This is one of Dierks Bentley’s largest headlining tours in history, and he is bringing out all the big guns for 44 dates across the United States and Canada.
Bentley has a pretty good grasp of what his fans want to hear. He sprinkles songs throughout his entire catalog, including 2014’s, Riser. Even though this is a new release, it does not stop Bentley from playing four songs off of it. These include “Drunk on a Plane” and “I Hold On,” as well as the title track, while sometimes adding “Bourbon in Kentucky” to the line-up of new tracks.
Bentley opens the show with one of his most popular songs, “5-1-5-0,” and the equally popular, “What Was I Thinkin’” is performed towards the end of the setlist.
Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)
Am I the Only One
Tip It on Back
Drunk on a Plane
Every Mile a Memory
Lot of Leavin’ Left to Do
Up on the Ridge
Livin’ On A Prayer
Settle for a Slowdown
Come A Little Closer
Feel That Fire
I Hold On
What Was I Thinkin’
How long is a Dierks Bentley concert?
Dierks Bentley has three opening acts, which keeps his shows a little shorter. But this is a headlining tour, which allows Dierks Bentley to perform for close to 100 minutes per evening.
Who is opening on this tour?
Dierks Bentley may be just as old as his hand selected brethren for this tour, but he has precedence with more years in the business behind him. Chris Young has been in the industry the longest out of the three opening acts. His 2013 record A.M. continues his acoustic based classic country sound, but introduces more electric elements and full band songs.
Chase Rice is the next longest in the industry. His 2011 indie debut Country As Me was a decent start, but it was 2012’s follow-up, Dirt Road Communion that expanded on his total sonic palette. He signed to major label Columbia who is expected to release this third record in late 2014.
The newest artist to the tour is Jon Pardi who is crafting quite a career for himself. He just released Write You a Song in 2014, but his signing to Capital Records out of Nashville and the exposure of “What I Can’t Put Down” has earned him accolades.
How do I get access to presale tickets for Dierks Bentley’s tour?
The most common method is through the official Dierks Bentley website. Bentley does something a little different by providing a detailed FAQ page specific to the ticketing and presales. The page details how the ‘first come first serve’ strategy works. Tickets cannot be bought online and not all dates are serviced through the official website, and a fan club membership is required.
The last major method removes all the searching and digging, bringing you direct to the password. Presale Passwords Info usually garners a bigger price tag for presales, but it is fast and efficient.
Who is Dierks Bentley’s publicist and press contact?
There are two main ways to contact Dierks Bentley and his media. General inquiries can be sent through the official website. The second, and certainly more direct way, is to contact the group’s publicity team. They are working with Green Room Public Relations, and their main contact is Mary Hillard. She can be reached at MaryHilliard@thegreenroompr.com.
“Bentley, with his backward ballcap, untucked flannel shirt and torn jeans, is all country, and such songs as “Feel That Fire” and “Sideways” show him off well. And he’s come a long way since I saw him for free under the tent at a pregame Dolphins concert back in the Dave Wannstedt era. How the guy is not headlining shows himself is kind of a mystery to me. Maybe it’s just a matter of that one career-making smash to push him over the top.” – Nick Sortal of South Florida Press
“Bentley mixed it up, though, playing songs from different parts of his career. He started with Sideways and the ballad Feel the Firebefore launching into “Home” tracks. Bentley slightly gravelly, rough-hewn voice was in force from the get go, and it certainly served him well as usual. Bentley ably infused the songs with emotion and attitude with his vocals, something that always has been part of his charm.” – Jeffrey Remz of Country Standard Time
“The crowd screamed and chanted for Dierks until he entered the stage for the show encore. I had to hold back tears as Dierks once again brought silence to the roaring crowd during his first encore song, “Long Trip Alone.” The audience jumped back to life when opening acts Eric Church and Miranda Lambert returned to the stage, joining Dierks singing Johnny Cash’s”Folsom Prison Blues.” – Marilyn Wigglesworth in Country Music About.com
Locked and Re-Loaded Tour 2013
Tour Opening Acts: Miranda Lambert, Lee Brice, Thomas Rhett
Started January 1, 2013 in Orlando, Florida | Ended December 12, 2013 in New York City, New York
Country and Cold Cans 2012
Tour Opening Acts: Festivals
Started January 6, 2012 in Miami Beach, Florida | Ended November 17, 2012 in Kinder, Louisiana
Country and Cold Cans 2011
Tour Opening Acts: Jerrod Niemann, Eli Young Band
Started February 12, 2011 in Hollywood, California | Ended October 21, 2011 in New York City, New York
Up On The Ridge Tour 2010
Tour Opening Acts: NA
Started January 1, 2010 in Mount Pleasant, Michigan | Ended November 10, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee
American Saturday Night Tour 2009
Tour Opening Acts: Brad Paisley, Jimmy Wayne, Darius Rucker
Started January 11, 2009 in Grand Rapids, Michigan | Ended November 6, 2009 in Knoxville, Tennessee
Throttle Wide Open Tour 2008
Tour Opening Acts: Luke Bryan, Bucky Covington
Started February 8, 2008 in Hollywood, California | Ended October 24, 2008 in Gainesville, Florida
Free and Easy Summer Tour 2007
Tour Opening Acts: Miranda Lambert and Jason Aldean, Eric Church
Started February 9, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois | Ended December 6, 2007 in Lowell, Massachusetts
High Times & Hangovers Tour 2006
Tour Opening Acts: Cross Canadian Ragweed
Started January 15, 2006 in Belfast, United Kingdom | Ended March 9, 2006 in Plant City, Florida
The Road & The Radio Tour 2006
Tour Opening Acts: Kenny Chesney, Sugarland, Carrie Underwood, Jake Owen
Started March 30, 2006 in Lubbock, Texas | Ended November 24, 2006 in Dubuque, Iowa
Guitars, Tiki Bars and a Whole Lotta Love Tour 2004
Tour Opening Acts: Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban
Started January 16, 2004 in Tampa, Florida | Ended August 28, 2004 in Stillwater, Oklahoma