Concert will be streamed July 30th
Brett Eldredge is celebrating the release of his new album, Sunday Drive, by headlining the first-ever virtual Chase Sound Check on Thursday, July 30th presented by the Southwest Credit Card from Chase. The Chicago Theatre, Eldredge’s hometown theater, has partnered with Chase and Eldredge to provide fans with an intimate look at the country superstar’s new album. This unique album premiere will provide fans with the chance to hear Eldredge perform songs from his new album, plus additional songs from his catalog. The country singer’s performance, along with behind-the-scenes footage and interviews, was recorded at a studio in Nashville and will be streamed free for fans on Thursday, July 30th at 8 pm EDT. The stream will be available across multiple platforms, including Eldredge’s Facebook and YouTube, The Chicago Theatre’s Facebook and YouTube and Chase’s YouTube channel.
“We’re thrilled to be able to partner with Chase and Brett Eldredge on this unique album launch to once again bring people
together through music – which is even more critical during these unprecedented times,” states Darren Pfeffer, executive vice
president, MSG Entertainment, which includes The Chicago Theatre. “As a Chicago-area native, Brett has played multiple
sold-out performances at The Chicago Theatre, presented by Chase. He’s always been a star on our stage, and we can’t wait to celebrate his new album Sunday Drive.”
“This album is all about where I started as a musician and I am so honored that my favorite city and theater are part of this
launch,” shares Eldredge. “I’m excited to be the first-ever virtual Chase Sound Check artist and take my fans on a one of a
kind Sunday Drive they’ll never forget. This unique opportunity allows me to connect with my fans during a time when we
can’t physically be together, and that is very special.”
Southwest Rapid Rewards Cardmembers have VIP access to a virtual meet and greet with Brett (who is also a Cardmember) before the show, and are given the opportunity to speak directly with him and take screenshot photos to capture the experience.
Nearly three years after the chart-topping success of his self-titled fourth studio album, Eldredge proves you can go home again with Sunday Drive, which was released on July 10th via Warner Music Nashville. Eldredge began his journey to create new music with just a flip phone, Polaroid camera, notebook and guitar by his side. Soon he was joined by Daniel Tashian and Ian Fitchuk, the GRAMMY-winning producers behind Kacey Musgraves’ Golden Hour, and the trio holed up in Chicago’s intimate Shirk Studios, where Sunday Drive came to life.
Constructed as an epic quest, the 12 track project begins with leadoff track “Where The Heart Is,” which E! News describes as
a “gorgeous mid-tempo strummer,” with each subsequent song supplying another clue to the whereabouts of the heart that has eluded Eldredge. The lifelong mental health advocate shares the message of keeping a healthy mind in “Good Day,” while
painting the scene of a picturesque childhood memory in the title track Sunday Drive. Eldredge continues the theme of
nostalgia in piano-driven tracks “Crowd My Mind” and lead single “Gabrielle.” Rolling Stone raved of the latter, describing
the wistful song as “a breath of fresh air in his catalog,” as well as “the sound of an adult putting away childish things.” “Paris
Illinois” rounds out the album’s quest via a love song to Eldredge’s home state of Illinois and to a way of life, and it suggests
that he’s found something just as important as love: himself.
The Chase Sound Check concert series launched in 2017 at MSG Entertainment’s iconic venues and has since expanded to
include other venues around the country, bringing more fans closer to the music they love. While the Chase Sound Check concert series is typically offered exclusively to Chase cardholders, Chase will offer this special performance across several platforms to fans around the globe, knowing that now is a time when people need music as a way to stay connected.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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