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Gordon Lightfoot coming to Lied
Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot will bring such hit songs as “Early Morning Rain,” “If You Could Read My Mind” and “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” to the Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St., at 8 p.m. June 28.
Tickets are on sale here, by phone at 402-472-4747 or at the Lied Center box office starting at 11 a.m. April 20.
The performance is part of his U.S. tour “Gordon Lightfoot In Concert: The Legend Lives On …,” which will feature his hit songs as well as some deep cuts for die-hard fans. The songs are woven together with behind-the-scenes stories and anecdotes from his 50-year musical career.
Lightfoot has recorded 20 albums and earned five Grammy nominations. In the United States, he has had five No. 1, five top-10 and 13 top-40 hits. In Canada, he has had 16 No. 1, 18 top-10 and 21 top-40 hits.
Aside from his success in writing and performing his own songs, Lightfoot has had his songs recorded and performed by such artists as Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams Jr., Jerry Lee Lewis, Olivia Newton-John, Sarah McLachlan, Barbra Streisand, Jane’s Addiction, Glen Campbell and Toby Keith.
In June 2012, Lightfoot was inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame for his role in defining the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and ’70s.
In his native Canada, Lightfoot has received such honors as 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 with a Gordon Lightfoot postage stamp. He is also in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.