Country music star Eric Church is a huge UNC basketball fan, so he canceled a show in favor of watching the Final Four.
Some weren’t happy with Church’s antics, expecting him to stick with his original tour schedule despite the college basketball tournament nearing a conclusion with his favorite team still alive. But, Church is willing to take the hit to satisfy his fandom.
Church canceled his show in San Antonio, originally scheduled for Saturday night, in order to attend the Final Four and take his family. He has since made amends my offering those with tickets a chance to go to a new show, this time for free.
“Thank you to San Antonio for letting me take my family to this game,” he wrote in an Instagram post on Friday. “It took a minute to figure out how and when I could properly express my thanks.”
UNC basketball: Eric Church fans were unhappy he canceled event
“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,” Church said when explaining why he canceled his event. “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.”
Fans didn’t necessarily buy it.
Church noticed the hatred he was getting from his own fans and obviously tried to extend an olive branch. Whether it works or not remains to be seen.
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