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Bentley returns Country & Cold Cans to U.S.

Monday, January 30, 2012 – Dierks Bentley announced today that he will bring his Country & Cold Cans Tour back to the U.S. this spring with 20 cities to be announced in the coming weeks. Republic Nashville's Eli Young Band will rejoin Bentley for the run, along with a combination of Will Hoge and The Cadillac Black in the opening slot.

The tour kicks off in Los Angeles on April 13 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live with tickets for the first show going on sale Friday, Feb 10. Other dates and on-sales will roll out by market over the coming weeks.

"Country & Cold Cans was such a great tour last fall...it's just way too much fun to stop, and we knew we had to continue it into the spring and make another run across the U.S. when we get home from Canada and Australia. We're even going to Alaska...giving new meaning to cold cans," joked Bentley.

"I'm excited that EYB is coming out with us again...great dudes and they put on a killer show. I'm also a big fan of both The Cadillac Black and Will Hoge, so I'm looking forward to watching their sets every night."

Bentley is currently gearing up for the release of his sixth studio album "Home," on Feb. 7. The new album's second single and title track received an ACM nomination for Song Of The Year last week. The lead single, Am I The Only One, hit number one and went Gold.

Eli Young Band's Crazy Girl was certified Platinum with sales of more than 1.4 million downloads and was named Billboard's number one Country Song of The Year.

Nashville singer/songwriter Will Hoge's seventh studio album, "Number Seven," explores the struggles of the heart that are Hoge's songwriting stock in trade.

The Cadillac Black refer to their sound as "Country Fuzz," a mix of country and rock. Their debut album will be out in the spring of 2012, but has had six songs featured in TV shows prior to its release including FOX's "House," CW's "Hart of Dixie" and "Vampire Diaries."

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