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    Tue, 06 Jul 2010 07:11:11

    Lilith Fair Cancels 10 More Dates - The summer concert season takes another beating as string of August dates for chick fest axed

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    The summer touring season continues to rack up cancellations, despite promotions like the one Live Nation ran for a service charge-less June. The Nettwerk Music Group announced the cancellation of 10 upcoming Lilith concerts in North America. Most of the dates were slated for August.

    The cancellations include previously scheduled concerts at Usana Amphitheater in Salt Lake City (July 12); Bell Centre in Montreal (July 23); Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion in Raleigh, N.C. (Aug. 4); Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Charlotte, N.C. (Aug. 6); Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Fla. (Aug. 10); 1-800 Ask-Gary Amphitheatre in Tampa, Fla. (Aug. 11); Verizon Wireless Center Birmingham in Pelham, Ala. (Aug. 12); Austin, Texas (Aug. 14); the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in the Woodlands, Texas (Aug. 15); and Superpages.com Center in Dallas (Aug. 16). That's a lot of dates. One might think that since the female-friendly tour fills a white space that it would bring out more ladies but apparently, that's not happening.

    Did you buy tickets for any of the cancelled dates? If so, refunds for the canceled dates are available at points of purchase. Some of the artists who were set to appear at the canceled Lilith shows –since there were different artists appearing on each date, making it quite a unique and customized experience- may appear on other dates. Further information can be found at Lilith.com. The tour is now scheduled to conclude Aug. 8 at the Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood in Atlanta. Live Nation is producing the majority of the Lilith dates.

    "We are in the midst of one of the most challenging summer concert seasons with many tours being cancelled outright," Lilith co-founder Terry McBride said in a statement. "Everyone involved with the tour would like to apologize to the fans and artists scheduled to play in these markets, and express appreciation for all the support for the festival's return. Lilith remains the only tour of its kind, and we are confident that fans will be amazed by what each date has to offer."

    Lilith was a popular fest back in the 1990s before it went on hiatus. It was rebooted after a decade of inactivity. Was Lilith's disappearance from the mainstream's cultural radar a reason for the limp interest? Did the tour go away for too long? Or was it a strictly economical response?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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