Eric Church Brings A Few Friends Along On ‘The Outsiders Revival Tour’ In Summer 2023


Eric Church, known for his acclaimed live shows with marathon sets, is bringing some friends along for a summer road trip to 26 cities with “The Outsiders Revival Tour” of amphitheaters and other outdoor venues launching June 22 at American Family Insurance Amphitheater with guest Elle King in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

In addition to King, joining “The Chief” on select dates are Whiskey Myers, Cody Jinks, Jelly Roll, Ashley McBride, Koe Wetzel, Lainey Wilson, Midland, Parker McCollum, Travis Tritt and Paul Cauthen, plus Jackson Dean, Morgan Wade, Muscadine Bloodline, Shane Smith & The Saints, Hailey Whitters, Ray Wilie Hubbard and The Red Clay Strays.

Tickets to all dates go on sale next Friday, Jan. 20 at 10 a.m. local time via, with presale access available to Church Choir members starting Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. local time. See Church’s website for more information and to join the Church Choir.

“When I approach touring, I’m always inspired by a new experience, a new way to gather, to express ourselves sonically and visually. Whether it’s solo, in the round, double down; being able to bring a different perspective has always brought out our best creatively,” Church shared in a statement. “Well, we have never done an outdoor summer tour. Never headlined amphitheaters. Never brought a summer experience to your town that featured artists we want to share the summer with. Until now. See you in the season of sunshine with some fellow outsiders that shine brightest when the sun goes down.”

Church’s latest outing, the 55-city “The Gather Again Tour,” offered fans an in-the-round show and earned the Billboard Music Award for Top Country Tour. Church also performed one-of-a-kind headlining stadium shows at Milwaukee’s American Family Field and Minneapolis’s U.S. Bank Stadium in 2022 and took the field at Tampa Bay’s Raymond James Stadium to perform the National Anthem with R&B star Jazmine Sullivan ahead of Super Bowl LV in 2021. 

Over the last three years, Church has averaged 14,639 tickets sold per show and a gross of $1,659,772. Among the highlights were two sold-out shows at American Family Field in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with Brothers Osbourne and Parker McCollum that sold 38,422 tickets and grossed $2,638,065. Again in Wisconsin, he sold out two dates at Resch Center in Green Bay moving 19,805 tickets and grossing $2,911,013.

Prior to that, on 2019’s aptly-named “Double Down Tour,” he played back-to-back nights of two unique shows in each market sans opening act, giving every city’s fans six-plus hours of his music. 

The tour also featured a massive single-show stop at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, where he broke the venue’s concert attendance record with 56,521 sold tickets and a gross of $5,812,426  reported to Pollstar to become the first artist to sell out the venue with a solo lineup.

Eric Church’s most recent chart-topping project, his Heart & Soul triple album, is the result of  of a marathon session during which he spent nearly a month writing and recording a song per day while sequestered in rural North Carolina. The album contains his latest Gold-certified No. 1 “Hell of a View” and recent Top 5 hit “Heart On Fire” as well as his latest single, “Doing Life With Me,” climbing the charts at Country radio now.

A seven-time ACM Award winner, four-time CMA Award winner (including the 2020 award for Entertainer of the Year) and 10-time Grammy nominee, Church has amassed a passionate fanbase around the globe known as the Church Choir as well as a critically acclaimed catalog of music. 

His previous project, the Gold-certified Desperate Man, earned a Grammy nomination for Best Country Album (his third nod in the category). Prior releases include the Platinum-certified Sinners Like Me (“How ’Bout You,” “Guys Like Me”), Carolina (“Smoke a Little Smoke,” “Love Your Love the Most”) and Mr. Misunderstood (“Record Year,” “Round Here Buzz”), the Double-Platinum certified The Outsiders (“Like a Wrecking Ball,” “Talladega”) and the 3x Platinum-certified Chief (“Springsteen,” “Drink In My Hand”), as well as 30 Gold, Platinum and multi-Platinum certified singles.

Eric Church 2023 Tour Dates

* denotes festival dates

April 14*  Fort Lauderdale, Fla. / Fort Lauderdale Beach Park     Tortuga Music Festival

June 16*   Central Point, Ore. / Jackson County Expo                   Rogue Music Fest

June 17*   Santa Rosa, Calif. / Sonoma County Fairgrounds        Country Summer Music Festival

June 22     Milwaukee, Wisc. / American Family Insurance Amphitheater       Elle King

June 23     Detroit, Mich. / Pine Knob Music Theatre                                      Ashley McBryde, The Red Clay Strays

June 24     Cleveland, Ohio / Blossom Music Center                                       Ashley McBryde, The Red Clay Strays

June 30     Charleston, S.C. / Credit One Stadium                                           Parker McCollum, Morgan Wade

July 1        Virginia Beach, Va. / Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater  Parker McCollum, Morgan Wade

July 7        Toronto, Ontario / Budweiser Stage                                               Koe Wetzel, Shane Smith & The Saints

July 8        Pittsburgh, Pa. / The Pavilion at Star Lake                                     Koe Wetzel, Shane Smith & The Saints

July 14      Cincinnati, Ohio / Riverbend Music Center                                    Travis Tritt, Muscadine Bloodline

July 15      St. Louis, Mo. / Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre                          Travis Tritt, Muscadine Bloodline

July 23      Minot, N.D. / North Dakota State Fair                                          

July 28      Dallas, Texas / Dos Equis Pavilion                                                Midland, Ray Wylie Hubbard

July 29      Austin, Texas / Germania Insurance Amphitheater                         Midland, Ray Wylie Hubbard

Aug. 4       Raleigh, N.C. / Coastal Credit Union Music Park                           Cody Jinks

Aug. 5       Bristow, Va. / Jiffy Lube Live                                                       Cody Jinks

Aug. 11     Indianapolis, Ind. / Ruoff Music Center                                         Cody Jinks

Aug. 12     Chicago, Ill. / Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre                             Cody Jinks

Aug. 13*   Des Moines, Iowa / Iowa State Fairgrounds                                   Iowa State Fair, Jackson Dean

Aug. 18     Orange Beach, Ala. / The Wharf Amphitheater                              Lainey Wilson, Jackson Dean

Aug. 19     Orange Beach, Ala. / The Wharf Amphitheater                              Lainey Wilson, Jackson Dean

Aug. 25     Holmdel, N.J. / PNC Bank Arts Center                                          Whiskey Myers

Aug. 26     Philadelphia, Pa. / Freedom Mortgage Pavilion                              Whiskey Myers

Sept. 8      Portland, Ore. / RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater                       Jelly Roll, Hailey Whitters

Sept. 9      George, Wash. / Gorge Amphitheatre                                            Jelly Roll, Hailey Whitters

Sept. 15     Albuquerque, N.M. / Isleta Amphitheater                                       Paul Cauthen, Hailey Whitters

Sept. 16     Phoenix, Ariz. / Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre                        Jelly Roll, Paul Cauthen

Sept. 22     Atlanta, Ga. / Ameris Bank Amphitheatre                                      Whiskey Myers

Sept. 23     Charlotte, N.C. / PNC Music Pavilion                                           Whiskey Myers

Sept. 29     West Palm Beach, Fla. / iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre               Whiskey Myers

Sept. 30     Tampa, Fla. / MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre              Whiskey Myers

Oct. 7*      Bristol, Tenn. / Bristol Motor Speedway                                        Country Thunder Bristol