Sugarland Plays First Concert Since Stage Collapse (Video)
They call for a moment of silence to mark the five deaths and more than 40 injuries at the Indiana State Fair.
On Thursday, Sugarland played their first concert since the stage they were about to take at the Indiana State Fair collapsed last week as a sudden, violent storm blew in.
Indiana news stations tuned in live to Albuquerque, New Mexico’s Hard Rock Pavilion to watch.
In a voice thick with emotion, singer Jennifer Nettles addressed the audience at first.
"I am sure that by now all of you are well aware of the tragedy that occurred at the Indiana State Fair on Saturday. Moments before we were about to take the stage, a huge gust of wind blew in and collapsed the stage," she said, "wounding more than 40 people and killing five."
"In honor of those people who were wounded and those beautiful lives that were lost, we ask you to stand and join us now in a moment of silence."
Cameras panned around the band, crew and Kristian Bush, who appeared to have tears in his eyes as hung his head.
Nettles then broke into their song, "Love," which includes lyrics, "Is is more than faith/Is is more than hope/ Is is waiting for us at the end of our rope/It's love."