“The Outsiders World Tour” Sells Out Ford Center


 Ford Center saw another sold-out concert with Eric Church’s “The Outsiders World Tour” hitting their stage on Saturday night. Opening act, Halestorm, kicked off the night with their some of their hard rock hits, including, “Here’s to Us,” “Freak Like Me,” and “I Miss the Misery.” Fans were taken back to classic country with Dwight Yoakum singing his hits: “Guitars, Cadillacs,” “Streets of Bakersfield,” and “Fast As You.”

However, it was not until Church’s gravelly voice came across the speakers singing, “The Outsiders,” that the room ignited with the loudest screams and cheers of the night. A few songs into his set, Church asked the crowd if they remembered Woody’s – Evansville’s landmark bar that burned down in 2009 – and spoke about how he remembered playing there when he was just starting out. Then, Church closed by saying, “I say that to say this, tonight is all about where we started. We’re up here to play as many songs as we can. We’re here for the music.”

“Tonight was the first taste of a series of big country concerts coming to Evansville,” said Ford Center Executive Director Scott Schoenike. “With Miranda Lambert and Luke Bryan coming in early 2015, we’re excited to continue bringing award-winning artists to the Tri-State area.”

Upcoming events at Ford Center includes Hadi Shrine Circus Nov 27-30, Kenny Rogers December 7, Monster Jam January 10- 11, Miranda Lambert January 15, Harlem Globetrotters January 18, Winter Jam 2015 January 29, Luke Bryan February 11, and Disney on Ice: Princesses & Heroes February 19-21, and Volbeat May 19.