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Photos: Dierks Bentley tips it on back in concert at Pearl at the Palms


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Dierks Bentley performs at Pearl at the Palms on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.

Dierks Bentley at Pearl at the Palms

Dierks Bentley performs at Pearl at the Palms on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. Launch slideshow »

Country crooner Dierks Bentley performed a rowdy show at Pearl at the Palms on Friday night amid Day 2 of the 10-day 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in town with all of its competing cowboys and cowgirls and the accompanying country music cornucopia.

Bentley, in a leather jacket, blue jeans and black boots, performed songs from his latest release, “Riser,” as well as his hits “Tip It On Back,” “Come a Little Closer,” “Lot of Leavin’ Left to Do,” “5-1-5-0,” “Free and Easy” and, one of my all-time favorites, “Settle for a Slowdown.”

During an instrumental performance, Bentley pulled a female fan onstage and took a seat on his drum riser to drink a beer while she danced and played air guitar. Bentley spotted audience members waiving an Arizona flag (he once lived in Phoenix) and told them that he wanted to party with them post-concert.

Female fans were fanatic throughout the performance, taking off their bras and throwing them to the stage where Bentley layered them on his microphone stand. Only in Vegas. Well, not really, but still …

The Beau Hodges Band served as the opening act for Bentley, who has 10 No. 1 country hits to his name all penned by him. Thanks to Denise Truscello of WireImage for her photo gallery of the country heartthrob.

Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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