PULLMAN, Wash. — Tickets go on sale Oct. 14 to see Gary Allan, country music’s critically praised “aching tenor,” perform at Washington State University on Nov. 8.

Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum will host the 7:30 p.m. concert.

Dismissed as “just another hat act,” Allan proved himself a legitimate performer when his first two albums each generated Top-10 hits, with the third selling more than one million copies. His latest album, “Alright Guy,” has sold more than 500,000 copies with platinum status on the horizon. His high-energy shows and hard honky-tonk vibe give Allan a distinctive sound, critics say.

Allan lives in California’s Orange County region where he began performing in clubs when he was 12.

All seats are reserved. Tickets are $24 and $22 for students. They can be purchased at Beasley Coliseum; all TicketsWest outlets, including the Cougar Depot in downtown Pullman, the University of Idaho’s North Campus Information Center in Moscow and Albertson’s in Lewiston; or by calling 1-800-325-SEAT.

For more information, call Beasley Coliseum at (509) 335-3525 or check its Web site at www.wsu.edu/beasley.