Lilith Taster Heads Downunder

Lilith Fair will follow its 23-date U.S. run with a small-scale visit to Australia in October.

The five theatre “A Taste Of Lilith” dates (Oct. 4-10) will include an Oct. 8 showcase at the One Movement Perth’s Twilight Festival with Todd Rundgren, USA’s Pink Martini and Lil’ Band O’ Gold, Australia’s Paul Kelly and Mama Kin, and Kadangyan from the Philippines.

“A Taste Of Lilith” will feature co-founder Sarah McLachlan, Court Yard Hounds and Australia’s Kate Miller-Heidke (who appeared on some North American dates) and The Verses, a Warner Music-signed folk-pop outfit fronted by Ella Hooper.

Promoter is Chugg Entertainment, in conjunction with Nettwerk Music Group.

“Bringing the Lilith tour to Australia has been an ambition of ours for years,” Michael Chugg said in a statement.

The North American Lilith run was forced to cancel 10 dates, mostly in tertiary markets, in July following soft ticket sales.