Current CMA “Male Vocalist of the Year” nominee Dierks Bentley’s 2017 WHAT THE HELL WORLD TOUR wrapped this weekend, after consistently ushering crowds of 25,000+, the biggest of his career, while notching more than 60 shows at arenas and amphitheaters across the country since January. Bentley “has always been one of Country’s most engaging performers…with enough hits to fill an entire set,” (Asbury Park Park Press) and earned the top spot on Billboard’s “Hot Tours” list now having sold more than 750,000 tickets this year to date.
“This tour has been one of those experiences you wait for your entire life,” said Bentley. “To the fans and all the people who filled every seat in the house, who stood on their feet for hours and spent their hard-earned money to come see a show, you have made this an unforgettable journey. It’s going to be weird not having Cole and Pardi around, but I can’t thank those guys enough for coming along for this ride. Night after night the crowds were more explosive than the last…it will be a really hard year to top!”
“Bentley’s raucously entertaining tour” (Rolling Stone) made “sure the fans had an experience they’ll never forget,” (Billboard) from impromptu bluegrass sets in disguise, dancing in aisles with security guards to touching salutes for military members. Bentley’s 2017 WHAT THE HELL WORLD TOUR thrived in spontaneous moments keeping fans on their feet until the very last note was played each night.
Bentley challenged himself to cover George Strait at every stop with Jon Pardi and he invited Cole Swindell back to the stage during his set to perform their chart-topping hit, “Flatliner.” Memorable shows included his first headlining night at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena with a sold-out crowd, a first-ever arena play and capacity hometown show at Phoenix’s Talking Stick Resort Arena and two sold out nights at Red Rocks. With “his nightly goal to make sure the crowd is having as much fun as he and his band are having onstage” (Music Row), select shows hosted friends such as Elle King, Kelsea Ballerini, Cindy Crawford, the Phoenix Suns dancers and Peyton Manning.