Sugarland’s U.K. & Ireland Promo Tour Update

Check out Sugarland’s latest diary entry from their trip across the pond as they headed to Ireland and U.K. to promote the release of The Incredible Machine.

We’re back! Yes, after 12 brilliant days — and five hours stranded at Heathrow, trying to get home — Team Sugarland has finally returned to America, where we’re already prepping for our 2011 Incredible Machine Tour.

It’s impossible to encapsulate our experiences overseas, but we hope these video tour diaries have given you a little taste of the trip — think of them as moving postcards from us to you. It made the journey all the richer to know there were so many of you back home cheering us on.

Looking back, there are so many memories that stand out: cringing in the van as it plummeted down the narrowest of streets; overdosing on tea; eating delicious things (CHEESE!) in every restaurant we could get our hands on; needing an entire day (both directions!) to make the 50-minute flight from London to Dublin; watching the Super Bowl from midnight to 3 a.m. on the BBC, during which the commercials were replaced by a trio of men (including Tiki Barber) discussing the rules of American football in calm, quiet voices; loading up on goodies from shops and markets; meeting new friends and new fans, and bringing our music to fresh ears every day.

To everyone who helped us along the way — label colleagues, drivers, tour guides, and the wonderful residents of the cities we visited — we send our warmest gratitude and thanks for making us so welcome in your countries. We are so proud to bring you The Incredible Machine, and we can’t wait to come back and play some “proper” shows for you. (This fall? Fingers crossed!)

Meanwhile, enjoy this final tour diary, in which we get in some sightseeing and invent the concept of “panic sandwiches”:

A few last loose ends:

Our appearance on The Graham Norton Show will air on BBC America this coming Saturday, Feb. 19. If you can’t wait that long, you can watch it here.

Jennifer and Kristian will appear on the BBC’s Bob Harris Country this Thursday, Feb. 17 at 19:00 UK time.

Finally, you can hear their interview with Radio Verulam’s West Herts Drivetime archived here.

T-minus 17 days until our tour kicks off in Houston… can’t wait!