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Sarah McLachlan Says Lilith Fair is Done

Singer has no plans to relaunch the tour following last year's failed revival

March 11, 2011 10:35 AM ET
Sarah McLachlan Says Lilith Fair is Done
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Sarah McLachlan has told Canada's national newspaper The Globe and Mail that she has no plans to revive the Lilith Fair, her touring music festival spotlighting female-fronted acts. Though the first three Lilith Fair tours in 1997, 1998 and 1999 were very successful, McLachlan's fourth festival, rebranded as Lilith, flopped last year – ticket sales were poor, and some dates were either canceled or moved to smaller venues.

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According to McLachlan, the 2010 Lilith revival was poorly conceived. "Bringing the same thing back last year really didn’t make any sense, in retrospect, without due diligence being done on how women have changed," she said. "In 12 years, women have changed a lot. Their expectations have changed, the way they view the world has changed, and that was not taken into consideration, which I blame myself for.”

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McLachlan may be finished with Lilith Fair, but she is open to updating the concept for future endeavors. "I’m just excited about looking forward and thinking of carrying forth the ideas from Lilith and maybe doing something new and different," she said.

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