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Dierks Bentley to Bring Jerrod Niemann, Eli Young Band on 2011 Country and Cold Cans Tour

Dierks Bentley, Jerrod Niemann
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Dierks Bentley is gearing up to headline another tour for the fall, this time bringing along special guests Jerrod Niemann and the Eli Young Band. The first leg of Bentley’s 2011 Country and Cold Cans tour will launch on October 6 in Lacrosse, Wisc. and wrap in Denver, Colo. on November 19 after hitting a total of 22 cities.

“I’ve been friends with Dierks for a long time,” Niemann tells Taste of Country.”He’s another guy I’m definitely a fan of. He’s just a good person, and it’s great being on tour with someone you like and that everyone likes. He’s just a good dude. It’s one of those things where we get to actually move up a slot and be the center act. Not that that’s necessarily good or bad, but it’s cool. This will be our fourth tour, so it’s a fun chance to grow a little bit. I do love Dierks, and it’s going to be fun and wild and dangerous … I’m just not sure about the exact order [laughs]!”

“It’s been a killer summer playing festivals all over the country and partying with the most diehard country music fans out there,” says Bentley. “I can’t imagine that I’ll have to convince Jerrod or EYB to have a cold beer or two … they are always up for the party.”

Bentley just wrapped his previous headlining run on the 2011 Jagermeister Country Tour, which hit 30 cities with Josh Thompson and Miss Willie Brown. Bentley’s latest single, ‘Am I the Only One,’ is currently in the Top 5 and climbing. To see a complete list of dates where the Country and Cold Cans Tour will be stopping after they are announced, visit Bentley’s website here.

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