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Friday, June 1, 2012
AFTER 25 SOLD-OUT SHOWS ERIC CHURCH ADDS MOORE TO THE BLOOD, SWEAT & BEERS TOUR FOR FALL 2012
Special Guests Justin Moore and Kip Moore to Join Church For Upcoming Dates Through December
Tickets On Sale for Many New Dates on June 8, With Additional On-Sales to be Announced in Coming Weeks
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – He’s sold out over 25 dates on his inaugural arena headlining tour, but Eric Church's The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour isn’t over yet. Announced today, the Fall leg of the tour will include stops from Amherst, MA to Los Angeles, CA to Sunrise, FL. Special guests Justin Moore and Kip Moore will join Church for this portion of the tour. Tickets will go on sale June 8 for the first dates, with additional on-sales to be announced in the coming weeks. To purchase, visit www.EricChurch.com.
In April, Eric Church: The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour was named No. 11 on Pollstar’s 2012 Worldwide Ticket Sales Chart for the first quarter, confirming the tour was one of the highest-attended across all genres of music from January through March.
Not only has The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour received huge response from fans, but it has also been met with praise by many outlets including The Boston Globe who wrote, "With his vivid songs, frenetic performances, and outsider allure, Church is a refreshing figure on the country scene." The Reading Eagle added, “It’s been said a transcendent concert can resemble a religious experience, but this took it to a new level… the 34-year-old frequently exploded from the mic stand, arms pounding his chest, screaming at the crowd to boost an energy level that pyrotechnics and explosions had already elevated… the energy roared.”
Moreover, Church has tied The Blood Sweat & Beers Tour to a cause that will help those in need. Teaming up with Tickets-For-Charity.com, he is giving fans the opportunity to donate part of their purchase price to their favorite charity, and his partnering cause, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and its mission to find a cure for diabetes. For more information, visit www.TicketsForCharity.com.
Full list of newly-announced dates:
9/13/2012 | Amherst , MA | Mullins Center
9/14/2012 | Wilkes-Barre, PA | Mohegan Sun Arena
9/15/2012 | Pittsburgh, PA | CONSOL Energy Center
9/20/2012 | Frisco , TX | Dr. Pepper Arena
9/21/2012 | Houston, TX | Toyota Center
9/22/2012 | Cedar Park, TX | Cedar Park Center
9/27/2012 | Mankato, MN | Verizon Wireless Center
9/28/2012 | Sioux City, IA | Tyson Events Center
9/29/2012 | Kansas City, MO | Sprint Center
10/4/2012 | Detroit, MI | Joe Louis Arena
10/5/2012 | Moline, IL | iWireless Center
10/6/2012 | Cincinnati, OH | US Bank Arena
10/11/2012 | Green Bay, WI | Resch Center
10/12/2012 | Milwaukee, WI | Bradley Center
10/13/2012 | Indianapolis, IN | Bankers Life Fieldhouse
10/14/2012 | Louisville, KY | KFC Yum! Center
10/18/2012 | Lafayette, LA | Cajun Dome
10/19/2012 | Biloxi, MS | Mississippi Coast Coliseum
10/20/2012 | Birmingham, AL | BJCC Arena
10/21/2012 | Murray, KY | CFSB Center
10/25/2012 | Roanoke, VA | Roanoke Civic Center Coliseum
10/26/2012 | Fairfax, VA | Patriot Center
10/27/2012 | Charlottesville, VA | John Paul Jones Arena
11/2/2012 | Glendale, AZ | Jobing.com Arena
11/3/2012 | Las Vegas, NV | Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
11/4/2012 | Los Angeles, CA | Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
11/6/2012 | Bakersfield, CA | Rabobank Arena
11/8/2012 | Anaheim, CA | Honda Center
11/9/2012 | San Jose, CA | HP Pavilion at San Jose
11/10/2012 | Sacramento, CA | Power Balance Pavilion
11/11/2012 | Reno, NV | Reno Events Center
11/13/2012 | Everett, WA | Comcast Arena at Everett
11/15/2012 | Portland, OR | Rose Garden Arena
11/16/2012 | Boise, ID | Taco Bell Arena
11/17/2012 | West Valley City, UT | Maverik Center
11/28/2012 | Charlotte, NC | Time Warner Cable Arena
11/29/2012 | Duluth, GA | The Arena at Gwinnett Center
11/30/2012 | Columbia, SC | Colonial Life Arena
12/1/2012 | Huntington, WV | Big Sandy Superstore Arena
12/6/2012 | North Little Rock, AR | Verizon Arena
12/7/2012 | Tulsa, OK | BOK Center
12/8/2012 | Wichita, KS | INTRUST Bank Arena
12/13/2012 | Tampa, FL | USF Sun Dome
12/14/2012 | Jacksonville, FL | Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
12/15/2012 | Sunrise, FL | Bank Atlantic Center
For more information on Eric Church and to stay updated on additional shows and on-sale dates, please visit www.EricChurch.com.
