In Dierks Bentley’s 2014 Number One hit “Drunk on a Plane,” the song’s central character takes his pre-paid honeymoon vacation alone after his fiancée dumps him and goes wild above the clouds. It was one of the few uptempo, party-friendly spots on the somber Riser album, and even it was haunted by the specter of heartbreak.
Bentley’s latest single “Somewhere on a Beach” may be a little glimpse at what could have taken place after that boozy plane touched down in paradise. Over an R&B-tinged groove, Bentley sings about a guy shaking off his breakup blues by enjoying the company of a beautiful lady and partying his ass off in the sand. Bentley performed the song January 19th on Ellen, giving fans a taste of what to expect from his new album Black and making a jovial lap around host Ellen DeGeneres’ studio. An official release date for Black has not been announced, but it is expected early in 2016.
Along with the new single and album, Bentley will headline the 2016 Somewhere on a Beach Tour, which launches May 12th in Holmdel, New Jersey. Randy Houser and Cam will serve as the trek’s special guests and tickets go on sale January 29th.
Here are the announced cities for Bentley’s Somewhere on a Beach Tour:
Baton Rouge, LA
North Platte, NE
Fort Loramie, OH
Virginia Beach, VA
Saint Louis, MO
Mountain View, CA
San Diego, CA
Salt Lake City, UT