[artist id="1231768"]Kelly Clarkson[/artist] will soon take her pop anthems on the road as the latest artist to join the Lilith Fair. It was announced on Thursday (March 4) that Clarkson, The Bangles, The Go-Go’s, Dixie Chicks’ Emily Robison and Martie Maguire’s side project the Courtyard Hounds, Martina McBride and Suzanne Vega will be the latest ladies hitting the road for the female-focused festival.
They join previously announced acts like festival founder Sarah McLachlan as well as Ke$ha, Colbie Caillat, Tegan and Sara, Corinne Bailey Rae, Erykah Badu, Emmylou Harris, Metric, Jill Scott, La Roux and Loretta Lynn, to name a few.
Although the name Lilith Fair conjures up visions of folk singers, pop star Ke$ha said that she’s bringing her own glittery vibe to the mix with raucous pop anthems like “Tik Tok” and “Blah Blah Blah.” “I think it’s cool,” Ke$ha told MTV News about being included on the tour. “I definitely will bring the glitter and I think I can also bring a youthful fun, like a strong woman but in just a kind of a fun way, to Lilith.”
So what does she think made her the perfect candidate for the tour? Her girl power, obviously. “I think I’m on Lilith because it’s famous for standing for women and strong women and I’m really excited and honored to be in that group and classified as a strong female woman,” she explained. “I’m really excited to be included in that. It’s kind of a big deal. It’s scary now that we’re talking about it.”
No dates have been announced yet, but the following cities have been announced as stops on the tour: Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Birmingham, Alabama; Boston; Calgary, Alberta; Charlotte, North Carolina; Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Detroit; Edmonton, Alberta; Hartford, Connecticut; Houston; Indianapolis; London; Los Angeles; Minneapolis; Montreal; Nashville, Tennessee; New York; Philadelphia; Phoenix; Portland, Oregon; Raleigh, North Carolina; Salt Lake City; San Diego; San Francisco; Seattle; St. Louis; Tampa, Florida; Toronto; Vancouver, British Columbia; Washington, D.C.; and West Palm Beach, Florida.