Lightfoot Live Album Due April 17th



Warner Music to Release new Lightfoot CD - Massey Hall Moments – All Live

The 150 concerts that have followed Canadian music icon, Gordon Lightfoot’s first two sold-out concerts at MASSEY HALL in March 1967 have become the stuff of local legend. They have been have been described by the Toronto Star “as a defining event in the cultural life of Toronto,” with shows that are “comforting beacons, offering sanctuary and a sense of home, of history and continuation.” Gordon Lightfoot returns home to the Grand Ol’ Lady of Shuter Street this Fall for a string of 4-concerts on November 14, 15, 16 and 17, 2012.

Lightfoot’s Massey Hall residencies are also celebrated with the release of a new Gordon Lightfoot album Massey Hall Moments – All Live. This collection of live recordings of the finest Massey Hall performances, recorded between 1998 and 2001, will be released by Warner Music Canada on Tuesday, April 17, 2012. Tickets for the 2012 Massey Hall dates go on sale Friday, March 2, 2012 at 10:00am. Fans buying tickets through the Roy Thomson Hall box office (416-872-4255) or will also have the option of buying a bundle that includes the new album, Massey Hall Moments – All Live which will be delivered to them on Friday, April 13, 2012 ahead of the public street date.

A national treasure, Gordon Lightfoot is beloved by music fans across the country. He continues his 5th decade of touring with performances at the NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE, Ottawa on June 15 & 16; Montreal’s PLACE DES ARTS on June 17, followed by appearances at Kitchener’s CENTRE IN THE SQUARE on June 21; CHATHAM CAPITAL THEATRE on June 22, THE RBC CENTRE THEATRE, Sarnia on June 23, with a new concert just added for the TIMKEN CENTRE, in St. Thomas, Ontario on June 24. Tickets are on sale now!

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” during Toronto's fabled folk scene. 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. Cover versions of his songs were recorded by artists such as Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley, until 1971 when his own version of If You Could Read My Mind became a Top Ten hit. 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 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.

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, and in 2004 was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. On Thursday, June 14, 2012, Gordon Lightfoot legacy will be further enhanced when he will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in New York City in the performer category alongside Pete Townsend and Bob Seger.


A full 2012 Canadian tour schedule follows.

B.C. Fiedler Management Victoria Lord, VLPR Inc.
Tel: 416-421-4421 Tel: 416-484-9047
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Massey Hall, 178 Victoria Street, TORONTO, ON

Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 8:00 PM
Thursday, November 15, 2012, 8:00 PM
Friday, November 16, 2012, 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 17, 2012 8:00 PM

Tickets: $45.00, $70.00 & $85.00
Tickets can be purchased at RTH box office (416-872-4255),
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National Arts Centre, 53 Elgin Street, OTTAWA, ON

Friday, June 15, 2012 &
Saturday, June 16, 2012 8:00 PM

Ticket Prices: $65.00, $75.00, $85.00
Visit the NAC Box office or call Ticketmaster at (613) 755-1111;
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Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts**, 175 Ste-Catherine Street West, MONTREAL, QC

Sunday, June 17, 2012 8:00 PM

Ticket Prices: $79.50 - $69.50 - $54.50
Tickets available at Place des Arts, at (514) 842-2112,
and at
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Centre In The Square, 101 Queen Street North, KITCHENER, ON

Thursday, June 21, 2012 8:00 PM

Ticket Prices: $59.00, $75.00, $99.00
Call 1-800-265-8977 or visit Centre in the Square Box Office
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Chatham Capital Theatre, 238 King Street West, CHATHAM, ON

Friday, June 22, 2012 8:00 P.M.

Tickets Prices: 59.45, $69.50 & $84.50.
Purchase online at
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RBC Centre Theatre, 1455 London Road SARNIA, ON

Saturday, June 23, 2012 8:00 P.M.

Tickets Prices: $39.50 $69.50 & $84.50.
Limited number of VIP Packages available
Purchase Tickets Box Office - (519) 541-1717
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Timken Centre, 2 – 3rd Avenue, ST.THOMAS, ON

Sunday, June 24, 2012 8:00 P.M.

Tickets Prices: $49.50 & $85.00
Limited number of VIP Packages available
Purchase Tickets at Timken Centre 519-633-7112
Tickets on sale March 1
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Tickets available at unless otherwise noted.