LIGHTFOOT NEWS

Lightfoot Live Album Due April 24th





GORDON LIGHTFOOT ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF ALL LIVE

Album to be released Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Fans can pre-order for pre-street-date delivery when ordering tickets for 2012 Massey Hall shows

For immediate release

Warner Music Canada is proud to be able to announce the Tuesday, April 24, 2012 release date of the Gordon Lightfoot album All Live. The album is currently available for pre-order and will be available at all physical music retailer as well as Digital Service Providers.

It is the musical highlight of every calendar year when Canadian Music legend, Gordon Lightfoot announces his run of concert dates at Toronto’s storied Massey Hall.  Last May 25th, 2011 marked Gordon’s 150th concert at the hallowed hall in the past 40 years.  In 1978 he played a remarkable 10 shows in 9 days, selling out each and every night.  Now, for the first time ever, Gordon has gone through the archives of live recordings from Massey Hall and has picked the finest performances recorded between 1998 – 2001.  “The recordings have not been technically altered and are authentic live mixes,” says Lightfoot of the album.  Fans will hear each song exactly as it was performed that night – no over dubs, no mixing – ALL LIVE.

“Gordon Lightfoot has performed at Massey Hall more than any other individual artist in the Halls 117 year history. The contribution that Mr. Lightfoot has made to Toronto is immense and it’s only fitting that he would share some of these moments with the rest of the world with the release of All Live. Great halls need great performances from the greatest performers. Gordon Lightfoot is part of the Massey Hall legacy and we’re proud to welcome him back year after year. We always look forward to it. Welcome home Gordon!” - Charles S. Cutts, President and CEO of The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall

Concurrent to the album release announcement, Gordon Lightfoot is announcing the onsale of tickets for his 2012 run at Massey Hall, November 14, 14, 16 and 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 www.masseyhall.com will also have the option of adding the new album to their purchase. All Live will be delivered to these ticket holders on or before the Friday prior to street date.

How could one possibly describe in one paragraph the impact Gordon Lightfoot and his music has had on Canadian culture.  Just a line list of some of his songs paints a vivid portrait of our nation;  “Early Morning Rain,” “Canadian Railroad Trilogy,” “The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Carefree Highway” and “Summer Side Of Life” are only a small sampling.  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 Bob Seger, Don Schlitz, Harvey Schmidt, Tom Jones and Jim Steinman.

Gordon 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.

Gordon Lightfoot All Live track listing

1. 14 Karat Gold   Thurs. May 7 1998
2. If You Could Read My Mind   Thurs. May 7 1998
3. Fine As Fine Can Be   Thurs. May 7 1998
4. Baby Step Back   Fri. May 8 1998
5. Early Morning Rain   Fri. May 8 1998
6. Restless   Fri. May 8 1998
7. A Painter Passing Through   Thurs. May 24 2001
8. Rainy Day People   Fri. May 8 1998
9. Ringneck Loon   Thurs. May 7 1998
10. Shadows   Thurs. Nov 11 1999
11. Sundown   Thurs. May 7 1998
12. Carefree Highway   Thurs May 7 1998
13. Christian Island   Sat. May 26 2001
14. The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald   Thurs May 7 1998
15. Canadian Railroad Trilogy   Thurs. Nov 11 1999
16. Let It Ride   Sat. May 26 2001
17. Blackberry Wine   Fri. May 8 1998
18. Song For A Winter's Night   Fri. May 8 1998
19. Old Dan's Records   Fri. May 25 2001

Gordon Lightfoot 2012 Canadian Tour dates:

April 20 Rama, ONT Casino Rama
June 15 Ottawa, ONT National Arts Centre
June 16 Ottawa, ONT National Arts Centre
June 17 Montreal, QUE Place des Arts
June 21 Kitchener, ONT Centre in the Square
June 22 Chatham, ONT Chatham Capitol Theatre
June 23 Sarnia, ONT RBC Centre Theatre
June 24 St. Thomas, ONT Timken Centre
November 14 Toronto, ONT Massey Hall
November 15 Toronto, ONT Massey Hall
November 16 Toronto, ONT Massey Hall
November 17 Toronto, ONT Massey Hall


For more information: Steve Waxman, Warner Music Canada
P: (416) 758-1097
E: steve.waxman@warnermusic.com