Eric Church Announces Free Show In Place Of One He Cancelled For B-Ball Game

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Eric Church is in the middle of his Gather Again Tour, playing arenas and amphitheaters all over the country.

On Tuesday (March 29), Ticketmaster sent an email to everyone who had purchased a ticket to his Saturday, April 2nd show informing them that Church had cancelled the San Antonio concert to attend a college basketball game between University of North Carolina and Duke, who have a long and storied rivalry.

He says that as a lifelong Carolina fan, he has watched the two team battle it out plenty of times, the two teams have never met in the Final Four of the NCAA College Basketball tournament. Church called the move “the most selfish thing I’ve ever done,” but hopes his fans can understand this once-in-a-lifetime event for him and his family.

See the email below.

The next few days came with lots of backlash from fans calling him selfish, and lots saying they are no longer fans.

Well, on Friday (April 1), Church announced that he will be performing a free show for the fans he cancelled on.

“Thank you, San Antonio, for letting me take my family to this game. It took a minute to figure out how and when I could properly express my thanks. I will be coming to Whitewater Amphitheater in New Braunfels, TX on Friday, Sept 2, 2022 for a ONE of a kind FREE show for those of you who bought tickets and were planning to attend our canceled San Antonio show. Details to be announced soon.”

So, the fans who had tickets to the April 2nd show got their money refunded and are able to attend this show on September 2nd for free.

See his full announcement below.