Bentley hears Sounds of Summer

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 – Dierks Bentley is launching the Sounds of Summer tour In June.

The 40-city run will kick off June 5 in Raleigh, N.C. and continue through the summer with Kip Moore, Maddie & Tae and Canaan Smith opening.

"There have been tours in my career that I thought would be impossible to top, and the past 12 months certainly rank as some of the best and most fun nights of my life," said Bentley. "I expect 2015 to beat all of it. I've really loved having three other artists out there with us...just more fun on and off the stage and knowing that the fans are getting more music for their money is important to me. Kip, Maddie & Tae and Canaan are three of the hottest rising artists out there right now, and I feel fortunate to be spending the summer with them. If our first 'tour meeting' is any indication, they are up for anything, which is awesome. No one is going to have more fun this summer than us."

Cities on the tour are:
Raleigh, NC
Cleveland, OH
Buffalo, NY*
Lansing, MI*
St. Louis, MO
Chicago, IL
Pittsburgh, PA
New York, NY
Boston, MA
Philadelphia, PA
Tampa, FL
West Palm Beach, FL
Virginia Beach, VA
Washington, DC
Schaghticoke, NY*
Morristown, OH
Charlotte, NC
Birmingham, AL
Oshkosh, WI*
Twin Lakes, WI*
Ft. Wayne, IN*
Sweet Home, OR*
Merritt, Canada
Quincy, WA*
Detroit Lakes, MN*
Prairie du Chien, WI*
Norfolk, NE
Denver, CO
Albuquerque, NM
Phoenix, AZ
San Diego, CA
Fresno, CA
Mountain View, CA
Sacramento, CA
Corpus Christi, TX
Austin, TX
Dallas, TX
Cincinnati, OH
Indianapolis, IN

* Openers may vary

Fans can purchase tickets beginning Jan. 26 for first cities as part of tour promoter Live Nation's Country Megaticket at www.Megaticket.com with additional ticket info for each market coming available in the weeks ahead at www.dierks.com.

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