Music icon Gordon Lightfoot will be bringing his long string of hits to the Molson Canadian Theatre at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver on Saturday, October 21, 2017.
Regarded as perhaps the most prolific and greatest Canadian singer-songwriter of all time, Lightfoot has recorded 20 albums in total yielding six Gold, four Platinum and two Multi-Platinum recordings. It was in 1962 when the Orillia native released his first hit, “(Remember Me) I’m the One” reaching No. 3 on Toronto’s CHUM Radio.
He went on to release 16 No. 1 hits, 18 Top 10 hits and 21 Top 40 hits and in the U.S., he released five No. 1 hits, five Top 10 hits and 13 Top 40 hits. His roster of hits include “Canadian Railroad Trilogy,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Sundown,” “Carefree Highway,” “Rainy Day People” and “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.”
During the span of his career, he has earned five Grammy nominations and has won 17 Juno Awards. He has been decorated with the highest honours bestowed to a civilian including the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, a Companion of the Order of Canada and a member of the Order of Ontario. He is also a member of Canada’s Walk of Fame, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.
His legacy was further enhanced when he was inducted into the American Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York where he was honoured for his role in “helping define the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 70’s.” Aside from success in writing and singing his own songs, he has received the ultimate compliment by having his songs performed by such greats as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Anne Murray, Sarah McLachlan and Barbra Streisand. Lightfoot still enjoys performing to sold-out audiences worldwide.
Tickets go on sale on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. and are $89.50 and $79.50 (plus service charges). For more information and to purchase tickets, go to HardRockCasinoVancouver.com.