Eric Church has built a reputation for making every live show special with one-night-only set lists, unique arrangements, and stripped solo shows. Now “our greatest working rock star” (Stereogum) is pushing the envelope even further with a not to be missed two-night solo stand at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Tuesday, Aug. 9 and Wednesday, Aug. 10.
Fan club members will have the first chance to purchase tickets and travel packages during the fan club pre-sale, starting March 4, on ericchurch.com. The one or two night travel packages include lodging at Denver’s Hotel Monaco, transportation to and from the venue, and tickets in the first 20 rows. This package and tickets will also be offered to the public beginning at 10 a.m. MT on March 11 by visiting www.axs.com or by phone at (888) 929-7849.
The performances offer fans one of the few chances this year to see the Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year nominee. Church, who’s up for six awards at the April 3 CBS-broadcast award show, has mostly laid low since The Outsiders World Tour’s two-year run concluded and the surprise release of new album Mr. Misunderstood last November. He’s only scheduled a few shows so far in 2016, and with an album’s worth of new music to debut you can bet every single show will be special.
A four-time ACM Awards winner, in addition to the top honor Entertainer of the Year, Church is also up for Album of the Year for Mr. Misunderstood, Male Vocalist of the Year, Video of the Year for Top 15 single “Mr. Misunderstood,” Vocal Event and Song of the Year for “Raise ‘Em Up” with Keith Urban.
Church recently released “Record Year,” the second single from Mr. Misunderstood. The song, which namechecks Stevie Wonder’s Songs In The Key of Life, Willie Nelson’s Red Headed Stranger, John Lee Hooker’s One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer among others from Church’s stack of vinyl, was dubbed the “most moving moment” on the new album by Rolling Stone.