Gordon Lightfoot: 50 Years on the Carefree Highway Tour

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  • Gordon Lightfoot will perform at the Newton Theatre on Thursday, July 17.

The legendary Gordon Lightfoot will perform at the Newton Theatre on Thursday, July 17 at 8 p.m.

After a 50 year career of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot's song catalog is vast and includes "Early Morning Rain," "If You Could Read My Mind," "Carefree Highway," "Sundown," "(That's What You Get) For Lovin Me," "The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald," "Canadian Railroad Trilogy," "Beautiful," "Song For A Winter's Night," "Did She Mention My Name" and "Summertime Dream" to name a few.

During the show Lightfoot and his band will feature his well known hits as well as some deep album cuts for the die-hard fanatics. All of which are woven together with some of his own behind the scenes stories and personal anecdotes about his historic musical career.

Lightfoot has recorded 20 albums and has five Grammy nominations. His songs have been aired regularly over the years, earning him Radio Singles Chart Positions in North America achieved by few others. In June of 2012 Lightfoot's legacy was further enhanced when he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. Lightfoot was honored for his role in defining the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and '70s.

Aside from his success in writing, singing and performing his own songs, Lightfoot has found fortune in having his songs recorded and performed by other great artists including Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Jr., Marty Robbins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Judy Collins, Johnny Mathis, Anne Murray, Olivia Newton-John, Sarah McLachlan, Barbra Streisand, Peter Paul & Mary, Harry Belafonte, Jane’s Addiction, Richie Havens, Glen Campbell, Toby Keith, George Hamilton IV and Eric Clapton.

In his native Canada, Lightfoot has been decorated with the highest honors bestowed to a civilian including 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 by issuing an official Gordon Lightfoot postage stamp. Lightfoot is also in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.

Tickets for Gordon Lightfoot are $74 for premium seating, $64 for orchestra and $54 for balcony. Purchase tickets by visiting www.thenewtontheatre.com or contact the box office at 973-383-3700.

The historic Newton Theatre, located at 234 Spring Street in Newton, N.J.

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