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Top Tours of 2017: Eric Church

by FOH Staff • in
  • January 2018
  • Showtime
• Created: January 17, 2018
Eric Church tour photo by Steve Jennings

“Holdin’ My Own” Tour

Sound Co:
Clair Global


  • FOH Engineer: Billy Moore
  • Monitor Mixers: Marc Earp, Ben Rigby
  • System Engineer: Jared Lawrie
  • Monitor Engineer: Chris Newsome
  • Techs: Nathan Lowe, Calvin Welshans
  • Tour Manager: Todd Bunch



  • Consoles: (2) Midas Heritage 3000 consoles
  • Speakers: 32 Clair Cohesion CO-12 (16 per side); Clair i-3 (side & rear), Clair CP-218 subs (flown & beneath the stage), Clair Cohesion CO-8 FF.
  • Amps: Lab.gruppen PakRaks
  • Processing: Avalon VT-737SP, Manley ELOP, Massenburg GML 8200, Tube-Tech Opto compressors, API 500 w/ API compressors/EQ, Lexicon 480L, Yamaha SPX-990, TC D-Two, Bricasti M7, dbx 900 & 160


  • Monitor Consoles: 2 Avid Venue Profiles
  • IEM’s: Sennheiser G3, Ultimate Ears Pro 18+
  • Wireless: Shure UHF-R w/Heil capsules
  • Vocal Mics: Heil PR35
  • Instrument Mics: Heil PR 48, PR 31 BW, PR 28,
  • Other: Shure SM81, Audio-Technica AT8035b, Countryman DI’s

Tour Notes:

Eric Church “Holdin’ My Own” tour, supporting his 2015 album, Mr. Misunderstood, launched in mid-January 2017, hitting the heartland before trekking across North America and back, wrapping up with a gig at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena in late May. The 360-degree end-stage show bucked a couple of trends, including co-headlining tours and supporting acts – it was all Eric Church, with two sets and one intermission. Church also take pains to keep ticket prices affordable for his fans, which tends to make his total ticket sales (exceeding 875,000 in 2017, according to Pollstar) more impressive than total dollars earned.

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