McBride Dishes Lilith Fair Details

VANCOUVER (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Six months after Nettwerk Music's Terry McBride revealed that the touring all-female festival, The Lilith Fair would make its return after a 10 year hiatus, the preliminary list of host cities has been announced on the fest's newly-revamped website.

"I can’t reveal anything further now," says McBride in a statement, "but I can assure fans that we have some exciting announcements over the course of the following weeks, from confirmed artists to additional cities to innovative social initiatives. Lilith 2010 is very much upon us."

From 1997 through 1999, Lilith Fair was one of the highest grossing touring festivals in the world, with over 1.5 million fans in attendance and raising over $10 million dollars for national and local charities. Founded by Grammy-award winning artist Sarah McLachlan along with Dan Fraser, Marty Diamond and Terry McBride, Lilith Fair was the only tour of its kind, featuring an all female lineup with artists such as Sheryl Crow, Christina Aguilera, Erykah Badu, The Dixie Chicks, Missy Elliot, The Pretenders, Nelly Furtado, Jewel, Queen Latifah, Indigo Girls, Tegan and Sara and of course, Sarah McLachlan.

While no dates have been released, the initial round of host cities has been revealed. Event organizers say that more cities are forthcoming.

First Round of Cities:

Atlanta, GA
Boston, MA
Calgary, AB
Chicago, IL
Dallas, TX
Denver, CO
London, UK
Los Angeles, CA
Minneapolis, MN
Montreal, QC
New York, NY
Philadelphia, PA
Seattle, WA
San Francisco, CA
Toronto, ON
Vancouver, BC
Washington, DC

-CelebrityAccess Staff Writers