Sugarland Plan Memorial for Fans Lost in Stage Collapse

Country duo will resume touring tomorrow in New Mexico

August 17, 2011 9:00 AM ET
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Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush of Sugarland.
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Sugarland have announced plans to hold a memorial service in honor of those who died in the stage collapse at their show at the Indiana State Fair over the weekend. Five people died in the accident, and 45 others were hospitalized with critical injuries.

"We would first like to hold space so that their families can have time to go through their own services and memorials," the country pop duo wrote in a statement on their website. "Until that time we are holding vigil for them. We join them on their mourning benches. And we stand in the gap asking God to offer them peace and healing. For those suffering from injury we hold you up with prayers for complete healing of your own."

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In the meantime, the band is set to resume their Incredible Machine tour with a show tomorrow night at the Hard Rock Casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The band lost all of their instruments and equipment in the collapse, and have been forced to replace everything for the next round of touring.

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