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Eric Church and Brantley Gilbert to play Greensboro Coliseum in February

Posted December 22, 2011

Saddle up, country music fans, because two of country music's bad boys roll into the Piedmont on February 18, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. with The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour. For longtime fans of Eric Church and his tourmate Brantley Gilbert, this is a not to be missed event that's worth the drive to Greensboro.

According to Wikipedia, Church's debut album "produced four chart singles on the Billboard country charts, including the Top 20 hits 'How 'Bout You,' 'Two Pink Lines' and 'Guys Like Me.' His second album, 2009's Carolina, has produced three more singles: 'Smoke a Little Smoke' and his first two Top 10 hits 'Love Your Love the Most' and 'Hell on the Heart.' 2011's Chief, his first number-one album, includes the singles 'Homeboy' and 'Drink in My Hand'." So if you're only a casual country music listener, you're probably now thinking to yourself "Oh, I know exactly who that is!" - even if you didn't before. If you've tuned into a country radio station in recent months, you've likely heard Brantley Gilbert's "Kick It in the Sticks", "She's My Kind of Crazy" or his latest popular single, "Country Must Be Country Wide".

The last few events Church has played locally either sold out or were near capacity, as the Appalachian State alumni has a strong fan base here in the Triangle and Brantley Gilbert, albeit a bit "newer" on the mainstream country radio scene, touts a loyal following, too. While the Coliseum may or may not sell out given its larger size, scoring tickets early is likely going to be a Best Bet given both artists' local track records. (Gilbert was part of November's "Country for the Kids" show hosted at DPAC by 94.7 WQDR and boasted what might have been the second loudest fan base of the night - just a hair shy of Scotty McCreery's screaming entourage, of course.)

Sonia Leigh will also be part of this show, who you may recognize from earlier tours with Zac Brown Band, including their summer street party at Lincoln Theatre back in 2009.

Tickets range from $45.75 to $54.25 (that includes the Ticketmaster fees) - the $199 VIP ticket allotment has already sold out. Purchase tickets online here.

Round up your fellow country junkie friends, pile in the car, hop on I-40, and I'll see you at the Greensboro Coliseum in February!

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  • Rico Dec 24, 2011

    ohhh...weee... I can't wait ...