Church is chief in country music

Country's latest star Eric Church commences his first ever Canadian tour, which includes stops in Penticton and Kamloops.

  • Dec. 28, 2012 7:00 a.m.
Country star Eric Church brings his Blood Sweat and Beers Tour to the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton

Country star Eric Church brings his Blood Sweat and Beers Tour to the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton

He has sold-out multiple cities in the U.S., but Eric Church’s inaugural headlining arena tour, The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour, doesn’t stop there.

Church is about to commence his first-ever Canadian tour, which includes stops from Abbotsford to Dawson Creek to Saskatoon. Special guest Colt Ford will join Church on the tour.

Recently revealed as the most-nominated country artist by the 2012 CMA Awards, Church has become a household name in country music since the release of his RIAA-Platinum (U.S.) and Gold (Canada) certified album Chief, which has included two Canadian No. 1 singles to date, Springsteen and Drink in My Hand.

He performed Springsteen on the Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMAs) this year, and fans can expect him to perform 90 dates on The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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 which reported, “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.”

Church brings his Blood Sweat and Beers Tour to the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton, Feb. 1 and to the Interior Savings Centre in Kamloops Feb. 2.

For more information on Church and to stay updated on additional shows and on-sale dates, visit www.EricChurch.com.