ANGOLA — After two years, Trine University is more than ready to welcome Gordon Lightfoot to the T. Furth Center for Performing Arts.
Tickets are now on sale for Lightfoot’s Sunday, Aug. 15, concert at Trine.
“We know the past postponements were disappointing to many fans, and are excited to present this event for those who held on to their tickets and waited patiently, as well as for others who may not have been able to make the previous dates,” said Jennifer LaRose, director of event services at Trine.
The legendary folk singer was originally supposed to appear at the Furth Center in 2019, but was forced to postpone the appearance until 2020 due to injury. The 2020 concert, like many events, fell victim to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The Aug. 15 concert will begin at 8 p.m. on the Ryan Concert Hall stage, with doors to the Furth Center opening at 7 p.m.
Those holding tickets for the previous concerts will be issued new tickets via email or, if an email is not on file, can pick them up at the ticket office prior to the event or Will Call the day of the event.
Tickets are still available, with prices ranging from $45 to $70. To order or to find out more information, visit trine.edu/furth.
With more than 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multimillions, 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 songs have been aired regularly for more than 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 No. 1s, five Top 10s and 13 Top 40 hits. In Canada he has earned 16 No. 1s, 18 Top 10s and 21 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 2012, Lightfoot was honored for his role in defining the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and ‘70s when he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
In his native Canada, Lightfoot is an indelible part of the national spirit and regarded as perhaps the most prolific and greatest Canadian singer-songwriter of all time. He 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. Lightfoot 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.