Friday, July 02, 2010

Lilith Fair turns out to not have a last minute surge

Back in May, Sarah McLachlan was denying that overpriced Lilith Fair tickets were about as desirable as porcupine spines in a codpiece.

"We're working our hardest to have reasonably priced tickets so it can be accessible for everyone and that people will want to come. We might get slaughtered, I don't know, but I kind of have blind faith in the fact we're putting on a really great show and we always have, and that will bring people in the end."

So, how was that faith working out?

They've axed ten dates on the tour.

Terry McBride said it was, you know, down to the economy:
"We are in the midst of one of the most challenging summer concert seasons with many tours being cancelled outright," he said.

Mmm. Perhaps it's hard for everyone, but the eye-wateringly expensive tickets and the idea of luxury seats can't have helped the Lilith Fair sell in such a market.