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...

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 – 27Athens, GA40 Watt Club
March 6Aviano, ITAU.S. Army Base
March 7Catania, ITAU.S. Naval Air Station
March 8Naples, ITAU.S. Navy Base
March 10Paris, FRALe Showcase
March 13Bressum, NETJoint For
March 14Frankfurt, GERU.S. Air Force Base
March 16London, ENGShepherds Bush Empire
March 18Glasgow, SCOABC Theatre
March 20Thurles, IREPremier Hall
March 21Letterkenny, IREMount Errigal Letterkenny
March 22Belfast, IREWaterfront Hall
May 1New Orleans, LANew Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
May 2Dallas, TXPizza Hut Park *
May 7 – 8Uncasville, CTMohegan Sun Arena +
May 9State College, PABryce Jordan Center +
May 23Columbus, OHCrew Stadium *
May 30Louisville, KYPap John’s Cardinal Stadium *
June 6Pittsburgh, PAHeinz Field *
June 11St. Louis, MOScottrade Center +
June 13Chicago, ILSoldier Field *
June 17Greenville, SCBi-Lo Center +
June 18Charlotte, NCTime Warner Cable Arena +
June 19Raleigh, NCRBC Center +
June 27Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field *
July 9Ft. Loramie, OHHickory Hill Lake
July 15Denver, COPepsi Center +
July 18San Francisco, CAAT&T Park *
July 19Los Angeles, CAStaples Center +
July 23Sandy, UTRio Tinto Stadium *
July 24Primm, NVStar of the Desert Arena
July 25Phoenix, AZJobing.com Arena +
August 1Seattle, WAQwest Field *
August 8Houston, TXReliant Stadium
August 14Gilford, NHMeadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion
August 15Foxborough, MAGillette Stadium *
August 21Cleveland, OHQuicken Loans Arena +
August 22Detroit, MIFord Field *
August 27Charlottesville, VAJohn Paul Jones Arena +
September 17Ames, IAHilton Coliseum
September 19Indianapolis, INLucas Oil Stadium *
October 1Bloomsburg, PABloomsburg Fair
October 2West Springfield, MAThe Big E

* opening for Kenny Chesney
+ opening for Keith Urban

Last Updated on June 15, 2009 by By Allison Reitz