Ameris Bank Amphitheatre at Encore Park | Alpharetta, Georgia
Eric Church, the singer who won the Billboard Music Awards' Top Country Tour in 2022, is returning to the stage for his first open-air tour in more than a decade. So purchase your tickets and come see the "season of sunshine with some other outsiders who shine brightest when the sun goes down." On Thursday September21st 2023 at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, he'll be joined by Whiskey Myers for an all-night performance that's guaranteed to satisfy!
"I'm constantly motivated by a fresh experience, a new method to congregate, to express ourselves acoustically and aesthetically when I approach traveling. Whether it's solo, in the round, or double down, being able to contribute a fresh viewpoint has always brought forth the best in our creative abilities, "Church stated this while announcing the tour. "We've never done an outdoor summer tour before. Never performed in amphitheaters. Never brought a summer experience to your town that included artists with whom we would like to spend the summer. Until now, that is. See you in the sunshine season with some other outsiders who sparkle brightest when the sun sets."
Eric Church acquired his first guitar when he was 13 and began creating his own tunes. His first gigs were in a neighborhood pub, and by his senior year of high school, he was singing several Jimmy Buffett cover songs as well as a handful of his own original tunes in dive bars.
His debut album from 2006, Sinners Like Me, gained three tracks on the Billboard country charts, including the top 20 smashes "How 'Bout You", "Two Pink Lines", and "Guys Like Me". Church's second album, 2009s Carolina, brought three further singles: "Smoke a Little Smoke" and his first top 10 hits, "Love Your Love the Most" and "Hell on the Heart".
Country rock, outlaw country, and southern rock have all been used to define Church's sound. With Hank Williams Jr., Merle Haggard, Little Feat, The Band, Kris Kristofferson, The Grateful Dead, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and Waylon Jennings all among Church's inspirations. He has also stated that several hard rock and heavy metal bands, such as Metallica, Pantera, and AC/DC, have impacted his work.