LIGHTFOOT NEWS


Canadian Tour 2014


LEGENDARY GORDON LIGHTFOOT

ANNOUNCES 2014 CANADIAN TOUR
Fans can experience the Lightfoot legacy live and now online

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Monday, October 21, 2013 - 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.

 

CONCERT INFORMATION:                                                MEDIA/PHOTO CONTACT:

B.C. Fiedler Management                                                                 Victoria Lord, VLPR Inc.

Tel: 416-421-4421                                                                   Tel: 416-484-9047

email: info@bcfiedler.com                                                    email: victoria@vlpr.com



Friday, April 25, 2014   Saturday, April 26, 2014
ARTS & CULTURAL CENTRE      
    8:00 PM    95 Allandale Road
ST. JOHNS,  Newfoundland      
    Purchase online at https://artsandculturecentre.com/stjohns/Online/
Phone sales (not presale): (709)- 729-3900 Box Office Supervisor: Sandra Wood 709-729-4118
   
Ticket Prices: $49.50- $99.50          
    Tickets On Sale: November 1, 2013    



Sunday, April 27, 2014    PEPSI CENTRE      
    8:00 PM    1 Canada Games Dr
CORNER BROOK, Newfoundland      
    Purchase online at www.pepsicentre.ca or
by phone (709) 637-1233
      
    Ticket Prices: $29.50- $99.50           
    Tickets On Sale: November 1, 2013     
 



Tuesday, April 29, 2014    KEATING CENTRE      
    8:00 PM    5005 Chapel Square
St. Francis Xavier University
ANTIGONISH, Nova Scotia      
    Purchase online at http://www.ticketatlantic.com/en/home/events/gordonlightfootstfx/info.aspx or
by phone to Ticket Atlantic Box Office Credit Card Charge Line: (902) 451-1221, toll-free 1-877-451-1221
      
    Ticket Prices: $29.50-$99.50
Tickets On Sale: November 1, 2013          
       


  
Wednesday, April 30, 2014    METRO CENTRE      
    8:00 PM    1800 Argyle Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia      
    Purchase online at www.ticketatlantic.com http://www.ticketatlantic.com/en/home/events/gordonlightfoot/info.aspx
 by phone at (902) 451 1221 or in person at the Ticket Atlantic box office and participating Atlantic Superstores.
      
    Ticket Prices: $29.50- $99.50           
    Tickets On Sale: November 1, 2013     
 



Thursday, May 1, 2014    CREDIT UNION PLACE      
    8:00 PM    511 Notre Dame St
SUMMERSIDE, Prince Edward Island      
    Purchase online at www.cupevents.ca or
by phone 902 432 1234
      
    Ticket Prices: $29.50- $99.50           
    Tickets On Sale: November 1, 2013      
          



Friday, May 2, 2014    CASINO NEW BRUNSWICK      
    8:00 PM    21 Casino Dr
MONCTON, New Brunswick      
    Purchase online at www.casinonb.ca  or
by phone to Ticket Break at (866) 943 8849
      



Saturday, May 3, 2014    HARBOUR STATION      
    8:00 PM    99 Station Street
SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick      
    Purchase online at www.harbourstation.ca or by phone (506) 657 1234 or Toll Free: (800) 267 2800 (NB, NS, PE and ME)
      
    Ticket Prices: $29.50- $99.50           
    Tickets On Sale: November 1, 2013    


 
Sunday, May 4, 2014    AITKEN CENTRE      
    8:00 PM    20 MacKay Drive
Aitken University
FREDERICTON, New Brunswick      
    Purchase online at http://www.unb.ca/fredericton or
www.auc.unb.ca/tickets/ Phone number: 506-453-5054 (will not be available for pre-sale)
Box Office Manager: Vicky Melanson Phone: (506) 453-5054 (Box Office) Phone: (506) 458-7937 (AUC Office)     
          
    Ticket Prices: $29.50- $99.50           
    Tickets On Sale: November 1,2013
      



Wednesday, May 7, 2014
    8:00 PM    HAMILTON PLACE    
10 MacNab Street South,
HAMILTON, ON 
Purchase on line at:www.ticketmaster.ca/event/10004B56C3B7B5A5
Phone orders..1-855-872-5000 Box Office Manager: Brian Murray Phone: 905.546-3142
  
Ticket Prices: $29.50 - $99:50
Tickets On Sale: November 1, 2013                  
         


 
Thursday, May 8, 2014    MEMORIAL CENTRE      
    8:00 PM    151 Lansdowne St W 
PETERBOROUGH, Ontario      
    Purchase online at www.memorialcentre.ca or
by phone (705) 743 3561  [Ext. 1]
      
    Ticket Prices: $29.50- $99.50           
    Tickets On Sale: November 1, 2013   
 


 
Friday, May 9, 2014    K-ROCK CENTRE      
    8:00 PM    1 Tragically Hip Way
KINGSTON, Ontario
Purchase online at http://www.rogersk-rockcentre.com/ or by phone (613-650-5000)
      
    Ticket Prices: $29.50- $99.50
Tickets On Sale: November 1, 2013          
              


Saturday, May 10, 2014    BUDWEISER GARDENS      
    8:00 PM    99 Dundas Street
LONDON, Ontario      
    Purchase online at www.budweisergardens.com or  by phone (866) 455 2849

Ticket Prices: $29.50- $99.50
Tickets On Sale: November 1, 2013      
          


Sunday, May 11, 2014    LUMLEY BAYSHORE ARENA      
    8:00 PM    1900 3rd Avenue East,
OWEN SOUND, Ontario      
    Purchase online at Phone: (519) 371-7452 Toll Free: 1-866-5ATTACK www.attackhockey.com
Promoter contact: Richard Sharpe Phone 519-321-1268
     
    Ticket Prices: $29.50- $99.50          
    Tickets On Sale: November 1, 2013