Sugarland unveils '10 tour
Thursday, February 4, 2010
– Sugarland announced Thursday they will kick off their 2010 North American tour, The Incredible Machine in late April in Nevada and travel to more than 55 cities nationwide.
"This new tour is a thrill for me," said Jennifer Nettles. "It will reflect our latest writing and surprises to come for the new record, the hits that our fans love, along with the production value that people have come to trust and expect from our live shows."
"Don't come if you expect to sit on your ass the whole show. You won't be able to. It's a whole, new, rhythmic, emotional, visual, fun, incredible, experience machine."
Tour markets are (most dates were not announced):
Primm, NV - April 23
Lake Tahoe, NV
Twin Lakes, WI - July 23
Eau Claire, WI - July 24
Santa Barbara, CA
Kansas City, MO
Cheyenne, WY - July 30
Minot, ND - July 31
Los Angeles, CA
St. Louis, MO
Bossier City, LA
Dallas, TX Detroit, MI
SD Nampa, ID - May 6
Orange Beach, AL
Salt Lake City, UT
Oklahoma City, OK
Colorado Springs, CO
State College, PA
Louisville, KY - Aug. 19
Indianapolis, IN - Aug. 20
Des Moines, IA
West Palm Beach, FL
Virginia Beach, VA
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