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Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley to reunite at Xcel on Oct. 11

Posted by: Chris Riemenschneider under Music, Concert news Updated: July 19, 2013 - 9:32 AM

 

Miranda Lambert first performed as an arena headliner locally at Target Center in April 2012. / Marlin Levison, Star Tribune

Miranda Lambert first performed as an arena headliner locally at Target Center in April 2012. / Marlin Levison, Star Tribune

 

With her hubby Blake Shelton probably tied up by his TV gig, Miranda Lambert has found another country hunk to pair up with on tour. She and Dierks Bentley will perform together at Xcel Energy Center on Oct. 11. Tickets go on sale via Ticketmaster and the X's box office next Friday, July 26, for $54.75 and $29.75. Chris Stapleton and the Jukebox Mafia open.

Dierks Bentley. / Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP

Dierks Bentley. / Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP

Last seen in our area at the Winstock festival in June – filling in after her supergroup the Pistol Annies canceled most of their shows -- Lambert stepped out as an arena headliner last year, when she performed at Target Center.

She has performed five previous times at the X, but each was as an opening for male country stars, such as Keith Urban and George Strait. She even once opened for Bentley there in 2006 when he was hot off the success of his singles “Come a Little Closer” and “What Was I Thinking.”

First discovered by the TV competition “Nashville Star,” the Texas-reared Lambert -- who’s still only 29 – broke out in 2010 with the Grammy-winning family ode “The House That Built Me.” Her last record, 2011’s “Four the Record,” landed more hits with “Mama’s Broken Heart” and “Fastest Girl in Town.”
 

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