We're saddened to announce that the Bloomington, IL show tonight, April 29th, has been canceled due to illness. Eric and the team are very disappointed and apologetic. Please read below for a personal message from Eric and and for information on how to obtain a refund.
"I'm so disappointed. I apologize to everybody for having to cancel tonight's show. I've played shows with injuries before but unfortunately cannot overcome having no voice. I hate that this came so late in the day but I've tried everything I know of to get it back and wanted to give it as much time as I could to try and make the show happen. To the fans that were planning on attending, I owe you one." - Eric
Refunds are available at original point of purchase. All credit card purchases via Ticketmaster will be automatically refunded.
As always, thank you so much for your support and understanding.
Come on. Give him a break. He works his ass off to give you the best show possible, and all you do is cry over spilled milk. He can't help it that he had to cancel not only this show, but a couple of others. Eric's a true professional, and the best at what he does.
Pikeville was a good show!! :)
The shine woulda hooked him right on up!! :)
I drove 6 hours from VA to see him in Pikeville.
Man...my buddy and I bought these tickets WAY before the show and all four of us were more than excited to see our favorite country man!We were sitting across the road tossin back on some shock tops when we got that crap ass news that you "had" to cancel your show...man i know hangovers...know them dark days well! All we wanna know is when are you comming back to us? We live in Galesburg ill...HELL OF A PARTY TOWN and WHEN ARE YOU PARTYIN WITH US!?!?!?!!!! Money is no object...everyone has it and it comes and goes...were just looking for a hell of a time with a bad ass singer/songwriter!!! TAKE CARE OF YOUR FANS!!! Any time one of us hear one of your songs we all lose a little faith in you man!!!MAKE IT RIGHT!!!!
How does it make you "fans" feel that Eric had to cancel 2 shows, following this one, due to losing his voice, not because he was "so hammered" the night before. Give him a break, he sings his heart out like 5 nights a week. It is a bummer the way it happened but just because you heard this and heard that doesn't mean it is true. If you didn't see it with your own eyes then don't spread it with your big mouth. I saw your show Saturday night Eric and it was the best one I have ever been to! Can't wait for the State fair :) Thanks for great music and never letting me down!
Eric said he "owed the fans one" and I had great tickets for that night that I had won on B104. Eric could get me two tickets to see him at the Illinois State Fair to make up for the cancelled show. I saw him in Chicago with Bob Seger in 2006 and really liked him then and was highly anticipating seeing him again. It took a lot of work to win those tickets and not get anything out of the work. My contact info is Rodney Embrey
514 E. Spruce St. Chatsworth,IL 60921. Email is firstname.lastname@example.org and phone is 8156353596. If someone wants to contact me that would be great. Thanks.
Hey all don't know if you heard but he will be at the Illinois state fair in August him n Miranda.. tickets go on next sell next Saturday.. he is fantastic my 7 year old loved the show on Saturday night n we look to going again in August :-)
Get better EC! I saw your show Saturday night in Bloomington, IL and you rocked my world! Thanks for putting on such an amazing show. I'm jealous one of the girls in the front row got your signed boot. Your coming to Guthrie Center, Iowa in July can't wait to see you!
I've also heard the stories of drinking till 5am and getting completely trashed. Honestly the only way you can prove me wrong now is for a free show for everyone that had a ticket for Sunday or a personal phone call and explanation. Yeah, you do owe me and the 1000's of fans that were crushed. I waited years for this and to be turned away after the doors were to open was a stab in the back. Unless you make an attempt to fix this you will never get another penny from me in any form including future shows. This will also be a lesson to everyone for years to come. Don't bite the hand that feeds you Chief!
I feel bad for people who could not get refunds. My step son and his girl friend could not get tickets other than stub hub. Guees what stub hub gives no refunds. They also drove for hours got a hotel room and could not get that back as well. so they are both out a large chunk of there weekly pay for nothing. they ended up driving home when they heard no show no room no refund no show no refund. no making up for these kind of fans
I heard that you stayed up till 5 in the morning drinking your ass off and you were hungover to perform. I bought my tickets right after the second show was added and you canceled it because of your "Illness". I wass pissed off that you did this that I wanted to hunt you down myself and put you at the main enterance of the coliseum and have you explained why you canceled. What you did pissed off a lot of people. I paid good money for your show and you chicken out at the last minute. The brown bottle flu is not a good excuse to cancel the show. You are a professional singer and going out and getting drunk the night before the show is not professional. So the next time you are ever in Bloomington Illinois you better put on a FREE SHOW and appologise for what really happened.
