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What the hell? Dierks Bentley sets date at Fresno’s Save Mart Center

Country music artist Dierks Bentley swings his guitar around while performing at the Save Mart Center Thursday, August 20, 2015. The singer will return to the arena in 2017 on his just announced What the Hell tour.
Country music artist Dierks Bentley swings his guitar around while performing at the Save Mart Center Thursday, August 20, 2015. The singer will return to the arena in 2017 on his just announced What the Hell tour. ckohlruss@fresnobee.com

As if the Save Mart Center hasn’t announced enough tour stops this week, the arena will host country singer Dierks Bentley on his What the Hell World tour, which kicks off Thursday, Jan. 19 in Ohio.

The tour stops at the arena Saturday, April 29. Tickets for the show are $34.75-$54.75 and on sale 10 a.m. Friday Nov. 18 at the Save Mart Center box office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. Special student section tickets are available for $20 with valid student ID while supplies last.

“Coming off the electricity and emotion of two nights at Red Rocks, it felt right to just go ahead and announce plans for next year and keep this thing rolling,” Bentley said in a release announcing the tour, which includes Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi.

“There’s a song on my album called ‘What The Hell Did I Say’ and it seemed like an appropriate title for a tour with Cole and Pardi. I have a feeling I’ll be asking myself that question the morning after many of our shows and late night hangs because you really don’t know what will happen when the three of us get together. There has been a lot of drunk calls and texts between all of us over the last year trying to make this tour happen, and I’m excited we were able to pull it off.”

Bentley, who brought his “Sounds of Summer,” tour to the arena last year and played the Big Fresno Fair the year before that, is known party-centric country rock and ferocious live performances. He’s also had a string of No. 1 hits – 15 including “Different for Girls,” from his latest album “Black.”

Joshua Tehee: 559-441-6479, @joshuatehee

Dierks Bentley What the Hell world tour

  • Jan. 19 – Wright State University Nutter Center Dayton, OH
  • Jan. 20 – KFC Yum! Center Louisville, KY
  • Jan. 21 – Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
  • Jan. 25 – FirstOntario Centre Hamilton, Canada
  • Jan. 27 – General Motors Centre Oshawa, Canada
  • Jan. 28 – Richcraft Live at Canadian Tire Centre Ottawa, Canada
  • Jan. 29 – Budwesier Gardens London, Canada
  • Feb. 01 – MTS Centre Winnipeg, Canada
  • Feb. 02 – SaskTel Centre Saskatoon, Canada
  • Feb. 03 – Scotiabank Saddledome Calgary, Canada
  • Feb. 04 – EnCana Events Centre Dawson Creek, Canada
  • Feb. 06 – Northlands Coliseum Edmonton, Canada
  • Feb. 07 – South Okanagan Events Centre Penticton, Canada
  • Feb. 09 – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena Vancouver, Canada
  • Feb. 18 – U.S. Cellular Center Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Feb. 19 – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center Sioux Falls, SD
  • Feb. 23 – Columbus Civic Center Columbus, GA
  • Feb. 24 – BancorpSouth Arena Tupelo, MS
  • Feb. 25 – Thompson Boling Arena Knoxville, TN
  • March 03 – The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
  • March 04 – The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
  • April 07 – Country Thunder USA Florence, AZ
  • April 23 – Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Rapid City, SD
  • April 29 – Save Mart Center Fresno, CA
  • April 30 – Reno Events Center Reno, NV
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