Eric Church Talks Touring, Ticket Scalping, And His Musical Influences

Eric Church is preparing to kick off the 45-date fall leg of his Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour on Sept. 13, with openers Justin Moore and Kip Moore. In a recent interview with MSN Music, Church said the first leg of that tour was “far more successful than I thought. We sold out 25 or 30 dates. I just never thought that was going to happen, from where we came from . . . Every night I’m pretty surprised that we got here from where we came from, but it’s been fun to watch.

“I’m excited about Justin. I’m excited about Kip Moore. I’m excited to go out West and do the things we’re going to do on that tour,” he said.

In the last year, Church has taken an aggressive stand against ticket scalping, and has become one of the few country artists to take a vocal stand against the practice. He explained to MSN Music why that’s such a hot button topic for him.

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