Eric Church to perform at upcoming Grammy Awards, announces new tour dates

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The first performances for the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards® telecast have been announced and include a range of new and legendary artists, from country rocker Eric Church, pop star Ariana Grande, and singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran to GRAMMY®-winning hard rock veterans AC/DC and seven-time GRAMMY-winning pop icon Madonna. The eclectic lineup sets the stage for what's sure to be an incredible night for music. Taking place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Music's Biggest Night® will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

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Church is up for four awards this year; Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song for "Give Me Back My Hometown;" Best Country Duo/Group Performance for "Raise 'Em Up" (with Keith Urban); and Best Country Album for The Outsiders.

Speaking of Eric, he just announced 27 additional stops for his The Outsiders World Tour with the Brothers Osborne, Drive-By-Truckers, JD McPherson, The Cadillac Three and The Lone Bellow tapped as special guests.

The first thirteen dates will go on sale this Friday, Jan 16, at 10:00 a.m. in each market. These dates are: 

3/4/15 Austin, TX | Frank Erwin Center **
3/10/15 Washington, DC | Verizon Center **
3/18/15 Ft. Wayne, IN | Allen County War Memorial Coliseum **
3/28/15 Tampa, FL | Amalie Arena***
4/7/15 Grand Forks, ND | Ralph Engelstad Arena *
4/8/15 Winnipeg, MB | MTS Centre *
4/10/15 Saskatoon, SK | SaskTel Centre *
4/11/15 Calgary, AB | Scotiabank Saddledome *
4/12/15 Edmonton, AB | Rexall Place *
4/14/15 Vancouver, BC | Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena *
4/15/15 Seattle, WA | KeyArena at Seattle Center *
4/24/15 Hampton, VA | Hampton Coliseum ****

Opening Acts
(*) Brothers Osborne
(**) Drive-By Truckers
(***) The Cadillac Three
(****) JD McPherson

The following dates are also announced, with on-sale dates and opening acts to be revealed soon:

3/12/15 Albany, NY | Times Union Center
3/13/15 Wilkes-Barre, PA | Mohegan Sun Arena
3/19/15 Bloomington, IL | U.S. Cellular Coliseum
3/20/15 Rosemont, IL | Allstate Arena
3/21/15 Cincinnati, OH | U.S. Bank Arena
3/26/15 Tallahassee, FL | Donald L. Tucker Civic Center
3/27/15 Jacksonville, FL | Veterans Memorial Arena
4/23/15 Raleigh, NC | PNC Arena
4/30/15 Boston, MA | TD Garden Arena
5/1/15 Buffalo, NY | First Niagara Center
5/2/15 Newark, NJ | Prudential Center
5/7/15 Lexington, KY | Rupp Arena
5/8/15 Columbus, MO | Mizzou Arena
6/12/15 Orange Beach, AL | Amphitheater at the Wharf
8/27/15 Syracuse, NY | New York State Fair 

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