Lilith Fair and Russell Brand are both heading to the Northwest. Tickets go on sale this weekend.

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After more than a decade, Lilith Fair is back and coming to the Gorge July 3. The lineup features such artists as Sarah McLachlan, Erykah Badu, Colbie Caillat and Selena Gomez. McLachlan first founded the all-female affair in 1997.

Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. March 27 at LiveNation.com, and all Ticketmaster outlets (800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com). For more information on the tour, go to www.lilithfair.com.

On the opposite end of the pop-culture spectrum, Russell Brand appears at the Moore Theatre on April 23. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. March 26 for $35 at LiveNation.com, Tickets.com, 24-hour kiosks at the Paramount and Moore Theatres or by phone at 877-784-4849.

The English comedian is known for his outrageous humor as host for the MTV Video Music Awards. He is also engaged to pop singer Katie Perry. For more on Brand, go to www.russellbrand.tv.

Marian Liu, Seattle Times staff