LIGHTFOOT NEWS

Eastern Canada Tour 2010


Canada’s Most Celebrated Singer-Songwriter
GORDON LIGHTFOOT
Announces His Canadian Touring Schedule
For Spring of 2010!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, ON, November 2, 2009 -- Fellow Canadian, Robbie Robertson calls him a national treasure, while millions of fans the world over continue to be touched by Gordon Lightfoot’s remarkable contributions to music history. These time-defying songs document the events that shape our lives and have gone on to earn this legendary singer/songwriter an international reputation as one of the most anticipated live performers. With his trademark soulful vocals, Gordon Lightfoot’s concerts continually fill to capacity with legions of fans eager to once again experience the unmistakable Lightfoot sound. This Spring, Gordon Lightfoot will perform live in this, his 5th decade of touring, on a 12-city Spring 2010 Tour of Eastern Canada, Quebec, and Ontario. Tickets go on-sale to the public on Friday, November 6, 2009. Please see full tour details below.

The first stop on Lightfoot’s Spring 2010 Tour kicks off on March 29th and 30th with concerts at the Holy Heart Theatre in St. John’s, and continues through the Maritimes with concerts slated for Corner Brook, Halifax, Moncton, Saint John (NB), and then on to Quebec City and Montreal. The Ontario dates include 2 nights at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, followed by stops in Kingston, Peterborough, Hamilton and finally on April 15th at the John Labatt Centre in London.

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.
Gordon Lightfoot continues his legacy at Toronto’s Massey Hall this fall with a return 4-night engagement slated for November 18, 19, 20, & 21, 2009 at 8 p.m. Gordon Lightfoot began his series of annual concerts at Massey Hall in March 1967 with two sold-out concerts, and has the honour of making the most solo appearances at the Hall of any performer. Limited tickets for this appearance are still available.
A full tour schedule follows.

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GORDON LIGHTFOOT
SPRING 2010 TOUR SCHEDULE


March 29 & 30, 2010 Holy Heart Theatre*
8:00 PM 55 Bonaventure Avenue
St. John’s, NL A1C 3Z3
Ticket Prices: $78.00 / Gold Circle: $99.00 plus service charges
TICKETS ON SALE: Friday, November 6, 2009 at 10:00 AM
Tickets available at Holy Heart Theatre Box Office
or by calling (709) 579-4424 or on-line at www.ticketpro.ca and
at all participating TicketPro outlets.
www.holyhearttheatre.com

March 31, 2010 Pepsi Centre Concert Bowl*
8:00 PM 1 Canada Games Place
Corner Brook, NFL A2H 6C9
Ticket Prices: $60.00 plus applicable service charges
TICKETS ON SALE: Friday, November 6, 2009 at 10:00 AM
Tickets available at Pepsi Centre Box Office
or by calling (709) 637-1233
www.pepsicentre.ca

April 2, 2010 Halifax Metro Centre*
8:00 PM 1800 Argyle Street
Halifax, NS B3J 2V9
Ticket Prices: $65.00 plus applicable service charges
TICKETS ON SALE: Friday, November 6, 2009 at 10:00 AM
Tickets available at Ticket Atlantic Box Office, and at participating Atlantic Superstore locations; or by calling (902) 451-1221. Tickets can also be purchased at www.ticketatlantic.com
www.halifaxmetrocentre.com

April 3, 2010 Moncton Coliseum*
8:00 PM 377 Killam Drive
Moncton, NB E1C 3T1
Ticket Prices: $60.00 - $65.00 plus applicable service charges
TICKETS ON SALE: Friday, November 6, 2009 at 10:00 AM
Tickets available at Moncton Coliseum Box Office
or by calling (506) 857-4100 or toll free 1 888 720-5600
Tickets can also be purchased at www.tickets.moncton.ca
www.monctoncoliseum.com

April 4, 2010 Harbour Station*
8:00 PM 99 Station Street
Saint John, NB E2L 4X4
Ticket Prices: $60.00 - $65.00 plus applicable service charges
TICKETS ON SALE: Friday, November 6, 2009 at 10:00 AM
Tickets available at Harbour Station Box Office
or by calling (506) 657-1234 or toll free: 1 800 267-2800
www.harbourstation.nb.ca

