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Church continues being part of The Outsiders (tour)

Monday, January 12, 2015 – Eric Church will continue staying on The Outsiders tour as he announced new dates for this spring.

Each stop will include one special guest for the new leg of The Outsiders World Tour, varying to include diverse artists as Brothers Osborne, Southern gothic rootsy rockers Drive-By-Truckers, blues artist JD McPherson, and The Cadillac Three. The Lone Bellow, a country/folk/roots act from Brooklyn, will also be a special guest on several dates to be announced soon.

The first 13 dates will go on sale this Friday, Jan 16, at 10 a.m. in each market. The fan club pre-sale starts at 10 a.m. local time in each market on Tuesday, Jan. 13 and ends Thursday, Jan. 15 at 5 p.m. Dates are:
March 4 Austin, TX | Frank Erwin Center **
March 10 Washington, DC | Verizon Center **
March 18 Ft. Wayne, IN | Allen County War Memorial Coliseum **
March 28 Tampa, FL | Amalie Arena***
April 7 Grand Forks, ND | Ralph Engelstad Arena *
April 8 Winnipeg, MB | MTS Centre *
April 10 Saskatoon, SK | SaskTel Centre *
April 11 Calgary, AB | Scotiabank Saddledome *
April 12 Edmonton, AB | Rexall Place *
April 14 Vancouver, BC | Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena * 4 Seattle, WA | KeyArena at Seattle Center *
April 24 Hampton, VA | Hampton Coliseum ****

Opening acts are:
(*) Brothers Osborne
(**) Drive-By Truckers
(***) The Cadillac Three
(****) JD McPherson

Church also added the following dates with on-sale dates and opening acts to be announced soon.
March 12 Albany, NY | Times Union Center
March 13 Wilkes-Barre, PA | Mohegan Sun Arena
March 17 Bloomington, IL | U.S. Cellular Coliseum
March 20 Rosemont, IL | Allstate Arena
March 21 Cincinnati, OH | U.S. Bank Arena
March 27 Jacksonville, FL | Veterans Memorial Arena
March 26 Tallahassee, FL | Donald L. Tucker Civic Center
April 23 Raleigh, NC | PNC Arena
April 30 Boston, MA | TD Garden Arena
May 1 Buffalo, NY | First Niagara Center
May 2 Newark, NJ | Prudential Center
May 7 Lexington, KY | Rupp Arena
May 8 Columbia, MO | Mizzou Arena
June 12 Orange Beach, AL | Amphitheater at the Wharf
Aug. 27 Syracuse, NY | New York State Fair

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