Ten dates of the Lilith Fair tour have received the axe, including Dallas' scheduled August 8 show.
"We are in the midst of one of the most challenging summer concert seasons with many tours being canceled outright," says Lilith co-founder Terry McBride in a Live Nation press release. “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."
Three Texas shows are amongst the cuts -- Dallas, Houston, and Austin won't get to see artists like Sheryl Crow, Sarah McLachlan, or Erykah Badu...at least, not in the Lilith package. Salt Lake City, Montreal, Raleigh, Charlotte, West Palm Beach, Tampa, and Birmingham round out the other scheduled cuts.
We can't say we're surprised; rumblings of a Dallas cancellation have been out for a while. Still, it's pretty striking to see so many cuts for a show with so many big names.
Refunds for tickets are being made available at the point of purchase.