Country music icon Eric Church today has announced his comeback to worldwide performing with the news that he would again tour this fall with his The Gather Around Tour. The tour will hit 55 cities in the USA and Canada.
Making the most of the long-awaited opportunity to “gather again,” for the first time in his career Church will adopt an in-the-round set up, with the stage at the center of each arena floor in order to accommodate as many fans as possible. Tickets to all U.S. dates go on sale to the general public Friday, May 7 at 10 a.m. local time at www.EricChurch.com. Church Choir members may access tickets early via pre-sale on Tuesday, May 4 at 10 a.m. local time. On sale information for the Canadian dates will be announced soon.
Church, praised by Rolling Stone in the lead review of the April 2021 print issue for how he “has maneuvered the Nashville system, remaining dedicated to the power of down-the-center hitmaking even as he’s helped expand the parameters of the genre,” has passionately taken a leadership role in the industry’s return to touring.
“It became very clear to me that the only way to really get back to normal is through vaccinations. You’ve got to get needles in arms,” he shared with Billboard in the April 3 cover story depicting the superstar getting his own second dose of the vaccine after consulting with epidemiologists and industry experts.
“I just want to play shows,” he continued. “Politics’ job is to divide – that’s how you win elections. Those things that unite us are music and sports. The times when, whether you’re a Democrat or Republican or whatever, you throw your arm around the person next to you. We need that. I need that.”
Additionally, Church will appear in an upcoming PSA promoting vaccine education, produced by ACM Lifting Lives, The Ad Council and COVID Collaborative and set to premiere during the ACM Awards broadcast on Sunday, April 18, where Church will also perform a song off his forthcoming Heart & Soul triple album project.
The trio is set for release in the coming weeks, with Heart available everywhere Friday, April 16, Soul available everywhere Friday, April 23, and the middle album, &, available exclusively to the Church Choir on Tuesday, April 20.
The Gather Again Tour
Sept. 17, 2021 Rupp Arena
Sept. 18, 2021 Nationwide Arena
Sept. 24, 2021 Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
Sept. 25, 2021 KeyBank Center
Oct. 1, 2021 Alerus Center Grand Forks, N.D.
Oct. 2, 2021 Bell MTS Place
Oct. 8, 2021 PPG Paints Arena Pittsburgh, Pa.
Oct. 9, 2021 Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, Pa.
Oct. 15, 2021 Ball Arena Denver, Colo.
Oct. 22, 2021 Scotiabank Saddledome Calgary, Alberta
Oct. 23, 2021 SaskTel Centre Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Oct. 29, 2021 Rogers Arena
Oct. 30, 2021 Climate Pledge Arena
Nov. 12, 2021 Thompson-Boling Arena Knoxville, Tenn.
Nov. 13, 2021 Ford Center
Dec. 3, 2021 SNHU Arena
Dec. 4, 2021 UBS Arena
Dec. 10, 2021 The Anthem Washington, D.C.
Dec. 11, 2021 The Anthem
Dec. 17, 2021 Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Dec. 18, 2021
Jan. 7, 2022
Jan. 8, 2022
Jan. 14, 2022
Jan. 15, 2022
Jan. 21, 2022 Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, Mich.
Jan. 22, 2022 Little Caesars Arena Detroit, Mich.
Feb. 4, 2022 KFC Yum! Center
Feb. 5, 2022
Feb. 11, 2022 CHI Health Center Omaha Omaha, Neb.
Feb. 12, 2022 Wells Fargo Arena Des Moines, Iowa
Feb. 18, 2022 T-Mobile Center Kansas City, Mo.
Feb 19, 2022 BOK Center
Feb. 25, 2022 Hampton Coliseum
Feb. 26, 2022 Spectrum Center Charlotte, N.C.
March 4, 2022 Amway Center
March 5, 2022 Amalie Arena
March 11, 2022 United Center Chicago, Ill.
March 12, 2022 Enterprise Center St. Louis, Mo.
March 18, 2022 Resch Center
March 19, 2022 Resch Center
March 25, 2022 Legacy Arena at the BJCC
March 26, 2022 Simmons Bank Arena
April 1, 2022
April 2, 2022 AT&T Center
April 8, 2022 Toyota Center
April 9, 2022
April 15, 2022 Moda Center
April 16, 2022 Spokane Arena
April 29, 2022
April 30, 2022 Vivint Arena Salt Lake City, Utah
May 6, 2022
May 7, 2022
May 11, 2022 Golden 1 Center Sacramento, Calif.
May 13, 2022 T-
May 14, 2022 Gila River Arena
May 20, 2022 Madison Square Garden