Sugarland and Sara Bareilles to perform at USANA


Country duo Sugarland is bringing “The Incredible Machine 2011 Tour” to Utah, Aug. 20 at USANA Amphitheater in West Valley City. Tickets range from $25-$54.

In addition to Sugarland, Sara Bareilles has spent much of the tour traveling with Sugarland. Bareilles recently had to cancel her participation on a few tour dates because of commitments as a judge on NBC’s reality show, “The Sing Off.” She is still scheduled to perform in the Utah show.

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Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush of Sugarland performing at last year's concert in West Valley City.
“I cannot express how much fun this tour has been and the entire Sugarland band and crew have been unbelievably amazing to us,” Bareilles said on her blog. “We are beyond grateful for this opportunity to join them on tour.”

Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush have been attributed for bending the genre and making country music more accessible to everyone.

Randi Powell of Lindon said she loves Nettles’ powerful, yet controlled voice, and compared Bush to a country Bob Dylan. She attended their concert at the Maverik Center last year and joined the Sugarpass fan club to get second row seats and access to a pre-show party. This year, she purchased tickets through the fan club again and was able to score front row seats.

“This band just seems to always have the ability to share the emotion I am feeling at the time,” Powell said. “Their music is in the country genre, but they are so much more. Their writing ability is wide ranged and they cover music from popular artists with more ease than anyone I’ve ever listened to.”

Sugarland has won multiple Grammy, CMA and ACM awards and has sold more than 8 million records. This tour is named after the band’s fourth album, which is a collection of anthems focused on creative rebirth.

“We write songs for different reasons,” Nettles said in a news release. “There are some songs that we want to change your life and there are some that we just want to change your day. We don’t take ourselves too seriously and that’s what fans love.”

Some shows on the tour, including one in Everett, Wash., have sold out, but there are still tickets available for the Aug. 20 show. They can be purchased through Smith’sTix, or the USANA box office on the day of the show.

“August twentieth is a date I’ve been looking forward to for many months,” Powell said. “As Jennifer [Nettles] is known to say, ‘sooo cool.'”

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