BREAKING: Eric Church To Perform Free, ‘One-Of-A-Kind’ Concert For Disappointed Texas Fans

“It took a minute to figure out how and when I could properly express my thanks,” Church wrote.


Lauren Jo Black

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April 1, 2022


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Eric Church; Photo by Getty Images for ACM

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. 

Earlier this week, the country superstar shocked fans when he canceled the concert to attend a once-in-a-lifetime Final Four game.

Eric Church; Photo by Getty Images for ACM Awards
Eric Church; Photo by Getty Images for ACM Awards

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 canceled San Antonio show. Details to be announced soon.” 


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Upon canceling 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 canceling this show to attend the NCAA game is “the most selfish thing” that he’s ever asked of The Choir. 

Eric Church; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Eric Church; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

“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.

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.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.