Starting October 4 in Auburn, Ala., the trek will feature more than three hours by Bentley and openers Miranda Lambert and the Randy Rogers Band.

Bentley, who has logged over 180,000 miles and more than 300 days on the road this past year, has played everything from small rock clubs to sold-out stadiums.

The move to headlining his own tour of small arenas is a big step logical next step in a career that has been built on touring non-traditional country venues.

By issuing general admission tickets on the floor of most venues, Bentley said he hopes to recreate the intimate feeling of the smaller club shows he has played during the last four years. Some reserved seating will also be available in each venue.

“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. “If we do it right, the fans won’t even notice we are in a bigger venue this time around.”

Bentley’s third studio album, Long Trip Alone, is set for release October 17.

Fans will have the opportunity to hear some of the new tracks, plus all the hits, on the upcoming tour.