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Church plans tour. When? That's not sure

Friday, February 5, 2021 – Eric Church will hit the road again.

When? Not clear.

"Hey guys, we are working on a North American tour," said Church in a video posted on social media. "We are waiting for the right time to officially announce all the details, but I want you to know that a tour is coming, and we are very excited to play new music for our old friends. Coming to many of the cities we've been to in the past and a few new ones. As usual, the Church Choir will get the first opportunity to buy tickets when we go on sale. I cannot wait to see you on the road."

The video closes with the words "We will gather again."

Church will release three CDs in April – "Heart" on April 15, "&," which is for Church Choir members on April 20, and "Soul," out April 23. He also released a new song today, "Lynyrd Skynyrd Jones," a Casey Beathard ballad from the "Soul" album.

'Lynyrd Skynyrd Jones' was such a tough one for us to get, but it ended up as one of my favorite performances of my career," said Church. "Casey Beathard had written that song and I first played it laying back on my bed for a guitar vocal. I tried to play it the same way a thousand times after that, but there's a way that song develops that we never could recapture – something about relaxing and laying back; there's a lope to that song. I started to worry about the soul going away the more we tried, so Jay Joyce said, 'let's let Brian Sutton have a shot at it.' We let him hear it one time and then he was feeling it as we went. There's some extra pauses and spaces in the back of the recording as he figured it out – I think that's what makes that song. It's compelling and that's a lot to do with Brian and Jay."

Church last toured on the 2019 Double Down Tour where he played with no opening act. His band played two full sets on Fridays and Saturdays at the same venue.

Church will sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl on Sunday.


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