Dierks Bentley ‘Blew the Roof Off’ at the O2 Arena
Dierks Bentley recently wrapped up his two-day appearance in Dublin, Ireland and at London’s O2 Arena for the Country to Country Festival, and he apparently left quite an impression with the overseas audience.
The BBC says the Arizona native “blew the roof off,” while the Daily Mirror says, “Dierks was a revelation. We are now fans.”
Iain Snodgrass, VP of International Marketing for Universal Music Group International, also sang Bentley’s praises.
“Dierks’ show was full of energy,” he boasts. “He connected with people of all ages and even pulled out an exclusive performance of Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’ that segued into Avicii’s ‘Hey Brother.’ He received the strongest crowd reaction of the night and we all think he needs to come back soon!”
The ‘I Hold On’ singer wasn’t the only American country artist to perform across the bond. He was joined for the four-day festival by Brad Paisley, the Zac Brown Band, the Dixie Chicks, Rascal Flatts, Martina McBride, the Band Perry and Chris Young.
Bentley, who is undoubtedly still celebrating his latest album, ‘Riser,’ debuting at No. 1, will kick off his own Riser Tour on May 9 in Charlotte, N.C., with Chris Young, Chase Rice and Jon Pardi serving as his opening acts.
“This tour is the culmination of everything I’ve been working on for the past two years, both out on the road and in the studio recording ‘Riser,’” he says.
“I know what my fans want: a kick ass show, an affordable ticket and a good parking lot scene to get the pre-gaming going! The guys opening the show and getting the party started all know how to put on a great live show, and when it comes time for my set, I can promise that we are going big! I have never been more excited about a tour.”