ANGOLA — Tickets will be on sale beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, June 21, for a September concert at Trine University by singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot.
The concert will begin at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in Ryan Concert Hall of the T. Furth Center for Performing Arts. Doors will open at 7 p.m.
Tickets, ranging in price from $45-$70, will be available at trine.edu/furth.
With more than 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multimillions, Lightfoot’s song catalog is vast and includes hits such 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.
After celebrating his 80th birthday last November, the artist embarked on a cross-country USA tour entitled “Gordon Lightfoot: 80 Years Strong,” featuring his well-known hits as well as deep album cuts for the die-hard fanatics, all woven together with some of Lightfoot’s own behind-the-scenes stories and personal anecdotes about his 50-plus-years musical career and 80 years of life.
Gordon 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 had 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’s 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, 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.