GORDON LIGHTFOOT: 80 YEARS STRONG TOUR at the Carolina Theatre
Greensboro, NC – Gordon Lightfoot, on the heels of celebrating his 80th birthday, has announced plans for a cross-country tour, the GORDON LIGHTFOOT: 80 YEARS STRONG TOUR. The tour will stop at the Carolina Theatre of Greensboro on Fri., July 26, and will feature his well-known hits as well as some deep album cuts for the die-hard fanatics, all of which will be woven together with some of Lightfoot’s own behind-the-scenes stories and personal anecdotes about his historic 50+ year musical career and his 80 years of life.
After more than half a century 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.
Lightfoot has recorded 20 albums and has five Grammy nominations. His radio hits in the US 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 and others. In June of 2012, Lightfoot’s legacy was further enhanced when he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame for his role in defining the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and ’70s.
Tickets for the Gordon Lightfoot: 80 Years Strong Tour go on sale Friday, April 26, at noon, and are $95, $75, $55, $45, or $40, depending on location. A $3 facility fee and NC sales tax will be added to each ticket.
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Tickets can be purchased online at CarolinaTheatre.com, by phone at 336-333-2605, or in person at the Carolina Theatre box office located at 310 S. Greene St in Greensboro, Monday-Friday from noon-5pm.
CAROLINA THEATRE AND THE CROWN AT THE CAROLINA CURRENT SCHEDULE
NEWLY ADDED SHOWS ARE HIGHLIGHTED
May 2, 8PM Command Performance 2019: Three Dog Night (Carolina Theatre Presents)
May 4, 7PM Triad Pride Performing Arts 20th Anniversary Concert
May 4, 8PM Ariel Pocock and Chad Eby (The Crown at the Carolina) *
May 6, 7:30PM The Beatles vs. Stones: A Musical Showdown (La Jolla Entertainment)
May 6, 8PM Davina & The Vagabonds (The Crown at the Carolina) *
May 7, 7PM Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Wrangler Great American Movie) ~
May 12, 7PM Zuri Craig’s The Truth about Black Men (Zo-Re-Mi Entertainment)
May 25, 8PM Banjo Earth Band (The Crown at the Carolina) *
May 31, 7PM Em & Ty (The Crown at the Carolina) *
June 11, 7PM Jaws (Wrangler Great American Movie) ~
June 14, 8PM Forever Motown (Barry Singer Presents)
June 14, 8:30PM Songs From the Road Band (The Crown at the Carolina) *
June 20, 8PM Parker Millsap (The Crown at the Carolina) *
June 21, 8PM Josh Rouse (The Crown at the Carolina) *
June 22, 2PM & 5PM Let’s Have Church: Reality Game Show (The Crown at the Carolina) *
June 27, 9PM Mighty Joshua & The Zion with Pure Fiyah (The Crown at the Carolina) *
June 29, 7PM Cageless Birds: A Carolina Worship Night
June 29, 7PM Tyler Millard Band / Whiskey Foxtrot (The Crown at the Carolina) *
July 6, 8PM Chaunter with Black Haüs and The Three-Brained Robot (The Crown) *
July 10, 9AM Carolina Kids Club: Coco
July 17, 9AM Carolina Kids Club: Frozen
July 24, 9AM Carolina Kids Club: Inside Out
July 26, 8PM Gordon Lightfoot (Carolina Theatre Presents)
July 31, 9AM Carolina Kids Club Moana
August 7, 9AM Carolina Kids Club: The Incredibles
September 25, 8PM Adam Ant: Friend or Foe Tour (Carolina Theatre Presents)
September 27, 8PM Jon Shain (The Crown at the Carolina) *
October 17, 7:30PM An Evening with David Sedaris (Innovation Arts & Entertainment)
October 18, 8PM Grant Maloy Smith (The Crown at the Carolina) *
* These events will be held in The Crown at the Carolina, located on the third floor of the theatre.
~ Wrangler Great American Movie Presentations include denim giveaways before the screening.
^ The Silent Series will be accompanied LIVE by Ron Carter on the Robert Morton Pipe Organ.