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The revival of Sarah McLachlan's Lilith Fair, eleven years after the girl-power tour first wowed audiences, does not seem to be the success it once was.
The organizers of the revamped tour have announced that 10 upcoming shows have been canceled. The Salt Lake City, Montreal, Raleigh, Charlotte, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Birmingham, Austin, Houston, and Dallas performances have all been nixed. The Nashville and Phoenix shows were also pulled when certain scheduled artists, including Norah Jones and Kelly Clarkson, backed out of their scheduled appearances.
Lilith co-founder Terry McBride says, “We are in the midst of one of the most challenging summer concert seasons with many tours being canceled outright. Everyone involved with the tour would like to apologize to the fans and artists scheduled to play in these markets, and express appreciation for all the support for the festival’s return. Lilith remains the only tour of its kind, and we are confident that fans will be amazed by what each date has to offer.”
Unfortunately, not many "fans" are actually shelling out the cash to see the shows that are still going on. The all-girl concerts have had low attendance and some are being moved to much smaller venues than originally planned.
McLachlan was aware that concert sales were slow from the get-go but had faith that her collaboration was a show worth the money.
"I kind of have blind faith in the fact we're putting on a really great show," she said when the tour was announced. "And we always have, and that will bring people in the end."
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