Sugarland has returned to the stage for their first performance since a stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair killed five people.
The Grammy-winning country duo was minutes from performing at the fair in Indianapolis last Saturday when 60 to 70 mph winds gusts knocked the massive stage onto the audience. Four were killed instantly, another person died later. About four dozen others were hurt.
In Albuquerque on Thursday, Sugarland members Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush asked for a moment of silence in honor of those who were wounded "and the beautiful lives that were lost."
Then, joined on stage by their entire crew, Nettles sang "Love," from their new album. The duo, which is known for their elaborate sets, performed in front of the basic black shell of the pavilion stage, with just lights and a little smoke.
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