George Strait and Eric Church Set to Headline ATLive: Watch The King Make Special Announcement About the Show

by Emily Morgan

Two of country music’s biggest names, George Strait and Eric Chruch, are coming to Atlanta for a one-of-a-kind performance for the weekend concert series “ATLive.”

Mark your calendars country fans. The icons will perform at the concert series known as ATLive, on Friday, November 5, and Saturday, November 6, at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

According to the press release, Friday’s lineup features George Strait, Eric Church, and Caitlyn Smith. On Saturday, fans can return to see Metallica, Cage The Elephant, and Greta Van Fleet. 

On Wednesday, the “Amarillo by Morning” singer took to Twitter to announce his performance. Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich joined Strait, and together, the two announced the concerts in a promotional video. 

“Hello, Atlanta. It’s been a while,” Strait began before Ulrich suggests the domed stadium will have to open its roof because they’re planning on “blasting it open.” Tickets for each night of ATLive go on sale Friday, July 16, at 10 a.m. ET via Ticketmaster.

George Strait, Eric Church, & Others Ready To ‘Blast The Roof’ Off For ATLive

In 2019, star-studded artists like Church, Keith Urban, and Luke Combs topped the lineup. Strait played the stadium that same year, too, with Chris Stapleton also on the bill. 

For this year’s event, the organizers have partnered with George Strait and his longstanding partners at the Military Warriors Support Foundation to donate a portion of the proceeds from the concert to provide housing for wounded veterans.

“We are thrilled to be bringing ATLive back with an incredible lineup of artists,” said Tim Zulawski, Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer, AMB Sports and Entertainment. “From the beginning, our goal was to create a concert series that will become the must-see event for Atlanta. In our first year, we delivered a world-class experience for fans from across the world, and we are excited to create that same experience again while giving back to our communities and those in need.”   

The concert series sold out both nights in its first year in 2019. That year, more than 90,000 music fans came together at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. 

As for Texas native George Strait, he retired from regular touring in 2014. However, he’s had various concerts and residencies in Las Vegas, Nev. Before ATLive, his “Strait to Vegas” shows are set for August 13th and 14th at the city’s T-Mobile Arena. At the same time, Church will kick off his “Gather Again” arena tour in September in Kentucky.

Metallica is also gearing up for the 30th anniversary of their hit Black Album, which arrives in September. The new edition features a re-creation of the LP by artists like Miley Cyrus, Jason Isbell, and Ghost Royal Blood.

Tickets for ATLive will go on sale July 16 via Ticketmaster. Orangetheory Fitness also serves as a partner with production handled by The Messina Group.