Church plans free gig for San Antonio ticket holders in wake of canceled show
Friday, April 1, 2022
– Eric Church still is going to see his Tar Heels of the University of North Carolina play tomorrow night in the NCAA men's basketball finals against Duke and cancel his San Antonio show. But Church said today he'd make up for it by giving a free show to ticket holders.
"Thank you San Antonio for letting me take my family to this game," said Church via Instagram. "It took a minute to figure out how and when I could properly express my thanks ... Details to be announced soon."
Church will play the Whitewater Amphitheater in New Braunfels, Texas on Sept. 2. for a "ONE of a kind FREE show for those of you who bought tickets and were planning to attend our cancelled San Antonio show."
New Braunfels and San Antonio are about 30 miles apart.
Church announced earlier this week that he was bagging his concert on Saturday in favor of the basketball game. He received a significant amount of flack on social media. Jason Aldean questioned the decision, citing the obligation that performers have to their fans who bought tickets.
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