Casino New Brunswick presents Canadian music legend, Gordon Lightfoot in Moncton on Friday, May 2 at 8 pm.
A national treasure, Lightfoot is beloved by music fans around the world. Lightfoot has won 15 Juno Awards and been nominated for five Grammy Awards. He was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1986 and the Canadian Country Music Hall Of Fame in 2001. In May 2003, he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada and is also a member of the Order of Ontario. In 2004, he was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame and, in 2012, the US Songwriters Hall of Fame.
In 1966, he released his debut album Lightfoot! Tracks such as “For Lovin’ Me”, “Early Mornin’ Rain”, “Steel Rail Blues” and “Ribbon of Darkness” brought him international recognition as a songwriter and cover versions of his songs were recorded by artists such as Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Barbara Streisand and Johnny Cash.
In 1971, Lightfoot earned his first Top Ten hit when “If You Could Read My Mind” became an international sensation. In 1974, his classic single, “Sundown”, went to No.1 on the American charts, followed two years later by “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”, which reached No. 2 on the US Billboard charts. By the 1990’s he was mostly touring, with more than 50 concerts a year by 1998, mainly in North America. He also released two albums during this period. In 2004, he released his 20th album Harmony, and appeared as a featured guest on Canadian Idol.
Lightfoot’s iconic Massey Hall residencies are celebrated with the 2012 release of Massey Hall Moments, a collection of live recordings of his finest Massey Hall performances, recorded between 1998 and 2001.
Tickets for the Moncton show go on sale this Friday, November 8 at 10 am. Tickets range in price from $39.99 to $79.99 (plus tax and applicable surcharge) and are available at the Casino Gift Shop (located at 21 Casino Drive in Moncton, exit #450 off the Trans-Canada Highway), by calling 1-866-943-8849 and online at casinonb.ca/casino.
Doors open at 7 pm.
Casino New Brunswick is a full-service casino, event centre, hotel and spa. It features over 600 slot machines, 20 gaming tables, (including a private poker room with five tables), as well as a variety of restaurants and lounges. In addition to its luxurious hotel and spa with 126 rooms and suites, the complex also offers a multi-purpose entertainment centre. The Centre presents events year-round and since opening its doors on May 4th, 2010, the venue has hosted several sold-out shows in its 2500-seat concert venue. Casino New Brunswick is wheelchair accessible and features extensive car and RV parking.