Four years after he last performed here, singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot will return to the Adler Theatre in Davenport at 8 p.m. April 30.
The 74-year-old Canadian is touring to celebrate 50 years of songwriting, multi-platinum albums and international hit songs.
Tickets are $44 and $59 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the Adler box office, 136 E. 3rd St. or at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000 and at Ticketmaster outlets.
The tour will feature Mr. Lightfoot's hits, such as "If You Could Read My Mind," "Sundown," "Early Morning Rain," "Carefree Highway" and "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald," as well as some deep album cuts for die-hard fanatics. All of it will be combined with behind-the-scenes stories and personal anecdotes about his 50-year career.
Last June, Mr. Lightfoot was inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame, for his role in defining the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and '70s. He has recorded 20 albums and has five Grammy nominations.
In his native Canada, Mr. Lightfoot has been decorated with the highest honors bestowed to a civilian, including the Governor's General Award and Companion to the Order of Canada honor of merit. He also is in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.
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