Yesterday, he shared another teaser, featuring Lainey Wilson’s “Heart Like A Truck,” Travis Tritt’s “It’s A Great Day to Be Alive,” and what sounds like a part of Whiskey Myers’ “Stone,” and ending with Church’s “Heart On Fire.”
And today, he shared yet another, kicking off with Parker McCollum’s “Pretty Heart,” and what sounds like a piece of one of his latest singles, “Handle On You.” The video closes out with a clip of Church saying:
“I still remember my first amphitheater concert. I was 16-years-old.”
The ending of today’s video had people wondering if there was a Red Rocks residency in the works, or at some other notable amphitheater in America.
Previously, there were several theories being thrown out there, as some thought it may be a promotion for Church’s new Sirius XM radio station, Outsiders Radio, and was simply listing all of the new artists who will be featured on the station. Also, the radio static in each video could’ve been a giveaway.
Another theory was that it was some kind of news about the opening of his new Nashville bar, Chief’s, but considering it’s still under big time renovations, that theory was incredibly unlikely.
However, we may have just found the key piece of evidence to figure out what in the damn hell Chief has been teasing…
A local radio ad for Fort Lauderdale’s Tortuga Music Festival may have spilled the beans a day early revealing that Chief will be on something called the The Outsiders Revival Tour this summer.
Of course, the original Outsiders World Tour occurred in 2014, following the release of his 4th career studio album, The Outsiders.
However, after quite a few years of running solo, playing 3-hour sets all on his own, it looks like Chief is finally getting back to having some openers on his upcoming summer tour.
A twitter user named Matt Wallen is out here doing the Lord’s work, and managed to dig up Eric Church’s unreleased 2023 tour schedule featuring the likes of Cody Jinks, Whiskey Myers, Ashley McBryde, Parker McCollum, Lainey Wilson, Jelly Roll, Travis Tritt and more… all the artists we heard in the clips.
It doesn’t look to be a full set of dates, but we know the tour should at the very least feature amphitheater dates beginning in April and running through September.
From what we see on the list, there is still no date at Red Rocks, but an addition could always be made in the near future.
Stay tuned for the official announcement… tomorrow!