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Eric Church

As now 10-time GRAMMY nominated superstar Eric Church was in the midst of his first arena tour, having just released what would go on to become the CMA and ACM album of the year and eventually be named one of Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time,” Chief, the burgeoning Church Choir packed into Chattanooga’s Tivoli Theatre for two nights as the singular moment in time was captured on his Caught In The Act live album. Now, as the 17-song project turns 10 years old, Church offers a rare glimpse behind the scenes at those nights with the release of a never-before-seen accompanying documentary, Caught In The Act: A Film. Purchase the film HERE to watch exclusively on beginning Friday, June 23rd.

“When you’re in the craziness of the moment, you’re not even sure what you’re looking at or experiencing, you just feel that it’s different,” remembers Church. “We went to the Tivoli because everyone in our world – the band, the crew, the fans – knew we were a part of something special and wanted to capture the fire that has got us here. So, we just started rolling cameras as we figured at least we’d have it for posterity. It’s been sitting in the vault, and with the live album celebrating 10 years since its release, it felt like the right time to rewatch and share the journey we’ve been on together.”

The film features full performances of all 17 songs on the album as well as commentary from Church, longtime manager and Q Prime South’s John Peets, producer Jay Joyce – who oversaw not only the live recording but has served as producer for all seven of Church’s studio projects – plus several members of Church’s band and crew, offering rare insight into the Chief’s world in the midst of a run that the New York Times celebrated among the “Best Concerts of 2012,” noting that Church delivered his “post-outlaw anthems… with verve and tension, as if he might not be allowed to for much longer.”

Instead, a decade later, Church maintains his singular status in Country music, performing at stadiums across the Country and earning accolades including the Billboard Music Award for Top Country Tour. And despite that ability to tour at the largest scale, this summer he creates his own path once again, returning to amphitheater venues for the first fully-outdoor tour of his career, with The Outsiders Revival Tour offering a festival-like lineup of rotating artists across varying dates.

Joining the man praised by POLLSTAR for “having already long established himself as one of the most successful touring country artists” on the tour beginning June 22nd are Whiskey Myers, Cody Jinks, Jelly Roll, Ashley McBryde, Koe Wetzel, Lainey Wilson, Midland, Parker McCollum, Travis Tritt, Elle King and Paul Cauthen, plus Jackson Dean, Morgan Wade, Muscadine Bloodline, Shane Smith & The Saints, Hailey Whitters, Ray Wylie Hubbard and The Red Clay Strays.

“When I approach touring, I’m always inspired by a new experience, a new way to gather, to express ourselves sonically and visually. Whether it’s solo, in the round, double down; being able to bring a different perspective has always brought out our best creatively,” Church shared when initially announcing the tour. “Well, we have never done an outdoor summer tour. Never headlined amphitheaters. Never brought a summer experience to your town that featured artists we want to share the summer with. Until now. See you in the season of sunshine with some fellow outsiders that shine brightest when the sun goes down.”

The Live Nation-produced tour takes the man celebrated by Forbes for “offering fans a unique experience each night while conjuring up the unpredictability that used to make concerts unforgettable” to 28 cities across the U.S. and Canada. Tickets to all dates are on sale now via

For more information, visit and follow on Facebook and Twitter @ericchurch and Instagram @ericchurchmusic.

Caught In The Act Track List:

  1. Before She Does
  2. How ‘Bout You
  3. Drink In My Hand
  4. Over When It’s Over
  5. I’m Gettin’ Stoned
  6. Creepin’
  7. Keep On
  8. Hungover & Hard Up
  9. Sinners Like Me
  10. Country Music Jesus
  11. Pledge Allegiance To The Hag
  12. Jack Daniels
  13. Homeboy
  14. Lotta Boot Left To Fill
  15. Smoke A Little Smoke
  16. These Boots
  17. Springsteen

