Eric Church Units Attendance Document at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium: ‘I Didn’t Dream This Huge’
Eric Church powered by means of headlining his first-ever stadium present on Saturday (Could 25) throughout his Double Down Tour at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium, setting the brand new attendance file for the venue. With 56,521 individuals within the viewers, the Chief broke the earlier file set by Taylor Swift in 2018.
An evening of a lot celebration, Church additionally grew to become the one artist within the venue’s 20+ yr historical past to headline a solo stadium present. For over three hours and almost 40 songs, the singer carried out music that spanned his 15-year profession in addition to a medley of covers together with snippets of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Travis Tritt’s “It’s Nice Day to Be Alive,” Neil Diamond‘s “Candy Caroline,” Billy Joel’s “Piano Man,” Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar On Me” and Joan Jett’s “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll.”
Forward of his sold-out stadium present, Church met with members of the trade the place he was given a plaque to commemorate 30 million albums bought. Cindy Mabe, president Common Music Group Nashville, launched the singer to the room as somebody who “defies just about each odd conceivable on the way you construct a profession.”
“I got here to this city 15 years in the past,” he advised the trade crowd. “I used to be a dreamer. I didn’t dream this huge. I feel that’s a testomony to the music, the followers, and other people believing in it. Lots of emotion for me tonight. I’m going to attempt to slay the dragon with out exhibiting lots of that, it’s a giant dragon on the market. I’m very blessed, I’m very humbled and I’m very grateful.”
Afterward, he performed a marathon set that went till properly after midnight and the second was not misplaced on him. Promising followers to offer all the pieces he had and depart all of it on the stage (“if I die up right here, I am gonna die up right here”), Church did simply that in addition to shared his limitless gratitude for the followers for sticking with him.
“This night time for me has been essentially the most particular factor of my complete profession — to see this and to see what that is,” he stated earlier than closing the present. “To see individuals come to this city…it was nearly like a rattling resurgence, it was the best factor ever simply to take over this city within the spirit of music. We don’t have essentially the most No. 1s, we do not promote essentially the most albums, however this occurs anyway. In my view, that is due to ardour. We now have ardour for what we do.”