Jason Aldean shared what he thinks of Eric Church cancelling his Texas concert to attend the NCAA Final Four game.
In a recent interview with E! News’ Daily Pop, the country superstar and Georgia native was asked to share his thoughts on Church’s cancellation and if he would ever do that to his fans.
He told Daily Pop hosts’ Loni Love and Melissa Peterman that he is good friends with Church and is a huge fan of the Georgia Bulldogs and Atlanta Braves, but admits he doesn’t think he would ever cancel a show to attend one of their games.
“This is a tricky question, because Eric [Church] is a friend of mine, but I can’t say that… I mean, I’m a die hard Georgia Bulldogs and Atlanta Braves fan, so I understand somewhat where he’s coming from,” the “If I Didn’t Love You” hitmaker shared. “I don’t know that I could cancel a show to make it to a game. I feel like people buying a ticket to come see your show, you kind of have to hold up your end of the deal on that.”
“I know Eric’s a huge, huge basketball Carolina fan and I don’t want to dive into that too much, but I don’t think I’d feel good if I did that. So, I don’t know if I could pull it off,” Aldean added.
Watch Aldean’s full interview with Daily Pop below.
Eric Church Cancels Texas Concert: “This Is Also The Most Selfish Thing I’ve Ever Asked The Choir To Do”
Earlier this week, Church cancelled his April 2 concert at AT&T Center in San Antonio to attend a once in a lifetime Final Four game.
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.
Aldean is gearing up to release his tenth studio album, Macon, Georgia, which will be out later this month. Arriving on April 22, 2022, via BBR Music Group, the project will feature 30-tracks, including 10-live tracks and 20 new originals.
Additionally, Aldean will be hitting the road later this summer on his Rock ’n’ Roll Cowboy Tour. The trek, which features special guests Gabby Barrett, John Morgan and DeeJay Silver, kicks off on July 15 in Scranton, Pennsylvania.