Eric Church To Record Live Album At Tivoli Theatre Oct. 8 And 9

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Eric Church
Eric Church

With the fall leg of his arena headlining tour, The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour, kicking off Sept. 13, Eric Church reveals plans for an early 2013 live album release. For his first-ever live album, Church will record back-to-back shows in Chattanooga, at the Tivoli Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 8-9, 2012. Tickets for both shows will go on-sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 14.

In honor of the forthcoming release, Church wants to know what about his music first ‘captured’ his fans' attention and is hosting the “Captured" video contest, encouraging everyone to show him visually how his music has impacted them and why. Always a believer in creating music that resonates with his listeners, he wants to hear his fans’ real stories.

Folks can visit www.EricChurch.com to share the moment they first became enthralled with his music via video entry for a chance to win two tickets to the live album taping, a one-night hotel stay, and a VIP prize package including a meet and greet with Church. 

Videos must be submitted by Sept. 12. Church will announce his top 10 personal favorite videos on Sept. 17 before the polls open to fans for the final vote. The “Captured” grand prize winner will be announced Sept. 26.

His arena-headlining tour, The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour, has sold over 500,000 tickets thus far in 2012, and now platinum-selling EMI Records Nashville recording artist Eric Church will perform at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia on Friday, Nov. 30, with special guests Justin Moore and Kip Moore. Since the release of his RIAA-certified platinum album CHIEF, which debuted at No.1 on the BillboardTop 200 Chart across all genres, Church has celebrated two No. 1 singles in “Drink In My Hand,” and “Springsteen,” a platinum-selling genre-bending ode to The Boss. Current single “Creepin’” is also swiftly climbing up the country Billboard charts. Tickets for the show are will go on-sale at 10am on Friday, Sept. 14.

Not only has The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour received huge response from fans, but it has also been met with praise by many outlets including The Boston Globe who wrote, "With his vivid songs, frenetic performances, and outsider allure, Church is a refreshing figure on the country scene." The Reading Eagle added, “It’s been said a transcendent concert can resemble a religious experience, but this took it to a new level… the 34-year-old frequently exploded from the mic stand, arms pounding his chest, screaming at the crowd to boost an energy level that pyrotechnics and explosions had already elevated… the energy roared.”

EMI Records Nashville’s Eric Church catapulted into national success with the release of his debut country album, Sinners Like Me, which produced radio hits “How ‘Bout You,” “Two Pink Lines,” and “Guys Like Me.” His follow-up, Carolina, went on to sell over 500,000 copies (certified Gold) and spawned top hits “Love Your Love The Most,” “Hell On The Heart,” and “Smoke A Little Smoke.” Awarded the ACM New Solo Vocalist of the Year Award, Church celebrated the chart-topping release of his third studio album, CHIEF, in July 2011 with sales exceeding 145,000 in the first week largely due to Top 15 radio hit, “Homeboy.” The album received RIAA-Gold certification merely 10 weeks after its release and received a spike of over 60% in sales following his performance of his first-ever No. 1 single, “Drink In My Hand,” on the CMA Awards. Moreover, it topped numerous “Best of 2011” lists including those compiled by Rolling Stone, iTunes, Amazon, NPR, SPIN and more. In November, the announcement was made he was nominated for his first GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Album, followed by a  recent ACM nominations for Album of The Year for CHIEF and Video of the Year for Top 10 “Homeboy.” On Jan. 19, 2012, Church kicked off his first-ever headlining arena tour in Fort SmithAR. The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour includes 150+ stops nationwide and has been extended with a fall leg. His radio single “Springsteen” sold over 1 million downloads and CHIEF was recently certified platinum by the RIAA. Current single “Creepin’ is swiftly climbing the country radio charts. For a full list of tour dates and latest career happenings, visit www.EricChurch.com.

Ticket Locations:

The Memorial Auditorium Box Office, etix.com, ChattanoogaOnStage.com, or by phone at 423 642-TIXS (423 642-8497)

Ticket Prices:

$47.50 GA Pit / $47.50 & $37.50 reserved floor and balcony (plus applicable fees) 


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