Sugarland UK & Ireland Promo Tour Diary, Part 2: Ireland's Late Late Show

Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Our 2011 U.K./Ireland Promo Tour rolled on over the weekend with a stop on Friday in Ireland, where we played that country's Late Late Show -- the oldest chat show in the world. [Watch our appearance here!]

The acoustic performance we did for the News of the World last week has also reached the internet, but it is housed behind a registration wall. If you'd like, sign up and watch it here.

It was so windy on Friday in Dublin that water was actually blowing horizontally out of fountains. There was something very gray and Irish about the weather the entire time we were in country, actually, which really added to the mood. (Kristian did manage to keep his hat on, regardless. He's a pro.)

The bus picked us up to head to Late Late Show rehearsals early in the day, and after several run-throughs of "Stuck Like Glue" in rehearsal with local musicians who jumped in on accordian, guitar, and drums, we'd gathered quite the crowd of crew and staff sitting in the audience, tapping their toes to the tune. We also gained two new fans: twin brothers named John and Edward Grimes -- a.k.a. former X-Factor contestants Jedward -- who were taping a different show in the building and hung out to chat with our digital media department for a bit in the hallway. We would attempt to describe Jedward, but we'd not do them justice -- thank goodness they were willing to say hello to our tour diary cameras so you can get the full effect. Not pictured: their very shiny shoes, labeled "John" and "Edward," except John was wearing Edward's and Edward was wearing John's, so if you ever run into this pair on the street, don't trust the shoes. Ask who's who. They are very friendly and entertaining young lads.

[Photo above: Jennifer and Kristian at The Late Late Show, watching the broadcast backstage.]

Our performance of "Stuck Like Glue" on the show was short but sweet -- loved the whistles from the crowd, perhaps the Irish equivalent of "wooooooooo"? -- and gave us plenty of time to finally get our Guinness on. You'll see a bit of footage of our night "pubbin' it" (as Jennifer might say) in the video below, but as is always the way with such things, much of that experience is best left in the golden haze of memory, rather than the harsh glare of the video camera. Thanks to the group of wonderful locals who hung out with us instead of getting annoyed when we more or less invaded their table, and to our Irish chaperones, who didn't let us get into any trouble. Dublin, we'd like to come back and get "locked in" with you any time.

It took us the full day on Saturday to get back to London -- high winds again! -- and yesterday was a day off. When consulted, the most popular answer for what everyone did with their personal time was "Walk around a lot." There is so much to see in this town -- historic museums, street markets, great fashion and peoplewatching -- and we've not even scratched the surface. Looking forward to more free time this week!

Finally, today marked the official U.K. release of The Incredible Machine, and we spent it doing radio and TV interviews across the land. More footage and photos soon!

Meanwhile: Did you hear us on your local station? Who went out and got the album? What's your favorite song so far? If we came back for some proper shows this fall, is that something you might be interested in?

More from Sugarland's 2011 UK/Ireland Promo Tour:
Day 1: London's News of the World

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  1. the golux avatar

    On Sun, Feb 20, 2011 at 1:22 PM, the golux said:

