Church recently went back on the road
The show must go on for Eric Church after members of his touring band tested positive for COVID. The country star will be headlining two “special solo performances” in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia this weekend due to breakthrough COVID-19 cases within his band.
“Despite thorough safety protocols, a limited number of breakthrough COVID-19 cases have occurred within the Eric Church Band,” the country rebel’s team shares on social media. “In the best interest of everyone’s health and safety, Eric Church will perform this weekend’s shows in Pittsburgh & Philadelphia as a special solo performance. Get ready PA.”
Church launched The Gather Again Tour three weeks ago in Lexington, KY. Making the most of the long-awaited opportunity to “gather again,” for the first time in his career Church is performing with an in-the-round set up where the stage is located in the center of each arena to accommodate as many fans as possible. The trek visits 55 cities across the US and Canada before a grand finale at the iconic Madison Square Garden in the spring of 2022.
Church will also make a headlining appearance alongside George Strait on November 5th for a special “The King & The Chief” show as part of the newly announced ATLive Festival at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium. He has passionately taken a leadership role in the industry’s return to touring, appearing on the cover of Billboard getting his own second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine after consulting with epidemiologists and industry experts.
Zac Brown Band, Korn, KISS, Tesla, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Foo Fighters, Buckcherry, Korn, Mammoth WVH and The Cadillac Three are among those who have been forced to postpone or cancel dates due to an active case within their touring camps, including some band members themselves.
Joan Jett, Garth Brooks, Nine Inch Nails, Stevie Nicks, Florida Georgia Line, BTS, Stone Temple Pilots & Bush, and the Backstreet Boys are among those who have either canceled before starting or the remainder of their 2021 dates due to rising cases across the country.