Really like your music. We drove 4 hours each way and had a hotel room for two nights. We can understand that people get sick. Maybe next time it can be handled a little better. Some of us came a long way to stand in line only to be sent home.
So Sorry to hear u were sick....we were looking forward to your concert!!! My husband is in the army and this was gonna be his first concert ever!!! He was sad not to see u!! We know ur a big supporter for our troops so thank u!
This was going to be my 4th time seeing you and my first attempt at remembering it. My fiance and I were at the show saturday night but son of bitch if i didn't get so damn drunk for the third concert of yours in a row that i have no recollection of seeing you! Ha. No shit though man.
So then I got tickets for us to go again on Sunday cause i was soo damn hungover that i didn't want to drink, therefore the only possibility of me pulling this off!
But now I'm probably screwed for the next time we see you!
Get drunk as you want and cancel whenever the fuck you want for any reason! Outlaw country ain't dead!!!
I can't lie, my fiancee and I had our hearts broken last night. Combining her round trip drive to my place and our round trip to Bloomington, we drove over 830 miles and close to 16 hours, stood in the rain for almost 2 hours to ensure we had the front row on the floor, and then the show was cancelled. We've been waiting for almost 3 years to get a chance to see you live so it practically took all we had not to break down and cry! I guess we know how the Griswold's felt when they got to Wally World now!
I understand things like this happen and I'm not angry, just crushed with disappointment. You're still The Chief to us both though! I'm in Evansville, but we couldn't make that show and thought we'd lucked out by being able to go to this one. All I ask (beg) is please come back to the Evansville/Indianapolis area soon! (And maybe share a 5th of Jack Daniels with a sinner like me :)
so sorry for everyone...but erics health comes first get better soon....maybe... a drink in your hand?!?!
I knew I should have gotten you some shine when you were here at Pikeville, Ky. during HillBilly Days. Hope you feel better.
I was extremely disappointed that the show got cancelled last night. I have been waiting 2 yrs to she Eric and wasnt able to get tickets for the first show so was very excited about the 2nd show being scheduled! I wish that the show would have been rescheduled even if it took 6 months to see him! I think it should have been rescheduled instead of cancelled! But hope he feels better soon!
Me and my sister were the very first ones in line for the show tonight. I thought it was a joke when the security guy came out and said it was cancelled...missed a final exam for the show tonight, hope you can make it up and get better for the summer shows i have planned!
Hope you can reschedule soon. I say free show and 3 free beers and a free cd. I think that would make up for it. Hope you are feeling better. I was at Saturday Night's show. Amazing show. What a crowd! Even seen a fight in the lobby after the show. Had an exciting evening!!!
Been hearing some nasty rumors about tonight's illness. I am very disappointed to have driven an hour and wasted gas money just to stand in the rain for a show that was canceled only 45 minutes before it was scheduled to begin. I am praying that the rumors I have heard are not true and that you would not do that to your fans. My husband was one of the military members who was offered tickets to tonight's show. So unlike others who need to be refunded we do not, I just hope that you honor your obligation to these fans. Come back to the area and give the fans who can prove they had tickets first chance to the next show and a break on their ticket price to make up for the gas they were out tonight.
Bummer you're sick tonight! Hope you do get to make it up to us! :) Fortunately, my daughter (who was going to come with me tonight) got to see you last night. I'll catch you next time!
won my tix from CD Country 107.9 ...
made it over just as it was announced you had to cancel.... but hey you have some awesome tour trucks... at least I got a couple good pics... a so called consolation prize for a couple truck drivers LOL
Get well soon!
Sure would have been nice to know a different way than to see it on the Colliseum billboard after I picked up the tickets. What a let down.
We drove over an hour to see you, VIP style! Can you at least come back to Bloomington for another show to repay all your sad fans :) and reward us with meet and greets
its disappointing that the show couldnt happen especially when you played last night, im not gonna hold this against you but you definately owe everyone who showed up and had to be let down.
I hope you feel better. Very very upset being down the road and gettin the cancelled call. I think me n my friend need meet n greets for your show at Hoffman estates..:) it'd make everything all better!
you can make it up to me by meet and greets for the may 11 show in hoffman estates, il! my sister had meet and greets for tonight and didnt get to meet you. i stood in the freezing cold for almost 2 hours and im also sick! and drove 2 hours! were so upset we didnt get to see you!
The show can wait- your health is more important. We owe YOU for making such great music. Get well soon! =)
Hope you feel better soon Chief! Take care xo