Riverbend Music Center
6295 Kellogg Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45230
7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, 2012
Friday, August 3rd at Riverbend Music Center | Tickets go on sale April 13th at 10:00 a.m.
Reigning CMA and ACM Vocal Duo of the Year Sugarland will bring their sixth consecutive headlining tour entitled “IN YOUR HANDS” to Riverbend Music Center on Friday, August 3 with very special guests Vonda Shepard and Canaan Smith. The tour will rely solely on fan interaction and requests to determine the set list played in each city. Specific guidelines and instructions can be found at www.sugarlandmusic.com.
Tickets for the Cincinnati show, $64 and $44 Reserved Pavilion, $29.50 GA Lawn and $99 Lawn 4-Pack (plus applicable fees) go on sale to the public on Friday, April 13 at 10:00am at www.Ticketmaster.com, www.Riverbend.org, and all Ticketmaster outlets including select Kroger stores. Charge by phone at 513.232.-5882. Dates, times and artists subject to change without notice. All events rain or shine.
“This year's tour is based around the concept of putting the show into the hands of the fans,” said Nettles. “THEY will make the requests that will help form the set list and guide the show. Through texts, handwritten signs, the Internet (Twitter, Facebook, etc) phone calls made during the show and selections directly from the stage, the fans will become the conductors as well as the audience. If it's on one of our records or if we've played it on a stage it is fair game.”
Sugarland has reached over 15 million in worldwide sales and achieved eight #1 singles since exploding onto the music scene in ‘04 with Twice The Speed Of Life. Enjoy the Ride quickly followed in ’06 and Love On The Inside in ’08, which skyrocketed them to superstardom. Sugarland has co-written all tracks from all three albums and co-produced the last two. Live On The Inside, a CD/DVD set, and Gold And Green, a holiday collection, both debuted in ’09. In 2010 The Incredible Machine was released (also co-written and co-produced by the duo) at #1 on the US Billboard 200 chart and to date has sold over 1.2 million copies. They’ve received trophies from the Grammys, AMA’s, ACM, CMT and CMA awards. Nettles has performed at the Kennedy Center Honors with musical tributes to Bruce Springsteen and Neil Diamond and the duo has collaborated live with heavy-hitters like Adele, Rihanna and Lady Gaga among others. They have been seen all over the media spectrum with appearances on Oprah, Good Morning America, Ellen, CNN Heroes, Chelsea Lately and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Sugarland has performed in numerous European countries and have headlined multiple U.S. tours that continue to sell out venues across the country.
Singer/songwriter Canaan Smith will release his debut album via Mercury Records in 2012. His touching debut single “We Got Us” is at radio now. Canaan was one of the cast members of the 15th season of the hit CBS series The Amazing Race and his elimination with then girlfriend, Mika, was one of the most dramatic moments in that show’s history. Also, the colonial Williamsburg, Virginian wrote the top 10 single “Runaway,” for the band Love and Theft as well as “Me Without You” on the band’s debut album, World Wide Open. He also wrote the Billy Ray Cyrus/Amy Grant duet “Stripes and Stars.” Craig Morgan recently recorded Canaan’s song “Up All Night Down In the South.” Furthermore, Canaan was recently named one of twelve artists to watch in 2012 by Country Weekly magazine.
Lauren Alaina has been forced to cancel her Cincinnati and Detroit area guest appearances with Sugarland due to illness. Vonda Shepard will now be appearing with Sugarland at their shows Friday, August 3rd at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, Ohio and Saturday, August 4th at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan.
"I am so sad that I have to miss this weekend’s shows in Cincinnati and Detroit with Sugarland," Lauren wrote in a statement. "My doctor is putting me on vocal rest. I'm really sorry to disappoint the fans who were coming to see me and my friends Sugarland who have helped me out on their tour. I will make it up to you and be back soon!"