Country Music Star Eric Church Cancels Huge Concert To Root On UNC In Final Four

KISSIMMEE, FL-MAR 20: Singer Eric Church performs onstage at the Runaway Country Music Fest at Osceola Heritage Park on March 20, 2016 in Kissimmee, Florida.


Country music star Eric Church has made a business decision.

Rather than entertaining his fans on Saturday night at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, Church has announced he’s canceling the show so he can put on his own fan cap and attend the NCAA Tournament in New Orleans, Louisiana to root on his North Carolina Tar Heels in their Final Four clash against rival Duke.

Church said the move was “the most selfish thing” he’s done while asking fans to understand his decision.

“To the Church Choir, this Saturday, my family and I are going to stand together to cheer on the Tar Heels as the team has made it to the Final Four,” Church wrote in a statement. “As a lifelong Carolina basketball fan, I’ve watched Carolina and Duke battle over the years but to have them matchup in the Final Four for the first time in the history of the NCAA Tournament is any sports enthusiast’s dream.

“This is also the most selfish thing I’ve ever asked the Choir to do: give up your Saturday night plans with us so that I can have this moment with my family and sports community. 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.

“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.”

While some fans seemed to understand his decision, others were upset that they made travel plans and booked flights and hotels that are non-refundable. Naturally, they took to Twitter to voice their displeasure.


Look, I get it. It sucks. But at the end of the day, it’s a music concert. There will be many more. But watching your favorite team knock off their bitter rival in a game could be the last of Coach K’s career comes once in a lifetime.

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