Normally I don’t go posting this type of thing at CP. But this is so mindblowingly phenomenal it just has to be addressed.

I really wish SARAH SLEAN was part of this. She and MELISSA McCLELLAND (who will be taking the stage for this particular version of the LILITH FAIR extravaganza) are two of the finest Canadian singer/songwriters out there right now.


There are two songs that are stand outs. One is PASSENGER 24. The other is GO DOWN MATTHEW. The latter is a lingering evocative piece of southern mayhem with a healthy helping of magnificently dark film noir.

Anyone that can see MELISSA perform is extraordinarily fortunate. I haven’t had the astonishing privilege as of this moment.

But LILITH FAIR is bloody impressive this year. I have a strong suspicion that tickets will go fast.

LILITH FAIR has revealed its complete list of dates for this summer’s 36 show trek.

The Sarah McLachlan headlined roving festival will kick off on JUNE 27TH in Calgary and hit up every major market before wrapping in Dallas on AUGUST 16TH.

Tickets for most dates are on sale now at LILITHFAIR.COM with the remaining dates beginning sales on APRIL 17TH.

The fest — which is returning for the first time in 10 years — is one of the most eclectic of the season, featuring hip hop and R&B artists, pop acts (KELLY CLARKSON), rock bands, icons (LORETTA LYNN, EMMYLOU HARRIS) along with LILITH FAIR vets like ERYKAH BADU and Indigo Girls.

A complete lineup is below, with more acts to be revealed soon. The line up changes night to night, so be sure to check the LILITH site to see who’s coming to your town.

JUNE 27 – Calgary @ McMahon Stadium

JUNE 28 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Northlands Spectrum

JULY 1 – Vancouver @ Pitt Meadows Airport

JULY 2 – Portland, Oregon @ Sleep Country Amphitheater

JULY 3 – Seattle @ The Gorge Amphitheatre

JULY 5 – San Francisco @ Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View

JULY 7 – San Diego @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

JULY 8 – Phoenix @ Cricket Wireless Pavilion

JULY 9 – Las Vegas @ Mandalay Bay Events Center

JULY 10 – Los Angeles @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

JULY 12 – Salt Lake City @ USANA Amphitheatre

JULY 13 – Denver @ Comfort Dental Amphitheatre

JULY 15 – Kansas City @ Capitol Federal Park @ Sandstone

JULY 16 – St. Louis @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St Louis

JULY 17 – Chicago @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

JULY 18 – Minneapolis @ Canterbury Park

JULY 20 – Indianapolis @ Verizon Wireless Music Center

JULY 21 – Detroit @ DTE Energy Music Theatre

JULY 23 – Montreal @ Parc Jean Drapeau

JULY 24 – Toronto @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

JULY 27 – Cleveland @ Blossom Music Center

JULY 28 – Philadelphia @ Susquehanna Bank Center

JULY 30 – Boston @ Comcast Center

JULY 31 – Holmdel, New Jersey @ PNC Bank Arts Center

AUGUST 1 – Hartford, Connecticut @ Comcast Theatre

AUGUST 3 – Washington, DC @ Venue TBA

AUGUST 4 – Raleigh, North Carolina @ Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek

AUGUST 6 – Charlotte, North Carolina @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte

AUGUST 7 – Nashville @ Bridgestone Arena

AUGUST 8 – Atlanta @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre

AUGUST 10 – West Palm Beach, Florida @ Cruzan Amphitheatre

AUGUST 11 – Tampa, Florida @ Ford Amphitheatre

AUGUST 12 – Birmingham, Alabama @ Verizon Wireless Music Center Birmingham

AUGUST 14 – Austin, Texas @ Venue TBA

AUGUST 15 – Houston @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

AUGUST 16 – Dallas @ Center

And the line up…

A FINE FRENZY, Ali Milner, Anjulie, Ann Atomic, Anya Marina, Ash Koley

THE BANGLES, Beth Orton, BRANDI CARLILE, Butterfly Boucher

Caitlin Crosby, Cara Salimando, CAT POWER, Ceci Bastida, Chairlift, Chantal Kreviazuk, Colbie Caillat, CORINNE BAILEY RAE, Court Yard Hounds

Debi Nova, Donna Delory

Elizaveta, Elisapie Isaac, EMMYLOU HARRIS, Erin McCarley, ERYKAH BADU

Frazey Ford

THE GO GOS, Gossip, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

Hannah Georgas, HEART

Ima, Indigo Girls, Ingrid Michaelson

Janelle Monae, Jenni Rivera, Jennifer Knapp, Jesca Hoop, Jill Hennessy, Jill Scott, Julia Othmer

Kate Miller Heidke, Kate Morgan, Kate Nash Katzenjammer, KELLY CLARKSON, , Kina

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, Selena Gomez, SERENA RYDER, Shel, SHERYL CROW, Sia, Sugarland, Susan Justice, SUZANNE VEGA

Tara MacLean, Tegan & Sara, Toby Lightman

Vedera, Vita Chambers

The Submarines, The Weepies

Ximena Sarinana, Zee Avi

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