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Eric Church Eclipses Yet Another Attendance Record in 2015

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With a simple yet propitious promise that no two nights will ever be the same Eric Church has fans repeatedly coming back for more. Last night’s The Outsiders World Tour stop at Lincoln, Nebraska’s Pinnacle Bank Arena further proved why the man Stereogum called “our greatest working rock star” has notched his fourth North America venue attendance record of 2015 with 15,823 present–a record previously held by Sir Elton John (November 23, 2014; attendance 14,368).

With his fervent band backing him the majority of the night, Church performed over two hours of original music with hits “Give Me Back My Hometown” and “Smoke A Little Smoke” interspersed by deeper album cuts like “Longer Gone” and “Livin’ Part of Life” emerging from his vast arsenal.

“I’m humbled by the success this tour has had,” Church adds. “The records it has set, by some of my muses and heroes, it’s [all] very surreal. As an avid music fan, I’m not sure it’s deserving in comparison to those I adore musically. I can only say this happened because, in my opinion, our fans are second to none.”

For more information on Church, visit www.EricChurch.com.

Eric Church Sells-Out Second Nashville Show!

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When Eric Church announced he was doing a rare, solo acoustic show on July 30th to inaugurate the new Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville, it sold out in less than five minutes. In order to accommodate as many fans as possible, a second show on July 31st was just added last week, and in only three days of tickets being on sale, the second show has now completely sold out as well.

This is the third sold out Nashville concert this year for the top selling country music artist of 2014. On January 10, the ACM and CMA Award winner set a new venue attendance record of 18,411 when his The Outsiders World Tour performed at the Bridgestone Arena.

Known for creating a different set list for each show, Church recently told Rolling Stone, “I think it’s good that we’re getting a lot of people in the rooms. I still say that it’s what you do then. It’s one thing to get ’em in the room, it’s quite another one that they’ll leave there and want to come back, and that’s really what I focus on. I don’t care if it’s 1,000 or 100,000, it’s about making sure whatever that room is, that they have a unique experience. And changing the show enables the possibility that there can be that spiritual connection, that thing that nobody can name that happens at a show.”

Earlier today it was announced that Church was nominated for a CMT Music Award for Best Male Video for “Talladega,” his second No. 1 hit from his Platinum-selling The Outsiders album. This is the latest in a solid string of GRAMMY, CMA, ACM, and ACC Award nominations for the critically-acclaimed album that Entertainment Weekly calls his “most brazen, brilliant disc yet” and caused NPR to exclaim that “Eric Church is working on a level that few other country artists of his generation can touch.”

For more information on Church, visit www.EricChurch.com.

Eric Church Adds Night Two at Ascent Due to Demand

Credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for EB Media PR

Credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for EB Media PR

NPR has time-after-time praised Eric Church declaring his music “transcends the genre,” New York Magazine’s deemed him “not just the most consistent male country star of his generation but one of the brightest lights in any genre,” and SPIN Magazine praised him “the most exciting, sonically fearless singer in Nashville,” but Nashville? Right now they just call for MORE!
After announcing a rare solo performance opening Nashville’s new Ascend Amphitheater show one week ago for Thursday, July 30, ticket on-sales this week swiftly sold out in less than five minutes – too quick, actually, for many of the 7-time GRAMMY nominee’s own Church Choir to secure seats.

“I wouldn’t be where I am today if I didn’t listen to my fans, and this time they spoke up loud and clear,” shares Church. “I am keeping with the tradition of The Outsiders Tour in that no show will be the same, but I am adding a second night to ensure we can get all our friends in for this performance.”

Ascend Amphitheater has added a second night, Friday, July 31, 2015, with tickets going on sale to general public Thursday, May 7 at 10:00 a.m. CT. General admission pit and reserved seating is priced at $85 and general admission lawn seats are $45. For tickets, please visit Ticketmaster.com.

The CMA and four-time ACM Award winner finished 2014 as country music’s top-selling artist, with the year’s highest debut and sales of any release in the format as the critical and commercial success The Outsiders reached Platinum status, marking more than one million albums sold. Debuting at No. 1 on both the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and Top Country Albums chart, The Outsiders garnered GRAMMY, CMA, and ACM Top Album nominations and features his No.1 hits “Give Me Back My Hometown” and “Talladega” as well as his current single “Like A Wrecking Ball.” The Outsiders is the follow-up to Church’s Platinum-certified Chief, (named the 2012 Album of the Year by both CMA and ACM, and GRAMMY-nominated for Best Country Album) which featured five Top 20 singles: “Homeboy” (certified Platinum for sales in excess of one million singles); the Top 10 “Like Jesus Does” and the Top 5 “Creepin’” (both certified Gold for sales in excess of 500,000 singles each); and two No. 1 hits “Drink in My Hand” (certified Platinum) and “Springsteen” (certified Double Platinum for sales in excess of two million singles). Church’s 2006 debut album, Sinners Like Me (2006) and his sophomore album Carolina (2009) are both RIAA Gold-certified. Carolina had three hit singles: the Top 10 “Hell on the Heart” as well as Top 20 hit “Smoke A Little Smoke” and Top 10 smash “Love Your Love The Most,” which were both certified Gold. Sinners Like Me spawned three Top 20 singles: “How ‘Bout You,” “Two Pink Lines,” and “Guys Like Me.”

