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Kelly Clarkson Ditches Lilith Fair!

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The tour just can't catch a break!

Kelly Clarkson has canceled her appearances at Lilith Fair, citing that she has to skip the dates to work on her upcoming studio album.

Norah Jones has already dropped out of the tour and Sarah McLachlan admitted that the tour is suffering from soft ticket sales.

Who knew Lilith would be such a bust?!

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49 comments to “Kelly Clarkson Ditches Lilith Fair!”



  1. 1

    Um, everyone with a brain. People only go to lesbo fests if the lesbians are hot, this was obvious.



  2. 2

    Who knew there was one going on? Nobody cares about this lezbo fair.



  3. 3

    That's like asking us straights why Lalapalooza tix are lakluster when the headliners are Men At Work and Yanni. I mean, c'MON- NORAH JONES & SARAH McLACHLAN??? When are we- 1994??? Get some HEADLINERS the lesbians love & watch your ticket sales actually RISE, ya tards! Until then Lilith Fair, enjoy the house being filled with not but the crickets & homeless that may straggle in for the warmth. JESUS- HAS THE WORLD GONE STUPE???



  4. 4

    Umm this is old news Perez. Kelly is a smart woman and making the right choice. Her album is gonna be great.



  5. 5

    Where have you been Perez? Posing in front of a camera with your pancake nipples, pasty skin and pumpkin head? This has been known for days. Who cares anyway

  6. wineh says – reply to this


    6

    the vancouver show was ok i am sad to see them having such troubles with the rest of the tour



  7. 7

    Jesus how many times do I have to say this it's not a lesbian fest you ignorant fucks. I admit the tour isn't going along great but it is still going along better than any of you have said, and you would know that if you actually did some research or maybe even went to one of the shows.



  8. 8

    maybe you should help them with promotions Perez.



  9. 9

    Wow. Such a hard endeavor to put something like Lilith Fair, not to mention these women should appreciate by being asked. Maybe some of these performers don't need to ride the coat tails of something like Lilith because they are too big, but so rude to bow out after the fact.



  10. 10

    Well of course pulled out, this tour would take too much time out of her eating schedule… and besides, she`ll be busy with the Jenny Craig endorsement deal.



  11. 11

    naming the concert something other than Lilith Fair would be a start. That name just sucks ass. Fierce Bitches in Festival would draw a better crowd. Lilith.. all that makes me think of is a bunch of granola hippie lesbians (and those who call themselves bi-curious) breast feeding their babies for the world to see. ugh..



  12. 12

    Maybe Travis Garland (the breakthrough artist of 2010….hehe) could go on that tour… I mean he could pass for a lesbian.



  13. 13

    Re: Fumbling17 – Another angry lez. Good GOD you're an angry lot. Is it because you're tired of dressing like MEN, the breed you hate? Lemme tell ya something, if I were a jew, the LAST costume I'd wear as a daily habbit would be a NAZI SUIT- so WHY the man-clothes, fellas? So angry.



  14. 14

    Must be the PMS. Mario do homos get PMS, just asking?!

  15. Urby says – reply to this


    15

    Who cares about Kelly…. She has not put a box of doughnuts down since idol



  16. 16

    Re: PreyToYou – I totally agree with you. And alot of these big names wouldn't of had some of the doors opened for them that they did if there wasn't a Lilith Fair and Sarah McLachlan.



  17. 17

    Lilth Fair is a joke. No one wants to see that and their stupid "not performing in Arizona" excuse makes them even more of a loser.



  18. 18

    this is old news. like A WEEK OLD news.
    get with it man. you're losing it and fast.



  19. 19

    Re: Dr. Delicious – Yes I'm the one who just came across as angry lol. Good attempt at a threat though. I will not apologize for being passionate about this, it has been branded something it is not, and by fools like yourself. It was life changing, it changed the way women were viewed in music and as a women myself I take pride in that. I'm just sorry you're bigoted eyes choose not to see that.



  20. 20

    She's just too fat to fit onstage.



  21. 21

    Re: Brainbug – wow such wise words from an ugly crackhead



  22. 22

    Re: Fumbling17 – I'm even MORE sorry in your taste in music- however, a biggot I am not. I LOVE you people, just hate your lineups. If you bothered to read the MEAT of my complaint, it's in the "STARS" they choose to fill the bill with, NOT your sexual preferance. Fine, Lilith Fair is NOT a "Lesbian Affair" (and so says you), but please, REFRESH YOUR TUNES, Staleness!!! Jeez- it's not like you see us at Coachella diggin' the soft stylings of Hall & Oates. C'mon, get off the high horse and mellow out, dude. Oh, and why mellowing, PLEASE look up the definition of "Threat", which is something I CLEARLY did not offer you in my last reply. I don't stoop so low, don'tcha know.



