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- Posted on Aug 20th 2010 2:00PM by Ashley Iasimone
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"It was a huge bummer," Carlile tells Spinner. "It was so sad. It was devastating."
Carlile missed out on performing in Birmingham, Ala., Houston and Dallas due to those tour stops being called off, and she isn't sure what the concert's organizers could have done to make things go differently.
"I'm not really very business-savvy, so I couldn't really speak to that," Carlile admits, though she does have some thoughts on the state of declining ticket sales in general. "I have to say that universally -- and not targeting any particular festival or concert -- I think that the way to deal with the economic climate right now is for artists to keep their ticket prices low. Music is the one thing everybody should have a right to, and it needs to be accessible to people that don't have all the money in the world."
Meanwhile, Carlile remains faithful to her ties with Lilith and hopes that 2011's season will have a more promising outlook. "I have to say, the ones that I did attend, I got this feeling that they're not gonna give up," she says, "that they're gonna give it another shot, that they're gonna do it a little differently and that we won't be talking about this in the same context next year."
And, while she only was able to perform at two dates of the tour, she's still feeling the spirit of the festival. "With Lilith Fair, I have to say I got the bug and went back to Sarah McLachlan's first couple of records," Carlile adds, smiling. "I was always immersed in that. I'm back at it again."