* Atlantic Concerts presented by Brookes Diamond/BC Fiedler Productions

April 6, 2010 Salle Louis-Fréchette, Grand Théâtre de
Québec**
8 p.m. 269, boulevard René-Lévesque E.
Québec, PQ G1R 2B3
Ticket Prices: $74.50 - $64.50 - $54.50
Priority Pre-Sale: November 3-5, 2009
TICKETS ON SALE: Friday, November 6, 2009 at noon
Tickets at the Grand Théâtre and Billetech network
at (418) 643-8131 or 1 877 643-813, and at billetech.com
www.grandtheatre.qc.ca

Le 6 avril 2010 Salle Louis-Fréchette, Grand Théâtre de Québec**
20 h 269, boulevard René-Lévesque Est
Québec, PQ G1R 2B3
Prix des billets : 74,50$ - 64,50$ - 54,50$
Prévente prioritaire : 3 au 5 novembre
BILLETS EN VENTE : Vendredi 6 novembre à midi
Billets disponibles au Grand Théâtre et sur le réseau Billetech
au (418) 643-8131 ou 1 877 643-813, et au billetech.com
www.grandtheatre.qc.ca

April 8, 2010 Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts**
8 p.m. 175 Ste-Catherine Street West
Montreal, QC H2X 1Z8
Ticket Prices: $79.50 - $69.50 - $54.50
Priority Pre-Sale: November 3-5, 2009
TICKETS ON SALE: Friday, November 6, 2009 at noon
Tickets available at Place des Arts, at (514) 842-2112,
and at laplacedesarts.com

Le 8 avril 2010 Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts
20 h 175, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest
Montréal, QC H2X 1Z8
Prix des billets : 79,50$ - 69,50$ - 54,50$
Prévente prioritaire : 3 au 5 novembre
BILLETS EN VENTE : Vendredi 6 novembre à midi
Billets disponibles à la Place des Arts, au (514) 842-2112,
et au laplacedesarts.com

April 9 & 10, 2010 National Arts Centre, Southam Hall
8:00 PM 53 Elgin Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5W1
Ticket Prices: $61.00, $67.00 and $77.00
Priority Pre-Sale: November 2 - 5, 2009**
TICKETS ON SALE: Friday, November 6, 2009 at 10:00 AM
Visit the NAC Box office or call Ticketmaster at (613) 755-1111;
Ticket-master may also be accessed through the NAC’s web-site at www.nac-cna.ca. Surcharges will apply to all Ticketmaster purchases.
**Priority Pre-Sale: available to all NAC Subscribers an Donors who receive email alerts between November 2 – 5, 2009, and to Ottawa Folk Fest members & CHEZ radio email members on November 4th and 5th.

*Quebec concerts presented by BC Fiedler Productions & Rubin Fogel Productions

April 11, 2010 Kingston K-Rock Centre
8:00 PM 1 Barrack Street
Kingston, ON K7K 0B4
Ticket Prices: $49.50- $69.50 plus GST and service charges
Priority Pre-Sale: November 2-5, 2009
TICKETS ON SALE: Friday, November 6, 2009 at 10:00 AM


April 13, 2010 PMC: Peterborough Memorial Centre
8:00 PM 151 Lansdowne Street West
Peterborough, ON K9J-1Y4
Ticket Prices: $ 65.00 - $75.00
TICKETS ON SALE: Friday, November 6, 2009 at 10:00 AM
Tickets available at PMC Box Office or by calling (705) 743-3561


April 14, 2010 Hamilton Place
8:00 PM 10 MacNab St. South
Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y2
Ticket Prices: $59.50, $74.50 and $89.50
Pre-Sale to Ticketmaster Patrons: November 3 - 5, 2009
TICKETS ON SALE: Friday, November 6, 2009 at 10:00 AM


April 15, 2010 John Labatt Centre
8:00 PM 99 Dundas Street
London, ON N6A 6K1
Ticket Prices: $53.25 and $69.25
TICKETS ON SALE: Friday, November 6 , 2009 at 10:00 AM