Sugarland is reactivating for the first time in more than five years for its 2018 “Still the Same” tour.
The Grammy Award-winning country-music duo of Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush will be on the road from early May through early September.
The five California dates on their tour include a June 2 Del Mar concert at the San Diego County Fair’s Grandstand Stage, making their show the first announced thus far for this year’s fair. Brandy Clark and “Nashville” TV series star Clare Bowen will open the Del Mar show.
All dates for Sugarland’s tour appear below. The 49-city concert trek follows Sugarland’s extended hiatus, which began in 2012 when Nettles and Bush began pursuing solo projects.
Their split came not long after the duo’s aborted Indiana State Fair concert in August 2011, when seven people died and nearly 100 were injured after high winds caused stage rigging and a roof to fall shortly before Sugarland’s scheduled outdoor performance. The tragedy led to a $39 million out-of-court settlement that resulted in the dismissal of lawsuits against Sugarland, concert promoter Live Nation and more than a dozen other other defendants.
Nettles and Bush re-teamed last year for a new single, “Still the Same,” and a televised New Year’s Eve performance in New York’s Times Square.
The duo’s most recent San Diego performance was in July of 2011 at UCSD’s RIMAC Field.
Tickets for most “Still the Same” tour dates go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. local time in each market.
Tickets for Sugarland’s Del Mar concert are priced from $78 to $115, plus service charges. Dinner packages, which include reserved floor seating, cost $193 each, plus service charges.
Tickets for the fair show go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 20 to the general public at ticketmaster.com and through Ticketmaster’s charge line: (800) 745-3000
A pre-sale will begin at 10 a.m. Jan. 18 for Sugarland fan club members and for subscribers to the San Diego County Fair’s email newsletter. A pre-sale password will be emailed to subscribers of the newsletter and posted on Fair’s social media accounts on Jan. 17.
Fair season pass holders, or those who already have fair admission, can buy concert-only tickets through the fair’s box office: (858) 792-4252.
Sugarland “Still the Same” tour dates
May 4: Durant, OK @ Choctaw Grand Theatre
May 25: Augusta, GA @ James Brown Arena
May 26: Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
May 27: Daytona Beach, FL @ Country 500 Festival
May 31: Phoenix, AZ @ Gila River Arena
June 1: Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
June 2: Del Mar, CA @ San Diego County Fair
June 7: Kent, WA @ accesso ShoWare Center
June 8: Spokane WA @ Spokane Arena
June 9: Portland, OR @ MODA Center
June 12: Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
June 14: Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
June 15: Bakersfield, CA @ Rabobank Arena
June 16: Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay
June 21: Denver, CO @ Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
June 22: Rapid City, SD @ Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
June 23: Bismarck, ND @ Bismarck Event Center
June 28: Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center Omaha
June 29: Moline, IL @ TaxSlayer Center
June 30: St. Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Arena
July 6: Niagara Fall, ONT, Canada @ Fallsview Casino
July 7: Niagara Falls, ONT, Canada @ Fallsview Casino
July 8: Verona, NY @ Turning Stone Resort
July 12: Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
July 13: Youngstown, OH @ Covelli Centre
July 14: Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 19: Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
July 20: Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
July 21: Sugar Land, TX @ Smart Financial Centre
July 26: Pensacola, FL @ Pensacola Bay Center
July 27: Huntsville, AL @ Von Braun Center
July 28: Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum Center
August 2: Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
August 3: Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Arena
August 4: Greenville, SC @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena
August 9: Toledo, OH @ Huntington Center
August 10: Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
August 11: Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center
August 16: Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
August 17: Des Moines, IA @ Iowa State Fair
August 18: Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena
August 23: Chicago, IL @ Ravinia Festival
August 24: St. Paul, MN @ Minnesota State Fair
August 25: Grand Island, NE @ Nebraska State Fair
August 30: Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
August 31: Allentown, PA @ Allentown Fair
September 1: Gilford, NH @ Bank of NH Pavillion
September 7: Worcester, MA @ DCU Center
September 8: Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center