New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Live Nation) - The 2010 Lilith Tour officially announces dates, venues and artists for eight of the 36 North American cities the Live Nation produced summer festival will hit this summer. At the same time, Las Vegas, Cleveland and Kansas City* can now be revealed as the final three additions to the 36-city run. Tickets for initial shows will go on-sale to the general public beginning Saturday, March 27 via LilithFair.com and LiveNation.com. Stay tuned for more exciting news later this week from Sarah
McLachlan, including information on the first of the Lilith 2010 special pre-sale offers.
Much like the original Lilith Fair, there will be 11 artists on each date, with only two consistencies per show: the Lilith Local Talent Search Ourstage.com winner who starts the day and headliner Sarah McLachlan. The remaining acts on the line-up are constantly rotating from among more than 80 acts.
The following is the list of dates that go on-sale on Saturday, March 27. For the list of artists playing each city, please click HERE.
Fri, Jul 2 Portland, OR The Amphitheatre at Clark County
Sat, Jul 3 Seattle, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre
Sat, Jul 17 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Tues, July 20 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
Sat, Jul 24 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
**Tues, July 27 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
Sun, Aug 8 Atlanta, GA Aaron's Amphitheatre
Tues, Aug 10 W. Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
(**Tickets go on-sale April 3)
Nearly 11 years since the last Lilith tour, the excitement surrounding the festival's return grows daily. Here's some initial media response to this year's tour:
"Is this shaping up to be the best tour of the summer?" - Entertainment Weekly
"Well, the rumors were right on, and not only is Lilith Fair coming back, it's coming back in a huge way, blending all musical styles." - Rolling Stone
"Lilith Fair: Seriously, you might wanna go to this..."- USA Today "Pop Candy"
"With entries spanning genres from dance-pop to hot country, the festival promises to sound a lot different than your Women in Song Vol. 2 collection." - Dose.ca
"The female-charged fiesta is better than ever." - Consequence of Sound
Full list of artists announced so far (visit lilithfair.com to view artist pages):
A Fine Frenzy, Anjulie, Ann Atomic, Anya Marina, Ash Koley, The Bangles, Beth Orton, Brandi Carlile, Butterfly Boucher, Cat Power, Ceci Bastida, Chairlift, Chantal Kreviazuk, Colbie Caillat, Corinne Bailey Rae, Court Yard Hounds, Donna Delory, Elizaveta, Emmylou Harris, Erin McCarley, Erykah Badu, Frazey Ford, The Go-Go's, Gossip, Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, Heart, Ima, Indigo Girls, Ingrid Michaelson, Janelle Monae, Jennifer Knapp, Jesca Hoop, Jill Hennessy, Jill Scott, Julia Othmer, Kate Miller-Heidke, Kate Nash Katzenjammer, Kelly Clarkson, Ke$ha, La Roux, Lights, Lissie, Loretta Lynn, Lucy Schwartz, Marina & The Diamonds, Martina McBride, Mary J. Blige, Meaghan Smith, Melissa McClelland, Metric, Miranda Lambert, Miranda Lee Richards, Missy Higgins, Nikki Jean, Nneka, Norah Jones, Priscilla Renea, The Rescues, Rosie Thomas, Sara Bareilles, Sarah McLachlan, Serena Ryder, Sheryl Crow, Sia, Sugarland, Susan Justice, Suzanne Vega, Tara MacLean, Tegan and Sara, Toby Lightman, Vedera, Vita Chambers, The Submarines, The Weepies, Ximena Sarinana, Zee Avi
Full list of cities revealed so far:
Atlanta, Austin*, Birmingham, Boston, Calgary, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Edmonton, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City*, Las Vegas, London, Los Angeles, Minneapolis*, Montreal, Nashville*, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Raleigh, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa, Toronto, Vancouver, DC and West Palm Beach
* Non-Live Nation produced cities
ABC is the official media sponsor of The 2010 Lilith Tour. The Lilith Tour will be strongly represented across ABC television shows and online at ABC.com via the ABC Music Lounge. This includes but is not limited to Lilith artists and the touring festival itself being worked into various ABC programs, as well as the ABC Music Lounge physically joining the tour for the long haul, bringing exclusive coverage and behind-the-scenes action to viewers across the country at ABC.com.
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