TOUR SUMMARIES

2010 Tour Summary


It was another busy year on the road for Gordon Lightfoot. In all, Lightfoot played 81 concerts in 79 cities throughout the US and Canada in 2010, fifteen more concerts than in 2009. He began the year in March in the US southeast, then touring Atlantic Canada and Quebec, finishing the extensive leg with shows in Ontario. In June he toured the US midwest through to the mid Atlantic states. Mariposa in Orillia was his lone July date, then August saw him in Texas, Arkanasa, Kansas, Alabama and Oklahoma. In October he toured the US northeast and midwest, before topping off the year in November with an extensive tour through the western states.

Openers were alternated exclusively between Cotton Jenny, Did She Mention My Name and Triangle. Three songs were rotated for the encore, including Blackberry Wine, Song For A Winter's Night, and the ever reliable Old Dan's Records, with Early Morning Rain doing the honors on a few occasions. Home From The Forest and Sweet Guinevere were two surprise and welcome additions to the 2010 setlist rotation. East Of Midnight and I'll Tag Along were played one time each.

There were no new or previously unreleased songs performed in 2010.

The album Shadows was once again the most drawn upon source for material, both in terms of different songs utilized and total unique plays.

There were 44 different songs performed over the course of the year, harvested from eighteen of his twenty studio albums, leaving only two studio albums entirely shut out, that being Back Here On Earth and Salute.


SONG SUMMARY BY ALBUM
Here are how the setlists break down by album.
All of this information is based on a sample of 46 complete setlists. If anyone heard a song that isn't listed here, I'd be more than happy to add it to the list.  In brackets following the song is the number of times the song appeared in the 46 setlists to give you an idea of their frequency.

LIGHTFOOT! (67)
Early Morning Rain (23)
Ribbon Of Darkness (44)

THE WAY I FEEL (69)
Canadian Railroad Trilogy (22)
Home From The Forest (20)
Song For A Winter's Night (27)

DID SHE MENTION MY NAME (25)
Did She Mention My Name (25)

BACK HERE ON EARTH (0)

SUNDAY CONCERT (0)
IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND (51)
If You Could Read My Mind (46)
The Pony Man (1)
Sit Down Young Stranger (1)
Minstrel Of The Dawn (3)

SUMMER SIDE OF LIFE (41)
Cotton Jenny (41)
DON QUIXOTE (119)
Don Quixote (43)
Christian Island (9)
Beautiful (44)
Alberta Bound (21)

OLD DAN'S RECORDS (18)
Old Dan's Records (18)

SUNDOWN (127)
Sundown (44)
Carefree Highway (44)
The Watchman's Gone (39)
COLD ON THE SHOULDER (50)
Rainy Day People (24)
Fine As Fine Can Be (26)

SUMMERTIME DREAM (105)
The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald (45)
Never Too Close (44)
Spanish Moss (16)

ENDLESS WIRE (59)
Hangdog Hotel Room (28)
Sweet Guinevere (9)
If Children Had Wings (22)

DREAM STREET ROSE (43)
Sea Of Tranquility (22)
Make Way For The Lady (21)

SHADOWS (217)
14 Karat Gold (44)
In My Fashion (30)
Shadows (42)
Blackberry Wine (21)
Baby Step Back (44)
Triangle (36)

SALUTE (0)

EAST OF MIDNIGHT (47)
Let It Ride (45)
I'll Tag Along (1)
East Of Midnight (1)

WAITING FOR YOU (62)
Restless (45)
Waiting For You (17)

A PAINTER PASSING THROUGH (63)
A Painter Passing Through (44)
Ringneck Loon (18)
Red Velvet (1)

HARMONY (23)
Clouds Of Loneliness (19)
Couchiching (4)


UNRELEASED (0)