On the 60+ stop tour Church has hit both coasts including New York’s Barclay Center and Los Angeles’ Staples Center where The Los Angeles Times said Church, “managed to create that sense of intimacy even as he embraced the scale of an arena production.” Church will play two sets himself, separated by an intermission.
As on past tours, Church continues to cancel ticket orders found to be made by scalpers. New for the Holdin’ My Own Tour, Church commissioned a proprietary technology that scrubs ticket purchases using up to 10 different data points and automatically flags orders made by scalpers. Orders can be cancelled at any time and without warning, insisting that only true fans obtain tickets.
Church starts every show on the tour at 8:00 p.m. sharp with a memorable moment, playing two sets solo on his 360-degree stage that offers fans great views from anywhere in the arena.
In partnership with NARAS and GRAMMY in the Schools, local participating student choirs will join Church onstage at select shows. Church will make contributions to underfunded schools on the Holdin’ My Own Tour as part of the GRAMMY Foundation’s Community Award Grant.
Church announced his Holdin’ My Own Tour directly to fans via Facebook Live minutes before he took the stage for a sold-out, two-night stint at Morrison, Colo.’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre in August 2016.
Church is taking 24 total vehicles on the road for the Holdin’ My Own Tour – 13 trucks and nine tour buses – to carry 90 people from city to city to make the show happen each night.
The Holdin’ My Own stage weighs more than 110,000 pounds and is lugged across the continent to each tour stop, 300 people minimum are hired each night across the 62 stops, totaling 18,600 people and Church and his crew will travel 16,160 miles on the tour.