Friday, March 5, 2010
– Martina McBride and the Court Yard Hounds, the Dixie Chicks offshoot group, were added to the Lilith Fair, which is returning this year after an 11-year hiatus.
They join Loretta Lynn, Emmylou Harris, Sugarland and Miranda Lambert who were already announced as participating in the tour.
Other acts announced Thursday were Kelly Clarkson, The Bangles, The Go-Go's, Suzanne Vega, Anjulie, Anya Marina, Jesca Hoop, Kate Miller-Heidke, Lucy Schwartz, Miranda Lee Richards, Nikki Jean and The Rescues.
Courtyard Houndsis Emily Robison and Martie Maguire of the Dixie Chicks, who will release their debut in May on Columbia. The Dixie Chicks remain a group, but lead singer Natalie Mains is not involved in the new project.
Previously announced artists are A Fine Frenzy, Ann Atomic, Ash Koley, Beth Orton, Brandi Carlyle, Butterfly Boucher, Cat Power, Ceci Bastida, Chairlift, Chantal Kreviazuk, Colbie Camilla, Corinne Bailey Rae, Donna Delory, Elizaveta, Erin McCarley, Erykah 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, Lucy Schwartz, Marina & The Diamonds, Mary J. Blige, Meaghan Smith, Melissa McClelland, Metric, Missy Higgins, Nneka, Norah Jones, Priscilla Renea, The Rescues, Rosie Thomas, Sara Bareilles, Sarah McLachlan, Serena Ryder, Sheryl Crow, Sia, Susan Justice, Suzanne Vega, Tara MacLean, Tegan and Sara, Toby Lightman, Vedera, Vita Chambers, The Submarines, The Weepies, Ximena Sarinana, Zee Avi
Cities that will host the door are Atlanta, Austin, Birmingham, Boston, Calgary, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Edmonton, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, 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.
No dates have been announced.
The fair was started by Sarah McLachlan and lasted fro 1997-1999.