Grammy-winning duo Sugarland will embark on their first European tour in March, traveling to seven countries for gigs in 11 different European cities. The dates are a mix of appearances at U.S. military installations and theater shows. Mercury Nashville labelmate Holly Williams will open in London and Glasgow.

Before heading overseas, Sugarland will play a pair of dates at Athens, Ga.'s 40 Watt Club in
on Feb 26-27. When they return from Europe, the group is slated to perform at the New Orleans Jazz Festival on May 1. The next day, Sugarland will begin a 19-date stint on Keith Urban's North American tour as part of a rotating crew of supporting acts. More Sugarland dates will be announced in the future.

As previously reported, Sugarland has begun writing new material, and so far, the sound is a bit different than what fans have come to expect from the country duo. "We've written like six songs and none of them are country songs yet," said guitarist Kristian Bush. "It's growing, baby! It's growing. It's so good," singer Jennifer Nettles told

Here are Sugarland's tour dates:

Feb. 26- 27: Athens, GA (40 Watt Club)
March 6: Aviano, Italy (U.S. Army Base)
March 7: Catania, Sicily (U.S. Naval Air Station)
March 8: Naples, Italy (U.S. Navy Base)
March 10: Paris (Le Showcase)
March 13: Bressum, Netherlands (Joint For)
March 14: Frankfurt, Germany (U.S. Air Force Base)
March 16: London (Shepherds Bush Empire)
March 18: Glasgow, Scotland (ABC Theatre)
March 20: Belfast, Ireland (Waterfront Hall)
March 21: Letterkenny, Ireland (Mount Errigal Letterkenny)
March 22: Thurles, Ireland (Premier Hall)
May 1: New Orleans (New Orleans Jazz Festival)
May 2: Dallas (Pizza Hut Park)
May 7-8: Uncasville, Conn. (Mohegan Sun Arena)
May 9: State College, Pa. (Bryce Jordan Center)
May 23: Columbus, Ohio (Crew Stadium)
May 30: Louisville, Ky. (Pap John's Cardinal Stadium)
June 6: Pittsburgh, Pa. (Heinz Field)
June 11: St. Louis (Scottrade Center)
June 13: Chicago, IL (Soldier Field)
June 17: Greenville, S.C. (Bi-Lo Center)
June 18: Charlotte, N.C. (Time Warner Cable Arena)
June 19: Raleigh, N.C. (RBC Center
June 27: Philadelphia (Lincoln Financial Field)
July 9: Ft. Loramie, Ohio (Hickory Hill Lake)
July 18: San Francisco (AT&T Park)
July 19: Los Angeles, CA (Staples Center)
July 23: Sandy, Utah (Rio Tinto Stadium)
July 25: Phoenix, AZ ( Arena)