Eric Church Unveils Plans For The Outsiders Revival Tour With Lainey Wilson, Travis Tritt, Koe Wetzel, Elle King & More

Eric Church sent fans into a frenzy on Wednesday morning (Jan. 11) when he announced his headlining The Outsiders Revival…


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January 11, 2023

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Eric Church; Photo by Anthony D’Angio

Eric Church sent fans into a frenzy on Wednesday morning (Jan. 11) when he announced his headlining The Outsiders Revival Tour, which will find the superstar performing in outdoor venues throughout the summer of 2023.  

Beginning on Thursday, June 22, Church’s The Outsiders Revival Tour will visit 26 cities across the U.S. and Canada. 

Produced by Live Nation, the highly anticipated tour will feature a number of special guests on various dates, including Whiskey Myers, Cody Jinks, Jelly Roll, Ashley McBryde, Koe Wetzel, Lainey Wilson, Midland, Parker McCollum, Travis Tritt, Elle King and Paul Cauthen, plus Jackson Dean, Morgan Wade, Muscadine Bloodline, Shane Smith & The Saints, Hailey Whitters, Ray Wylie Hubbard and The Red Clay Straws.

Eric Church; Photo by Anthony D’Angio

Church’s upcoming trek will be unlike anything he’s ever done in his career thus far as The Outsiders Revival Tour will visit only outdoor venues.

“When I approach touring, I’m always inspired by a new experience, a new way to gather, to express ourselves sonically and visually. Whether it’s solo, in the round, double down; being able to bring a different perspective has always brought out our best creatively,” the North Carolina native shared in a statement. “Well, we have never done an outdoor summer tour. Never headlined amphitheaters. Never brought a summer experience to your town that featured artists we want to share the summer with. Until now. See you in the season of sunshine with some fellow outsiders that shine brightest when the sun goes down.”

The excitement around the tour began earlier this week when “The Chief” took to social media to share several cryptic teasers with fans. 

Each clip features a radio turning to stations that feature songs by artists such as Travis Tritt, Lainey Wilson, Jelly Roll, and more.   

In one clip, Church can be heard saying, “I still remember my first amphitheater concert. I was 16-years-old.”

Fans were quick to share their predictions about what the mysterious clips could mean. Many guessed that he was announcing a tour, while some thought he was hinting at a collaborative album. 

Tickets for Eric Church’s The Outsiders Revival Tour go on sale on Friday, January 20 at 10 AM local time via

Presale tickets will be available to members of the Church Choir beginning Tuesday, January 17 at 10 AM local time.

For additional information and to learn how to join the Church Choir, visit

Eric Church; Photo by Anthony D’Angio

The Outsiders Revival Tour comes after Church’s 55-city The Gather Again Tour, which offered fans an in-the-round show and earned the Billboard Music Award for Top Country Tour.

Additionally, Church also performed one-of-a-kind headlining stadium shows at Milwaukee’s American Family Field and Minneapolis’s U.S. Bank Stadium in 2022 and took the field at Tampa Bay’s Raymond James Stadium to perform the National Anthem with R&B star Jazmine Sullivan ahead of Super Bowl LV in 2021.

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Later this year, Eric Church is expected to open his six-story Lower Broadway bar, Chief’s. He recently gave fans a look at the renderings for the much-anticipated establishment that will include a rooftop BBQ restaurant, an intimate music venue and more. Click HERE for a first look. 

“I am beyond excited to not only bring Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ to Music City, but to also partner with my good friends Eric and Ben on this project,” Scott shared. “Anyone who knows me, knows that I love music – so the opportunity to expand the brand in partnership with an award-winning musician makes this project extra special! I can’t wait to share our Carolina roots and our whole hog BBQ with the incredible people of Nashville.”

Chief’s is expected to open at 200 Broadway later this year.

Eric Church; Photo by John Russell, CMA
Eric Church; Photo by John Russell, CMA

Eric Church 2023 Tour Dates

April 14 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Fort Lauderdale Beach Park – Tortuga Music Festival

June 17 – Santa Rosa, CA – Sonoma County Fairgrounds – Country Summer Music Festival

June 22 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance – Amphitheater ^

June 23 – Detroit, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre #$

June 24 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center #$

June 30 – Charleston, SC – Credit One Stadium %& 

July 1 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater %& 

July 7 – Toronto, Ontario – Budweiser Stage ~@

July 8 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake ~@

July 14 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center !+ 

July 15 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre !+

July 28 – Dallas, Texas – Dos Equis Pavilion Midland – /

July 29 – Austin, Texas – Germania Insurance Amphitheater – /

Aug. 4 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park ( 

Aug. 5 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live ( 

Aug. 11 – Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Music Center ( 

Aug. 12 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre ( 

Aug. 13 – Des Moines, IA – Iowa State Fairgrounds Iowa State Fair

Aug. 18 – Orange Beach, AL – The Wharf Amphitheater <>

Aug. 19 – Orange Beach, AL – The Wharf Amphitheater <>

Aug. 25 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center =

Aug. 26 – Philadelphia, PA – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion =

Sept. 8 – Portland, OR – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater *)

Sept. 9 – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre *)

Sept. 15 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater ?)

Sept. 16 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre */

Sept. 22 – Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre =

Sept. 23 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion =

Sept. 29 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre =

Sept. 30 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre =

Oct. 7 – Bristol, TN – Bristol Motor Speedway – Country Thunder Bristol

^ Elle King

# Ashley McBryde

$ The Red Clay Strays

% Parker McCollum 

& Morgan Wade

~ Koe Wetzel

@ Shane Smith & The Saints

! Travis Tritt 

+ Muscadine Bloodline

( Cody Jinks

= Whiskey Myers

* Jelly Roll

) Hailey Whitters

< Lainey Wilson

> Jackson Dean

? Paul Cauthen

– Midland

/ Ray Wylie Hubbard

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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.