Eric Church: Texas & Beyond

Eric Church has postponed next week’s gigs in Austin and Woodlands, citing “the extensive devastation throughout the state of Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.” In other news, he’s unveiled the first batch of songs for his “61 Days in Church” project.

The country star pushed back his Sept. 7 show at the

“There is a time and place for everything, and we really feel that now is not the time for us to play in Texas,” Church said. “We are regretfully postponing both performances. I look forward to seeing everyone at the rescheduled concerts next year. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all.”

Ticket proceeds from both rescheduled shows will go directly to Houston relief charities.

Church has invited the Harvey first responders to be his guests at the April 27-28 gigs. Details about obtaining the tickets will be announced soon.  

Ticketholders who can’t attended the rescheduled April dates can receive refunds at the original point of purchase. 

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Runaway Country Music Festival, Osceola Heritage Park, Kissimmee, Fla.

Although The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion didn’t suffer any damage, Houston and the surrounding areas are still coming to terms with the unprecedented destruction from the storms and flooding.

The venue announced earlier today that it was forced to cancel its Sept. 6 event with the Houston Symphony, “The Best Of John Williams” and would plan on including the show in its 2018 performing arts season.

“While The Pavilion has had no physical damage to the venue from the impact of Hurricane Harvey, our focus has been on our staff, fans and community whose homes are experiencing devastating flood waters. We now know this also includes our friends and colleagues at Houston Symphony,” the venue posted on Facebook.

It previously called off shows by 

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett told ABC News Aug. 30 that Harvey had destroyed an estimated 30,000 to 40,000 homes in the Houston area. He said that thousands of residents were likely still stranded as of Wednesday. 

On a happy note, Church announced the “61 Days in Church” project, featuring live recordings from his “Holdin’ My Own” tour. The first 30 recordings are available now via Apple Music. Stay tuned to hear the rest of the music in the weeks ahead, with a mix of catalog and cover songs.

“I had so much fun learning songs that were unique to whatever city we found ourselves in,” Church said in a statement. “I learned a lot about each place, and it was special to see the crowd react to the songs that were only for them. I’m glad we recorded it and can relive it forever.”

The tour posters from each gig are posted online as the artwork for each song. Check it out by visiting

Church’s “Holdin’ My Own” tour, which ran from January through May, was the top live music tour of the first quarter of 2017, according to Pollstar’s 1Q Top 100 Tours. Church came in at No. 4 on Pollstar’s Mid Year Top 100 North American Tours chart, with a gross of $54.5 million and an average of 14,671 tickets sold per show. The top three spots on the North American Mid Year chart were occupied by U2, Metallica and