Sugarland announce ‘Still the Same’ tour, including San Diego County Fair show

Jennifer Nettles, left, and Kristian Bush, of Sugarland, perform at the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in New York.
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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 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

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