Today marks what would have been the 85th birthday of Canadian music icon Gordon Lightfoot. To honour his music and legacy, Massey Hall, in collaboration with the Lightfoot Estate, proudly announces Celebrating Gordon Lightfoot on Thursday, May 23, 2024, at Massey Hall.
Presale tickets go on sale Wednesday, November 22 at 10am ET with password READMYMIND
The evening, led by two extraordinary house bands, Blue Rodeo and the members of Gordon Lightfoot’s longtime band, The Lightfoot Band (Rick Haynes, Barry Keane, Mike Heffernan and Carter Lancaster), will feature performances by Allison Russell, Aysanabee, Burton Cummings, Caroline Wiles & Bob Doidge, Meredith Moon, Sylvia Tyson, The Good Brothers, Tom Cochrane, William Prince with more to be announced.
Proceeds from Celebrating Gordon Lightfoot, as requested by the Gordon Lightfoot Estate, will support Massey Hall, a charitable not-for-profit, including the Revitalization of the Hall, its music appreciation, education, community outreach and artist development initiatives.
Tickets go on sale for Celebrating Gordon Lightfoot next Thursday, November 23 and available for purchase at masseyhall.com or by calling the Massey Hall box office at 416-872-4255.
Warner Music Canada recording artists Blue Rodeo have announced the first ever vinyl pressing of their holiday classic A Merry Christmas to You. The album arrives with brand new artwork, created by Canadian artist Arthur Keelor, great uncle to the band’s vocalist Greg Keelor. In addition to the vinyl pressing the album will also be available on CD with the brand new artwork. A Merry Christmas to You is available now – click here to order!
Blue Rodeo are currently celebrating the 30-year anniversary of their iconic album Five Days in July. Originally released on October 26, 1993, Five Days in July contains the hit singles “5 Days in May,” “Hasn’t Hit Me Yet,” “Cynthia,” “Bad Timing,” “Head Over Heels” and their cover of Rodney Crowell’s “Til I Gain Control Again.” Recorded at Greg Keelor’s farm and featuring guest performances from Sarah McLachlan and Anne Bourne, the album went on to become the band’s most commercially successful album, having been certified six-times Platinum in Canada.