Posted in music | tour dates on January 22, 2010

Lilith Fair

Lilith Fair, which has been dormant since 1999, will reform this year for a North American tour this summer. Exact dates and venues are forthcoming, but the ongoing list of confirmed acts is impressive (though they won't all play every city). The lineup currently includes Beth Orton, Cat Power, Emmylou Harris, Erykah Badu, the Gossip, Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, Heart, Indigo Girls, Janelle Monae, Ke$ha, La Roux, Lights, Loretta Lynn, Mary J. Blige, Metric, Miranda Lambert, Norah Jones, Rosie Thomas, Sarah McLachlan, Serena Ryder, Sheryl Crow, Tara MacLean, Tegan and Sara.

New York City is one of the tour's confirmed stops. The rest of those and the fest's so-far lineup are below...

Full list of artists announced so far:

A Fine Frenzy, Ann Atomic, Ash Koley, Beth Orton, Brandi Carlile, Butterfly Boucher, Cat Power, Ceci Bastida, Chairlift, Chantal Kreviazuk, Colbie Caillat, Corinne Bailey Rae, Donna Delory, Elizaveta, Emmylou Harris, Erin McCarley, Erykaah Badu, Frazey Ford, Gossip, Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, Heart, Ima, Indigo Girls, Ingrid Michaelson, Janelle Monae, Jennifer Knapp, Jill Hennessy, Jill Scott, Julia Othmer, Kate Nash Katzenjammer, Ke$ha, La Roux, Lights, Lissie, Loretta Lynn, Marina & The Diamonds, Mary J. Blige, Meaghan Smith, Melissa McClelland, Metric, Miranda Lambert, Missy Higgins, Nneka, Norah Jones, Priscilla Renea, Rosie Thomas, Sara Bareilles, Sarah McLachlan, Serena Ryder, Sheryl Crow, Sia, Sugarland, Susan Justice, Tara MacLean, Tegan and Sara, Toby Lightman, Vedera, Vita Chambers, The Submarines, The Weepies, Ximena Sarinana, Zee Avi
Lilith Fair 2010 confirmed cities
* Atlanta, GA
* Austin, TX
* Boston, MA
* Calgary, AB
* Charlotte, NC
* Chicago, IL
* Dallas, TX
* Denver, CO
* Detroit, MI
* Edmonton, AB
* Hartford, CT
* Houston, TX
* Indianapolis, IN
* London, UK
* Los Angeles, CA
* Minneapolis, MN
* Montreal, QC
* Nashville, TN
* New York, NY
* Philadelphia, PA
* Phoenix, AZ
* Portland, OR
* Raleigh, NC
* Salt Lake City, UT
* San Diego, CA
* San Francisco, CA
* Seattle, WA
* St. Louis, MO
* Tampa, FL
* Toronto, ON
* Vancouver, BC
* Washington, DC
* West Palm Beach, FL

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Comments (41)

Hope the incluision of Ke$ha is just a joke.

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2010 2:46 PM

So many women, so little time...

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2010 2:50 PM

that was one of the worst things i've ever been to.

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2010 2:52 PM

Ha Ha!

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2010 2:57 PM

Ke$ha is a feminist!

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2010 2:59 PM

Yikes..

A good Lilith would have
Tori Amos
Aimee Mann
Bjork
Lily Allen

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2010 3:05 PM

You could cherry-pick a really awesome line-up out of this. But I fear I'd wind up with tickets to a show that would concentrate on McLachlan, Norah Jones, Sheryl Crow, Corinne Bailey Rae, and Sara Bareilles.

Posted by J | January 22, 2010 3:09 PM

Ke$ha is a femini$$$$t!

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2010 3:19 PM

I guess we can complain ad nauseum about the line up but this is the best news of this crappy week. Indogo Girls, La Roux and Cat Power - here I come!!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2010 3:23 PM

where's fiona apple?

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2010 3:24 PM

As much as they want to sell this as a "celebration" of women it seems more like an "ostracization" of men. Haven't we moved forward since 1999? Most if not all of these acts seem female exclusive over female-focused. I guess it's easy to just not want men around but there seems like several great alternatives that would be ingratiating to the other sex yet would maintain the ethos:

My Brightest Diamond, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Thereafter, Anna Kramer and the Lost Cause, Dirty Projectors, Fiery Furnaces, Love Is All, The New Pornograhes.

That's just a quick scan of my itunes. I just don't understand how preaching to the choir really is anything progressive in the name of women. I would think enticing all people in the celebration of women would do the most for the cause.

I'm sure someone will tell me I don't "get it".

Posted by Travis | January 22, 2010 3:34 PM

if you're a single guy, this is definitely the show to attend! i went to this back in '98 and it was flooded w/ hot chicks!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2010 3:34 PM

>>it seems more like an "ostracization" of men

Um, Metric, The Gossip, The Submarines, Sugarland...

