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Old 05-13-2015, 07:04 AM   #1
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Default U.K. 2016 TOUR!!!!!!He's going back to Royal Albert Hall !!

this is big: http://life.royalalberthall.com/2015...-35-year-wait/

Gordon Lightfoot to make return to the Royal Albert Hall after a 35 year wait
By Matt Griffin - May 13th, 2015Share
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Legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot will make a long-awaited return to the Royal Albert Hall on 24 May 2016 as part of his first UK tour since 1985.

After 50 years of hit making and with international album sales well into the multi-millions, Lightfoot resides with some very exclusive company atop the list of music’s all-time greats and has has seen his songs recorded and performed by the likes of Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Eric Clapton, Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash and Barbara Streisand.

Amongst his vast song catalogue are such immortals as Early Morning Rain, If You Could Read My Mind (watch below), Carefree Highway and Sundown.


In 2012 Lightfoot was presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, before being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame just months later.

The tour will feature Gordon Lightfoot’s best-known hits as well as deep album cuts for the die-hard fanatics, all woven together with some of the singer’s own behind-the-scenes stories and personal anecdotes from his historic 50-year musical career.

This 2016 concert will mark the acclaimed Canadian songwriter’s seventh appearance at London’s Royal Albert Hall after performing at the venue annually between 1971 and 1975, and most recently on 18 May 1981.

In a recent Reddit AMA, Lightfoot singled out the Hall as one of his favourite venues to play, and he was also included in Sir Peter Blake’s spectacular Appearing at the Royal Albert Hall mural – see if you can spot him..!

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Tickets for Gordon Lightfoot at the Royal Albert Hall go on general sale at 10am on Friday 15 May.

Prices range from £38.20 – £68.80 (including fees) and will be available online via www.royalalberthall.com, or by calling the venue Box Office on 020 7589 8212.
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Old 05-13-2015, 10:14 AM   #2
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http://www.stereoboard.com/content/view/191504/9

Gordon Lightfoot has announced a run of shows in the UK and Ireland next spring.

The Canadian songwriting legend will visit between May 18 and June 1, 2016, calling in Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, London, Southend, Bristol, Belfast and Dublin.

Tickets are on sale at 9am for the Irish dates and 10am for the UK shows on May 15, priced from £32.50, £35.00 and £47.50, plus fees.

Gordon Lightfoot Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Wed May 18 2016 - GLASGOW Royal Concert Hall
Sat May 21 2016 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE City Hall
Sun May 22 2016 - MANCHESTER Bridgewater Hall
Tue May 24 2016 - LONDON Royal Albert Hall
Sat May 28 2016 - SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion
Sun May 29 2016 - BRISTOL Colston Hall
Tue May 31 2016 - BELFAST Waterfront Hall
Wed June 01 2016 - DUBLIN Bord Gais Energy Theatre
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Old 05-13-2015, 05:35 PM   #3
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Still getting my head around this! Seems surreal, I am totally bowled over!!!
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Old 05-13-2015, 05:44 PM   #4
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I knew you would be!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-13-2015, 05:47 PM   #5
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What a shock! lol
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Old 05-13-2015, 06:36 PM   #6
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It has been several hours since I got this news and it still hasn't quite sunk in! Amazing!!

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Old 05-13-2015, 06:55 PM   #7
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Already booked Friday off work to make my reservations!
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Old 05-13-2015, 09:17 PM   #8
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Will have to pinch myself in the morning, just to confirm this is real!
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Old 05-13-2015, 09:50 PM   #9
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2 more dates seem to have been added!! Oxford and Birmingham after the London show! This is insane!!! lol
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Old 05-13-2015, 10:00 PM   #10
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Could they please extend the overseas tour to the British colony of Australia?
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Old 05-13-2015, 10:54 PM   #11
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CLICK ON BLUE LINK: updated venues: http://www.lightfoot.ca/2016.htm Oxford and Birmingham

May
18
Glasgow, UK
Royal Concert Hall

20
Liverpool, UK
Empire Theatre

21
Newcastle, UK
City Hall

22
Manchester, UK
Bridgewater Hall

24
London, UK
Royal Albert Hall

25
Oxford, UK
Oxford New Theatre

27
Birmingham, UK
Symphony Hall

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Southend, UK
Cliffs Pavilion

