Eric Chruch Kicks Off #TheOutsidersLive on September 11th

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EMI Nashville recording artist Eric Church, who recently appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone and whose current album The Outsiders is currently the No. 3 best-selling album of 2014, is poised to return to the road in full force when “The Outsiders World Tour” launches its first leg on Sept. 11 in Bossier City, LA. The initial 30+ cities on the tour have been announced and will include a stop in New York City at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 17. Church will also perform on NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Wednesday, October 15.

Just yesterday, CMA announced that Church received four CMA Award nominations: Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year for The Outsiders (produced by Jay Joyce), and both Single and Song of the Year for “Give Me Back My Hometown” (written by Church and Luke Laird and produced by Joyce).

This is Church’s return to headlining since “The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour,” which was named a Pollstar Top Tour of 2012 and one of the “Best Concerts of 2012” by the New York Times. While that tour employed a succession of backdrops as the focus of the show, the new “The Outsiders World Tour” will use a much more high tech design and will offer fans a 360° view of the entertainer and his band.

Music legend Dwight Yoakam will join Church as special guest for the entire duration of the tour while rising country music duo Brothers Osborne, critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Brandy Clark, and the hard rocking band Halestorm will open on various dates throughout the tour.

The first leg of the tour will take place throughout Sept.-Dec. in the U.S. and Canada. The dates for the first leg of “The Outsiders World Tour” (#TheOutsidersLive) are as follows:

Sept. 11 | Bossier City, LA | CenturyLink Center*

Sept. 12 | Little Rock, AR | Verizon Arena*

Sept. 13 | St. Louis, MO | Scottrade Center*

Sept. 16 | Minneapolis, MN | Target Center*

Sept. 17 | Des Moines, IA | Wells Fargo Arena*

Sept. 18 | Omaha, NE | CenturyLink Center*

Sept. 25 | Louisville, KY | KFC Yum! Center*

Sept. 26 | Charleston, WV | Charleston Civic Center*

Sept. 27 | Greensboro, NC | Greensboro Coliseum*

Oct. 9 | Grand Rapids, MI | Van Andel Arena*

Oct. 10 | Cleveland, OH | Quicken Loans Arena*

Oct. 11 | Pittsburgh, PA | Consol Energy Center*

Oct. 16 | Charlottesville, VA | John Paul Jones Arena**

Oct. 17 | New York, NY | Madison Square Garden**

Oct. 18 | Philadelphia, PA | Wells Fargo Center**

Oct. 23 | Manchester, NH | Verizon Wireless Arena**

Oct. 24 | Uncasville, CT | Mohegan Sun**

Oct. 25 | Uncasville, CT | Mohegan Sun**

Oct. 30 | Knoxville, TN |Thompson-Boling Arena**

Oct. 31 | Memphis, TN | FedExForum**

Nov. 1 | Tulsa, OK | BOK Center**

Nov. 13 | London, ON | Budweiser Gardens**

Nov. 14 | Hamilton, ON | FirstOntario Centre**

Nov. 15 | Ottawa, ON | Canadian Tire Centre**

Nov. 20 | Green Bay, WI | Resch Center

Nov. 21 | Peoria, IL | Peoria Civic Center***

Nov. 22 | Evansville, IN | The Ford Center***

Dec. 4 | Wichita, KS | INTRUST Bank Arena***

Dec. 5 | Kansas City, MO | Sprint Center

Dec. 6 | Sioux Falls, SD | Denny Sanford Premier Center***

Dec. 11 | Atlanta, GA | The Arena at Gwinnett Center***

Dec. 12 | Greenville, SC | Bon Secours Wellness Arena

Dec. 13 | Birmingham, AL | BJCC Arena***

All dates with special guest Dwight Yoakam

*denotes Brothers Osborne

**denotes Brandy Clark

***denotes Halestorm

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.