Eric Church has angered country music fans by canceling his gig in favor of the Final Four
Eric Church, a country music musician who is also a passionate North Carolina basketball fan, canceled a gig to watch the Final Four.
Church’s actions enraged others, who expected him to stick to his original tour schedule despite the fact that the NCAA basketball tournament was approaching its conclusion and his favorite team was still alive. Church, on the other hand, is willing to take a hit in order to appease his fans.
Church canceled his gig in San Antonio, which was supposed to take place on Saturday night, in order to attend the Final Four with his family. He has since made amends by offering individuals who purchased tickets a complimentary ticket to a new show.
On Friday, he posted on Instagram, “Thank you to San Antonio for allowing me to bring my family to this game.” It took me a minute to figure out how and when I could adequately convey my gratitude.
Fans of UNC basketball were dissatisfied when Eric Church canceled the event
As a lifetime Carolina basketball fan, I’ve seen Carolina and Duke struggle throughout the years, but seeing them meet in the Final Four for the first time in NCAA Tournament history is any sports fan’s fantasy, “Church said while explaining why he canceled his event.
“This is the most selfish thing I’ve ever asked the choir to do: to cancel your Saturday night commitments with us so that I can spend time with my family and sports community.”
It was not universally accepted by fans.
Residents of the other 49 states: “How dare Eric Church cancel a show last minute just to go to a basketball game!”
North Carolinians: “Yeah, I get it. Not gonna lie, I’d do the same thing.”
— Andrew Forrest (@Andrew_Forrest1) March 31, 2022
On Country Superstar Eric Church:#UNC’s Brady Manek: “A couple of years ago I was sitting on my couch listening to his music and now he knows who I am. It’s a cool feeling.”#Duke’s Paolo Banchero: “Yeah, Eric Church — I don’t know who that is.”
— Grant Hughes (@GrantHughesNC) April 1, 2022
Eric Church postponed a sold-out show in Texas on Saturday to watch the Duke-UNC game with his family in person.
That’s the most North Carolina shit I have ever heard.
— Cynda talks too much (@thepurplecaniac) March 29, 2022
Eric Church is all of us who had other plans this Saturday night. #GOHEELS
— Kevin Carter (@tarheelanalyst) March 30, 2022
Why did Eric Church arrange a concert on the Final Four weekend if he is such a big UNC fan? Did he think they weren’t going to play? It doesn’t sound like he’s a big fan. He’s frail. He’s a phony. He’s a source of humiliation.
— Gwaltineer 🪠 (@Gwaltineer) March 30, 2022
Eric Church has canceled a show in order to attend a basketball game. Thousands of people made plans to attend his event on February 2nd. Many musicians continue to perform despite injuries, missing major life events for their audience. Church is not one of them. He could very well be America’s biggest douchebag. pic.twitter.com/eA7CxXdvm9
— GonzoApp (@GonzoApp) March 29, 2022
The 👏🏼 fact 👏🏼 that 👏🏼 @ericchurch 👏🏼 does 👏🏼 what 👏🏼 he 👏🏼 wants 👏🏼 is 👏🏼 why 👏🏼 you 👏🏼 like 👏🏼 Eric 👏🏼 Church
— Adam Hambrick (@adamhambrick) April 1, 2022
I have no idea who Eric Church is, but he canceled his gig in Texas this weekend to go see UNC in the Final Four by sending an email message to people with tickets through Ticketmaster, and they are understandably furious. twitter.com/naGBEgVG2r
— Wu-Tang Is For The Children (@WUTangKids) March 30, 2022
The Church was definitely aware of the animosity he was receiving from his own supporters and attempted to reach out with an olive branch. It remains to be seen whether it works or not.