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80 YEARS STRONG TOUR
Gordon Lightfoot will bring his 80 Years Strong tour to the Raising Cane’s River
Center on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020.
After more than 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well
into the multi-millions, it’s safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician
Gordon Lightfoot resides with some very exclusive company atop the list of all-time
greats. His song catalog is incredibly vast and includes such immortals as “Early
Morning Rain,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Carefree Highway,” “Sundown,”
“(That’s What You Get) For Lovin Me,” “The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald,”
“Canadian Railroad Trilogy,” “Ribbon Of Darkness,” “Beautiful,” “Song For A
Winter’s Night” and “Rainy Day People” to name a few.
Celebrating his 80th birthday, this year is special for the legendary artist, who has
announced plans for a cross-country USA tour entitled “GORDON LIGHTFOOT:
80 YEARS STRONG TOUR”. The tour will feature his well known hits as well as
some deep album cuts for the die-hard fanatics. All of which are woven together with
some of Lightfoot’s own behind the scenes stories and personal anecdotes about his
historic 50-plus-years musical career and his 80 years of life. The event is sure to be a
great thrill for live audiences and anyone who enjoys hearing great music and seeing a
living legend in person.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Gordon Lightfoot has recorded 20 albums and has five Grammy
nominations. His songs have been aired regularly for over 50 years, earning him Radio
Singles Chart Positions in North America achieved by few others. Lightfoot’s radio hits in
the USA have earned Five #1s, Five Top 10s and Thirteen Top 40 hits. In Canada he has
earned Sixteen #1s, Eighteen Top 10s and Twenty One Top 40 hits.
Aside from his success in writing, singing and performing his own songs, Lightfoot has
found fortune in having his songs recorded and performed by other great artists including:
Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Jr., Marty Robbins, Jerry Lee
Lewis, Judy Collins, Johnny Mathis, Anne Murray, Olivia Newton-John, Sarah McLachlan,
Barbra Streisand, Peter Paul & Mary, Harry Belafonte, Jane’s Addiction, Richie Havens,
Glen Campbell, Toby Keith and George Hamilton IV.
In June of 2012 Lightfoot’s legacy was further enhanced when he was inducted into the
Songwriters Hall Of Fame. Lightfoot was honored for his role in defining the folk-pop
sound of the 1960s and ’70s. Other impressive inductees who make up the roster enshrined
in the Songwriters Hall of Fame include Barry Mann, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Hal
David and Burt Bacharach, John Fogerty, Bob Dylan, Isaac Hayes, Carole King, Paul
Simon, Billy Joel, Sir Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Brian Wilson, James Taylor, James
Brown, Bruce Springsteen, Jim Croce, Phil Collins, Loretta Lynn, Jimmy Webb, Van
Morrison, Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, Diane Warren, Garth Brooks, Leon Russell and
In his native Canada, Lightfoot has been decorated with the highest honors bestowed to a
civilian including the Governor’s General Award and the Companion to the Order of
Canada honor of merit. He has also won 17 Juno Awards – Canada’s equivalent to the
Grammy Awards. Gordon is a member of Canada’s Walk of Fame and The Canadian
Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2007, Canada Post honored him by issuing an official
Gordon Lightfoot postage stamp. Lightfoot is also in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame
and the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. Gordon Lightfoot is an indelible part of
the Canadian national spirit and regarded as perhaps the most prolific and greatest
Canadian singer-songwriter of all time.
“Lightfoot became a mentor for a long time. I think he probably still is to this day. I can’t
think of any Gordon Lightfoot song I don’t like. Every time I hear a song of his, I wish it
would last forever. ” – Bob Dylan
“Gordon Lightfoot has created some of the most beautiful and lasting music of our time. He
is Bob Dylan’s favorite singer/songwriter – high praise from the best of us, applauded by
the rest of us.” – Kris Kristofferson
“I’ve always been trying to write songs like Lightfoot. A song of mine like ‘Come Monday’
is a direct result of me trying to write a Gordon Lightfoot song.”
– Jimmy Buffett