Eric Church announced that Minneapolis may have set the standard on this 'Holdin My Own Tour' in front of 19,000 at the sold out Target Center Friday night.  -- SEE PHOTO GALLERY & VIDEO --

He waited until near the end of the 3+ hour show to say it, but Minneapolis seems to have cemented itself as a place for an Eric Church show now, or whenever that he may return in the future. However, next time he may need a stadium to pull it off.

Eric announced that Minneapolis may have set the standard on this 'Holdin My Own Tour' in front of 19,000 at the sold out  Target Center Friday night. His sets were interrupted often with thunderous, show-stopping rounds of cheers & applause that at times roared on and on in between songs. He set the bar pretty high based on the performance he delivered.

Photo: Steve Richards ~ TSM Rochester, MN Target Center - Minneapolis 01-20-17
Photo: Steve Richards ~ TSM Rochester, MN
Target Center - Minneapolis 01-20-17
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Thirty seven songs, over three hours, with a stripped-down feel of intimacy in the 360 degree stage configuration. No pyro, or industrial-looking stage trusses or stanchions like on The Outsider's Tour. Simple and clean walkway's and catwalks with plenty of room to move around and interact with the fans, including 'the pit' which kept 250 fans rockin' smack-dab in the middle of it all. Even seats directly behind the stage had an excellent view and plenty of opportunities to interact with 'Chief'.

Photo: Steve Richards ~ TSM Rochester, MN Target Center - Minneapolis 01-20-17
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Photo: Steve Richards ~ TSM Rochester, MN Target Center - Minneapolis 01-20-17
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To open the show he enlisted the help of a local high school choir to join-in on the opening song, 'Mistress Named Music' from his most recent Mr. Misunderstood release. He seemed to relish the walk down memory lane for he & his band, taking the time near the end of the evening to recall & recount the10 previous trips to Minnesota, which would also include a stop here in Rochester back in July 2006, Down By The Riverside.

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The two full sets were were filled with his biggest radio hits, fan favorites, sing-along anthems, and even a few rarities that would be unique to the Minnesota stop on this tour**. (see the Set List below)

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 Watch fans get their boots signed during 'These Boots' at the Target Center Friday night [VIDEO]

Set List

INTRO: Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen song - Jeff Buckley)

Set One
Mistress Named Music

That's Damn Rock & Roll

The Outsiders

Knives of New Orleans

Drink in My Hand

Carolina

How 'Bout You

Livin' Part of Life

Cold One

Round Here Buzz

Mr. Misunderstood

Talladega

Like a Wrecking Ball

Pledge Allegiance to the Hag

Smoke a Little Smoke

Set Two
Ain't Killed Me Yet

Guys Like Me

Lotta Boot Left to Fill

Record Year

Homeboy

Chattanooga Lucy

Two Pink Lines

Kill a Word

Hungover & Hard Up

Young And Wild** << (1st time played on this tour)**

Lightning** << (the only time this will be played on tour!)**

Give Me Back My Hometown

Jack Daniels

Before She Does

Mixed Drinks About Feelings

Creepin'

Three Year Old

Keep On

These Boots

Springsteen

Encore
Holdin' My Own

Like Jesus Does