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A Taste Of Lilith Fair In Auckland

A Taste Of Lilith Fair In Auckland

Wednesday 25th August, 2010 5:00PM

Remember Lilith Fair?  Yeah, that all chicks festival in America, well a mini Lilith Fair heading our way this October with it's founder Sarah McLachlan leading the way accompanied by Court Yard Hounds (members of the Dixie Chicks) and our very own Julia Deans and Teacups.

A Taste Of Lilith
Monday 18 October, 2010
ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, Auckland

Press Release:

Chugg Entertainment, in conjunction with Nettwerk Music Group, Juice TV and The Radio Network, is thrilled to announce that after much media speculation, multi Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter and original founder of Lilith Fair, Sarah McLachlan, is confirmed to visit New Zealand in October with “A Taste of Lilith.”

After a 10 year break, Lilith Fair returned to the United States this year for 23 shows and featured a veritable who’s who of solo artists and female-led bands. Joining Sarah for “A Taste of Lilith” in Auckland are songbirds Court Yard Hounds (Martie Maguire and Emily Robison of Dixie Chicks) and our own Julia Deans and always fun Teacups.

Michael Chugg from Chugg Entertainment said “Bringing the Lilith tour to Australasia has been an ambition of ours for years and we’re thrilled to be able to host “A Taste of Lilith” in October using the best, intimate venues we could book. Anyone who has ever seen the beautiful Sarah McLachlan or members of Dixie Chicks (now with us as Court Yard Hounds) perform in intimate, small rooms will know exactly how magical they are live – they’re just sensational!”.

In June, 2010, Grammy Award–winning singer and songwriter, Sarah McLachlan, released Laws of Illusion, her first studio album of new material in seven years, since the double–platinum Afterglow in 2003, and its twelve songs rank among the most compelling work ever created by this gifted artist. In the years between these two releases, Sarah has married, separated, and is raising two young daughters. These crucial life experiences have enriched her artistry and infused her new songs with the full range and complexity of adult emotions. Sarah McLachlan has sold over 40 million records worldwide since her recording career began in 1988 with her debut album Touch and Chugg Entertainment are thrilled to have her bringing “A Taste of Lilith” to Australasia.

Strictly speaking, it’s only a few feet from stage left or stage right to the centre spotlight, but it took Martie Maguire and Emily Robison a couple of decades to move those couple of yards with Court Yard Hounds. As the mainstays of the Dixie Chicks since they formed the group in 1989, the sisters have been familiar faces to many millions of fans. Their debut, self titled, album was recently released to rave reviews and fans can expect to see this rootsy alter-ego to the Dixie Chicks take shape in their much anticipated debut appearance in New Zealand. Featuring Robison on lead vocals, there will be no shortage of spine-tingling bluegrass tones and harmonies, acoustic ballads, banjo good-times, and some gorgeous guitar-and-fiddle folk songs.

Julia Deans will headline the New Zealand component on the show bringing an exotic New Zealand balance to compliment the international stars. On the back of the release of her debut album 'Modern Fables'; Julia Deans has established herself as one of the premier musical storytellers of her generation. Formerly the voice of Fur Patrol, Julia has fitted into the solo mindset with great ease and confidence, resulting in one of the most moving and inspiring albums to be released this year. Playing with her 3 piece band Julias’ is a performance that lulls you into your favourite dream while still commanding your total undivided attention.

'Teacups' were once a two piece made up of Chelsea Jade and Elizabeth Stokes rattling their bones through quiet sets on street corners and sighing with relief when they survived each song. Just when the two friends were slipping into wintery hibernation (quite literally - on Chelsea's heated carpets), they found a soul in double bass player Talita Setyady. The three combined to perform as a trio and record some of their enlightening work. 'Magic Song' - their first single from their recently released debut record 'Forest Fiction' (Nov. 2009) - has been featured on the latest Massey University TVC. Teacups will showcase their brilliant exuberance as the opening act on a thrilling evening of song.

“The 2010 Lilith Tour isn’t just a celebration of women in music, but a celebration of diverse female voices across all genres” says co-founder Terry McBride. “We have had many international artists perform on Lilith. It’s now time to spread Lilith internationally starting with one of our favourite places in the world."

For each ticket sold, A Taste of Lilith will donate $1.00 to the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation. The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation (NZBCF) is dedicated to fighting against the incidence and effects of breast cancer in our community. look to provide them and their families with the support, comfort and care required to cope better with their treatment and its day-to-day challenges.

It is an honour for Lilith to work collaboratively with organisations dedicated to making an impact on the future of women’s health.

Artist Fan Club Pre-Sales will open on Monday 30 August, 2010. General public tickets to all shows (excluding Perth) go on sale at 9.00am on Thursday, 2 September, 2010.

Don’t miss the rare chance to see four incredible female talents on the one intimate stage this October.

Sarah McLachlan
Court Yard Hounds
Julia Deans

Monday 18 October, 2010
ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, Auckland
Tickets available from , 0800 BUY TICKETS or 09 3573355

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