Who: Sarah McLachlan. The Lilith Fair founder took six years off to rear a family. Now the emotive Canadian-born singer-songwriter is back to breathe new life into her catalog and offer reflective musings with newly released material from her album "Afterglow."
Where: 8 p.m. Thursday, Gund Arena, downtown Cleveland.
What to expect: Skillful piano-tickling and guitar-strumming, tear-jerking love songs, couples snuggling in the grass at outdoor venues, and an overall welcoming, positive vibe.
Biggest album: Her midcareer album, "Surfacing," has been her best-selling album, with more than 5 million copies sold domestically. She's sold 25 million records in total worldwide.
Songs you'll want to hear: Tear-jerkers such as "I Will Remember You," "Sweet Surrender" and "Possession."
Songs she can leave off the list: Early tracks such as "Tough" and "Out of the Shadows," where McLachlan's heavenly voice might be overpowered by copious keyboard effects.
Tickets: Ticketmaster, (330) 747-1212.
Sources: Associated Press, Vindicator