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Old 10-30-2009, 09:28 AM   #1
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Default Lightfoot - March and April 2010 concert dates

Lightfoot's work not only stands the test of time, it transcends it.
~ Globe & Mail


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
Tickets available at K-Rock Box Office at Gate 4 or Toll-free 1 877 554-8399
www.k-rockcentre.com
*Priority Pre-Sale: November 2 – 5 to K-Rock radio email members and Kingston area folk club members (Further Info www.otx.ca 888-548-3849)

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
Tickets also available on-line at www.memorialcentre.ca


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
Tickets available at Copps Coliseum Box Office, all TicketMaster locations, on-line at ticketmaster.ca or charge by phone 905.527.7666. www.hecfi.ca


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
Tickets available at John Labatt Centre Box Office and The Fanshawe College BizBooth, Charge by phone at 1-866-455-2849. Order online at www.johnlabattcentre.com


Tickets available at unless otherwise noted.
www.ticketmaster.ca
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Old 10-30-2009, 12:45 PM   #2
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It exhausts me just reading it. What a guy, I hope they know how much we appreciate that they keep touring.

Wouldn't it be great if one of us could take in every one of his concerts one year? What an endeavor that would be.
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Old 10-30-2009, 12:53 PM   #3
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This is good news Char, The man will keep on going... What A guy !

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Old 10-30-2009, 12:59 PM   #4
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It exhausts me just reading it. What a guy, I hope they know how much we appreciate that they keep touring.

Wouldn't it be great if one of us could take in every one of his concerts one year? What an endeavor that would be.

I agree brink if one of us, or a bunch of us, could actually follow the tour on a rented bus aka... Corfid Tour Bus !
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Old 10-30-2009, 01:19 PM   #5
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I'm not sure why the dates/venues were re-posted but I'd be deliriously happy to follow the Lightfoot tour for a whole year..
it would be a dream come true!
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Old 10-30-2009, 01:40 PM   #6
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I'd be deliriously happy to follow the Lightfoot tour for a whole year..
it would be a dream come true! char
Plan & do it Char for 2010, and see how many would get aboard.
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Old 10-30-2009, 02:41 PM   #7
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for now the plan is to get to a couple of the Ontario venues..beyond that I can't commit..altho Florida in March would be nice!
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Old 11-01-2009, 03:19 AM   #8
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With the H1N1 Flu Season hitting Canada and North America, How does Gord prepare to tour despite of the Pandemic? What preparations does he have in avoiding the Swine Flu while being out on the road, and playing in these crowded concert halls? Does he believe in taking flu shots?
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Old 11-01-2009, 12:42 PM   #9
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I'm sure if he believes in inoculations he has quick access to the ones he wants and/or needs.
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Old 11-01-2009, 12:58 PM   #10
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With the H1N1 Flu Season hitting Canada and North America, How does Gord prepare to tour despite of the Pandemic? What preparations does he have in avoiding the Swine Flu while being out on the road, and playing in these crowded concert halls? Does he believe in taking flu shots?
Last summer there was a preventative in place. Anyone that got backstage for the meet and greet had to use a hand sanitzer prior to having their moment with Gord. Don't know if this practice was the brainstorm of the temp manager (Greg) he had at the time while Leslie was at previous commitment or if it was Gord's idea, but it seem to be prudent to me.

Can anyone who's been at a concert lately share if this is still the practice? If not, it should be.

And of course this does not cover the multitude of people he comes into contact with that aren't part of the meet and greet crowd.

Good question.

On a related topic: Yesterday my family was at a Special Olympic State Games held in our state with about 200 people, touching table tops, giving high fives and sharing bowling balls. My husband and I both commented on how this would be a pandemic in the making if the flu/H1N1 was prevalent in our area. Yikes.
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Old 11-01-2009, 03:10 PM   #11
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Hello everyone.

I am a brand new member and this is my very first post.

Requiring people to use a hand sanitizer makes perfect sense. I work in a doctor's office and one of the first things we do for patients without a spleen is to put them in a room away from other patients as soon as possible, as they are much more susceptible to infection. It is my understanding that Gordon no longer has one as a result of his illness. This could be one reason why it takes him so long to shake a cold.

He needs to be careful always, but now it is IMPERATIVE that he take every precaution he can to prevent illness.

After all, we need him healthy so he can continue to sing for us!

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Very true redhead & welcome here @ Corfid.
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Diane, I have been to several concerts this year and none of them had the hand sanitizer....but it is a good idea.

Welcome Redhead.
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Old 11-01-2009, 08:47 PM   #14
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I only saw it in Binghamton, NH and RI. In RI they said it was due to concern about swine flu, in the others they didn't offer any explaination. They lined us up and went down the line squirting Purell into our hands. It's a real good idea. Think of how many hands Gord touches during one night.
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i never new the spleen had a purpose such as helping us shake colds...thanks

until i read that i figured Gord was in the non-priority category and not due to be cued up until later this month...right now it's high risk under-65s and 6month to 5 year olds...i would recommend getting your shots...i feel there are one too many Susan Sommers and Jenny McCarthy's out there...this is a vaccine (when a polio vaccine came along there was cheering and not such jeering) not thalidomide...i understand that each of us may have had unfortunate and tragic experiences that have led us to believe otherwise...i do believe we could all do without the handshaking and greeting kisses and the what not...big hugs are acceptable
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ps) welcome redhead

ps2) i thought most of us carried the jacket or purse or manpurse (in my case ) size alcohol sanitizer for the past year or two...it's pretty cheap and easy...i got motivated when i first tried (i tied and failed) taking the GO train for cummuting...i did a lot of people habit watching, those poles are gross...and the TTC is even more gruesome...public washrooms are off the charts...i must have contracted the howie mandell virus/gene at some point, lol

i think folks should start smearing the stuff on the lips before we enter xmas greeting season...warning: get some chapstick cos that alcohol stings a bit when applied to cracked lips!

enough babbling...good health to Gord and all fellow corfiddlers

...btw, i still love ham and mustard
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http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia...lightfoot.html
lots of comments at link above

Lightfoot plans Eastern Canada tour in 2010
Last Updated: Monday, November 2, 2009 | 5:51 PM AT Comments17Recommend20.
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Gordon Lightfoot, seen in July 2005, will hit the road next spring at the age of 71.

PICTURE AT LINK (Canadian Press)Gordon Lightfoot, the Canadian folk troubador who turns 71 later this month, is planning a 12-city tour of Eastern Canada next spring.

The tour includes two nights at Ottawa's National Arts Centre in next April as part of the NAC's 40th anniversary season and one night at the John Labatt Centre in London, Ont.

The singer-songwriter also plans stops in St. John's, Corner Brook, N.L., Halifax, Moncton, Saint John, Quebec City, Montreal, Kingston, Peterborough and Hamilton, Ont.

Lightfoot, whose hits include Sundown, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, Early Mornin' Rain and If You Could Read My Mind, is in his fifth decade of touring.

His soulful vocals continue to pack halls. He toured extensively in 2008 after a three-year hiatus because of poor health.

Lightfoot has won 15 Juno Awards and been nominated for five Grammy Awards.

He also lays claim to a record number of solo appearances at Toronto's Massey Hall and continues to up the ante with a four-night stint starting Nov. 18. He first played there in 1967.
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