Pretenders, Mya, Beth Orton, Queen Latifah Set For Lilith

All-female tour lineup also to feature Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow, Indigo Girls, Monica, Cibo Matto, Sixpence None the Richer.

NEW YORK -- Rock veterans the Pretenders, R&B act Mya, pop

singer Monica, indie rockers Cibo Matto, rapper Queen Latifah, popsters

Sixpence None the Richer, trip-hopper Beth Orton and country acts Kelly

Willis and the Dixie Chicks are among the varied acts who'll tour with

the third -- and possibly last -- edition of the all-female Lilith Fair.

The roster, which also includes tour founder Sarah McLachlan and the

previously confirmed Sheryl Crow, Luscious Jackson, Shawn Colvin and the

Indigo Girls, was announced at a press conference Tuesday (April 27).

McLachlan said there will be no Lilith Fair tour next year, and she does

not know if or when the tour will resume after 1999.

"It could be three years, it could be 10 years, it could be never," she


This year's tour will begin with a stadium show July 8 in Vancouver,

British Columbia, and end with another stadium show Aug. 31 in Edmonton, Alberta. In

between, it's scheduled to wind its way down the West Coast, across the

South, up the East Coast and into the Midwest.

For the first Lilith Fair, in 1997, McLachlan included such top artists

as Jewel, Paula Cole, Crow, Tracy Chapman, the Indigo Girls, Fiona Apple

and the Cardigans. The tour was an instant success.

Last year, the lineup included the Indigo Girls, Orton, Natalie

Merchant, Missy Elliott, Cole, Luscious Jackson and Liz Phair.

This edition may be the last Lilith Fair, at least for a while. Tour

organizers have said they don't expect to stage Lilith in 2000.