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.
Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses. 1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000. 1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city. 1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association. 1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College. 1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.