Jason Aldean reacts after Eric Church cancels show for UNC game
country singer Eric Church sparked controversy after canceling his upcoming gig to attend an NCAA Final Four game and now his peers are weighing in on the backlash.
“I don’t know if I could cancel a show to go to a match”, Jason Aldean said during an appearance on Thursday, March 31 on E! Daily news pop. “I feel like people are buying a ticket to come and see your show, you kind of have to live up to your end of the bargain on that.”
The 45-year-old “Big Green Tractor” crooner continued, “I don’t know if I could make it.”
Church, 44, made headlines earlier this week when he announced his Saturday, April 2, show in San Antonio, Texas had been canceled so he could watch his favorite team play in the Final. Oven.
“This Saturday, my family and I will come together to cheer on the Tar Heels as the team reaches the Final Four,” the “Guys Like Me” singer wrote in an email to ticket holders. “As a lifelong Carolina basketball fan, I’ve seen Carolina and Duke fight over the course of the year, but to see them face off in the Final Four for the first time in tournament history. NCAA is every sports fan’s dream.”
While the North Carolina native noted his actions were “selfish” in asking fans to “renounce your Saturday night plans with us so I can have this time with my family and my sports community.”
Church added, “However, it’s that same kind of passion felt by the people who occupy the seats at our concerts that makes us want to be part of a crowd at a game of this importance.”
Following the musician’s announcement, several fans were notably upset by the last-minute decision.
“He canceled the show, which is so weird to me that he didn’t reschedule the show. He canceled. Like, for me, that’s the thing that would really irritate me,” Bobby Bones said during a Wednesday, March 30 episode of his The Bobby Bones Show, alleging Church was letting her fans down. “In my life, there’s only a few things I would say, ‘Hey, I can’t do the show.'”
the Dancing with the stars The Season 27 Champion continued, “He sends a note, and you have to give him credit, and he’s like ‘this is the most selfish thing I’ve ever asked for. “… Yeah, it’s selfish, but he admits it. He could have just said, ‘Uh, [I] I had COVID.’ The problem is when he shows up at the game with a fake mustache. I can’t hate it because I would do it the same way, only under these circumstances: death, Arkansas sports [and if I was] sick, in that order.
Church, who is currently on her “Gather Again” tour across the United States, has yet to publicly address the backlash.