On Saturday, June 11, the East Tennessee native will join Church for “One Hell Of A Night” in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Not only will the star-studded show feature Wallen, but it will also feature his longtime friend and “Flower Shops” collaborator, ERNEST.
Wallen took to social media on Wednesday morning (Mar. 2) to express his excitement for the just-announced concert, which will take place at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis this summer.
“If you know much about me, you know how big of a deal this is. One of the greatest honors in my career to be opening for @ericchurchmusic,” Wallen wrote. “Doing it with one of my best friends @ernest just makes it that much more special. Hope to see you guys there to be a part of it.”
Tickets for Church, Wallen and ERNEST’s show go on sale March 11 at 10 AM local time via www.EricChurch.com.
Earlier this year, Church revealed plans for his first Stadium show in 2022. Also dubbed “One Hell Of A Night,” the previously announced show, which takes place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 28, features Brothers Osborne and Parker McCollum.
Recently, while Wallen serving as the co-host of Country Countdown USA alongside Lon Helton, Wallen reflected on he and Church’s friendship and how Church went from being his “musical hero” to his “actual friend.”
“We started hanging out then, I don’t know, we just became buddies. I guess we kind of have a similar attitude or whatever it is,” the East Tennessee native explained to Helton. “I know he doesn’t publicly come out and have a lot of buddies and he’s always been my country music hero; he’s one of the main reasons that I sing country music.”
Wallen continued to explain how Church inspired him to launch a career in Country music.
“When I first started getting heavily into country music, it was his songwriting and the way he painted the pictures that made me want to do the same,” Wallen said.
“So it’s really cool to consider him an actual friend now,” Wallen admitted. “I’ve always admired him.”
The “Sand In My Boots” singer also shared that he cannot believe that he was able to share the stage with Church during the Philadelphia date of his sold-out Gather Again Tour.
“It’s unreal to me to think about that 20-year-old kid… being so in tune with what he was doing, so fired up. It’s pretty crazy to think seven years later I’m up there on that same stage with him and getting to share those moments with him. I think he knows, I hope he knows how much that meant to me,” he added.
Church and Wallen are also scheduled to perform as headliners at Faster Horses Festival this summer in Michigan.