WATCH: Eric Church Gets into the Nitty Gritty of How His Jaw-Dropping Concerts are Created

by Taylor Cunningham

Eric Church is about to kick off his 55 city-stop Gather Again tour. And he’s ready to hit the road. In a recent Twitter post, Church shared a video of his band preparing for nine months worth of traveling and tour show dates. 

As the name suggests, people are gathering again. And Eric Church wants to welcome back his fans with an extra unique experience. Last February, the Crazyland singer teased at a new tour. Then after two months of making us wait, he finally announced the details on his website. And his fan club got first dibs on tickets in May.

Gather Again opens in Lexington, Ky on Sept. 17. And he’ll be making stops in all the major cities—like Chicago, Detroit, L.A., and Las Vegas. His tour will end on a big note on May 20, 2022, at Madison Square Garden.

Eric Church Prepares to kick off his ‘Gather Round’ Tour

Now, with only seven days until his first concert, he sent out a video telling everyone about all the preparations he and his crew are putting into the show.

“One more week! Take a look behind the scenes as the team prepares for the ‘Gather Again Tour’ and hear from Eric on stage design, setlist, and more! We can’t wait to Gather Again soon!”

The video starts off playing his new single Hell of a View while the camera pans over the hustle and bustle of his team.

Eric’s shows will include an impressive setlist. In the video, he admits that it’s “a pretty packed and stacked setlist.” And to step it up a notch, he wants to give every crowd a different experience, so they’ve been sitting around and working on ways to change up each stop. Church said that his band is trying to “reimagine” songs they’ve played hundreds of times.

“It has been maddening,” he exclaimed. But at the end of the day, he “wants to make it about the music.” 

Church and his crew also found another way to make the Gather Again tour more unique. Instead of playing on a traditional stage, he’ll be singing in an arena set up. The setup is completely new to him, and he’s never seen another artist play “in the round” either.

“Once we get out there, the crowd is everywhere. They’re behind you and on the sides,” he explained excitedly.
“The reason it’s called Gather Again is because we want people on top of us and they will be.”