Dierks Bentley goes Down Under
Thursday, April 23, 2009
– Dierks Bentley is prepping this week for his first-ever Australian tour with Brooks & Dunn beginning May 1 in Perth and continuing on to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane through May 9.
"We got a taste of international touring last summer when we played all over Europe, and I'm hooked," said Bentley. "I've heard that Australia has some hard-core country music fans, so I am looking forward to getting down there and playing for them. You can't go to Australia without exploring the local culture in the pubs, so I'd be lying if I said that I wasn't equally as excited about that."
Bentley will flank both ends of his Australian tour with stops in Los Angeles to perform Sideways on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on April 28 and The Bonnie Hunt Show on May 14, followed by a trip to New York for a performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Bentley's second single from "Feel That Fire" is in the top 25 after 6 weeks. The video for the track, which premiered last week on iTunes and went straight into heavy rotation on both CMT and GAC, was directed by Michael Salomon and choreographed by Hi Hat, who is known for her work on Apple's iPod commercials, as well as for stars like Kanye West, Missy Elliot and Lil Wayne.
Bentley will rejoin Brad Paisley for his American Saturday Night Tour on June 5th in Charlotte, N.C.
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