Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley to play Roanoke Civic Center on January 19 — tickets on sale Nov. 2
Two of country music’s biggest stars are hitting Roanoke Civic Center for a double-shot of hits. Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley are scheduled to bring their “Locked and Reloaded” tour to the coliseum on Jan. 19. Tickets are $51.75 and $27 and go on sale Nov. 2 at the Roanoke Civic Center box office, livenation.com or 877-482-8496.
It will be Lambert’s first time headlining the civic center, but she is not a complete stranger to Roanoke. Lambert played Festival in the Park in 2005, opening for Shenandoah, and a few years later she played the old Sounds at Six series at the civic center’ s plaza. Since then, the 2003 finalist on the old TV show “Nashville Star” (remember Buddy Jewell? He won that year) has become a multi-platinum sensation, not to mention the wife of Blake Shelton. Her latest CD, “Four The Record,” includes the hit single “Baggage Claim,” though she’s been making about as much noise with her side project, Pistol Annies.
Bentley last performed here in 2009, opening for Keith Urban. At the time, we wrote that Bentley and his band played “a 45-minute, smash-laden set of roadhouse-ready, hard hillbilly rock mixed with music reminiscent of “Missing You”-era John Waite — but with Bentley’s smoky baritone making such tunes a much more palatable listen.
“His mix of hitting-the-road tunes (‘A Lot of Leavin’ Left To Do’), party anthems (‘Sideways’) and love songs (‘Come A Little Closer’) also had the crowd on its feet from jump.”
Since then, he has released the bluegrass-centric “Up On The Ridge,” but has remained a viable neo-country headliner, particulary with the recent release of “Home,” which included three tunes that went to No. 1 on the Billboard country chart.