Eric Church Named a Top Touring Act of 2012

Eric Church on big screen at Busch Stadium
Grammy nominee and CMA award winner Eric Church ended 2012 at the top of Pollstar’s Worldwide Ticket Sales Chart.
Over 765,000 tickets were sold for Church’s “The Blood, Sweat & Beers” Tour, taking him to No. 11 on the chart.
Church is in good company, sharing top placement on the chart with Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Coldplay, Roger Waters, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour, Cirque du Soleil, Kenny Chesney/Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Metallica and Dave Matthews Band.
“To be listed beside these acts—based solely on the number of tickets sold throughout the year on our tour—is just incredible.  I distinctively remember playing for eight people just over two years ago in a club in Texas, so to hear that that number has grown to what it was in 2012 is a true testament to the fans, their passion, and my band and crew’s dedication to making our show the best it can be night after night,” Church said.  
The tickets sold for “The Blood, Sweat & Beers” Tourmatches the total amount of tickets sold in the past six years of Church’s touring career. That fact alone magnifies the sheer success of the tour.
Church’s 2012 successes do not end there.
He was the only Country music artist to be included in the recent New York Times feature “The Best Concerts of 2012, as Seen by Times Critics,” along with Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Jay-Z and Radiohead, Mumford & Sons and the Rolling Stones. 
The coming year holds much promise for the singer. He will release a live album and join Kenny Chesney on his “No Shoes Nation” Tour in March.