Dierks Bentley Burning Man Tour 2019

DIERKS BENTLEY ANNOUNCES FIRST LEG OF THE 2019 BURNING MAN TOUR

March 30 Concert at Van Andel Arena® Featuring Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes, Hot Country Knights

Grand Rapids — Current three-time CMA nominee Dierks Bentley announced today that his 2019 BURNING MAN TOUR will kick off on January 17th in Hamilton, ON, CAN with special guests Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes and Hot Country Knights. Bentley is known to "pull out all the stops, not quitting until the crowd is whipped into a frothy frenzy” (On Milwaukee) and will continue to do so in 2019 with the run named after his "most affecting song” (Rolling Stone) and hit single “Burning Man" feat. Brothers Osborne. Live Nation is the official tour promoter. The 2019 Burning Man Tour comes to SMG-managed Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 7:00 PM.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, November 9 at 10:00 AM. Tickets will be available at the Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place® box offices, online at Ticketmaster.com, and charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. A purchase limit of eight (8) tickets will apply to every order. See Ticketmaster.com for all pricing and availability.

“I talked to Jon Pardi last April about the idea of going back on the road together one last time, and I am so happy that I can finally let our fans in on this,” said Bentley. “I’m still coming off the high of playing Hollywood Bowl and the last tour, but knowing that this Burning Man Tour with Pardi was out there waiting has been so awesome. We cannot wait to get back on the road!”

Bentley adds, “Who we bring with us on tour is so important to the band, crew and me and the addition of Tenille Townes is something we are all stoked about. Our hardcore fans are aware of the 90s country cover band, the Hot Country Knights, who have been following us around and opening shows.They talked us into having them on the actual billing for this tour...hope their van has snow tires for Canada!”

Bentley’s live show has long been applauded by critics who mirror the capacity crowds’ enthusiasm, noting Bentley's "arena strutting rockers and stripped down mountain music" (Charlotte Observer) blend with state-of-the-art visual production. As he "continues to be a crowd favorite" (Kansas City Star), Bentley will make notable stops throughout the country including his return to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena after making a sold-out headlining debut in 2016.

The multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter “has one of Country music’s most enviable brands, equal parts affability and authenticity” (Forbes). Reaching a new creative high while "making music designed to challenge" (New York Times), Bentley co-wrote 10 of his current album THE MOUNTAIN’s (Capitol Records Nashville) 13 tracks, which earned him the highest debut sales of his career and became his seventh chart-topping album. Bentley has amassed 17 career No. Ones, billions of digital streams, countless nominations from the ACMs, Billboard Music Awards and more while earning 13 GRAMMY nominations – including at least one stemming from each of his last six albums. Bentley continues with his endeavors outside of the music industry by partnering with Flag & Anthem to create an exclusive lifestyle collection, Desert Son, and with four Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row locations throughout the country. For more information visit www.Dierks.com. Jon Pardi’s GOLD-certified album CALIFORNIA SUNRISE (Capitol Records Nashville) debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart earning him CMA "New Artist of the Year" and ACM "New Male Vocalist Of The Year." Pardi dominated the top of the country music charts with consecutive #1 hits including 2x Platinum-selling songs “Dirt On My Boots” and “Head Over Boots,” and Platinum-certified “Heartache On The Dance Floor.” ESPN debuted the music video for Pardi’s fifth single “Night Shift,” which is currently Top 30 on the Billboard Country Airplay charts and follows his fourth single “She Ain’t In It.” CALIFORNIA SUNRISE is the follow up to WRITE YOU A SONG (Capitol Records Nashville), which debuted at #3 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and yielded Top 10 GOLD-selling song “Up All Night,” “What I Can’t Put Down,” “Missin’ You Crazy” and “When I’ve Been Drinkin” (all co-written by Pardi). The West Coast native and fast-rising newcomer received multiple first-ever nominations at the 2017 CMA Awards, CMT Awards, ACM Awards, AMA Awards and iHeartRadio Music Awards. For more information visit http://www.jonpardi.com/.

Canadian-born, Nashville-based Tenille Townes is poised for a breakthrough in 2019. Already receiving widespread acclaim for her LIVING ROOM WORKTAPES EP, Rolling Stone declares, “…a stripped-down introduction to an artist with a whole lot to say,” while Billboard furthers, “Her LIVING ROOM WORKTAPES EP is a piece of art! Her unique voice and storytelling sets her apart…you’ll have it on repeat.” Additionally, Townes is the subject of an in-depth profile at NPR Music’s The Record. Calling her “Nashville’s Newest Voice,” writer Jewly Hight gives a rare glimpse into the early stages of Townes’ burgeoning career and asserts, “…she’s an heir to Twain and Swift, Griffin and McKenna alike, as well as a potential peer to figures like Morris and Musgraves, who’ve built significant followings and visibility with strong, self-written material…” Her first official single, “Somebody’s Daughter,” is currently impacting at Country radio with her forthcoming full-length debut album—produced by Jay Joyce—set for release in 2019 on Columbia Nashville. Listen to “Somebody’s Daughter” here. For more information visit www.tenilletownes.com.

Contact: Tyne Parrish

The Green Room

(615) 242-7444

tyne@thegreenroompr.com

About SMG

Van Andel Arena is managed by SMG. Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to 243 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 19 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more information visit www.smgworld.com.

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