Sugarland plans to hold memorial to honor its five fans, who were killed as a concert stage collapsed following a strong gust of wind at the Indiana State Fair on Saturday.
"We are in the process of planning a private memorial in Indiana, to honor those fans who died," the country music duo said. "We would first like to hold space so that their families can have time to go through their own services and memorials."
"Until that time we are holding vigil for them," the band members Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush added. "We join them on their mourning benches."
A devastating storm led to a stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair on Saturday, killing at least five people and injuring about 40 people. The accident occurred as crowds were awaiting for the performance of country band Sugarland in Indianapolis.
The band is also try its best to come to terms with the accident, when it attempts to provide comfort and support to the family of the victims.
"We have taken a couple of days to try and even begin to emotionally process the magnitude and gravity of the tragedy in Indiana on Saturday," the announcement reads, "We are also addressing our own specific healing."
Sugarland also suffered the loss of their instruments and equipment. “The emotions have us yearning to be close to each other immediately. The logistics have us needing to replace all of our instruments and equipment,” the band wrote, “the set is a loss that is insignificant in light of the tragedy.”
Although Sugarland canceled a performance in Iowa scheduled for Aug. 14, their Incredible Machine tour will continue Thursday in Albuquerque.
"While music cannot change the events and losses at the Indiana State Fair," the statement read, "it can hopefully serve as a ritual and a balm to provide comfort and facilitate healing in this time of great sorrow. We hope to see you all soon."
Mitch Daniels, governor of Indiana State, said the accident is "desperately sad" and a "fluke event."