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Sarah McLachlan Taking Lilith Fair Down Under
Despite a stuttering run in North America, the Lilith Fair tour is heading to Australia.
Lilith co-founder Sarah McLachlan will headline the all-female lineup, which will visit these shores in October for a five-date tour.
Multiple-ARIA Award nominated Australian singer Kate Miller-Heidke is on the "A Taste of Lilith" bill, joining Court Yard Hounds (Martie Maguire and Emily Robison of Dixie Chicks) and the Verses.
Chugg Entertainment is promoting the national run in conjunction with Vancouver-based Nettwerk Music Group.
"We have had many international artists perform on Lilith, including many Australian Artists," comments Lilith co-founder and Nettwerk Music Group CEO Terry McBride in a statement. "It's now time to spread Lilith internationally starting with one of our favorite places in the world, Australia."
"A Taste of Lilith" kicks off Oct. 4 at Sydney's Enmore Theatre, before visiting Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and wrapping up Oct. 16 at the Brisbane Convention Centre.
All shows will carry two-tiers of ticket prices. The standard ticket price is $149 Australian ($133), while a "Platinum Reserved" ticket package will be priced at $249 Australian ($222). For each ticket sold, $1 Australian ($0.89) will be donated to the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.
Lilith Fair reported 104 North American shows to Billboard Boxscore from 1997-1999 that grossed $52,937,965 and drew 1,616,500 people. The shows featured a wide range of acts including Sheryl Crow, Jewel, Dixie Chicks, Erykah Badu, Sinead O'Connor and Me'shell Ndegeocello, among others.
After a 10-year hiatus, Lilith returned to the United States this summer, but slammed into a depressing touring season. Ultimately, 13 of the 36 shows on the tour were canceled.