TOUR SUMMARIES

2000 Tour Summary


The 2000 Lightfoot touring year saw him doing 49 concerts on 48 separate dates in 48 different cities from early March to mid-May, another leg in August through early September and a final early November swing through the mid-west, finishing for the year in Duluth, MN on November 12. Lightfoot played the Mariposa folk festival in his hometown Orillia in July, his first time on the Mariposa bill  in more than 30 years.

There were no big surprises in this year's setlists. As usual a few songs were dropped such as Ode To Big Blue and That Same Old Obsession and additions included Triangle. There were 48 different songs performed during the year. Only one new song was introduced, Nighttime, which was played during the final November shows, which gives hope that more new material is in the offing for the 2001 touring year!

Openers included 14 Karat Gold and Sea of Tranquility for the most part, but Don Quixote and Triangle kicked off a few concerts during the year. For the first time in several years, Old Dan's Records again closed out the majority of shows, but Cold On The Shoulder, Blackberry Wine and Early Morning Rain did that duty on a few ocassions.

As has been the case in many recent years, the Shadows album  had the most play in overall frequency of songs performed. Back Here On Earth; Endless Wire and Salute failed to register any songs in this year's sets.


SONG SUMMARY BY ALBUM

Here are how the setlists break down by album.

All of this information is based on a sample of 24 out of a possible 49 setlists that were available for the tour, so if anyone heard anything that isn't listed here, I'd be more than happy to add the song to the list.  In brackets following the song is the number of times the song appeared in the 24 setlists to give you an idea of their frequency.

LIGHTFOOT (34)
Early Morning Rain (24)
For Loving Me (12)
THE WAY I FEEL (46)
Canadian Railroad Trilogy (24)
Song For A Winter's Night (22)
DID SHE MENTION MY NAME (13)
Did She Mention My Name (12)
Pussywillows Cat-Tails (1)
BACK HERE ON EARTH (0)

SUNDAY CONCERT (0)
IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND (37)
If You Could Read My Mind (24)
The Pony Man (7)
Minstrel Of The Dawn (6)

SUMMER SIDE OF LIFE (1)
Cotton Jenny (1)
DON QUIXOTE (44)
Don Quixote (24)
Beautiful (19)
Alberta Bound (1)

OLD DAN'S RECORDS (23)
Old Dan's Records (23)

SUNDOWN (53)
Sundown (24)
Carefree Highway (23)
The Watchman's Gone (6)
COLD ON THE SHOULDER (20)
Rainy Day People (15)
Cold On The Shoulder (1)
Fine As Fine Can Be (1)
Cherokee Bend (3)
SUMMERTIME DREAM (56)
The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald (24)
Spanish Moss (1)
Never Too Close (19)
The House You Live In (12)

ENDLESS WIRE (0)

DREAM STREET ROSE (42)
Ghosts Of Cape Horn (14)
Sea Of Tranquility (16)
Make Way For The Lady (12)

SHADOWS (116)
14 Karat Gold (9)
In My Fashion (23)
Shadows (21)
Blackberry Wine (24)
Baby Step Back (23)
I'll Do Anything (13)
Triangle (3)

SALUTE (0)
EAST OF MIDNIGHT (1)
I'll Tag Along (1)

WAITING FOR YOU (81)
I'll Prove My Love (17)
Restless (21)
Fading Away (17)
Waiting For You (21)
Ring Them Bells (5)
A PAINTER PASSING THROUGH (29)
A Painter Passing Through (23)
Ringneck Loon (1)
I Used To Be A Country Singer (1)
Uncle Toad Said (4)
SONGBOOK (15)
Heaven Don't Deserve Me (10)
Forgive Me Lord (5)

UNRELEASED (2)
Nighttime (2)