Posted on: August 29, 2007 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Country music star Dierks Bentley will shift his headlining tour into high gear when his Bud Light sponsored THROTTLE WIDE OPEN tour rolls into 28 US cities beginning on Oct. 4 in Rome, GA.  The high-octane dates will feature a marathon of unbridled live music by the multi-platinum singer/songwriter and special guest Jack Ingram.

Known as the hardest working guy in country music, Bentley’s tour schedule has been at full tilt over the last four years.  With the return of his arena headlining tour, he will spend the next four months focusing his attention on connecting with his fans in larger rooms.

“Our show is all about making a real connection with our fans every night…not through high-def video screens or pyro or some crazy light show but through the music and interaction, both verbal and physical,” explains Bentley.  “I like to leave the door open for spontaneous moments every night, and sometimes that results in me leaving the stage to sing to the folks in the nosebleeds, or pulling a girl up on stage to dance…you never know…but we always connect.”

Music critics across the country are taking notice of Bentley’s high-energy set calling him “a consummate showman” and his 18 song set a “breathtaking barn-burner of an affair.”

Bud Light, the No. one beer in the U.S. and the best-selling light beer in the world, will once again join Bentley out on the road.   Along with Tim McGraw and George Strait, Bentley is the only country artist to ever be endorsed by the adult beverage giant.

Big Machine Records artist Jack Ingram’s four consecutive hit singles have made him the most-played new artist of 2006 (Mediabase).  His #1 smash single “Wherever You Are” kicked off a clean sweep of hits that was followed by the Top 10 tongue-in-cheek rocker, “Love You;” Jack’s rendition of “Lips of an Angel;” and the current chart-rising, “Measure of a Man.”

THROTTLE WIDE OPEN will hit the following cities through the end of the year:

October 4         Rome, GA                    Forum Civic Center Complex
October 5         Tallahassee, FL            Leon County Civic Center
October 6         Perry, GA                    Georgia National Fairgrounds
October 12        Austin, TX                   Stubbs
October 13        College Station, TX      Texas World Speedway
October 18        Bismarck, ND              Bismarck Civic Center
October 19        Sioux City, IA              Tyson Events Center
October 20        Council Bluffs, IA         Mid America Center
October 25         Duluth, MN                 Duluth Entertainment Convention
Center (DECC)
October 26         Milwaukee, WI            Bradley Center
October 27         Mankato, MN              Alltel Center
November 1        Charlotte, NC             Cricket Arena
November 2        Hershey, PA               Giant Center
November 3        Morgantown, WV         WVU Coliseum
November 8        Wichita, KS                Kansas Coliseum
November 9        Columbia, MO             Hearnes Center
November 10      Moline, IL                   iWireless Arena
November 15      Murray, KY                 Murray State Events Center

November 16      Springfield, IL              Prairie Capitol Convention Center
November 17      Cincinnati, OH             US Bank Arena
November 23      Columbia, SC              Colonial Center
November 24      Pikeville, KY               Eastern KY Expo Center
November 29      Monroe, LA                 Monroe Civic Center
November 30      Oklahoma City, OK      Ford Center
December 1        Grand Prairie, TX         Nokia Theatre
December 6        Lowell, MA                  Tsongas Arena
December 7        Glens Falls, NY           Glens Falls Civic Center
December 8        Atlantic City, NJ          Estess Arena

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