Sugarland Plans Overseas Concerts

Sugarland will be touring overseas this year, including an appearance on an all-star bill at the West Coast Blues ’n’ Roots Festival in Fremantle, a port city in Western Australia. According to the festival’s Web site, Sugarland will be appearing on March 16 with John Fogerty, Patty Griffin, jazz guitarist Lee Ritenour and others. The two-day festival begins on March 15 with Buddy Guy, Sinead O’Connor, KT Tunstall and Brandi Carlile. Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles alluded to the international dates in a statement released Friday (Jan. 11) by the duo’s record label. Noting that they’ll be recording their new album in February, Nettles added, “We’re even gonna go across the old pond, as it may be, and try to visit some other folks that love country music in the world. We’re gonna come back [to the U.S.] and do every fair and festival on the planet, so there are lots of plans to be enjoyed and fulfilled.” Sugarland will also appear March 10 at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.