Jon Pardi Says Tour Headliner Dierks Bentley Is “One of the Sweetest Dudes to Call a Friend”

Jon Pardi Says Tour Headliner Dierks Bentley Is “One of the Sweetest Dudes to Call a Friend”

Dierks Bentley is currently heating up Canada on his Burning Man Tour with special guests Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes and the Hot Country Knights. The tour, which opened on Jan. 17 in Hamilton, Ontario, will make five more stops in Canada before hitting U.S. soil for 15 dates.

The trek is also another chance for Jon Pardi to team with Dierks, having supported him on 2014’s Riser Tour and 2017’s What the Hell World Tour. From what Jon tells Kix Brooks of American Country Countdown, it was an easy decision to join his “friend” for another string of dates.

“He’s an open-door kind of guy,” says Jon. “You get a lot of artists where you never see ’em—Dierks is definitely not a recluse. You’ll catch him walking around the hallways or hanging out with his crew at lunch. That’s what I love about him. He’s kind of like me in a way, like I never want to be the guy that hides. You know, he could be that dude. He’s a big star. He’s one of the biggest country artists there is, but he’s always out hiking, or, you know, eating lunch, or doing something like fishing. He’s just a very active guy, and I’ve always really liked that. And, he’s very humble and just one of the sweetest dudes to call a friend.”

Burning Man Tour

  • Jan. 23 | Saskatoon, SK | SaskTel Centre
  • Jan. 24 | Edmonton, AB | Rogers Place
  • Jan. 26 | Calgary, AB | Scotiabank Saddledome
  • Jan. 28 | Kelowna, BC | Prospera Place
  • Jan. 29 | Vancouver, BC | Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
  • Feb. 14 | Ontario, CA | Citizens Business Bank Arena
  • Feb. 15 | Fresno, CA | Save Mart Center
  • Feb. 16 | Reno, NV | Reno Events Center
  • Feb. 21 | Lexington, KY | Rupp Arena
  • Feb. 22 | Nashville, TN | Bridgestone Arena
  • Feb. 23 | Columbia, MO | Mizzou Arena
  • Feb. 28 | Sioux Falls, SD | Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
  • March 1 | Wichita, KS | INTRUST Bank Arena
  • March 2 | Omaha, NE | CHI Health Center Omaha
  • March 7 | Moline, IL | TaxSlayer Center
  • March 8 | Duluth, MN | AMSOIL Arena
  • March 9 | Grand Forks, ND | Alerus Center
  • March 28 | Toledo, OH | Huntington Center
  • March 29 | Columbus, OH | Nationwide Arena
  • March 30 | Grand Rapids, MI | Van Andel Arena

photo by Tammie Arroyo,


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