Country duo Sugarland has announced plans for its first European tour this March. After completing the 11-city venture, the musicians will return to the U.S. for alternating stints with Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban‘s summer tours.

The European venture launches with a March 6 performance at the U.S. Army Base in Aviano, Italy, and ends later that month with a March 22 concert at Premier Hall in Thurles, Ireland. The trek, a mix of U.S. military base engagements and theater stops, also includes a March 10 show at Le Showcase in Paris, France, and a March 16 session at Shepherds Bush Empire in London, England.

The musicians will return to the States for an extensive summer run that picks up May 1 with an appearance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans, LA. From there, Sugarland will start its supporting duties with Chesney on May 2 at Pizza Hut Park in Dallas, TX, and with Urban on a May 7-8 stand at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT.

Both Chesney and Urban have a number of acts trading supporting duties on their tours from night to night. As Sugarland switches off between the two tours, the duo of Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles will also have time for a few scattered solo dates.

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Sugarland is touring in support of its third studio album, 2008’s “Love on the Inside,” which topped the Billboard 200 and country albums charts. The single “Stay” recently earned the group two Grammys for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group and Best Country Song.

Sugarland’s next shows will be a February 26-27 stand at the 40 Watt Club in Athens, GA.

Sugarland itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

February 26 – 27 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club
March 6 Aviano, ITA U.S. Army Base
March 7 Catania, ITA U.S. Naval Air Station
March 8 Naples, ITA U.S. Navy Base
March 10 Paris, FRA Le Showcase
March 13 Bressum, NET Joint For
March 14 Frankfurt, GER U.S. Air Force Base
March 16 London, ENG Shepherds Bush Empire
March 18 Glasgow, SCO ABC Theatre
March 20 Thurles, IRE Premier Hall
March 21 Letterkenny, IRE Mount Errigal Letterkenny
March 22 Belfast, IRE Waterfront Hall
May 1 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
May 2 Dallas, TX Pizza Hut Park *
May 7 – 8 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena +
May 9 State College, PA Bryce Jordan Center +
May 23 Columbus, OH Crew Stadium *
May 30 Louisville, KY Pap John’s Cardinal Stadium *
June 6 Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Field *
June 11 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center +
June 13 Chicago, IL Soldier Field *
June 17 Greenville, SC Bi-Lo Center +
June 18 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena +
June 19 Raleigh, NC RBC Center +
June 27 Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field *
July 9 Ft. Loramie, OH Hickory Hill Lake
July 15 Denver, CO Pepsi Center +
July 18 San Francisco, CA AT&T Park *
July 19 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center +
July 23 Sandy, UT Rio Tinto Stadium *
July 24 Primm, NV Star of the Desert Arena
July 25 Phoenix, AZ Arena +
August 1 Seattle, WA Qwest Field *
August 8 Houston, TX Reliant Stadium
August 14 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion
August 15 Foxborough, MA Gillette Stadium *
August 21 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena +
August 22 Detroit, MI Ford Field *
August 27 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena +
September 17 Ames, IA Hilton Coliseum
September 19 Indianapolis, IN Lucas Oil Stadium *
October 1 Bloomsburg, PA Bloomsburg Fair
October 2 West Springfield, MA The Big E

* opening for Kenny Chesney
+ opening for Keith Urban