The Throttle Wide Open fall tour launches October 4 in Rome, Ga., and will hit arenas and theatres around the country through the first week of December, including Stubb’s Bar-B-Q in Austin (October 12), Mid America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa (October 20), Alltel Center in Mankato, Minn. (October 27), Hearnes Center in Columbia, Mo. (November 9), US Bank Arena in Cincinnati (November 17), Ford Center in Oklahoma City (November 30), and Estess Arena in Atlantic City, N.J. (December 8).

Joining the singer on the trek is Texan Jack Ingram.

Bentley has been one of the hardest working artists in country music over the last four years. The singer said his goal with this tour is reconnecting with fans in larger venues – sometimes literally.

“Our show is all bout making a real connection with our fans every night…not through high-def video screens or pyro or some crazy light show, but through the music and interaction, both verbal and physical,” Bentley said.

“I like to leave the door open for spontaneous moments every night, and sometimes that results in me leaving the stage to sing to the folks in the nosebleeds, or pulling a girl up on stage to dance…you never know…but we always connect.”