Bentley legs out another tour
Monday, August 11, 2014
– Dierks Bentley announced that a second leg has been added to his 2014 Riser Tour. The 20- city run begins Oct. 2 in Stockton, Cal. and runs through the end of the year with special guests Randy Houser and Eric Paslay on the U.S. dates and Houser and Canadian artist Tim Hicks on the stops north of the border.
Fans can now purchase tickets for the first announced dates at www.dierks.com with more details to be revealed over the next few weeks.
"It's going to be tough to top this summer, but every night I get more excited and don't want this run to end. I'm just living in the moment as much as I can and taking it all in...it really has been the best summer of my life," said Bentley. "I'm looking forward to having Randy, Eric and Tim out on the road for the next leg...all three of them are crazy talented."
Cities on the tour are:
Las Vegas, NV,
Missoula, Mont., Edmonton, AB
Calgary, Canada, Winnipeg, Canada, Ottawa, Canada, Fargo, ND,
Bismark, ND, Brookings, S.D.,
Oshawa, Canada and
Bentley has a hit on his hands with "Drunk on a Plane" from his disc "Riser." Houser released
his Stoney Creek Records album "How Country Feels" last year and has enjoyed chart topping hits with "Runnin' Outta Moonlight" and "Goodnight Kiss." His new single, "Like A Cowboy," is the fourth release from "How Country Feels" and was written by Houser and Brice Long.
EMI recording artist Eric Paslay released his self-titled debut album February featuring his number one hit single "Friday Night" and current Top 15 single "Song About A Girl." He has penned five number one hits including "Friday Night," "Rewind," "Even If It Breaks Your Heart," "Barefoot Blue Jean Night" and "Angel Eyes."
Multiple 2014 CCMA Award nominee Tim Hicks has achieved four Top 10 singles in Canada, two Juno Award nominations and his third Gold-certified single. Hicks has enjoyed success with his sophomore album, "5:01." In 2013, Hicks became the number 1 highest selling digital Canadian Country Artist of the Year, as well as the Most Played Debut Artist overall at Canadian Country radio.
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