LIGHTFOOT NEWS

Canadian Fall Tour 2011


Lightfoot's work not only stands the test of time, it transcends it.
    ~ Globe & Mail

Canada’s Most Celebrated Singer-Songwriter
GORDON LIGHTFOOT
ANNOUNCES HIS CANADIAN TOURING
SCHEDULE FOR THE FALL 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, ON, Monday, February 28th, 2011 – From love songs to depictions of Canadian history and wilderness, Gordon Lightfoot's music touches the listener on more levels and in more ways than most musicians could ever dream of.  He is a national treasure, a cultural icon whose time-defying style and legendary hits have made him one of Canada’s most anticipated live performers. Now in this, his 5th decade of touring, Gordon Lightfoot announces that he will hit the road again this Fall for a series of Western Canadian and Ontario concerts dates.  Lightfoot’s Fall 2011 Tour kicks off on November 20, 2011 in British Columbia with back-to-back concerts in Vancouver, Kamloops, Prince George and Dawson Creek; followed by Edmonton, Banff, Calgary and Medicine Hat, Alberta.  The tour continues through the Prairies with stops in Saskatoon, Regina, and Winnipeg and then heads back to Ontario for concerts in Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury and ends on December 8-9th in Stratford. Please see Gordon Lightfoot’s Fall 2010 Tour schedule below for full details!

Gordon Lightfoot is currently preparing for an Ontario Spring 2011 Tour which gets underway on May 19th at the WFCU Centre in Windsor, and moves onto the Cornwall Civic Complex on May 20th, Brockville Memorial Civic Centre on May 21st, The SPC Centre in Napanee on May 22nd, and concludes with a 4-day residency at Toronto’s Massey Hall from Wednesday, May 25th through Saturday, May 28th, 2011. 

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.

A full tour schedule follows.


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GORDON LIGHTFOOT
FALL 2011 TOUR SCHEDULE

Sunday, November 20, 2011    The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts
    8:00PM                777 Homer Street
    Vancouver, B.C. V6B 2W1
Tickets Prices:  $ 59.50, $79.50 plus applicable charges
Purchase online at www.centreinvancouver.com & All Ticketmaster outlets
Toll free: 1.888.985.5000
TICKETS ON SALE: Monday, March 14, 2011 10 am


Tuesday, November 22, 2011    Interior Savings Centre
    8:00PM    300 Lorne Street
Kamloops, BC   V2C 1W1
    Tickets Prices:  $59.50 and $69.50 plus FF & Service Charges
    TICKETS ON SALE: On Sale Now!  Order online at Ticketmaster
                    http://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/11004642976D6211 or at www.interiorsavingscentre.coMom


Wednesday, November 23, 2011    CN Centre
    8:00PM                2187 Ospika Blvd. S
    Prince George, BC V2N 6Z1
    Tickets Prices:  $54.50 and $64.50
    TICKETS ON SALE: On Sale Now!  Order online at Ticketmaster  http://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/11004639C58AB0E0?artistid=733309&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1 or at www.cncentre.ca


Thursday, November 24, 2011    EnCana Events Centre
    8:00PM                #1, 300 Highway 2
    Dawson Creek, BC V1G 0A4
    Tickets Prices:  $55.00 and $65.00
Purchase at The Tiger Box Office Plus, The Dawson Co-op High Performance Ticket Outlet, online www.dawsonco-optickets.com
or by phone 1-877-339-8499.
    TICKETS ON SALE: Friday, March 4, 2011
    www.dawsoncreekeventscentre.com


Friday, November 25, 2011    Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
    8:00PM                11455 - 87 Avenue
    Edmonton, AB   T6G 2T2
    Tickets Prices:  $65 and $75
    TICKETS ON SALE: Monday, March 14, 2011 10 am
                                                                  Avail. Jubilee Box Office, All Ticketmaster Outlets, by phone 1.855.985.5000,
         or visit www.Ticketmaster.ca 
    www.jubileeauditorium.com


Saturday, November 26, 2011    Eric Harvie Theatre, The Banff Centre
    8:00PM    107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
Banff, AB. T1L 1H5   
Tickets Prices:  $75 plus S/C
Purchase online at the Eric Harvie Theatre Box Office, online www.banffcentre.ca or by phone 403.762.6301 / 1.800.413.8368
    TICKETS ON SALE: Friday, March 25,2011 at noon