  23. 23

    Re: Dr. Delicious – It's a known fact that Sarah has said in many interviews that they asked artists from ALL genres to be apart of this years Lilith and they got who said yes. And for my taste in music, you know nothing of it, that comment shows just how ignorant you truly are when it comes to this topic. You assume just because I'm a lesbian and that I'm a supporter of Lilith that I love all the artists that are on the line-ups. And as for me being on a high horse again you're wrong, I'm merely frustrated with people making assumptions, I'm very excited however to be attending Lilith this year as I did all three years previously. I do apologize for what I thought was a threat, I simply mis-read your comment.



  24. 24

    Again, either you're on their payroll or wont face reality. Rolling Stone made mention that it's flopped, Billboard has said same thing. Are they lying?
    Out of touch Sarah with nothing relevant to say to this generation aint moving tickets.
    She can't compete with Justin Beiber. Hell, she can't even compete with likes of Jack Johnson, more of her line of musical style. His tour's doing okay.
    Oh, I see you said you attended LIllith back in the day.
    So…..you're OLD, huh?
    We get it.
    On the payroll.
    Yup, she's on their payroll.



  25. 25

    Re: Fumbling17 – Let's just be friends. I'm sorry too. Drink?



  26. 26

    Re: ricccii – I'm not saying Rolling Stone or Billboard is lying, not at all. I also never said that the tour was doing well either, in fact I know it's not doing that great. All I'm saying is that to me and I know I'm not alone in saying this, is that what Lilith is all about and what it did for women in music, that's what means the most to me. And you may think Sarah has nothing to say to this generation but seriously she was a pioneer in getting those closed doors opened for this generation and you can't deny that. I'm neither on the payroll or old (unless you think 32 is old), I'm simply a fan who has great respect for what has been done for women in music and the women who paved the way.



  27. 27

    Re: Dr. Delicious:) Sounds good to me



  28. 28

    Re: Fumbling17
    Again, that is a lie. Every time Perez posts on Lilith Fair, for some reason you take it upon yourself to defend it, what it did for women in music etc yada blah blah. If youre on the payroll, that's fine, it's okay. You really think we're so stupidly naieve to think that most of these entertainment sites DONT EVER EVER have that sort of thing? It's called PR flacks. Frankly, it's hard to have respect for those with no PR. It has to get done.
    LET ME STATE THIS NOW: YOU HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO HOW YOU FEEL. THAT'S FINE. So do everyone else.
    NO, SHE WAS NOT THE PIONEER CHIEFLY FOR GEN X, Sheryl Crowe was before her and she did if not more certainly more for others to get into music biz.
    Women in general, you can go all way back to Janis Joplin of 60s, Linda Ronstadt, Joan Jett, Stevie Nicks of 70s, Go Gos 80s, etc.
    Jewel, Shania Twain, Alaniss Morrissette
    IN her time, Morrissette did more for women's careers than ever Sarah did.
    She is a has been. It's over. This is 2010. She has nothing to say to the main demographic, (re: young folks, preferably under 30) top 40, where most money is made.
    So yeah, according to the main musical money demo, you're old. And apparently no life that you have to follow and defend to the end likes of ol' lilly.
    ASK YOURSELF: WHY are so many pulling out? IF it's a great success and RELEVANT to this gen? Why?
    That's a "fair" question.



  29. 29

    Re: Fumbling17
    Another thing: Keep in mind, this particular line up of artists are the ones that agreed (initially) to go on the tour. That means how many Alist artists said no when first approached? Let's see some "real" names, names everyone's heard of that do well right now, in 2010.
    Yes, not all could go the entire tour, but just to play a few of their dates?
    Why no Taylor Swift? Fair question.
    Why no Beyonce? Fair question.
    Why no Miley Cyrus? Fair question.
    Why no Lady Gaga? The hottest tour of the summer? Fair question.
    Why no Carrie Underwood? Fair question.
    Why not a whole lotta actual names that do well on billboard? That speak to this generation?
    Fair question.
    Maybe those that have aint buyin' what irrelevant has beens sellin'.
    Some pioneer. Compare that to a genuine pioneers, Rolling Stones, ACDC, U2. Groups that defined music for last 40 yrs and sell out arenas.



