LIGHTFOOT NEWS

Massey Hall 2018


GORDON LIGHTFOOT ADDS THIRD
MASSEY HALL PERFORMANCE

 
THE LAST SHOW BEFORE THE MASSEY HALL REVITALIZATION TEMPORARILY CLOSES THE VENUE FROM SUMMER 2018 THROUGH FALL 2020

 Tickets for the Canada Day, Sunday, July 1, 2018 performance go on sale this week!
 Massey Hall, Friday, July 1st at 8 p.m.
Tickets - $37.50 - $124.50 - 416-872-4255 or 1-855-985-5000
visit the Roy Thomson Hall Box Office
  
Tickets on sale to FriendsFirst on Tuesday, March 6 at 10 a.m.
Tickets on sale to American Express Front of the Lineon Tuesday, March 6 at 12 p.m.
Tickets on sale to the GENERAL PUBLIC on Friday, March 9 at 10 a.m.
For tickets and information please call 416-872-4255 or 1-855-985-5000
visit the Roy Thomson Hall Box Office at 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto, or
online at www.masseyhall.com or www.ticketmaster.ca
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Monday, March 5, 2018 - Due to overwhelming demand, Gordon Lightfoot and Massey Hall announce a third performance has been added to Lightfoot's previously announced summer performances.

Gordon Lightfoot will be the final artist to perform before the Massey Hall Revitalization Project closes its iconic red doors until Fall 2020. Concerts already scheduled for Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30 are sold out. Tickets for the Canada Day, Sunday, July 1, 2018 performance go on sale to the public on Friday, March 9th at 10 a.m.

Gordon Lightfoot has also been named the 2018 recipient of the Canadian Association of New York Foundation's (CANY) Arts& Letters Award. The prestigious award is presented annually to prominent Canadians who have made an impact at home and abroad, raising the profile of Canada on the international stage. Over the years CANY have had the opportunity to recognize the achievements of many Canadians, including: Mike Myers (2017), Paul Shaffer, Burton Cummings, Oscar Peterson, Peter Jennings, Eugene Levy, Margaret Atwood, Peter Mansbridge, Lloyd Robertson, Maureen Forrester, Christopher Plummer, Norman Jewison, Robert MacNeil, Morley Safer, Carol Shields, Karen Kain, Yousuf Karsh, Rich Little, and Alex Trebek.

"I'm looking forward to being back in New York and honoured to be recognized alongside these extraordinary Canadians," he said. "Our American fans and the New York music and arts community have been wonderful supporters of my work and that of songwriters around the world".

Lightfoot will be in attendance for the presentation which will take place at the Maple Leaf Ball, the annual black-tie charity gala dinner for the Canadians and friends of Canada in New York, to be held at the Mandarin Oriental Ball Room on Friday March 9, 2018 at in New York City.

In June 2012, Gordon Lightfoot was inducted into U.S.-based Songwriters Hall of Fame. He attended a gala event in New York City where he was honoured alongside fellow inductees including veteran rocker Bob Seger, Meat Loaf songwriter Jim Steinman, country tunesmith Don Schlitz, and composer Harvey Schmidt and lyricist Tom Jones, who co-wrote the longest-running musical in history (42 years), The Fantasticks.

Beloved by music fans around the world, Gordon Lightfoot holds international recognition as a singer and songwriter. Cover versions of his songs have been recorded by artists including Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Barbara Streisand and Johnny Cash. In 1971 he earned his first Top Ten hit when If You Could Read My Mind became an international sensation and in 1974, his single Sundown went to number one on the American charts, followed two years later by The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, which reached number two on the U.S. Billboard charts.

Gordon Lightfoot has won 15 JUNO Awards and has been nominated for five 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, he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada and is also a member of the Order of Ontario. In 2004 he was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and in 2012 into the U.S. Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Lightfoot continues to perform extensively throughout the United States, Canada and in 2016 he toured the UK for 11 concerts which included the illustrious Royal Albert Hall.

CONCERT INFORMATION: 
B.C. Fiedler
B.C. Fiedler Management
Tel: 416-421-4421
email: info@bcfiedler.com

 
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