Country’s Eric Church stops in Penticton for first-ever Canadian tour

Country singer Eric Church coming to Penticton at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

Country singer Eric Church will be bringing his tour to Canada for the first time with a stop in Penticton at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Feb.1.

Country singer Eric Church will be bringing his tour to Canada for the first time with a stop in Penticton at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Feb.1.

He has sold-out multiple cities in the United States, but Eric Church’s inaugural headlining arena tour, The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour, won’t stop there.

Announced Thursday, Church will commence his first-ever Canadian tour which includes a stop in Penticton at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Feb. 1. Special guest Colt Ford will join Church on the tour.

Recently revealed as the most-nominated country artist by the 2012 CMA Awards, Church has become a household name in country music since the release of his RIAA-Platinum (U.S.) and Gold (Canada) certified album Chief, which has included two Canadian No. 1 singles to date, with Springsteen and Drink in My Hand. Moreover, he performed Springsteen on the Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMAs) this year, and fans can expect him to perform 90 dates on The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Not only has The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour received huge response from fans, but it has also been met with praise by many outlets including The Boston Globe which reported, “With his vivid songs, frenetic performances, and outsider allure, Church is a refreshing figure on the country scene.”

The Reading Eagle added, “It’s been said a transcendent concert can resemble a religious experience, but this took it to a new level … the 34-year-old frequently exploded from the mic stand, arms pounding his chest, screaming at the crowd to boost an energy level that pyrotechnics and explosions had already elevated … the energy roared.”

Tickets go on sale for dates through February on Friday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. with additional on-sales to be announced in the coming weeks. To purchase tickets by phone call 1-877-763 or online at www.ValleyFirstTix.com. Tickets are also available at the Valley First box office (at the SOEC).

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