Eric Church is making things right for disappointed fans in San Antonio, Texas who were set to attend his recently canceled April 2 concert at the AT&T Center with the announcement of a FREE show.
The North Carolina native took to social media on Friday (April 1) to reveal plans to return to San Antonio this fall to play for fans who previously purchased tickets at no cost.
“Thank you San Antonio for letting me take my family to this game. It took a minute to figure out how and when I could properly express my thanks,” Church wrote to fans. “I will be coming to Whitewater Amphitheater in New Braunfels, TX on Friday, September 2, 2022 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. Details to be announced soon.”
Upon cancelling the show, a letter on behalf of the “Hell Of A View” singer was sent to fans who purchased tickets to the show.
“To the Church Choir, This Saturday, my family and I are going to stand together to cheer on the Tar Heels as the team has made it to the Final Four,” the letter began. “As a lifelong Caroline basketball fan, I’ve watched Carolina and Duke battle over the year but to have them matchup in the Final Four for the first time in history of the NCAA Tournament is any sports enthusiast’s dream.”
In the letter he then admitted that cancelling this show to attend the NCAA game is “the most selfish thing” that he’s ever asked of The Choir.
“This is also the most selfish thing I’ve ever asked the Choir to do: to give up your Saturday night plans with us so that I can have this moment with my family and sports community. However, it’s that same type of passion felt by the people who fill the seats at our concerts that makes us want to be part of a crowd at a game of this significance,” Church added, before concluding the letter with a quote saying, “Woody Durham always said, ‘go where you go and do what you do,’ thanks for letting me go here and be with the Tar Heels.”
Bro @ericchurch just canceled his first san antonio concert for the final four. Ive made numerous out of town trips to go see him. Mixed feelings. I appreciate his passion for his team but Not gonna lie im pretty mad. Dude didn't even reschedule. Just canceled it pic.twitter.com/MstPp94syC
— isaiahg (@Isaiahg_75) March 29, 2022
The letter to fans revealed that “no action is required to obtain a refund.” Refunds will be processed to the original payment method used at the time of purchase.
Church’s next scheduled tour date is set for Friday, April 1 in Fort Worth, Texas at Dickies Arena. The Gather Again Tour will resume on April 9, 2022, in New Orleans, LA at the Smoothie King Center.
In addition to the previously announced arena shows, the North Carolina native will also perform several Stadium tour dates later this year.