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Old 04-13-2005, 06:47 AM   #1
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From the Globe and Mail:

Lightfoot back on stage again with major tour
By JAMES ADAMS

Wednesday, April 13, 2005 Page R2

Toronto -- Gordon Lightfoot seems to have bounced back from the severe health problems that have laid him low since 2002, if a recently announced concert tour of North America is any indication.

Lightfoot, 65, is set to start a 33-date swing next Friday at the Sycuan Resort and Casino in El Cajon, Calif. Other dates include a four-night stand at Las Vegas's Orleans Casino Apr. 28-May 1, four previously announced concerts at Toronto's Massey Hall May 18-21, and three performances Sept. 15-17 at the Nugget Casino Resort in northern Nevada.

The tour, which also includes dates in the U.S. Midwest, Northeast and West Coast in August, September and October, ends with appearances in Stratford, Ont., and Lightfoot's home town, Orillia, Ont., on Dec. 2 and 3, respectively.

Lightfoot recently told Billboard he's been rehearsing with his band since December last year. "Things are booked, so I have to be there."
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Old 04-13-2005, 08:13 AM   #2
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That's pretty funny. Sometime's he has a way with words doesn't he?
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Old 04-13-2005, 08:51 AM   #3
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It reads like, 'Well there's no going back now!' Very dry humour...
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Old 04-13-2005, 10:09 AM   #4
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I wish they'd stop referring to that incident as if it still were affecting him...
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Old 04-13-2005, 03:54 PM   #5
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Sheryl, GL's burst aneurysm will affect him for the rest of his life. At the least, he will have to take various medicines to protect his vascular system, especially where the doctors put the patch. I would also imagine that he will have a certain of leg pain where they took the muscle to rebuild his abdomen. Just my opinion - others may vary.
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Old 04-13-2005, 07:42 PM   #6
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I know that, Elizabeth, I didn't mean to take what happened to him lightly. My point was that people, columnists especially, KEEP talking about it and it just seems to somehow set a tone around him, perhaps a hint of a suggestion that he's not all he used to be and that, perhaps, a person might be getting a sub-standard performance from him. I think everyone here understands what I'm trying to say probably better than I can explain it, right? Because I, like every GL fan I know, is ready, willing, and able to put that in his past, accept him as he is, and cherish him *completely." Unreservedly.
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Old 04-13-2005, 08:27 PM   #7
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Hi Sheryl,
Well said and fine by me.
By the way are we still on for two hours prior to show time at the Orleans?
Richard
ps. I'm on an island...I keep checking the ferry schedules to make sure they're on time!
So far, so good.
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Old 04-13-2005, 10:54 PM   #8
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Thank you, Richard! <big sigh of relief> And, YES, by golly, you betcha we're on!! I'm looking forward to it! I'm boring the brains out of all of my friends here telling them about my two GL concerts I'm going to!! I'm sharing with them about GL and they're telling me about Green Day, etc. "Who?" I said? HAHAHAHHA
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Old 04-14-2005, 04:57 PM   #9
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Sheryl,

I misunderstood your first message - sorry about that. I know what you mean about making people think he can't sing anymore, etc. I too cherish him or I wouldn't have bought the most expensive seats available at Wolf Trap. Please accept my apology.
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Old 04-15-2005, 03:00 AM   #10
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