Dierks Bentley Kicks Off the Season…
It was Thursday Night and we were heading into Dierks Bentley’s #SomewhereOnABeach Tour. We know what you’re thinking… who better to kick off the season, right? Right. The best part? This was the FIRST stop on the tour. That’s right, we had no idea what to expect. No insight, no reviews, no photos, nothing. We were the test dummies and we were ready and willing to stand up to that challenge.
Dierks’ buddies, Tucker Beathard, Cam & Randy Houser opened the show and set the tone for this exhilarating concert. Dierks debuted shortly after 9PM opening with,”Up On The Ridge.” The next 90 minutes we spent somewhere… it wasn’t necessarily on a beach, but we definitely weren’t in Jersey anymore. Dierks had brought us into his world & we were captivated.
He took us through some of his best & oldest tunes to his newest jams from the new album, “Black.” At one point of the show he jumped into the crowd and went all the way to the back to a secondary stage, which he called, “Not the B-Stage, but the Beach Stage.” Here, he pulled out Cam & Randy Houser for a cover of “Take It Easy.” With the perfect mix of story telling & singing, he sure had the complete attention & admiration of everyone in attendance.
Before we knew it, the show was ending, Dierks was leaving the stage and our poor hearts were saddened to think it was over. The feeling didn’t last long when Dierks came back out to perform, DRUNK ON A PLANE. And oh yes, he literally came out on stage on a plane! The energy was HIGH and we have to admit it was one of the best encores we have ever experienced. During the song, Randy Houser & Cam made their way back out on the stage along with the band & crew. From band-mates dressed in stewardess outfits to shot-gunning beers on stage, you couldn’t help but laugh and love this fun performance. A friend of ours described it best, “They made me feel like they were my own friends and I was watching them do something funny.”
Following the show, Dierks stuck around for a good 10-15 minutes signing hats, shirts, tickets, etc. for fans. Proving one of our favorite facts about Country Music Artists, they are some of the most humble and grateful people in the industry!
Our absolute favorite part of the show? We’d have to go with the moment when Dierks put a New York Country Swag snapback on while performing on stage! Yes. That happened.
Safe to say, Dierks & The Somewhere On A Beach Tour really set the bar high for all the shows coming to town this summer. It could not have been a better kick-off for the best season of them all, Summer Concert Season! Check out our Facebook page for more pictures from the show & don’t forget to follow us on instagram! Looking for your Country Swag Snapback? Get one here.
-Peace, Love & Country Music,