  30. 30

    Re: ricccii – Again I'm not on some kind of payroll. And my last sentence "I'm simply a fan who has great respect for what has been done for women in music and the women who paved the way" I was referring to artists long before Sarah came along, Sarah herself and now the new generation of artists. All of it makes me proud, why can't you see that? What is so wrong with me defending something that I witnessed? Ok, so you think I'm old, that just means I saw what was going on with women in music, you would never hear two women artists played on the radio back to back, or on the same bill. Sarah McLachlan was the first artist to have a female opening act, then she started Lilith Fair. I don't have an answer for why the artists you listed didn't join this time around, I do know some of them were already touring I believe (I might be wrong) And I'm sure Sarah and Lilith will be remembered as ground breaking even if you don't want to admit it.



  31. 31

    MAYBE IT HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE GOD DAMN RIDICULOUS TICKET PRICES



  32. 32

    Re: unreal5511 – u just described perez perfectly. now im cracking up. perez' website is so lame and he is such a waste of a person, but i come here for the comments section to get a good laugh.



  33. 33

    Re: Fumbling17
    Time for someone to remember their music history: Joan Baez and Janis Joplin used to play on same billing. Ronstadt played w/Carole King, she opened for Carole back when she was starting out. This aint new. Sarah's fair wasnt 1st as far as being platform for women getting chance in industry. Its quite simple why its not selling. No one interested in it. Most of names on bill aren't Alist. Why cant YOU understand that? If Sarah wanted to put on a 1st rate festival she should've spent some actual time reaching out to Alist female entertainers, names that fans would pay bucks right now to see.



  34. 34

    Re: Fumbling17

    I've taken the high road and not saying that lilly sucks because it's a "woman" thing. I AM saying that rather than focusing on "woman" "minority" etc. How about we only look at ONE Race? The HUMAN Race? How about we not try to ONLY market something as being a "woman" thing? How about include both genders? You really dont see any tour concert ONLY marketed as a "guy" thing. Maybe there are but it's never blatantly marketed as such. The Alisters arent gonna associate with a losing tour. That hurts their cred/career. if it was doing well, they'd be there. Not a woman or a man thing, it's a money thing. That's why I maintain that 10yrs from now or even right now to some extent artists such as Sarah wont matter or make a difference bit. We remember the winners, not the losers. EXAMPLE: Carole King didnt go all gender on her fans, she's touring right now with James Taylor…and it is actually doing very well. Selling out the sisterhood or just willing to make a difference and tour with a fellow artist and make. good. music? Who knows? More power to the old people. They just are willing not to make it about themselves but about the music. And the fans



  35. 35

    Re: ricccii – Alright I may be wrong about the Carole King thing, but yes Lilith Fair was the first of it's kind. And as for her tour with Paula Cole, it was one of the first two women billed tour that was successful. Take a look at the line ups for the first three years of Lilith and tell me no Alisters have taken part in this tour. I see what you're saying about marketing to the entire human race and no where does it say that Lilith is marketed directly to women, people like yourself who misunderstand what a celebration of women in music is really about have wrongly labeled it so. It is for the entire human race, male, female, straight, gay and whoever else. Really what the hell is so wrong about celebrating women in music? There are many other tours/festivals out there that are mostly all men. I'm sorry you feel the way that you do, I mean have you ever been to one of the shows? I'm here for the music, to hear it support it live it, I'm sorry you find that so hard to accept.



  36. 36

    I was so sad cuz i bought my ticket in Montreal just to see her.. :(



  37. 37

    Kelly, honey…. less studio…more gym!



  38. 38

    Re: ricccii – And just for the record, Sarah McLachlan is not all about herself she truly cares about the music and about her fans. She cared enough to do something about the situation and it changed things whether you want to admit it or not. She will go down in history as a ground breaking musician, and she will be remembered for her music and for Lilith Fair.



  39. 39

    Okay, so maybe this isn't the generation to have such a festival, but many of us (old) who attended it back in the day sure did appreciate it. I was used to seeing these people play small clubs. Take Jewel for example. I saw her play a club, then next time she rode into town she was on the Lilith roster. Not too shabby. I've been a fan of Sarah for many years (even before Sheryl Crow came along) and for her to spotlight the female artists such as she did was unprecedented. It needed to be done- there was Lollapalooza, Ozzfest, etc….us chicks needed some love too! And before we keep going down the whole "lezfest" road, I went with my husband. And he liked it. Quit labelling!



  40. 40

    Re: PreyToYou – Thank you!!!! My point exactly, I'm so glad somebody finally said something.



  41. 41

    TELL MCLACHLAN TO SIGN IN FIONA APPLE AND HER PROBLEMS WILL ALL BE SOLVED.



