by Matt Bishop | August 9, 2016
Country music megastar Eric Church has announced a massive 2017 tour. The Chief’s 60-city Holdin’ My Own Tour kicks off on January 13, 2017 and will feature 2 sets every night from Eric with no opening acts. The trek wraps up in May with a two-night stand and Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Church made the announcement live tonight from the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver, CO. Tickets for the tour will be made available first to Church Choir members. A full list of cities and venues can be found below.
Church is touring in continued support of his latest album, 2015’s offering Mr. Misunderstood which featured the smash hit single “Record Year.” After the disc’s surprise release, it climbed to #2 on both the Billboard Top 200 and Billboard Top Country Albums charts. The music video for the album’s title track took home the trophy for Video of The Year at the 2016 ACM Awards. Church released his fourth album The Outsiders just over a year ago, debuting at #1 on the both the Billboard Top 200 and Top Country Albums charts. It was the best-selling country album of 2014. Back in February, Church was a featured performer at the 57th Grammy Awards. He delivered an emotional rendition of “Give Me Back My Hometown,” and was also nominated for four Grammys that night.
Church broke out in 2011 with his third album Chief. The disc skyrocketed to #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and Top Country Albums Charts, selling nearly 2 million copies in the U.S. alone. The disc ended up containing five hit singles, including fan-favorites “Homeboy” and “Creepin’” as well as #1 hits “Drink In My Hand” and “Springsteen”. Church toured with Toby Keith on the Locked & Loaded Tour, and he took home the American Country Music Award for Top New Solo Vocalist. The album Chief received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Country Album and won the CMA Award for Album of The Year.