FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Wednesday, November 27, 2019 (Toronto, Canada) - Gordon Lightfoot’s scheduled performances in Fredericton (November 28) Montreal (November 30) and Ottawa (December 1) have been postponed to April 2020.
As previously announced, Mr. Lightfoot suffered a leg injury over the summer that has limited his ability to maintain his extensive tour schedule. He is currently under doctor’s care, undergoing treatment and therapy which requires a longer period of recuperation. Gordon is expected to make a full recovery.
The rescheduled performances will take place on Monday, April 13 at the Richard J. Currie Centre (University of New Brunswick) in Fredericton, Wednesday, April 15 at Algonquin Commons Theatre in Ottawa and Thursday, April 16 at Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts in Montreal
Tickets for the November concerts will be honoured for the rescheduled dates, or can be refunded at the point of purchase until Friday, February 21st at 5 p.m. local time.
We regret any inconvenience.Thank you for your understanding in this matter.
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Gordon Lightfoot celebrated his 80th
birthday on November 17, 2018 with a special hometown performance in Orillia,
Ontario. Now in his sixth decade of touring, the legendary singer-songwriter is
considered a national treasure and is beloved by music fans around the world.
His career as young singer performing on local
radio, in Kiwanis festivals, and appearing at Massey Hall at the age of 13. He studied at Los Angeles’ Westlake College of Music, and
returned to Canada in the early 1960s where he 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 Morning 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 and 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. In 2004, he released his 20th album
Harmony, and his 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
Gordon Lightfoot continues to perform
extensively throughout the United States and Canada, giving approximately 75-80
concerts each year; and more recently appears at Massey Hall every second year.
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 into the U.S. Songwriters Hall of Fame.