Bentley will "Riser" on tour
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
– Dierks Bentley is rising as the new year starts as he announced today that he will launch the 2014 Riser Tour starting in May in Charlotte.
Bentley will release an album, "Riser," on Feb. 25. The first leg kicks off May 9 and continue through the summer with special guests Chris Young, Chase Rice and Jon Pardi. Opening acts can vary based on the tour date.
Fans can purchase tickets beginning Jan. 24 for select cities as part of tour promoter Live Nation's Country Megaticket at www.Megaticket.com.
"This tour is the culmination of everything I've been working on for the past two years, both out on the road and in the studio recording 'Riser'," said Bentley. "I know what my fans want: a kick ass show, an affordable ticket and a good parking lot scene to get the pre-gaming going.The guys opening the show and getting the party started all know how to put on a great live show, and when it comes time for my set, I can promise that we are going big. I have never been more excited about a tour."
Cities on the tour are:
Raleigh, N.C. *
Virginia Beach, VA
Bossier City, LA*
Hunter Mountain, NY*
Eau Claire, WI*
Mountain View, CA
*Opening acts may vary, check concert listings for more details.
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