Posted by J | January 22, 2010 3:50 PM

Yeah cause those are headliners.

Posted by Travis | January 22, 2010 3:53 PM

where are Fever Ray, Annie and Robyn?

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2010 3:58 PM

Well, come on, with the exception of the YYYs, none of those bands you mentioned -- all of which would be fine additions -- could headline a sizeable, cross-generational festival. Love is All is still playing basements. Sugarland will draw more people than all the bands you mentioned combined.

These aren't all female bands. It might be an even more interesting line-up if it were! I wonder what the percentage of the backing bands will be female? It would also probably be a more interesting line-up if they just tossed out the traditional Adult Contemporary-oriented artists b/c it's a field women have dominated. But that's not only the brand, it's the domain of brand-owner McLachlan.

Janelle Monae! Loretta Lynn! Erykah Badu! Miranda Lambert! The Gossip! That's some good stuff, there.

Posted by J | January 22, 2010 4:02 PM

travis- wow, that's a scan of your itunes? u're cool

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2010 4:05 PM

Um, you can't include EVERY musician with a vagina, 3:58. There are bound to be some ladies left out.

Posted by M | January 22, 2010 4:44 PM

vag fest

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2010 4:50 PM

Also-- Loretta Lynn? Sign me up!!! I wish Dolly would join the bill too.

Posted by M | January 22, 2010 5:45 PM

Seriously some good music in that lineup. I hope the Weepies finally get to New York.

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2010 7:01 PM

tuna factory

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2010 7:43 PM

predicted half of the lineup. Females are stoked. I don't know about men. Lady Gaga is missing.

Posted by R | January 22, 2010 8:09 PM

at governors island

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2010 9:01 PM

A Fine Frenzy, CAT POWER, CHAIRLIFT, Corinne Bailey Rae, GOSSIP, Grace Potter, Indigo Girls, Ingrid Michaelson, JANELLE MONAE, KATE NASH, LA ROUX, METRIC!, TEGAN & SARA, ZEE AVI

COUNT ME IN! If Janelle Monae and Metric come, I'll be THRILLED.

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2010 9:11 PM

no Indigo Girls? is Sarah Mclaughlin still running this thing?

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2010 2:02 AM

WTF where is K.D. Lang?

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2010 4:43 AM

Sarah McLachlan is still running this thing. Uh, she's listed above... along with the Indigo Girls, 2:02am.

Posted by M | January 23, 2010 9:21 AM

Complainers: are you younger than 40?

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2010 9:23 AM

Awesome! You self-centered whiners with nothing better to do than to tear things down can go suck an egg. I've been waiting for Lillith's return since Seattle "98 and I'm stoked!!!!!

Posted by celiedog | January 23, 2010 10:20 PM

isnt metric a band of all guys except for the female lead singer? As long as you have a female vocalist you fit the bill? i dont know, i dont think metric fit.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2010 10:57 PM

Everyone should definitely check out Vedera on this tour. Great pop songwriting that reminds me a lot of the Cranberries. There's a bunch of their stuff up on their myspace page. Give em a listen! www.myspace.com/vedera

Posted by MattKlomp | February 6, 2010 11:41 PM

Also, the new Miranda Lambert single has a really great video. Check it out here- http://www.vevo.com/watch/miranda-lambert/white-liar/USGQ40900077

Posted by MattKlomp | February 6, 2010 11:43 PM

when are the dates going to be released? A lot of people need to take off from work ahead of time and I have been to all three fairs in New Jersey and do not want to miss this event.

Posted by robin | March 11, 2010 10:43 AM

In my opinion, time travel should be used right after skynet is defeated. Something like... in the last second before skynet is destroyed it sends Arnold from a time travel facility.

Posted by clothes online | April 29, 2010 10:57 AM

all guys except for the female lead singer? As long as you have a female vocalist you fit the bill? i dont know, i dont think metric fit

Posted by wholesale clothing | May 23, 2010 10:21 AM

I fear I'd wind up with tickets to a show that would concentrate on McLachlan, Norah Jones, Sheryl Crow, Corinne Bailey Rae, and Sara Bareilles.

Posted by uggs outlet | July 18, 2010 9:11 PM

I fear I'd wind up with tickets to a show that would concentrate on McLachlan, Norah Jones, Sheryl Crow, Corinne Bailey Rae, and Sara Bareilles.

Posted by Medyum | August 10, 2010 4:40 AM

Oh, and what about those question marks on Sunday's text in the concert poster below? No, that isn't saving a spot for a Smiths reunion or U2 debut on the Coachella stage, it's the way that Yorke presents himself as a solo star, the marquee at his Orpheum concert had the same punctuational flourish.

Posted by منتديات | January 12, 2011 3:28 PM

Not many get it right these days.

Posted by james hardie | February 4, 2011 3:49 PM

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