In my humble opinion, this is the type of thing that separates country music and country musicians and stars from other genres of music. It would be real easy for Sugarland to just forget the tradgedy at the Indiana State Fair in August and continue with their lives. But they are better people than that.
Sugarland will return to Indianapolis for the first time since the tragic stage collapse at this year’s Indiana State Fair to perform a free concert on October 28th. The duo intends to honor all previous ticketholders from their August 13th Indiana State Fair date with a “first-come, first-serve” presale beginning Monday at 10AM Eastern. Lady Antebellum was scheduled to play the fair just days after Sugarland, but canceled their show in the wake of the tragedy. According to CMT Daily Roundup, Lady Antebellum members were quoted as saying,“I feel for Sugarland. I hate that they had to go through that, and all their fans. It’s just—you know I just think maybe everybody will think about it a little more when you’re out there, just to be safe. ‘Cause it’s just music. We want your safety first. But our thoughts and prayers are with them.” The show will also serve as the final stop of the duo’s 2011 Incredible Machine Tour. Special guests will be announced at a later date.
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