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Eric Church's 'Gather Again' tour did just that: United fans for a return to live music

September 20, 2021

The Arena District is excited to welcome back Columbus, kicking off the first concert at Nationwide Arena in 560 days!

Article originally published in The Columbus Dispatch by Margaret Quamme

Arena shows are back, and fans are ready.

“693 days since I’ve seen Eric Church,” read a sign held by a fan on the crowded floor surrounding the stage, which was placed smack in the middle of a packed Nationwide Arena on Saturday night, where the outlaw-country rocker was performing on the second stop of a planned 55-city tour.

Jennifer Hatfield, 42, drove with her husband from their home in Buffalo, New York, to see the show.

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“It’s great to have live music again,” she said. “Usually, we go to five or six shows a year, but this is the first one we’ve been to since COVID.”

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