The lineup for the Dec. 16 preview of Sarah McLachlan's annual Lilith tour, the
most popular of last summer's traveling music festivals, will feature sets from
McLachlan, the Indigo Girls, rapper Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott and Sheryl
The preview for the second annual show is expected to include artists already
recruited for next year's festival tour.
The Lilith Fair, which was the first summer festival tour to promote female
musical artists only, while supporting various women's causes via information
booths set up at the festivals, will take place at the Coral Sky Amphitheater in W.
Palm Beach, Fla.
"Basically, Sarah wanted to both put together a show and preview some of the
artists that will be on the tour next year," Arista Records publicist Cathryn Swan
said. "They wanted to do the show in Florida because it was one of the places
they weren't able to hit last time."
The Florida preview will feature more main stage artists to be announced soon, as
well as second stage sets form K's Choice and Chantel Krebiazuk and a still-
unannounced lineup on the acoustic Village stage. More performers for both
those stages will be announced at a later date.
In addition, a two-CD set of live Lilith material will be released in March of 1998
and a two-hour pay-per-view special chronicling the Aug. 15-16, 1997 dates of
the tour's stop at Toronto's Molson Amphitheater will air on Nov. 28 (check local
listings for time and price).
The special will feature footage of the tour's stop in McLachlan's
hometown, with performances from Sheryl Crow, Shawn Colvin, the Indigo
Girls, Meredith Brooks and others. The special will also feature interviews and
Additionally, on Nov. 16, VH-1 will air a one hour "Behind the Music" documentary
on the tour.
In its first full year, Lilith handily outpaced such summer package veterans as
Lollapalooza and H.O.R.D.E. (Horizons Of Rock Developing Everywhere) to
capture the undisputed crown for most successful multi-artist summer tour of
1997. -- Gil Kaufman [Wed., Nov. 5, 1997,
9:00 a.m. PST]