Gordon Lightfoot announces 2014 Canadian Tour

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In the music world, Gordon Lightfoot may very well be the idol of icons. When listening to a Lightfoot recording, Bob Dylan “doesn’t want the song to end”, and can’t think of any of his songs he doesn’t like. Daniel Lanois loves everything about him. Jimmy Buffet admits he always tries to write songs like him. But rather than bask in the adulation he so clearly inspires, the musical legend continues to work harder than ever. Currently marking five decades of touring and counting, Gordon Lightfoot will once again invite fans to be a part of his legacy when he embarks on his 2014 Canadian tour. Lightfoot will visit Central and Eastern Canadian cities this Spring with concerts in St. John’s, Halifax, Moncton, London, Hamilton, Kingston as well as number of smaller markets such as Corner Brook, Antigonish, Summerside, and Owen Sound. The cross-Canada tour will continue with Fall 2014 performances being announced in early 2014 for stops including Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Cranbrook, Ottawa and – as per tradition – ending at Toronto’s Grand Ol’ Lady of Shuter Street, Massey Hall, for a four-night run. Ticket prices will be between the affordable range of $29.50, $49.50 and $99.50.

Media partner, CBCMusic.ca will host an exclusive Canadian ticket pre-sale beginning on October 30, 2013. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, November 1, 2013. Fans will also have even more access this year through the launch of the first-ever Gordon Lightfoot Facebook page. This on-line destination will offer up-to-date tour details as well as regular contest opportunities that include tickets to 2014 Canadian Tour performances and a chance to meet Gordon Lightfoot in person.

A national treasure, Gordon Lightfoot is beloved by music fans around the world. Born November 17, 1938 in Orillia, Ontario Gordon Lightfoot studied at Los Angeles’ Westlake College of Music. He returned to Canada in the early 1960s and began performing at the “Riverboat” in Toronto and in coffee houses throughout Canada and the United States. In 1966, his debut album Lightfoot! was released. Tracks such as For Lovin’ Me, Early Mornin’ Rain, Steel Rail Blues and Ribbon of Darkness brought him international recognition as a songwriter. As a result, cover versions of his songs were recorded by artists such as Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Barbara Streisand, Johnny Cash, and countless others. In 1971 Gordon earned his first Top Ten hit when If You Could Read My Mind became an international sensation. In 1974, his classic single, Sundown, went to No.1 on the American charts, followed two years later by The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, inspired by a Newsweek magazine article; it reached No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard charts. By the 1990s he was mostly touring, giving just more than fifty concerts a year by 1998, mainly in North America, while he released two albums in the period. In 2004, he released his 20th album Harmony, and appeared as a featured guest on Canadian Idol.

Gordon Lightfoot’s iconic Massey Hall residencies are celebrated with the release of his most recent album Massey Hall Moments – All Live, a collection of live recordings of the finest Massey Hall performances, recorded between 1998 and 2001.

Mr. Lightfoot has won 15 Juno Awards and been nominated for 5 Grammy Awards. He was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1986 and the Canadian Country Music Hall Of Fame in 2001. In May 2003 was made a Companion of the Order of Canada and is also a member of the Order of Ontario. In 2004 was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame and, in 2012, the U.S. Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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