  42. 42

    Re: Fumbling17
    Now that's a lie. Every artist is about themselves, else they wouldnt have a career in the public eye. She IS all about herself. one of the best talents any artist can have is to convince others it's about things other than themselves. I don't fault her for that. That's how you make a living, duh. One thing this failed festival has done; it has helped her own album do fairly well on the charts, which, given her recent years of flops is none to shabby. Remember: LA & NY control or lead the PR, advertising, marketing, packaging etc.
    In this sense, Sarah is no different at all from all the pre-packaged and marketed "boy bands" of the late 90s, just in a different genre. "Let's market that girl singer who can't sing very loud as..FOLK! YEAH! Folk and push the woman's angle. That's the ticket." Thus it occurred. And with loyal fans hawking her name, singing her praises constantly, believing herself to be a "pioneer" in the field of "women's artistry" blah yada yada blah…amazing. The power of the image. And marketing, packaging. No different in reality, just in style.



  43. 43

    Re: Fumbling17

    You just proved my point. IF it was as successful when it started way back in the day, WHY arent the top selling women artists all on board with it right now?
    I would ask you and others who are oh so loyal to the concept of Lillith Fair. What happened to you all in 2010? Where did you all go? WHY have you NOT turned out in the massive numbers to give your support to the music you loved back in the day when it first started and make this the biggest tour of 2010? That's a fair question, these are all fair questions; only the blind will not see the truth.
    If, as you maintain it was such a commercial success way way back in the day, why is it not so now? Forget the economy, this is a legendary tour, apparently legendary for having helped women break through the biz, yada yada. It may be the final time it tours ever. This is truly a once in a lifetime. C'mon! Get out there show your support. You can dig deep inside those pockets! Spend it! Go! Make it happen all over again!!! It hasnt happened.



  44. 44

    Frnakly, the more I read your comments the more I am still convinced that someone somewhere somehow is still on the payroll. Maybe not explicitly, there are many ways to be on the payroll. More of a subtle thing. Subtle marketing. Trying desperately to convince others that this is a great tour when in fact it sucks, living in the past when it was something it CLEARLY IS NOT RIGHT NOW (successful) THAT is the ultimate in marketing. And since most marketing comes out of LA, NY, where the labels are, hey. Gotta pay the bills. All the little peeps, doing her work, telling others how great she is, a pioneer, how she's one of the greatest singers ever, who has done more for music than the Beatles, Stones, U2, Loretta Lynn (Loretta toured with female acts before Sarah was born, so she's got her beat on that score), yep, must be nice to have the little people push the snobby, out of touch, elitist, sanctimonious,….Boogerheads, who dont have nothin' to say to this generation. Must be nice. Long live marketing and packaging, especially of artists who have no genuine talent.



  45. 45

    "Even Cowgirls Get The Blues" and even lesbians suffer from a bad economy.

    I could be counted on going to at least two concerts every summer and would have loved to attend Lilith Faire, but just can't afford it this year.

    Sad face.



  46. 46

    Re: ricccii – I really hate to tell you this but Sarah's album would of done just as well even if she hadn't brought back Lilith, and for the record her albums never flop. She has a very loyal fan base, I had the chance to meet her and she was all about the fans. Also, for the record she is different from the pre-packaged artists, she has been under management with Nettwerk since her first album in 1989 and she has said in many interviews that she has had the free reign to market and do all that stuff basically herself. It really does amaze me though that for someone who obviously thinks they know their musical history cannot see what was done here and why it needed to be done in the first place. My father is a musician and I grew up with music every day of my life so don't think I don't know my history because I do, better than you and just because you spew a few facts and non-sense doesn't make you expert. I'm no expert either I just know what I grew up seeing and what a monumental thing it was when I saw Paula Cole opening for Sarah, and then at Lilith seeing all those great women being able to have their voice at the same time, when at that time it was unheard of.



  47. 47

    Re: ricccii – I fully understand and respect the strong women artists that I grew up listening to that paved the way for Sarah and my other favorite artists and opened doors for them and then to see them continuing to pave that road and then to see that become what women in music is today. Its not just has beens, it is also giving some new, lesser known but extremely talented artists a chance to play to a bigger crowd, and giving the crowd the chance to experience artists they didn’t know existed? It makes me sad for you to think you're too busy hating what you think Lilith represents and all this is to truly respect and enjoy the music.



  48. 48

    Re: ricccii – The biggest thing here is that people, you, are just flat out disrespecting music. It is art, there are many artist I personally do not enjoy, no matter what the media but who am I to say they are has beens or that their art is crap It meant something to them enough that they wanted to share with the rest of the world. So even if they do not appreciate Sarah, or want to attend the festival themselves, who are they to judge the artists or Sarah herself? They should respect, but say no thank you, and move on, not try to force their opinion that she sucks obviously she means something to MANY people and not just lesbians!



  49. 49

    it's because tickets are $750! i wouldnt pay that much to see anyone! and they wonder why ticket sales are so low. would YOU pay $750 damn dollars?