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 Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 3:51 PM, the golux said:

    "...did you say Hello?"
    "No, I said 'ello. But that's close enough."
    (Voyeurism...rocks, bye the way. I had no idea...)
    It looks chilly there. I suggest a Navy pea coat. (not a hyphenated word, it turns out.) More importantly, though, will there be a cheese report from this adventure?

  2. Amy avatar

    On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 2:58 PM, Amy said:

    Love the videos, photos and blogs! So glad you stay connected with your fans, it's refreshing to know that you care and love your fans so much! Becasue lets be honest without us you'd be nothing! haha jk jk! You would find a loophole! Love everything you do and keep the Incredible Machine going! BLOOD LOVE HOPE LUST and STEAM baby!
    ~Amy~

  3. Sweetpeach avatar

    On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 2:54 PM, Sweetpeach said:

    I saw The Late Late Show online you guys were as always AMAZING!!!!!!!!!

  4. houstola avatar

    On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 2:47 PM, houstola said:

    look at jennifer being a local with the guiness, you know she was secretly wanting wine :)

  5. Trevor avatar

    On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 2:40 PM, Trevor said:

    Hey guys, I wish i was over in London with you guys! You look like you are having a blast. Where in the broadcast of the Late late show are you guys. I've been trying to find it without watching the whole thing (i will feel really stupid if it is right in the beginning) Thanks guys!

  6. Sarahsug avatar

    On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 2:22 PM, Sarahsug said:

    Yes yes yes! Please come back to the UK to gig. Would make me mega happy. Bridges and giant balls and big skirts not neccessary. Just as you are. That would be more than enough. Although don't forget the instruments. And Kristian's hats. Obviously. :-D

  7. EatUrVeggies avatar

    On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 2:18 PM, EatUrVeggies said:

    You guys look like you're having a fabulous time! Thank you so much for sharing with us! PS if you can get out of London, you might want to visit the Hog's Back Brewery near Guildford...it's a fun place to visit and there's lots of free beer!

  8. USAGirl avatar

    On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 1:35 PM, USAGirl said:

    I'm from Germany and I bought two of your cds last year after your appearance @Stagecoach Festival. Got your last cd in New York/Deluxe Edition for sure ;)
    I really love your music and I can't wait for a European Tour in Fall. If you won't come to Germany I will come to UK :)
    Enjoy your trip and try a Crepes @Creme de la Crepes in Covent Garden! The best I've ever tried. Love that cozy little place

  9. elw1992 avatar

    On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 1:22 PM, elw1992 said:

    Not bought the album yet, hoping to get it tomorrow. I would definitely be interested in some proper shows, please come to Scotland!

  10. Raymie avatar

    On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Raymie said:

    Been a great few days following what you guys are getting up to,Late Late Show was awesome,got another copy of your great album UK version ,looking forward on more posts this week . Jedward Mmmm not my cup of tea ,ok the most annoying twins in the world be warn folks on that link ! ;)

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