Eric Church promised fans a free gig in Texas amid outrage over his decision to cancel a show to watch UNC play Duke in the NCAA
Eric Church promised fans a free concert in Texas after outrage over his decision to cancel a show to watch a college basketball game.
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“Thank you San Antonio for allowing me to bring my family to this game,” he wrote in an Instagram post on Friday. “It took me a minute to figure out how and when I could properly express my thanks.”
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country music icon then shared that he would be returning in early September for “a ONE-TIME FREE show for those of you who purchased tickets and were planning on attending our canceled show in San Antonio.”
The new show will now take place at the Whitewater Amphitheater in New Braunfels on September 2; Saturday’s concert was scheduled to take place at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.
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It comes after he canceled the show because his beloved University of North Carolina basketball team had advanced to the last four of the NCAA championship.
They will face Duke University and it is the first time in their history that the two teams will face each other at this stage of the competition.
Eric shared this statement with fans
“As a lifelong Carolina basketball fan, I’ve seen Carolina and Duke fight over the years, but seeing them face off in the Final Four for the first time in NCAA tournament history is every sports fan’s dream,” he said in a statement, which caused a shock from the church choir, the name of his fan base.
He acknowledged that it was the “the most selfish thing i’ve ever asked the choir to do” but added that “it’s that same kind of passion felt by the people who occupy the seats at our concerts that makes us want to be part of a crowd at a game of this importance”
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