LILITH FAIR: ROCKING OUT THIS SUMMER
FROM ROLLING STONE
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.
I have MELISSA’S THUMBELINA’S ONE NIGHT STAND CD. It’s amazing.
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 @ Superpages.com 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
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
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