15-VINYL BOX SET INCLUDES A ROAD CASE, TOUR BOOK AND TOUR POSTER
When Eric Church announced 61 Days in Church, a collection of live recordings currently streaming on Apple Music, fans demanded physical releases of the music. On October 27th, demand will be met as 61 Days in Church, limited-release, will be available as a massive 15 LP box set, along with a commemorative tour book and an original poster encased in a custom road case.
Initial shipments will be on December 15th with fans receiving a road case box with the book, poster and the first three LP’s, which will include music from the first 12 shows of Church’s 2017 Holdin’ My Own Tour. The remaining 12 pieces of vinyl will be shipped out once a month starting in January of 2018, signing purchasers up for a Church “record club” for the year. Church Choir members, the country superstar’s die-hard fan club, will exclusively have the option to add-on a t-shirt, at no additional charge with their order. The box set is $445 plus shipping and will be released exclusively direct to consumers via 61daysinchurch.com.
Additionally, the Church Choir gets the exclusive first look at the music video for Church’s fourth single from his album Mr. Misunderstood, “Round Here Buzz.” Fan club members will receive an email with details on how to view. The video will premiere worldwide on Vevo Tuesday, October 24th.
The music video for “Round Here Buzz” features lead Mickey Smay, the teenager from the “Mr. Misunderstood” music video as well as Church’s “Record Year.” The music video was directed by Reid Long who received an ACM Award for Video of the Year for “Mr. Misunderstood.”
The 61 Days in Church collection was recorded on Church’s 2017 Holdin’ My Own Tour, which was a record-breaking five-month, two-set show where Church played more than 200 hours of music–foregoing an opening act—across 61 stops. The 61 Days in Church compilation will hold songs from each city that include a variety of catalogue cuts and singles as well as cover songs inspired by each tour stop. Church has already released some of these covers on the 61 Days in Church including a Memphis medley that combines Marc Cohn’s “Walking in Memphis” with Bobby Bare’s “How I Got to Memphis” and a cover of “Screw You, We’re From Texas” featuring the song’s originator, Ray Wylie Hubbard.
With 60 songs already released via streaming from the 61 Days in Church, releases in batches of 30 songs will continue, exclusively with Apple Music for a two-week window before going wide to all streaming platforms, until the full 100+ song project is complete.
Church’s Holdin’ My Own Tour sold 930,000 tickets at the end of its run notching his as Pollstar’s top music tour in the first quarter of 2017, but as Dave Brooks of Billboard Magazine noted, “Fans will remember that tour by another metric: the marathon three-and-a-half hours Church played nightly as he crisscrossed the United States and Canada.”
Church will also release an exclusive 7″ live vinyl for Record Store Day’s Black Friday promotion on November 24th. The release will contain the first song from the Holdin’ My Own Tour, “Mistress Named Music” — recorded in Lincoln, NE on January 13, 2017 — and the very last song from the same tour, “Holdin’ My Own” — recorded in Nashville on May 27, 2017.