Tornado Preempts Sugarland Show
Tuscaloosa, Ala., could be out $225,000 for a
Sugarland had been paid and was apparently all set to headline a concert at the
Though officials told the paper they considered delaying the show until later in the evening, the city eventually decided to pull the plug to free up police and emergency personnel for storm response.
“The amount of damage to the 20 neighborhoods affected by the afternoon storms was going to require the entire focus of the city and its resources,” Mayor Walt Maddox told the News. “We didn’t know if we had anyone trapped (at 5 p.m.) We had multiple reports of gas leaks. So the decision was very clear.
“I believe if we had not had the damage from the tornado, we would have had the concert that night.”
Sugarland reportedly indicated that the band would like to reschedule the concert, however no dates had been announced at press time.