Dierks Bentley is gearing up for his Burning Man Tour 2019, which kicks off next week (January 17th) in Hamilton, Ontario. He’s taking his pal Jon Pardi along for the ride for the third time, and Dierks couldn’t be happier to have him out with him on tour.

He tells us: [“Every time I have Jon Pardi on the road, I want him to come back out again. He came out with us, me, Cole Swindell and it was Jon, that was a couple of years ago, and I thought, ‘Man, it’ll be great to get Jon one last time in the direct support position; that middle slot.’ And so, about April of last year, I started looking, I called Jon up and said, ‘Hey! I’d love to make this happen. Let’s see if we can make it happen, and he was up for it. I think this’ll be the last time he’ll open up for anybody because he’s ready to do his thing full-time, but so glad I have him back out for one more ride. We have so much fun together. I love his show. Going on after Jon is so ideal because he’s just so great at getting the crowd fired up. Everyone’s having a good time. He’s so charismatic, great songs, obviously great singer, and he’s just a great hang backstage. (He’s) one of my best friends in the business. So, it’s really fun to have this last rodeo ride with Jon before he heads out and does his own thing.”] SOUNDCUE (:51 OC: . . . his own thing.)

Dierks will also be joined by newcomer Tenille Townes and the ’90s country cover band, Hot Country Nights.

Dierks, Jon, and Tenille recenlty hit the ice rink for some Ice Capades-inspired choreography which they released via video for fans yesterday (Thursday, January 10th). Olympic medalist and Good Morning America correspondent Adam Rippon offered his thoughts via Twitter, commenting "I am obsessed with skating’s newest star: @DierksBentley. You are such a beauty my friend."

The first leg of the Burning Man tour will play in nearly 25 cities across the US and Canada.

Dierks current single, "Burning Man," featuring Brothers Osborne, is a Top Five hit on the country charts.

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