Eric Church; Photo Courtesy of Anthony D'Angio
Eric Church; Photo Courtesy of Anthony D'Angio

Eric Church Shares Gather Again Tour Recap Video As The “Really Special” 51-City Tour Comes To Bittersweet End

Eric Church shared a tour recap video of his recent 51-city Gather Again Tour as it came to a “bittersweet end.” Church said that the tour was “really special.”

Church shared the four-minute, 50-second recap video with fans via his Instagram page, which included footage of his band, crew, and others sharing how they felt now that the tour had ended.

“Two years ago, I didn’t think we’d ever do this again,” Church’s tour manager said, seeming to reference the COVID-19 pandemic. “Now here we are finishing up a nine-month tour with the best crew, the best artist. Love everybody from the top down.”

When it was Church’s turn to reflect, he said a lot of people thought he was “crazy” for going back out on the road. Church confirmed that he and his crew were, in fact, crazy for returning to touring, but they were “the right kind of crazy.” Church also shared that the “passion and belief” that guided the tour made it “really special.”

At the conclusion of the video, Church said “there’s more to come,” teasing what appears to be another potential tour on the horizon.

A subsequent post Church shared on Instagram also seemed to imply that he’ll be back out on the road again soon.

“The ‘Gather Again Tour’ may be over, but we can’t wait to keep playing these songs for you on this next run of shows!,” Church wrote.

Church kicked off the Gather Again Tour back in September of 2021 in Lexington, Kentucky at Rupp Arena. Church delivered a three-hour performance, with 36 songs on his setlist, including,“Hell Of A View,” “Heart On Fire,” “Stick That In Your Country Song,” “Lynyrd Skynyrd Jones” “Bad Mother Truck” and more. The set also featured dozens of fan-favorites and hits, including “Springsteen,” “Drink In My Hand,” “Record Year,” “Round Here Buzz,” “That’s Damn Rock & Roll,” “Smoke A Little Smoke” and more.

Church described the lengthy set list as the “hardest thing [he’s] done in [his career].” The last time Church hit the road was in 2019 on his Double Down arena tour.

On the final night of the tour, fellow country singer Ashley McBryde made a surprise appearance, filling in for Church’s back-up singer Joanna Cotten, who was forced to sit out the show due to COVID-19. The tour wrapped on May 20 in New York at Madison Square Garden.

Church will return to the road on May 28 at American Family Field in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He’ll play a handful of shows, including festival appearances at Country Jam 2022 and Faster Horses, before wrapping things up on Aug. 28 in Stateline, Nevada at Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s.

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