Dierks Bentley journeyed to California on Friday (4/13) to kick off the US leg of his headlining 2012 Country & Cold Cans Tour for a sellout crowd at LA’s Nokia Theatre. His tourmates Eli Young Band and Will Hoge warmed up the audience before Bentley played his set, which included several surprise guest appearances.
Among those joining Bentley for performances was Foo Fighters’ lead guitarist Chris Shiflett on FF’s “Big Me” and a cover of the Flying Burrito Brothers’ “Sin City.” The show’s encore featured actor Garrett Hedlund performing “Hard Out Here.” The star-studded party continued after the show with friends Kirsten Dunst, Eric Stonestreet, and Foster the People.
While he’s out touring the West, Bentley will support Record Store Day this Saturday (4/21) with a special acoustic performance at Seattle’s Easy Street Records Queen Anne location.
“Record Store Day is such a great event that has hardly had any attention in country music,” said Bentley. “Some of the coolest exclusive product comes out on this day at indie retailers, and I wanted country fans to be able to get in on the action. I may have a few surprise special guests up my sleeve too. I’m really excited to take over Easy Street for an hour that afternoon…Seattle is such a great music town.”