Eric Church 2023 Tour Dates
* denotes festival dates
June 16*             Central Point, Ore. / Jackson County Expo                                                       Rogue Music Festival
June 17*             Santa Rosa, Calif. / Sonoma County Fairgrounds                                             Country Summer Music Festival
June 22              Milwaukee, Wisc. / American Family Insurance  Amphitheater                        Elle King
June 23              Detroit, Mich. / Pine Knob Music Theatre                                                         Ashley McBryde, The Red Clay Strays
June 24              Cleveland, Ohio / Blossom Music Center                                                          Ashley McBryde, The Red Clay Strays
June 29              Charleston, S.C. / Credit One Stadium                                                               Ashley McBryde, The Red Clay Strays
June 30              Charleston, S.C. / Credit One Stadium                                                               Parker McCollum, Morgan Wade
July 1                Virginia Beach, Va. / Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater                    Parker McCollum, Morgan Wade
July 6                Toronto, Ontario / Budweiser Stage                                                                    Koe Wetzel, Shane Smith & The Saints
July 7                Toronto, Ontario / Budweiser Stage                                                                    Koe Wetzel, Shane Smith & The Saints
July 8                Pittsburgh, Pa. / The Pavilion at Star Lake                                                          Koe Wetzel, Shane Smith & The Saints
July 14              Cincinnati, Ohio / Riverbend Music Center                                                        Travis Tritt, Muscadine Bloodline
July 15              St. Louis, Mo. / Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre                                              Travis Tritt, Muscadine Bloodline
July 21*             Cheyenne, Wyo. / Cheyenne Frontier Days Arena                                             Cheyenne Frontier Days
July 23*             Minot, N.D. / North Dakota State Fairgrounds                                                   North Dakota State Fair
July 27              Rogers, Ark. / Walmart AMP                                                                               Midland, Ray Wylie Hubbard
July 28              Dallas, Texas / Dos Equis Pavilion                                                                       Midland, Ray Wylie Hubbard
July 29              Austin, Texas / Germania Insurance Amphitheater                                              Midland, Ray Wylie Hubbard
Aug. 4               Raleigh, N.C. / Coastal Credit Union Music Park                                               Cody Jinks
Aug. 5               Bristow, Va. / Jiffy Lube Live                                                                              Cody Jinks
Aug. 11             Indianapolis, Ind. / Ruoff Music Center                                                               Cody Jinks
Aug. 12             Chicago, Ill. / Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre                                                  Cody Jinks
Aug. 13*            Des Moines, Iowa / Iowa State Fairgrounds                                                       Iowa State Fair
Aug. 17             Orange Beach, Ala. / The Wharf Amphitheater                                                   Lainey Wilson, Jackson Dean
Aug. 18             Orange Beach, Ala. / The Wharf Amphitheater                                                   Lainey Wilson, Jackson Dean
Aug. 19             Orange Beach, Ala. / The Wharf Amphitheater                                                   Lainey Wilson, Jackson Dean
Aug. 24             Saratoga Springs, N.Y. / Saratoga Performing Arts Center                                  Lainey Wilson, The Red Clay Strays
Aug. 25             Holmdel, N.J. / PNC Bank Arts Center                                                               Whiskey Myers
Aug. 26             Philadelphia, Pa. / Freedom Mortgage Pavilion                                                  Whiskey Myers
Sept. 8               Portland, Ore. / RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater                                           Jelly Roll, Hailey Whitters
Sept. 9               George, Wash. / Gorge Amphitheatre                                                                  Jelly Roll, Hailey Whitters
Sept. 10             George, Wash. / Gorge Amphitheatre                                                                  Jelly Roll, Hailey Whitters
Sept. 15             Albuquerque, N.M. / Isleta Amphitheater                                                           Paul Cauthen, Hailey Whitters
Sept. 16             Phoenix, Ariz. / Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre                                           Jelly Roll, Paul Cauthen
Sept. 21             Atlanta, Ga. / Ameris Bank Amphitheatre                                                          Whiskey Myers
Sept. 22             Atlanta, Ga. / Ameris Bank Amphitheatre                                                          Whiskey Myers
Sept. 23             Charlotte, N.C. / PNC Music Pavilion                                                                Whiskey Myers
Sept. 24             Charlotte, N.C. / PNC Music Pavilion                                                                Whiskey Myers
Sept. 29             West Palm Beach, Fla. / iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre                                 Whiskey Myers
Sept. 30             Tampa, Fla. / MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre                                 Whiskey Myers
Oct. 7*              Bristol, Tenn. / Bristol Motor Speedway                                                             Country Thunder Bristol
Oct. 15*             Sacramento, Calif. / Discovery Park                                                                   GoldenSky Festival


Audio / Eric Church explains what it’s like to perform live for his fans.


Eric Church (performing live for him) OC: …your music. :15
“When you write songs and you’re a songwriter, and you see the way those songs affect people’s lives…and some of those times it’s not a life changing event. It’s just them being able to drink beer and party and throw their fists in the air and forget about whatever problems they have. It’s pretty cool when it’s all relatable to your music.” 

Audio / Eric Church talks about performing "These Boots" live in concert.


Eric Church (These Boots live) OC: …for the fans. :56
“It’s as identifiable with us as ‘Springsteen’ or ‘Drink In My Hand’ or whatever our No. 1 songs were, and I think for the fact that it probably shouldn’t be that way based on success or radio success or however you want to view it. I think that says a lot about the song, I think it says a lot about how people have related to the song as it is an iconic song for us. Any of our fans, if you ask them to name five or six or seven of their best songs, that’s gonna be in the Top three of everybody’s. I just think it’s cool to have a song like that, you know, that everybody, first of all, takes their boots off and holds them up and they’ve done it since the bars and clubs. So, to watch it go from that to these big venues, it’s just a special song and one that’s pretty gratifying for me that a lot of the word of mouth of that song is the reason people know it now. It’s people who came there early on and took their boot off and told ‘people about it, and not only told ‘em about it, but said when you’re at the show, take your boot off and it turns into a thing, you know? It’s a really cool moment, for not only me, but for the fans.”