Dierks Bentley: ‘I can’t imagine playing a drive-in concert’

by WENN August 20th, 2020, 12:28 pm


Dierks Bentley "can't imagine" playing a drive-in concert, and would rather wait until touring restrictions are lifted after the coronavirus pandemic.

Amid the global Covid-19 crisis, musicians such as Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley and Garth Brooks are among those who have performed drive-in gigs, which allow their fans to maintain social distance while enjoying live music.

However, Dierks won't be following in their footsteps, as he feels his show would be compromised without a "direct interaction" with fans.

"I feel like, with music, there's so much to do other than touring. I miss touring and I can't wait to get back out there again, but I just can't imagine doing it without it being the way that we do it… I mean, I can't imagine playing a drive-in," he told Entertainment Tonight.

"I feel like my show is so geared towards this direct interaction, you know? My show is very physical with the fans and very high energy. This doesn't feel like a lot of fun for anybody right now. I know we're all missing touring, but I think there's a lot of ways to be creative."

But Dierks did concede that if his "fans were twitching" for him to make a reduced comeback at a drive-in gig, he might be able to "go out there and do it for them", but he'd prefer to wait until live music returns in full.