For some, March Madness is the only thing that matters.
Country music superstar Eric Church knows just how much the College Basketball tournament can mean. Church has canceled a huge concert this weekend so he can go watch his beloved UNC basketball team play Duke in the Final Four and his fanbase is not happy about it.
According to Church, this game only comes around once in a lifetime.
Via Country Now:
Eric Church’s concert planned for Saturday, April 2 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas has been canceled.
According to a letter sent to his fan club, The Church Choir, the superstar scraped the show to attend a once-in-a-lifetime Final Four game.
A letter was sent to fans who purchased tickets on Church’s behalf reads:
“To the Church Choir,
This Saturday, my family and I are going to stand together to cheer on the Tar Heels as the team has made it to the Final Four.
As a lifelong Caroline basketball fan, I’ve watched Carolina and Duke battle over the year but to have them matchup in the Final Four for the first time in history of the NCAA Tournament is any sports enthusiast’s dream.
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. However, it’s that same type of passion felt by the people who fill the seats at our concerts that makes us want to be part of a crowd at a game of this significance.
Woody Durham always said, “go where you go and do what you do,” thanks for letting me go here and be with the Tar Heels.”
The letter to fans revealed that “no action is required to obtain a refund.” Refunds will be processed to the original payment method used at the time of purchase.
Here are some not so happy reactions below:
Bro @ericchurch just canceled his first san antonio concert for the final four. Ive made numerous out of town trips to go see him. Mixed feelings. I appreciate his passion for his team but Not gonna lie im pretty mad. Dude didn't even reschedule. Just canceled it pic.twitter.com/MstPp94syC
— isaiahg (@Isaiahg_75) March 29, 2022
@ericchurch absolutely unacceptable. My husband and I have tickets to your show this weekend in San Antonio. Plus our hotel room because we live in Austin, and you canceled because you want to go see a basketball game. #nolongerafan
— Kris Withrow (@krismoore62431) March 29, 2022
This is really messed up. Eric Church cancels San Antonio concert Saturday to watch basketball. How could he do this to those fans? Some people planned an entire vacation to fly here for the concert!
I hope he gets sued & 4 flat tires on his way to the game. pic.twitter.com/I7blb9MpnD
— Just Mandy (@JustMandySA) March 29, 2022
@ericchurch cancelling a concert that your fans have bought tickets to so that you can go to a basketball game seems like a self centered, disrespectful move. #NotClassy pic.twitter.com/jqvZLnbANa
— Steve Lancaster (@slancasterTX) March 29, 2022
@ericchurch Being country use to mean being a man of your word. You're bailing on your obligation to go watch a basketball game? How shameful. Bailing on events generate financial loss for more than just ticket holders. #rude pic.twitter.com/dZPlG1yx9K
— Patrick Navarro (@CryptoKillaWail) March 29, 2022
no way eric church cancelled the sa show after i’ve had my tickets for a year
— Jessica Alexis (@jessicalexiss) March 29, 2022
$800 airfare for two from Miami to Austin, $950 car rental, $500/night hotel on the river in San Antonio, $2000 for 2 front row tickets ( second time) all for naught. I hope North Carolina wins for your sake. I’m beyond disappointed. Damn bro. @ericchurch
— Unkle Thom (@Raymond64369131) March 29, 2022
What about the once in a lifetime opportunity to see Eric Church this weekend?
Does that not mean more than his once in a lifetime opportunity?
This is a tough one, miss work or go to a game…
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