After nearly breaking the internet with Instagram teasers on Tuesday, Eric Church officially announced plans to headline “One Hell of a Night in Minneapolis” on Saturday, June 11 at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Church confirmed the show on social media on Wednesday morning, revealing that tickets go on sale next week.
“Looking forward to this one, @morganwallen! Making our way to Minneapolis along with @ernest on June 11,” he wrote alongside a link to his website to purchase tickets.
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Wallen, who considers Church to be one of his musical heroes, also shared his excitement over the show on Instagram.
“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. Doing it with one of my best friends @ernest just makes it that much more special,” Wallen wrote. “Hope to see you guys there to be a part of it.”
Church first teased the show on Tuesday and fans were quick to flood the comments section with excitement.
“Hey Morgan Wallen, this was a good time. We should do it again soon,” Church wrote alongside a photo of the pair’s surprise performance in Philadelphia, PA in October of 2021.
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Wallen immediately responded to Church via Instagram stories, writing, “I’d personally be just fine with this bub.”
The East Tennessee native also commented on Church’s initial post by simply writing “IN.”
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 “Wasted On You” 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,” he added. “I’ve always admired him.”
The chart-topping singer/songwriter 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.
Tickets for “One Hell of a Night in Minneapolis” go on sale on March 11.