco, Philadelphia, Little Rock, Hartford, and Washington, D.C. before wrapping-up his current trek with a two-day show at Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center late November.
Desperate Man dropped last October and features the title track as well as tracks “Higher Wire” and “Some of It.” The LP follows 2015’s Mr. Misunderstood and 2014’s The Outsiders. He is best-known for 2011’s “Springsteen” and “Drink In My Hand,” along with later hits “Talladega” and “Record Year.”
Last Updated on June 4, 2019 by Olivia Perreault