Sugarland Returns To Indiana For Free Concert After August Stage Collapse
October 31, 2011 at 9:13 AM (PT)
MERCURY NASHVILLE duo SUGARLAND returned to INDIANA for a free concert at CONSECO FIELDHOUSE in INDIANAPOLIS FRIDAY (10/28), following the tragic stage collapse at their INDIANA STATE FAIR show on AUGUST 13th. This full-band show will also served as the final stop of their 2011 “Incredible Machine Tour.” Actress RITA WILSON and songwriter COREY COX were the opening acts.
NETTLES opened the show by telling fans they were in store for an emotional night that would also be part celebration.
"Obviously we are here in OCTOBER -- we were supposed to do this show in AUGUST. Obviously, the stage is different, you are different and we are different. We are all changed by what happened then," she said. "But we are going to try to give you the best show that we can and to celebrate healing with you and to celebrate life and music with you here tonight."
Attendees were asked to donate to a victim relief fund that already has raised nearly $1 million.
USA TODAY reported that SUE HUMPHREY, whose 17-year-old son, BRAD, was left partially paralyzed when he was struck by falling stage rigging on AUGUST 13th, attended FRIDAY’s concert with her son. SUE and her son, who is now in a wheelchair, sat in the venue's handicapped section.
SUE said she was touched when NETTLES held up a flag near the end of the concert with the word "Heal" painted on it and then walked through the audience with it. "She usually has 'Love' on that flag, but this time she spray-painted 'Heal' on it and I thought that was a very, very good touch to the show," she said.