Eric Church Amasses Record Crowd of 18,626 at Allstate Arena

imageFleetwood Mac christened the building on March 14, 1980 and throughout its history Rosemont, Illinois’ now-dubbed Allstate Arena has housed some of the greatest names in entertainment. Everyone from The Allman Brothers to The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band to The Eagles and McCartney have fashioned the arena a touring mainstay in America’s heartland, but last night (March 20,2015), and nearly 35 years to the day since its opening,  7-time GRAMMY nominee Eric Church set the new bar for live concert attendance with 18,626 fervent fans assembled for his The Outsiders World Tour. 

 

“Our journey in the city started in 2005 for about 20 people on Weed Street at a place called Joe’s Bar. Those 20 were loud and proud, and they turned this thing into damn near 20,000,” a tireless Church professed.

 

The arena’s previous record was set in 2007 by Vicente Fernández with 18,452 in attendance, as verified by Allstate Arena Executive Director, Patrick Nagle.

 

The Outsiders World Tour features a 360-degree stage configuration allowing for optimal fan engagement on the floor and in the aptly-named “Choir Loft” surrounding the stage so fans to have the upmost personal, insider experience with the Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year nominated entertainer.

 

The tour has become known not only for its crowds but also for its varied set list which spanned nearly two-and-a-half hours last night.

 

March 20, 2015 Set List: 

The Outsiders

Creepin’

Guys Like Me

Carolina

Lotta Boot Left to Fill

How ‘Bout You

Talladega

Pledge Allegiance to the Hag

Drink In My Hand

Jack Daniels

Wrecking Ball

Cold One

That’s Damn Rock & Roll

Give Me Back My Hometown

Homeboy

Dark Side

Devil, Devil

Country Music Jesus

Smoke A Little Smoke

Can’t Take It With You When You Go

Livin’ Part of Life

What I Almost Was

The Ballad of Curtis Loew

Like Jesus Does

Longer Gone

These Boots

Springsteen

A Man Who Was Gonna Die Young

 

Church continues The Outsiders World Tour on March 26 in Tallahassee, Florida at the Leon Country Civic Center. Fans can also tune in on Sunday, April 19 to CBS to see Church perform on the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards at 7p CT/8ET. To buy tickets or learn more about Eric Church, visitwww.EricChurch.com and Facebook.com/EricChurch, or follow at @EricChurch on Twitter.

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