Eric Church‘s experiences during his Holdin’ My Own Tour last year, has given him an even deeper appreciation for his fans who attended the 3 1/2 to 4 hour long shows, many of them multiple times.
“The connection that was developed with the fans from the Holdin’ My Own Tour was such a deep connection. It was always there, but this was a deeper thing, because not only did a lot of these people come to 20, 30 shows, but then they’re coming to 20, 30 shows and they’re giving 3 1/2-4 hours,” says Eric.
“One of my favorite parts of every night was ‘Holdin’ My Own,’ the last song and everybody would always put their arms around each other shoulders and sway back and forth. It was just a neat moment for me after 3 1/2-4 hours.” (AUDIO BELOW)
The North Carolina native is poised to top the country charts with “Round Here Buzz,” which is from his current studio album, Mr. Misunderstood.
Eric, who played to more than 930,000 over the course of a few months last year, has released 61 Days in Church, a collection of live recordings from the tour currently streaming on Apple Music. Fans can now get all of the 100+ song project in a limited physical release – a massive 15-LP box set, complete with a commemorative tour book and original poster housed in a custom road case. The initial shipment just went out on December 15th with the road case, book, poster and the first three LPs, which include music from the first 12 shows of his Holdin’ My Own Tour. The remaining 12 vinyl records will be shipped out once a month beginning in January 2018.