For more information on Church, visit www.EricChurch.com.

Eric Church to Play Inaugural Concert at Music City’s New Ascend Amphitheater

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Mayor Karl Dean and Live Nation announced today that on July 30th Eric Church will be the inaugural performer for Music City’s new Ascend Amphitheater in Riverfront Park. Tickets will go on sale at Ticketmaster next Thursday, Apr. 30th at 10:00 AM (CT).

“The newest addition to Music City’s live music scene will get off to a great start with a concert from Eric Church, who represents what’s great about Music City,” Mayor Dean said. “His songs can’t be confined to just one genre; he draws from country, rock and other types of music that help make the scene here in Nashville so vibrant and eclectic.”

Mayor Dean added, “I invite all Nashvillians to join me at the free open house on Aug. 2. It’s important to me that citizens get a chance to see everything the amphitheater and park have to offer.”

Bob Roux, President of North American Concerts for Live Nation — joined by Caren Gabriel, President and CEO for Ascend Federal Credit Union — also announced that the company had secured the venue’s corporate naming rights for the next decade.

“Ascend Amphitheater is a perfect complement to Music City’s wide array of other world-class performance spaces and is destined to become one of the most iconic open-air venues ever built,” said Bob Roux, president of North American Concerts for Live Nation. “We thank Mayor Dean and the City of Nashville for their vision and dedication to develop an absolutely perfect venue on one of the most beautiful sites I have ever seen. The Ascend Amphitheater was designed for live music fans and the artists we have the privilege to work with, and I can’t wait for everyone to come together and enjoy it.”

“With this amphitheater, Ascend commits to being the credit union of choice for residents of Nashville and Middle Tennessee,” Gabriel said. “And, because our growth objectives are similar to those of this city, we believe the Ascend Amphitheater will be pivotal in securing Nashville’s claim as the entertainment capital of the South.”

Church will perform a rare solo performance – just him and his guitar. The concert will kick-off the 2015 Ascend Amphitheater concert season, followed by as many as twenty-five other shows in the venue’s inaugural season. Two bands – Chicago and Earth Wind and Fire – will perform opening weekend on Saturday, Aug. 1st. Tickets to the inaugural concert season go on sale starting April 30th.

The free open house on Aug. 2nd will give people a chance to enjoy live music, get a behind-the-scenes tour of the amphitheater, look around the park and enjoy some concessions.

Live Nation was recently awarded a long-term contract by the City of Nashville to manage, market, operate and program the venue.  The Ascend Amphitheater is located above the Cumberland River inside of Riverfront Park in downtown Nashville and is anticipated to be Music City’s premier outdoor destination for live music.

In addition to hosting major contemporary concerts each season, the state-of-the art Ascend Amphitheater will become the outdoor home to the GRAMMY-award winning Nashville Symphony.

“The Nashville Symphony has long sought a summer home here in Music City to expand our programming and service to the community, and I am confident that this amphitheater will prove to be well worth the wait,” said Nashville Symphony president and CEO Alan D. Valentine. “I commend Mayor Dean and all of our public and private partners on this project for their vision and commitment to making this amphitheater a reality. It is truly a testament to the spirit of cooperation that makes Nashville so special and a strong reflection of the community’s dedication to fostering our rich, dynamic arts and culture.”

Riverfront Park and the amphitheater will also become the new home for Music City’s biggest events, including the annual July 4th celebration, “Let Freedom Sing.” In addition the New Year’s Eve event will also attempt to incorporate use of the space.

“We are Music City and nothing amplifies that more than this announcement for the opening and the inaugural season for the park’s new amphitheater,” said Tommy Lynch, director of Metro Parks and Recreation. “This new amenity to Riverfront Park is an important page in the city’s history and just one more reason for people to make Nashville a destination or proudly call it home. For those of us who do call Nashville home, we’re excited. We’re excited about the new park. We’re excited about the lineup. We’re excited about our great partnership with Live Nation. But most of all we’re excited about what this means for the city.”

Overlooking the Nashville skyline, the 6,800 capacity amphitheater will feature a large 100 foot by 60 foot stage providing panoramic views and terrific sight-lines from every seat in the venue. The amphitheater will take full advantage of its picturesque setting alongside the west bank of the Cumberland River and will be operated in conjunction with Nashville’s 10-acre Riverfront Park that is open to the public year round.

The park includes a 1.5 acre lawn known as “The Green,” over one mile of multi-use greenway trails, ornamental gardens, Nashville’s first downtown dog park, WiFi access, and exercise and sports facilities, including two basketball half-courts.

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