Travis Tritt has joined the slew of people throwing shade at Eric Church on social media. The shade comes after Church canceled his San Antonio concert earlier this week to attend the Final Four game, which he called a one in a lifetime opportunity.
On Sunday, April 3, following Tritt’s sold out show in Robinsonville, Mississippi, the singer/songwriter and Georgia native took to Twitter to throw shade at Church.
FYI – Over the years I’ve missed friends and family’s weddings, funerals, family reunions and a bunch of other events I would have loved to have attended because I was booked for shows. I don’t think I could ever get by with canceling a show because I wanted to watch sports.
— Travis Tritt (@Travistritt) April 3, 2022
One Twitter user then questioned Tritt asking him if he would cancel a show to attend a Georgia Bulldogs National Championship game. The “It’s A Great Day To Be Alive” singer didn’t waste any time to respond. Tritt assured fans that if he is booked, he is playing the show, regardless of what events may come up.
“I’m smart enough to not book a show during the NCAA National Football Championship, but if I had been booked, I would have played the show. That’s just me,” Tritt replied to the Twitter user’s question.
I’m smart enough to not book a show during the NCAA National Football Championship, but if I had been booked, I would have played the show. That’s just me.
— Travis Tritt (@Travistritt) April 3, 2022
Tritt’s tweets come after Church recently canceled his April 2 concert at the AT&T Center to attend the Final Four game that found the North Carolina Tar Heels and Duke Blue Devils facing off to advance to the championship.
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.”
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.
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
Eric Church To Host Free One-Of-A-Kind Concert For Fans Who Had Tickets To Canceled Texas Show
Church has since made things right for the disappointed fans in San Antonio, Texas with the announcement of a one-of-a-kind, FREE show.
The North Carolina native took to social media on Friday (April 1) to reveal plans to return to Texas 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.”
Church’s Gather Again Tour will resume on April 9, 2022, in New Orleans, LA at the Smoothie King Center.
Tritt is currently in the midst of his headlining Set In Stone Tour, which wraps up on May 1 at Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, Florida.