Sugarland has kicked off their “Still The Same 2018 Tour”

Returning from a hiatus that saw both Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush release critically-acclaimed solo albums, Sugarland will debut BIGGER, their first new album in eight years, via a joint venture with Big Machine Records and UMG Nashville. Bush and Nettles co-wrote nearly all of the songs on the album, with the notable exception being their new single, “Babe,” featuring and written by Taylor Swift. The song is currently in the Top 30 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart and at Country radio. BIGGER is now available for preorder HERE at all digital retailers ahead of its June 8th release.

BIGGER embodies the musical spirit that fans have come to expect from Sugarland, combining upbeat tracks with powerful message songs that address specific issues facing the world today and spark conversations for tomorrow. “Our hopefulness and our sparkiness and our joy are things I think we do uniquely well, especially in the country format,” says Jennifer of the set’s sunnier material. “We offer that in a unique way.” Bush added, “My daughter is turning 13. I wondered if there was a way to help her through the world she’s growing up in. There are songs on this album that are inspired by the idea of that conversation, and I hope they will speak to people of all ages, no matter who they are or what they’re facing in life.”
Since the band’s inception in 2002, Sugarland has sold nearly 10 million albums domestically, earned seven No. 1 singles to date and amassed more than 260 million on-demand streams, making Sugarland one of the most popular Country music duos of all time.

Lauded by Entertainment Weekly as one of the format’s “most successful and beloved acts,” both members of the duo say their time away from writing and recording together has only made them come back stronger and, yes, BIGGER.

“We have always enjoyed playing in the margins and stretching the format,” says Jennifer. “But it’s fun to have taken this time away and seen how the format has expanded and how music has evolved. Before, we were playing in the margins. Now, the margins have moved, and that’s fun to hear.”

“It’s not like we stopped creating with [2010 album] THE INCREDIBLE MACHINE,” adds Kristian. “We kept going, but like a good Netflix show you skipped seasons three and four and now you’re seeing season five and you’re reminded of why you loved it. We didn’t really hit pause on anything. We both got on treadmills that were even faster in some ways. But we made a promise to come back, and we kept that promise.”

 
STILL THE SAME 2018 TOUR DATES
May 25
Augusta, GA James Brown Arena *
May 26 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena *
May 27 Daytona Beach, FL Country 500 Music Fest
May 31 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena *
Jun. 1 Anaheim, CA Honda Center *
Jun. 2 Del Mar, CA San Diego County Fair
Jun. 7 Kent, WA Accesso Showare Center *
Jun. 8 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena *
Jun. 9 Portland, OR Moda Center *
Jun. 12 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl *
Jun. 14 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre *
Jun. 15 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Arena *
Jun. 16 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center *
Jun. 21 Englewood, CO Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre *
Jun. 22 Rapid City, SD Rushmore Plaza Civic Center *
Jun. 23 Bismarck, ND Bismarck Event Center *
Jun. 28 Omaha, NE Centurylink Center *
Jun. 29 Moline, IL Taxslayer Center *
Jun. 30 St. Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena *
Jul. 6 Niagara Falls, ON Fallsview Casino Resort *
Jul. 7 Niagara Falls, ON Fallsview Casino Resort *
Jul. 8 Verona, NY Turning Stone Casino *
Jul. 12 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center *
Jul. 13 Youngstown, OH Covelli Centre *
Jul. 14 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion *
Jul. 19 Tulsa, OK BOK Center +
Jul. 20 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie +
Jul. 21 Sugar Land, TX Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land +
Jul. 26 Pensacola, FL Pensacola Bay Center +
Jul. 27 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Center Arena +
Jul. 28 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center +
Aug. 2 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena +
Aug. 3 Atlanta, GA Infinite Energy Arena +
Aug. 4 Greenville, SC Bon Secours Wellness Arena +
Aug. 9 Toledo, OH Huntington Center +
Aug. 10 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena +
Aug. 11 Green Bay, WI Resch Center +
Aug. 16 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford Premier Center +
Aug. 17 Des Moines, IA Iowa State Fair
Aug. 18 Wichita, KS Intrust Bank Arena +
Aug. 23 Highland Park, IL Ravinia Festival
Aug. 24 St. Paul, MN Minnesota State Fair
Aug. 25 Grand Island, NE Nebraska State Fair
Aug. 30 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun +
Aug. 31 Allentown, PA Allentown Grandstand Fair
Sep. 1 Gilford, NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion +
Sep. 7 Worcester, MA DCU Center +
Sep. 8 Newark, NJ Prudential Center +
Sep. 9 Philadelphia, PA The MANN Center ^
* With Brandy Clark and Clare Bowen
+ With Frankie Ballard and Lindsay Ell
^ With Frankie Ballard

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