Eric Church cancels San Antonio gig to attend UNC-Duke game

SAN ANTONIO — Country superstar Eric Church describes himself as a “lifelong Carolina basketball fan,” and he proved it, canceling a weekend gig in San Antonio to watch the Tar Heels take on Duke in a Final Four tilt in New Orleans.  

What You Need To Know

  • Eric Church was set to perform Saturday at the AT&T Center in San Antonio but canceled the show in order to attend the Duke-Carolina Final Four game in New Orleans
  • Church posted a remorseful message to San Antonio-area fans, writing, ““This is also the most selfish thing I’ve ever asked the Choir to do: to give up your Saturday night plans with us so that I can have this moment with my family and sports community”
  • Church fans will automatically receive a refund for the show. A makeup show in San Antonio has not been announced
  • Church was born in Granite Falls, North Carolina

The concert had been planned for Saturday night at the AT&T Center. For his part, in a message posted on Ticketmaster, Church did express remorse to his fans, dubbed the “Church Choir.”

“As a lifelong Carolina basketball fan, I’ve watch Carolina and Duke battle over the years but to have them matchup for the first time in the history of the NCAA Tournament is any sports enthusiasts dream,” he wrote.

“This is also the most selfish thing I’ve ever asked the Choir to do: to give up your Saturday night plans with us so that I can have this moment with my family and sports community,” he continued. “However, it’s that same type of passion felt by the people who fill the seats at our concerts that makes us want to be part of a crowd at a game of this significance.”

According to Ticketmaster, fans will automatically receive a refund. There was no immediate word about a makeup show in San Antonio.

“Woody Durham always said, ‘Go where you go and do what you do,’ thanks for letting me go here and be with the Tar Heels,” Church concluded his message to San Antonio fans.

Church, 44, was born in Granite Falls, North Carolina.