Eric Church Announces 2017 Dates

Eric Church sure knows how to get the word out.  Minutes before taking the stage for his first of two solo shows at Colorado’s majestic Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the country star revealed his 2017 “Holdin’ My Own” touring plans.

Photo: Jensen Sutta
Performing solo at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colo.

Church not only told the capacity crowd about the new dates but also revealed the itinerary via Facebook Live.

The tour launches in Lincoln, Neb., in mid-January and wraps up with two nights in Nashville.  Stops along the way include Sioux Falls, Boston, Cleveland, Montreal, Salt Lake City and Los Angeles.

The tour will mark the first time Church and his band have rolled across the land without any support acts.

Church and his team are also working to keep the secondary ticketing market out of the action via a new fan club presale system. To accomplish this, they are requiring Church Choir members to pre-register for the presale.  Once verified, fans will receive links to buy tickets.  According to Church’s announcement, “Scalpers that are found to be gaming the system and posing as real fans won’t receive the buy link at all.”

For scalpers thinking the fan club presale won’t be the only game in town, the Church camp says there will be no credit card, venue or radio presales.  In other words, the only advance ticketing action will be the fan club presale.

Photo: Jensen Sutta
Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colo.

“In this era where growing inequality seems to be the norm, we wanted to do everything within our power to put the advantage back in the hands of true fans rather than those that take advantage of the system, and by extension our people,” Church’s manager, John Peets, said.  “It was important to us to invest time into evaluating and redesigning the ticket buying process and build the technology to level the playing field.”

Here’s the schedule:

Jan. 13 – Lincoln, Neb., Pinnacle Bank Arena
Jan. 14 – Sioux Falls, S.D., Denny Sanford Premier Center
Jan. 15 – Grand Forks, N.D., Ralph Engelstad Arena
Jan. 19 – Des Moines, Iowa,  Wells Fargo Arena
Jan. 20 – Minneapolis, Minn., Target Center
Jan. 21 – Green Bay, Wis., Resch Center
Jan. 25 – Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center
Jan. 27 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Barclays Center
Jan. 28 – Boston, Mass., TD Garden
Jan. 31 – Kansas City, Mo., Sprint Center
Feb. 2 – Tulsa, Okla., BOK Center
Feb. 3 – Miami, Fla., AmericanAirlines Arena
Feb. 16 – Duluth, Ga., Infinite Energy Center
Feb. 17 – Birmingham, Ala., Legacy Arena At The BJCC
Feb. 23 – Indianapolis, Ind., Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Feb. 24 – Cleveland, Ohio, Quicken Loans Arena
Feb. 25 – Auburn Hills, Mich., The Palace Of Auburn Hills
Feb. 28 – London, Ontario, Budweiser Gardens
March 2 – Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre
March 3 – Ottawa, Ontario, Canadian Tire Centre
March 4 – Montreal, Quebec, Bell Centre
March 7 – Winnipeg, Manitoba, MTS Centre
March 9 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, SaskTel Centre
March 10 – Edmonton, Alberta, Rexall Place
March 11 – Calgary, Alberta, Scotiabank Saddledome
March 14 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Rogers Arena
March 16 – Portland, Ore., Moda Center
March 17 – Spokane, Wash., Spokane Arena
March 18 – Tacoma, Wash., Tacoma Dome
March 22 – Bozeman, Mont., Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
March 24 – Boise, Idaho, Taco Bell Arena
March 25 – Salt Lake City, Utah, Vivint Smart Home Arena
March 28 – Phoenix, Ariz., Talking Stick Resort Arena
March 30 – Sacramento, Calif., Golden 1 Center
March 31 – Los Angeles, Calif., Staples Center
April 4 – Casper, Wyo., Casper Events Center
April 5 – Denver, Colo., Pepsi Center
April 7 – Wichita, Kan., Intrust Bank Arena
April 8 – Omaha, Neb., CenturyLink Center Omaha
April 12 – Moline, Ill., I Wireless Center
April 13 – Rosemont, Ill., Allstate Arena
April 14 – Milwaukee, Wis., BMO Harris Bradley Center
April 20 – Buffalo, N.Y., First Niagara Center
April 21 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Consol Energy Center
April 22 – Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. Bank Arena
April 27 – Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan Sun Arena
April 28 – Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan Sun Arena
April 29 – Manchester, N.H., Verizon Wireless Arena
May 4 – Tampa, Fla., Amalie Arena
May 5 – Jacksonville, Fla., Jacksonville Veterans Mem. Arena
May 11 – Grand Rapids, Mich., Van Andel Arena
May 12 – Peoria, Ill., Peoria Civic Center Arena
May 13 – St. Louis, Mo., Scottrade Center
May 18 – Reading, Pa., Santander Arena
May 19 – Washington, D.C., Verizon Center
May 20 – Greensboro, N.C., Greensboro Coliseum
May 26 – Nashville, Tenn., Bridgestone Arena
May 27 – Nashville, Tenn., Bridgestone Arena

Presale registration is ongoing through Aug. 23 at 11:59 p.m. The presale purchase links and unique codes will be texted to pre-registered standard and premium fan club members.  The fan club presale begins Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. and runs until Sept. 11 at 11:59 p.m.  All times CDT. Check with venues for general onsale information and click here for Eric Church’s website.