Monday, November 28, 2011    Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium   
    8:00PM                1415 – 14 Avenue NW
    Calgary, AB   T2N 1M4
    Tickets Prices:  $65 and $75
    TICKETS ON SALE: Jubilee Box Office, All Ticketmaster Outlets,
                                                                  Charge-by-Phone 1.855.985.5000 or visit www.Ticketmaster.ca
    www.jubileeauditorium.com

     
Tuesday, November 29, 2011    Medicine Hat Arena
    8:00PM                155 Ash Avenue
    Medicine Hat, AB   T1A 3B1
    Tickets Prices: $37.50, $49.50 and $75.00
Limited number of VIP Packages will be available.
Purchase online at www.tixx.ca or by phone 1-403-502-8777.
    For more information on the pre show Fan Xperience, please visit  www.otx.ca or call 613-532-5997
                 TICKETS ON SALE: Presale Tuesday, March 8/2011, Public on sale
                   Friday, March 11/2011       
    For concert information go to www.otx.ca or on Facebook ‘Fan Concert 
       Tickets (OTX.CA)’ 


Wednesday, November 30, 2011    TCU Place
    8:00PM                35-22nd Street East,   
    Saskatoon, SK S7K 0C8
    Tickets Prices:  $59.50 & $69.50.
    Limited number of VIP Packages will be available.
Purchase online at www.tcutickets.ca or by phone 1-306-975-7770
    For more information on the pre show Fan Xperience, please visit www.otx.ca or call 613-532-5997
  TICKETS ON SALE: Presale Tuesday, March 8/2011, Public on sale
        Friday, March 11/2011       
 For concert information go to www.otx.ca or on Facebook ‘Fan Concert 
Tickets (OTX.CA)’ 


Thursday, December 1, 2011    Casino Regina Show Lounge
    8:00PM                1880 Saskatchewan Drive
                    Regina, SK  S4P 0A8
    Tickets Prices: TBA
Purchase at Casino Regina Box Office online at www.casinoregina.com/entertainment or by phone
403-565-3000 / 1-800-555-3189
    TICKETS ON SALE: TBA

   
Friday, December 2, 2011    MTS Centre – RBC Theatre
    8:00PM                300 Portage Avenue
    Winnipeg, MB  R3C 1B1
    Tickets Prices:  $45.00, $60.00 & $75.00
       Avail. All Ticketmaster Outlets, Charge-by-Phone 1.855.985.5000 or visit
www.Ticketmaster.ca
    TICKETS ON SALE: Monday, March 7/11 at 10 AM
    www.mtscentre.ca   


Sunday, December 4, 2011      Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
    8:00PM                1 Paul Shaffer Drive
    Thunder Bay, ON  P7B 6C7
    Tickets Prices: $75.00
Purchase online at www.tbca.com by calling the
TBCA Box Office at (807) 684-4444 or 1-800-463-8817
    TICKETS ON SALE: On Sale Now!


Monday, December 5, 2011        Essar Centre
    8:00PM                269 Queen Street East
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 1Y9
    Tickets Prices:  $49.50, $69.50, 4 Pack special price $150.
    Limited number of VIP Packages available.
Purchase online at www.essarcentre.ca or call 1-705-759-5251
      TICKETS ON SALE: Presale Tuesday, March 8/2011, Public on sale
    Friday, March 11/2011       
   For concert information go to www.otx.ca or on Facebook ‘Fan Concert 
Tickets (OTX.CA)’ 


Tuesday, December 6, 2011    Sudbury Arena
    8:00PM                240 Elgin St
                    Sudbury, ON P3E 3N6
    Tickets Prices:  $49.50 & $75.00, also a 4 Pack special $150.
    Limited number of VIP Packages available
Purchase online at www.greatersudbury.ca
TICKETS ON SALE: TBA
   For concert information go to www.otx.ca or on Facebook ‘Fan Concert 
Tickets (OTX.CA)’ 


Thursday, December 8th, 2011 &
Friday, December 9th, 2011    Stratford Festival Theatre
    8:00PM                55 Queen Street
    Stratford, ON  N5A 4M9
    Tickets Prices:  TBA
Purchase online at www.stratfordfestival.ca or
by phone 519.273.1600 /1.800.567.1600 or email: orders@stratfordshakespearefestival.com
    TICKETS ON SALE: TBA
           
Tickets available at unless otherwise noted.
www.ticketmaster.ca