Blues Traveler Popper In On Lilith

John Popper is reportedly going to be making an appearance at Lilith Fair alongside the Indigo Girls this Saturday in Pasadena, Calif., but he can’t be accused of breaking up the all-female Lilith line-up. The Ticketmaster “Live! Daily” website says that the Blues Traveler frontman wants to make it clear he’s performing as a sideman.

The Pasadena Rose Bowl bill also includes the ever present Sarah McLachlan along with Natalie Merchant, Erykah Badu, Shawn Colvin, K’s Choice, Billie Myers, Lhasa, Tara Maclean, and Anna Gasteyer. Sheryl Crow had originally been on the schedule, but she flew the coop citing exhaustion (see “Sheryl Crow Bows Out Of Lilith” ).

The date will serve as a warm-up for Popper’s own travelling road show, the H.O.R.D.E. festival. Blues Traveler will again be headlining the event they originated starting July 10 at the Alpine Valley facility in East Troy, Michigan. The previous opener, July 9 in St. Paul,
Minnesota, was canceled due to slow sales (see “H.O.R.D.E. Cancels Opening Date, Ticket Sales Down”).