    Dear Jennifer Nettles,
    I forgot to ask...was that the Thames? Did you get to Watling Street? Did you see Boudicca? It has been so dreamy lately, and paradoxically physical...my mind and body struggle to meet; but I do recall a vision of you and Kristian in some sort of boat. (I'm sure they don't use gondolas in England...do they?) Anyway, Clairvoyant Clarissa just informed me that it would behoove me to sync up with the cycles of the moon...(strange advice, from one woman to another...)but I think she meant a more conscious observation of timing. So I thought it must be time to check in with you in this dreamscape. (There seems to be little difference between the two worlds right now, as I have been manifesting my wishes at an accelerated rate...)
    Did you get to see the Boxley Jesus, by any chance? (speaking of susceptible miracles...) Probably not. I don't know if tourists are allowed, actually, but you would think, as it really plays to the whole theme of "admission". (Yuk-yuk.) I honest-to-God don't know why I "yuk-yuk". Must have picked it up somewhere. Maybe I can send it back. Anyway...
    Can you hear the lethargy in my voice today? It's the moon, alright. When I started writing you poems I found myself getting here about once a season. I don't think I ever really got anything particularly memorable at those sittings, because the overall feeling is, (roughly translated from the language of my mind): sated; but in the awareness of another. The last lesson of power, I suppose. (Not to be misleading. Clearly my visits to the Boddhi tree are migratory in nature.) Have you ever been to the Institute of Mental Physics at Joshua Tree? One of my favorite Buddhas resides there, and much of my work has evolved from my visits there. (If you do go just ask the coyotes.)
    Back in the natural, though, the workmen are finishing up this week, which means I'm but days away from painting the loft! (So exciting!) But until then, and possibly after...it's back to my cheese counter. (This is the nature of my employ...cheese.) A happy coincidence, really...but still...While the cafe project builds momentum, I work at the local grocery and float between cashier and deli...(where I pursue my study of cheese with unrivaled enthusiasm.)
    I wonder where you are these days, and what kind of reverie might find you. Please regard my lack of response to your fan-directed contests only as an effort to focus on the bigger picture, which is to become manifest in my own right and find our stars inevitably crossing.
    Hope you found time for a little gospel today. Have you heard Angela in the Glide Choir? I haven't been there for a few years...she may have moved...but the choir is always something to behold. You must have heard Reverend Cecil Williams in your travels...Now I'm feelin' a little Mahalia. "Joshua fit the battle of Jericho, Jericho, Jericho. Joshua fit the battle of Jericho, and the walls came tumbel-in down."

  2. Kimberly avatar

    On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 8:23 PM, Kimberly said:

    I like the part when Jenn starts singing Tonight!

  3. KatherineK avatar

    On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 8:16 PM, KatherineK said:

    Awesome performance as usual guys!! See you soon!

  4. HeatherB avatar

    On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 8:02 PM, HeatherB said:

    Loving all the updates, thanks :D

  5. gilliandchurch avatar

    On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 5:13 AM, gilliandchurch said:

    So pleased to see you're back in the UK. Love ALL your albums - particular love "Stuck Like Glue" from your new album - and the video, which we saw last year in the USA. Saw you in Nashville (supporting Keith) and at Shepherd's Bush Empire. Please, please come back to do more concerts. Can't wait to see you on Graham Norton Show. Going linedancing so will have to record it!! Enjoy the rest of your time in the UK. xx

  6. Mick W avatar

    On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 12:13 AM, Mick W said:

    Saw you guys on the Graham Norton show recording last night and loved it when you had to do a repeat performance.....Great song and you now have a new fan...

  7. JoeylovesSugarland avatar

    On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 10:05 PM, JoeylovesSugarland said:

    love you guys!!!! great to see you in ireland! enjoy the guiness... Can not wait to see you this summer!!
    Have fun love your biggest fan Joey!!!!! and jennifer i forgive you "joey im so sorry"

  8. Terri Plant - Riding avatar

    On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 5:49 PM, Terri Plant - Riding said:

    I'm glad y'all are having such a good time in the U.K.! Shop lots, take loads of pics, and beyond all elsle, stay safe!!! *Terri*

  9. SAStoner7984 avatar

    On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 5:50 AM, SAStoner7984 said:

    Ugh! I LOVE this! It's so funny to see your "behind the scene" take of ur trip overseas.. I would give anything to visit there someday! I'm sure it's quite the experience.. & you all look like you have a BLAST along the way! Thanks so much for sharing.. hope there weren't too many hangovers that nxt day.. haha A pint of Guiness sounds delish!

    {P.S. (not to come off in a rude way, just curious..) But Is there a reason Kristian isn't wearing his ring?}

  10. Raymie avatar

    On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 12:15 AM, Raymie said:

    Got to see XSessions last night ,acoustic Stuck Like Glue,Every Girl Like Me and Irreplaceable ,great performance ,I'd say pure brilliance from the Quartet ! Can't wait on album to climb up the UK charts, would love you to come back in the fall , ABC 02 March 18th seems like yesterday,been a while, GLASGOW needs you !!!!!!!! ;)

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