About Eric Church
EMI Records Nashville’s Eric Church catapulted into national success with the release of his debut country album, Sinners Like Me, which produced radio hits “How ‘Bout You,” “Two Pink Lines,” and “Guys Like Me.” His follow-up, Carolina, went on to sell over 500,000 copies (certified Gold) and spawned top hits “Love Your Love The Most,” “Hell On The Heart,” and “Smoke A Little Smoke.” Awarded the ACM New Solo Vocalist of the Year Award, Church celebrated the chart-topping release of his third studio album, CHIEF, in July 2011 with sales exceeding 145,000 in the first week largely due to Top 15 radio hit, “Homeboy.” The album received RIAA-Gold certification merely 10 weeks after its release and received a spike of over 60% in sales following his performance of his first-ever No. 1 single, “Drink In My Hand,” on the CMA Awards. Moreover, it topped numerous “Best of 2011” lists including those compiled by Rolling Stone, iTunes, Amazon, NPR, SPIN and more. In November, the announcement was made he was nominated for his first GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Album, followed by a recent ACM nominations for Album of The Year for CHIEF and Video of the Year for Top 10 “Homeboy.” On Jan. 19, 2012, Church kicked off his first-ever headlining arena tour in Fort Smith, AR. The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour includes over 90 stops nationwide. Eric’s hot new radio single, “Springsteen,” is Top 5 at radio now and is his fastest-rising single to-date. For a full list of tour dates and latest career happenings, visit www.EricChurch.com.
About Justin Moore
Justin Moore’s star has grown significantly since he was named Billboard's Top New Country Artist of 2009. This southern country stylist has sold over 3 million digital downloads to date and his sophomore album OUTLAWS LIKE ME hit the #1 spot the week it was released. OUTLAWS LIKE ME includes the fastest-rising single of Moore’s career, “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away,” which ascended to the No. 1 spot. His debut album scored three consecutive smash singles (the No. 1 “Small Town USA” as well as the hits “Backwoods” and “How I Got To Be This Way”). He has been profiled by publications from The Washington Post, People Country and Billboard to USA Today. Additionally, his debut was recognized by the New York Times as one of the best albums of 2009. National TV appearances have included The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, NPR, WGN Midday News, FOX, Associated Press and Better TV while his music has been featured on Hannity & Colmes and NFL Rewind. Just last year, he hit the road with Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, and Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton. For music and more, visit www.MooreJustinMusic.com.
About Kip Moore
With his grit, passion and uncanny ability to powerfully capture universal themes of love, loss and coming of age on his MCA Nashville debut album, Up All Night, Georgia native Kip Moore is emerging as the hottest new country artist of 2012. The album's first single, "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck, " has been certified Gold and spent two consecutive weeks at No. 1. He is nominated for Breakthrough Artist and Breakthrough Songwriter at the 24th annual MusicRow Awards. Music critics are praising his compelling lyrics of honesty delivered in a raw and rustic voice. For more information, visit www.KipMoore.net.
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