The What the Hell Tour will kick off Jan. 19 in Dayton, Ohio.
Bentley, 40, who hand-picked his tourmates, tells PEOPLE that in order to tour with him you have to have more than just talent – you have to be able to make him laugh.
“I’m out there away from my family – it’s a great sacrifice for them and for the guys in my band, they have family, too. We’re out here, life’s short, I want to be around good people, good energy, good vibes,” says Bentley. “And these two are definitely two younger guys that both crack me up and have such great energy.”
Should be a great f***ing time.
2017 What The Hell World Tour Dates:
Jan. 19 — Dayton, Ohio
TBA — Louisville, KY*
Jan. 21 — Nashville, Tennessee
Jan. 25 — FirstOntario Centre Hamilton, Canada
Jan. 27 — General Motors Centre Oshawa, Canada
Jan. 28 — Richcraft Live at Canadian Tire Centre Ottawa, Canada
Jan. 29 — Budwesier Gardens London, Canada
Feb. 1 — MTS Centre Winnipeg, Canada
Feb. 2 — SaskTel Centre Saskatoon, Canada
Feb. 3 — Scotiabank Saddledome Calgary, Canada
Feb. 4 — EnCana Events Centre Dawson Creek
Feb. 6 — Rexall Place Edmonton, Canada
Feb. 7 — South Okanagan Events Centre Penticton
Feb. 9 — Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena Vancouver
TBA — Cedar Rapids, Iowa*
TBA — Sioux Falls, South Dakota*
TBA — Columbus, Georgia*
TBA — Tupelo, Mississippi*
TBA — Knoxville, Tennessee*
TBA — Billings, Montana*
TBA — Rapid City, South Dakota*
TBA — Fresno, California*
TBA — Reno, Nevada*
*More info TBA
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