The addition of new markets for Lilith also nails down the festival’s first date and location – June 27 in Calgary at McMahon Stadium.
Other new stops are Edmonton at Northlands Spectrum June 28; Vancouver at Pitt Meadows Airport July 1; Chula Vista (San Diego) at Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre July 7; Irvine (Los Angeles) at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre July 10 and Englewood (Denver) at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre.
The two new artists added to Lilith’s lineup are teen star Selena Gomez and Mexican singer/songerwriter Jenni Rivera. Previously announced artists and bands include Martina McBride, Emmylou Harris, Corinne Bailey Rae, Go-Go’s, Norah Jones, Sugarland, Tegan and Sara, Suzanne Vega, Sheryl Crow, Kelly Clarkson, Ke$ha, Brandi Carlile, Erykah Badu, Court Yard Hounds, Miranda Lambert, Missy Higgins and of course, Sarah McLachlan.
Founded by McLachlan along with Nettwerk Music Group’s Terry McBride and Dan Fraser, the female-centric Lilith Fair began as isolated dates in 1996 and toured for three summers beginning in 1997. The festival broke industry barriers by presenting a lineup solely consisting of women performers at a time when some promoters were still leery of booking two women on the same bill.
A pre-order for the new dates will take place March 29-30 at McLachlan’s Web site. Fans who preorder her new album – The Laws Of Illusion – will also have the opportunity to purchase Lilith tickets before the ducats are made available to anyone else, and will also receive an instant download of McLachlan’s new song, “One Dream.” For more information, click here for the Sarah McLachlan Web site and here for the Lilith Web site.