Selections from EVERY Eric Church Holdin’ My Own 2017 tour stop are being released through the end of the year exclusively via Apple Music. That’s an impressive sixty-one tour dates, an average of 37 songs per night, totaling over 200 hours of live music!
“We recorded all of it. We had some [songs] that I was adamant that I wouldn’t rehearse with the band. I would tell the band a couple hours before the show, ‘This is the song we’re going to do,’ and then I wouldn’t see them until we did it, when we played live,” the North Carolina native recently shared with Billboard.
Fans can now access to 30 initial live recordings from various stops across North America. Then, subsequent releases through the end of the year – including some catalog and cover songs as well as songs inspired by events that happened while he was on the road – released chronologically to complete 61 Days in Church. The tracks will initially be released only on the Apple Music platform for a two-week period before being made available on all streaming services.
“I had so much fun learning songs that were unique to whatever city we found ourselves in,” Church reflected. “I learned a lot about each place, and it was special to see the crowd react to the songs that were only for them. I’m glad we recorded it and can relive it forever.”
With the unique, individual tour posters from each tour stop serving as the artwork for each week’s release, 61 Days in Church dropped just after Church took the stage in Tahoe over Labor Day weekend for two sold-out nights at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena.
Church’s Holdin’ My Own Tour sold 930,000 tickets at the end of its run notching his as the top music tour in the first quarter of 2017. More information on 61 Days in Church can be found here and the singer-songwriter’s remaining 2017 shows can be viewed here.
If streaming music isn’t your thing or if you are aching for a physical copy of 61 Days in Church, a double disc collectible box set and a vinyl record are slated to drop on ‘Release Record Store Day,’ which lands on April 21, 2018.
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