Dierks Bentley Delights Sold-Out Crowd in Cedar Rapids [PHOTOS]
A show that sold out in just five days when it went on sale was worth every penny.
Dierks Bentley picked a great time to come Cedar Rapids. The weather was beautiful outside and the jam-packed crowd inside was in serious party mode. Dierks and his support acts Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi didn't disappoint a sole inside the U.S. Cellular Center.
Jon Pardi, making his return to the Cedar Rapids stage after opening for Kip Moore just three months ago, has another huge hit on his hands with "Dirt on My Boots." The song, on the cusp of being a Top 5 hit this week, solidifies his spot as an up-and-coming traditionalist. When he returned to the stage with Dierks to sing George Strait's "Blue Clear Sky," it only cemented it even more.
Cole Swindell exudes fun and he clearly had it on the stage Saturday night. Still, one of my favorite parts of his performance was his performance of "You Should Be Here." It has special meaning to everyone in one way or another and you could see it on the faces of those around the arena.
Dierks Bentley. What can you say? A 100-minute set of hit after hit. He took time to bring two different fans on stage, one to slam a beer with and one to apologize and sing to after accidently kicking a beer can into one of them. He knelt down and apologized at the time, later bringing the fan onto the stage and singing to her, in the photo gallery above. His set concluded with the front of an airplane coming out on stage while he hopped out in the pilot's uniform and blasted into "Drunk on a Plane."
Earlier in the night, Dierks told the crowd he and the tour had just concluded three weeks in Canada and it was good to be "Home," before launching into the song of the same name. Cedar Rapids was awfully glad Dierks chose our city to kick off the U.S. leg of the tour and if I had to bet, I'm pretty sure Dierks, Cole, and Jon felt the same way.