The ‘Chief’ was on fine form, delivering an impressive range of hits from across his sprawling discography. The crowd was all to happy to join him for the ride from the opening song right through to the finale, with seemingly every member of the American Family Insurance Amphitheater audience singing along with unbounded enthusiasm.
Church was joined by Elle King, who continues to gain momentum following her high-profile hosting gig and surprise appearance during Miranda Lambert's set at CMA Fest a few weeks earlier.
Although Eric Church's curtailed CMA Fest performance was maligned by some, in Milwaukee, there was no questioning the ‘Hell of a View’ hitmaker's status as one of the greats in modern country.
He maintained his angsty, simmering stage presence through ‘Drink in my Hand’ and ‘Springsteen’, and it felt as though Church was on a mission to retaliate against his CMA Fest detractors in the only way he knows how - by firing back with a blistering, stand-out set.
It bodes well for the remainder of his Outsiders Revival tour, which will see the Chief packing up his wealth of chart-toppers and scattering them across Michigan, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Texas, Indiana, Illinois and more.
Support will be coming in the form of a star-studded roster of country music's most exciting names, including the likes of Whiskey Myers, Jelly Roll, Ashley McBryde, Midland, Lainey Wilson, Parker McCollum, Hailey Whitters, Cody Jinks and Koe Wetzel.
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