Friday, September 10, 2010

Dierks Bentley

Scope Productions and First Avenue Productions are proud to present Capitol Recording Artist Dierks Bentley in concert, Thursday, October 28th at the Fieldhouse on the University of Iowa campus.

Dierks Bentley snagged three CMA Awards nominations earlier this month for Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year for UP ON THE RIDGE, and Musical Event of the Year for the album’s track “Bad Angel” featuring Miranda Lambert and Jamey Johnson. Since its release on June 8, UP ON THE RIDGE has won critics over with the Washington Post calling it “the best country recording we’ll hear in 2010” and NPR deeming it “timeless.”

Bentley's studio albums have accounted for fourteen singles on the country singles charts, of which seven have reached No. 1: his debut single "What Was I Thinkin'", as well as "Come a Little Closer", "Settle for a Slowdown", "Every Mile a Memory", "Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)", "Feel That Fire" and "Sideways". Four more of his singles have reached Top Five on the country charts as well.

Ned Mendenhall, president of First Avenue Productions, said, “Dierks was a show that we all wanted to get back to the U of Iowa campus. His show in April of 2008 sold out in about a week and a half and was one of the top shows of the year.”

Concert details: Thursday, October 28th. U of Iowa Fieldhouse building at the end of Grand Avenue off Riverside Drive. Doors at 7:30. Special guests to be announced. Pre-sale tickets for U of I students go on sale, Monday, September 13th at the University of Iowa box office (Iowa Memorial Union) and to the general public at 10am on Wednesday, September 15th. Tickets can be purchased at any Ticketmaster location, or at the University of Iowa Box Office.

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