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Bristol, UK
Colston Hall

31
Belfast, UK
Waterfront Hall

June
1
Dublin, IE
Bord Gais Energy Theatre
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Old 05-13-2015, 11:43 PM   #12
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Still amazed! I wonder why this is happening now after 35 years?! Maybe his marriage has given him some new impetus! Be nice if it extended to some new recordings. Been to Toronto 5 times in the last 10 years, great that he will be a bus ride away next year!
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Old 05-14-2015, 12:48 AM   #13
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Hmmm may have to dust off the ol' passport again and visit my husband's relatives. And I know just the apartment to rent inKensington too.
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Old 05-14-2015, 12:55 AM   #14
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I was born in South Kensington!!!
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Old 05-14-2015, 07:12 AM   #15
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Wow! Terrific news for those of you "across the pond!"

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Old 05-14-2015, 03:56 PM   #16
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Have just booked my ticket for the Albert Hall gig and am, quite literally, dizzy with excitement. If someone would care to pinch me right about now that would be fine!!
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Old 05-15-2015, 07:02 AM   #17
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Just ordered 2 tickets for Birmingham 27th May, can't wait. Any one coming over and do not want to pay out for an expensive hotel, I can put a few people up. Down on south coast. Near Portsmouth. Private message me.
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Old 05-15-2015, 01:27 PM   #18
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Got a front row arena seat! In fact I got 4! Dragging some family members with me.
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Old 05-15-2015, 02:28 PM   #19
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correction the 1969 program is for a concert at the Royal Festival Hall not Albert
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Early this morning I bought The Sunday Times from the local shop as usual. The Culture section contains an advert for the tour. I have Royal Albert Hall and Southend-on-Sea tickets, but it still seems slightly surreal.
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A HUGE thanks for the advance information here which allowed me to book tickets 2 minutes after the box office at Birmingham (UK) opened. So I'll be there in the middle of the 5th row of the stalls (1st few rows you have to look up a bit).
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Early this morning I bought The Sunday Times from the local shop as usual. The Culture section contains an advert for the tour. I have Royal Albert Hall and Southend-on-Sea tickets, but it still seems slightly surreal.
Because Paul failed to scan and display the advert I tried without success to find it online .. but I did find

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/19/gordon-lightfoot-lives which no doubt Char has already referenced here, but I don't remember seeing the final comment before so I thought it was worth displaying now
"On Thursday, the Canadian news media (not to mention the general population of the Twitterverse) was abuzz with apparent news that Mr. Lightfoot, 71, the smooth-voiced singer-songwriter of"Sundown" and “Carefree Highway,” had died while on tour."
A little article that ends knowledgably with
"Mr. Lightfoot, meanwhile, has walked away like a movie star who gets burned in a three-way script, whatever that means."
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Paul, you know you will have to get me some of those adverts/reviews etc. !!
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Got my Southend ticket! Advert for the shows in the Mirror today! (big selling tabloid), Hopefully getting tickets for Oxford next week. Thank god i'm working to pay for these!!
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Curious to find what else if anything was on the internet about Gord's appearancas at the RAH I asked my good friend Mr Google and he was able to tell me that
Robert Wright, trading as 'The Bookman' (Norwich, United Kingdom
had according to
http://www.abebooks.com/Gordon-Light.../8290072767/bd
once offered a copy of the 1971 concert brochure described on the sales page as:-
Brochure to accompany a performance by Gordon Lightfoot (accompanied by guitarist Red Shea and bassist Rick Haynes) at the Royal Albert Hall on Friday, 4th June [1971]. [12]pp. (including covers); illus. six bw. photos. (four of which are full-page). Small creases to bottom corners of front cover/initial pages; covers/pages very thumbed, but clean/very bright. Staples bright; binding secure, all complete/intact. Date written neatly in ink to title page. Lightweight item, hence overseas customers will have SHIPPING CHARGES REDUCED subsequent to ordering. G+ PRICE INCLUDES UK POSTAGE AND PACKING. Size: 295mm x 208mm Approx. Bookseller Inventory # 16999
A recently cached copy of that web page dated 26 February 2016 shows that he was asking US$ 11.51 plus a mighty US$ 18.15 Shipping From the United Kingdom to the U.S.A.
 
 
 

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