Sugarland to Wrap Tour With Free Indiana Concert
Sugarland is returning to Indianapolis, the site of the horrifying stage collapse that claimed seven victims and injured 40 more in early August, for a free concert.
STORY: Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles: 'Grief, Pain' After Indiana State Fair Stage Collapse
The country duo Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush will play a free concert at the Conseco Fieldhouse on Oct. 28th. A statement on the duo's website said that all people who held tickets to the band's disastrous August show will be granted admission whether or not they got refunds.
Previous ticketholders will be able to claim their tickets beginning Oct. 10, while any remaining seats will be made available to the general public on Oct. 15. The show will serve as the final stop on the band’s 2011 Incredible Machine tour. Special guests for the show will be announced at a later date.
For more information on how to request tickets, visit the band’s website.
Winds between 60 and 70 mph knocked over the stage framework and lighting rig just before Sugarland’s scheduled performance on Aug. 13 at the Indiana State Fair. An eyewitness at the concert described the scene to The Hollywood Reporter: "There was a splash of rain, and a horrible noise, and people came running down the ramp… then we saw a truss fall and then the whole thing went down and blacked the ramp out.”
Nettles and Bush, along with five other band members, were safely contained in a “concrete bunker” beneath the ground.
"There are no words to process a moment of this magnitude and gravity. There are only prayers for peace in the hearts of the bereft, and prayers of thanksgiving for those who were spared or safe," Nettles wrote on the band’s website. "A piece of our heart is left in that grandstand. May God provide peace and healing to the people of Indianapolis."