Eric Church is touring on his “Outsider’s Revival Tour,” playing outdoor venues every night to packed crowds of loyal fans. Many of those fans whom are “Church Choir” fan club members. Over the years, Eric has garnered a rabid fan base through his music, style, and his ability to say what he thinks and be a total original.
Church recently shocked some fans tailgating before the show in Pittsburgh and Toronto when he drove up in a black SUV and got out to shake hands, take pictures, and chat with the fans tailgating.
Eric’s social media team posted a video of the moments he shocked fans on Instagram. In the video clip, Church is smiling, riding around the tailgate area before his concert, watching fans enter the venue. He suddenly stops, gets out of the SUV, and approaches fans. Many of them start to shout and shake his hand. The video then shows fans gathered around Church taking pictures and chatting.
His team posted along with the video, “Toronto and Pittsburgh were (fire emoji) during week 3 of #TheOutsidersRevivalTour! Thanks for letting us crash your tailgate on Saturday. Cincinnati and St. Louis, the revival is coming for you next!”
Many fans reacted to the post, including one who commented, Toronto was the frigging amazing, man!! Thanks so much for coming to our great Canadian town and playing on the Budweiser stage because it is my favorite Toronto venue!!!!” Another fan wrote, “Can’t wait to see him in Cincinnati again! One of my favorite performers.”
I had the opportunity to watch Church’s star grow from day one of his career when he released his 2006 debut album Sinners Like Me. I was also present when his career took a sharp turn making him a country superstar in the aftermath of his album 2011 release Chief. I was actually working in the same Nashville Music Row building as his management team. I saw the transformation happen when he donned his now-famous aviator sunglasses for the first time.
Eric has said some interesting things to me through the years in interviews. I gathered five of my favorite quotes from “The Chief” through the years.