Trek starts Oct. 4.

Country artist Dierks Bentley will kick off his Bud Light-sponsored "Locked & Loaded" headlining tour on Oct. 4 in Auburn, Ala. Miranda Lambert and the Randy Rogers Band will also be on the bill.

Tour dates include stops in New York City, Dallas, Minneapolis, Seattle, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Las Vegas, among other markets. The tour will also hit smaller towns such as Chattanooga, Tenn.; LaCrosse, Wis.; and Missoula, Mont.

By using a nontraditional seating arrangement, Bentley hopes to recreate the intimate feeling of the smaller club shows he has played the last few years. General admission tickets will be available for the floor level of most venues. Some reserved seating will also be available.

"I've really shaped my career around my live show because that's where it started for me ... playing for nothing but tip jars and alcohol," Bentley said in a press release. "If we do it right, the fans won't even notice we are in a bigger venue this time around."

Bentley is the third country artist ever to be sponsored by Bud Light. The other two are George Strait and Tim McGraw.

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