Eric Church Under Fire Canceling Concert Duke UNC Final Four Game


Eric Church performs the national anthem with Jazmine Sullivan outdated to the NFL Abundant Bowl 55 football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in Tampa, Florida on February 7, 2021.
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UPDATE 4/1/22 5: 47 p.m. ET

Church released an announcement on Friday, April 1, to his San Antonio tag holders after canceling his weekend uncover to abet a college basketball game.

“Thank you, San Antonio, for letting me rep my family to this game,” he wrote. “It took a minute to identify how and when I could maybe maybe maybe moreover smartly yelp my thanks.”

The North Carolina native revealed that he would possibly maybe maybe maybe be hanging on a “one of a form free uncover” at Whitewater Amphitheater in Novel Braunfels, Texas, on Friday, September 2, for anybody who purchased tickets for his now-canceled April efficiency. “Small print to be announced soon,” he promised.

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All is comely in savor and basketball? Eric Church wrote an e-mail to everyone draw to abet his Saturday, April 2, concert, explaining he became canceling the uncover to survey the University of North Carolina play Duke within the NCAA tournament.

“This Saturday, my family and I are going to stand collectively to cheer on the Tar Heels as the group has made it to the Closing Four. As a lifelong Carolina basketball fan, I’ve watched Carolina and Duke battle over the one year however to love them matchup within the Closing Four for the first time in history of the NCAA Match is any sports fanatic’s dream,” the 44-one year-outdated nation megastar wrote.

Church illustrious that it’s the “most selfish” action to ask his fans, is called the “Choir,” to “stop your Saturday evening plans with us so as that I will like this moment with my family and sports community.”

The “Coronary heart on Fire” crooner continued: “On the other hand, it’s that same form of passion felt by the of us that beget the seats at our concerts that makes us desire to be allotment of a crowd at a game of this significance.”

Church concluded his observation with a quote from the unhurried North Carolina Tar Heels announcer Woody Durham, writing, “Woody Durham repeatedly acknowledged, ‘Creep where you breeze and procure what you procure,’ thanks for letting me breeze right here and be with the Tar Heels.”

Social media customers — and these draw to abet Saturday’s scheduled uncover on the AT&T Middle in San Antonio, Texas — were vocal regarding the decision.

“Narrate your friend Eric church he owes me $460 for my hotel in San Antonio,” one individual posted.

But any other fan wrote, “Eric Church didn’t execute when his whole band had covid however he did execute for a basketball game 😭 ngl I’d be pisssssssed if I had these tickets.”

“$800 airfare for 2 from Miami to Austin, $950 car condo, $500/evening hotel on the river in San Antonio, $2000 for 2 front row tickets ( 2d time) animated about naught,” a third Twitter user wrote. “I am hoping North Carolina wins for your sake. I’m beyond upset. Damn bro. @ericchurch.”

Completely different customers appreciated Church’s candidness, with one individual tweeting, “Kudos to Eric Church for being up front about canceling the uncover to survey his Heels within the FF would possibly maybe maybe maybe moreover’ve simply came up with a BS excuse lol.”

Church has yet to handle the backlash or reschedule the uncover. Us Weekly reached out for comment.

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