Sugarland returns to Indiana to end tour
Friday, October 7, 2011
– Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush of country duo Sugarland will return to Indiana for a free concert at Conseco Fieldhouse on Pct. 28, their first since the storm this summer that killed seven people after toppling the staging.
This full-band show will also serve as the final stop of Sugarland's 2011 Incredible Machine Tour. Special guests will be announced at a later date.
It is Sugarland's intention to honor all previous ticketholders for the Aug. 13 Indiana State Fair date at this newly-added show, regardless of refund status. Ticket distribution will start with a first-come, first-serve "presale" for previous ticketholders before the release of seats to the general public. The "presale" will begin Oct. 10th at 10 a.m. eastern and end Oct. 14 at midnight eastern.
Fans who bought State Fair show tickets online or via telephone through Ticketmaster or the Indiana State Fair (ISF) will receive unique passwords via email or phone to redeem the same number of tickets they originally purchased. Fans who participated in the Sugarpass fan club presale will receive an email with ticket redemption instructions for use on Sugarlandmusic.com. Original Sugarpit ticketholders will have first priority to choose Sugarpit for this show as well.
Previous ticketholders who do not receive an email or who purchased their tickets in person at the ISF box office or other outlet should contact Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 beginning Oct. 10th at 10 a.m. eastern to request seats. Proof of original purchase in the form of a receipt is recommended.
Remaining seats for the Conseco Fieldhouse show will be released to the general public Saturday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. eastern on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tickets will be available free of cost and service fees via Ticketmaster.com for as long as supplies last. Ticket limit is four per household.
Contributions to the Indiana State Fair Remembrance Fund will be accepted throughout the night
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