The reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Eric Church kicks off his Gather Again tour this Friday 9/17 in Lexington, Kentucky. It's his first ever in-the-round show.
He and his crew have been rehearsing in Pennsylvania.
"The reason it's called the Gather Again Tour is because we want people on top of us, and they will be!" Eric explains why he chose this different stage configuration.
“The hardest thing I’ve done thus far in my career is this set list,” Eric admits, explaining how adding the 28 new songs from his three-part album, Heart & Soul, to an already packed song roster was a challenge. However, the singer is still “committed” to changing the set list each night so the audience gets an entirely new show than the one before.
“It’s the most musical we’ve ever been. I think to see the way the new music happens in the show is something that I’m excited to see,” he continues, adding that he’s reimagining songs he’s played throughout his career. “There’s going to be a lot of songs that fans aren’t going to recognize at first. I think it’s fun after this many years to change it up and make it about music and make it musical,” he describes. “I’m just excited to see the reaction.”
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