This past Saturday, Eric Church showed Salt Lake City why he is still the most badass guy in country music. With most of his band and crew out sick, Eric refused to quit and still put on the show ALL BY HIMSELF. Listen to what Eric had to say to his fans in Utah.
“If you’ve seen our show so far on this tour, you’re probably wondering what the hell is going on right now. Well, so I am. Here’s the deal, yesterday we had the stomach flu strike our band, our crew, everyone. We had no one to hang video, lights, nothing. But I’m still here. I’m still standing. We’ve talked about how every show on the Outsiders Tour is different. Well tonight, will be the most different one. Shit there’s nobody left, its just me. I’m going to give you everything I got. We have a couple band guys that feel ok to get up and down here. Here’s the deal – on Memorial Day we’re going to come back and play the full show. I’m not going anywhere, I’m here to play. Its gunna be crazy. “
Church played acoustic versions of current hits Give Me Back My Hometown, Drink In My Hand, Cold One, and his most recent #1 hit Talladega. He also played some old favorites such as These Boots, How Bout You and Living Part of Life from early in his career. Halestorm performed as planned and opened the show with a full 45 min set. Guitar players Jeff Hyde, Jeff Cease and Driver Williams did join Eric for a few songs and Lzzy Hale joined Eric onstage for a remarkable acoustic rendition of That’s Damn Rock and Roll.
Performances like this are what separate the men from the boys. Bravo Eric Church.