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Eric Church Expands Tour, Adds Drive-By Truckers, Cadillac Three

The Outsiders World Tour continues its outside-the-lines theme with diverse opening acts

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Eric Church, performing at Madison Square Garden in New York in October, has announced new dates to his Outsiders World Tour.

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Following a record-breaking homecoming show in Nashville this past weekend, Eric Church has announced 27 additional dates to his Outsiders World Tour. The trek will hit such major markets as Washington, D.C., Tampa and Boston, along with a string of shows in Canada.

As with the tour’s previous legs, Church has tapped artists that are on the fringe of country music to open the shows. Southern-rock road warriors Drive-By Truckers, rockabilly throwback JD McPherson, folk-rock group the Lone Bellow and country-sludge trio the Cadillac Three, who toured the U.K. with Church, will each appear in the support slot at various shows. Brothers Osborne, who opened the first leg of the Outsiders Tour, will also return for select dates.

“It’s called the Outsiders Tour, so we were trying to show what that is,” Church told Rolling Stone Country back in September, while previewing the trek.

Church showcased similar depth on Saturday in Nashville — where he broke the Bridgestone Arena attendance record — tapping modern-rock outfit Halestorm as opener and curating a set list that was heavy on deep cuts. Album tracks from his debut LP Sinners Like Me were interspersed with radio hits like “Drink in My Hand” and “Springsteen,” along with a cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “The Ballad of Curtis Loew.”

“I want everybody in that place to feel like they experienced something,” Church said in September, “that they’re going to tell people, ‘That show was spiritual to me. I felt it.'”

Here are the new dates of the Outsiders World Tour:
March 4 — Austin, Frank Erwin Center (Drive-By Truckers)
March 10 — Washington, D.C., Verizon Center (Drive-By Truckers)
March 18 — Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum (Drive-By Truckers)
March 28 — Tampa, Amalie Arena (The Cadillac Three)
April 7 — Grand Forks, North Dakota, Ralph Englestad Arena (Brothers Osborne)
April 8 — Winnipeg, Canada, MTS Centre (Brothers Osborne)
April 10 — Saskatoon, Canada, SaskTel Centre (Brothers Osborne)
April 11 — Calgary, Canada, Scotiabank Saddledome (Brothers Osborne)
April 12 — Edmonton, Canada, Rexall Place (Brothers Osborne)
April 14 — Vancouver, British Columbia, Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena (Brothers Osborne)
April 15 — Seattle, KeyArena at Seattle Center (Brothers Osborne)
April 24 — Hampton, Virginia, Hampton Coliseum (JD McPherson)

Opening acts for the following new dates will be announced soon:
March 12 — Albany, New York, Times Union Center
March 13 — Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Mohegan Sun Arena
March 19 — Bloomington, Illinois, U.S. Cellular Coliseum
March 20 — Rosemont, Illinois, Allstate Arena
March 21 — Cincinnati, U.S. Bank Arena
March 26 — Tallahassee, Florida, Donald L. Tucker Civic Center
March 27 — Jacksonville, Florida, Veterans Memorial Arena
April 23 — Raleigh, PNC Arena
April 30 — Boston, TD Garden
May 1 — Buffalo, First Niagara Center
May 2 — Newark, New Jersey, Prudential Center
May 7 — Lexington, Kentucky, Rupp Arena
May 8 — Columbus, Missouri, Mizzou Arena
June 12 — Orange Beach, Alabama, Amphitheater at the Wharf
August 27 — Syracuse, New York State Fair

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