Sarah McLachlan today announced the first batch of confirmed acts for the 2010 Lilith Fair tour, and among the names are some familiar faces to fans of the original incarnation of the event.
Sheryl Crow, Emmylou Harris, Indigo Girls, Tegan and Sara, Erykah Badu, and McLachlan, of course, are among those who were involved with the tour in the late 1990s and who will be back on stage next year, according to a press release from the tour.
“Magic happens when you bring this many artistic women together,” said Badu, who performed on the main stage in 1998. “I’ll never forget the frequency and energy that I felt that first time I performed at Lilith. Between the sistas on stage and those in the audience, it was powerful!”
Some of the other big names for the 2010 tour include Brandi Carlile, Colbie Caillat, Corinne Bailey Rae, Jill Scott, Mary J. Blige, Miranda Lambert, Sarah Bareilles and Sugarland.
“I was beyond thrilled to hear of Lilith’s return. I was never lucky enough to get to see one of the shows in the original incarnation, but I have been waiting for this for a long time,” Bareilles said. “I love the philosophy behind this concert series, both celebrating women in music and also how music can help benefit the communities around them. I almost can’t believe that I actually get a chance to be a part of this! Lilith 2010 here we come.”