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Lilith Fair lineup expanded

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Best remembered as striking a blow for feminism in the mid-'90s as the original, traveling Lollapalooza tour became more and more of a testosterone-fest, Lilith Fair is coming back this summer as a multi-act tour that will hit more than 30 cities, including Chicago.

Dates have not yet been announced, but promoters did add some names to the lineup today, including country legend Loretta Lynn, pioneering hard-rockers Heart, cabaret jazzbo Norah Jones and indie oddity Cat Power.

They joined a long list of other acts, some previously announced, including A Fine Frenzy, Ann Atomic, Ash Koley, Beth Orton, Brandi Carlile, Butterfly Boucher, Ceci Bastida, Chairlift, Chantal Kreviazuk, Colbie Caillat, Corinne Bailey Rae, Donna Delory, Elizaveta, Emmylou Harris, Erin McCarley, Erykah Badu, Frazey Ford, the Gossip, Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, Ima, Indigo Girls, Ingrid Michaelson, Janelle Monae, Jennifer Knapp, Jill Hennessy, Jill Scott, Julia Othmer, Kate Nash Katzenjammer, Ke$ha, La Roux, Lights, Lissie, Marina & The Diamonds, Mary J. Blige, Meaghan Smith, Melissa McClelland, Metric, Miranda Lambert, Missy Higgins, Nneka, Priscilla Renea, Rosie Thomas, Sara Bareilles, Serena Ryder, Sheryl Crow, Sia, Sugarland, Susan Justice, Tara MacLean, Tegan and Sara, Toby Lightman, Vedera, Vita Chambers, The Submarines, The Weepies, Ximena Sarinana, Zee Avi and, of course, tour founder and once-more driving force Sarah McLachlan.

It is not clear which artists will perform which dates--it can't be all of them on every one, or it would be a five-day event--but we can watch www.lilithfair.com for more info in the days to come.

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Any word on location yet?

Is this gonna be like the first year, where it was boundary-breaking and genre crossing... until everyone who didn't fall into the "pop/folk" category ditched the tour ten dates in and we were stuck smelling a bunch of patchouli and listening to acoustic guitars?

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