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Dec052018

The legend lives on… Gordon Lightfoot lines up "80 Years Strong" US tour

Courtesy of Gordon LightfootNever mind that he celebrated his 80th birthday last month: Gordon Lightfoot is still going strong. In fact, the Canadian folk-rock legend just announced dates for a new 2019 tour, called the "80 Years Strong" trek, that will visit the U.S. in March and his native Ontario, Canada, in April.

The U.S. portion of the tour, which will visit the Western part of the country, kicks off March 4 in Sacramento, California, and runs through a March 17 concert in Phoenix, Arizona. Gordon then heads home to Ontario for shows spanning from an April 3 show in Richmond Hill to an April 15-17 engagement in Mississauga.

In a 2016 interview shortly before his 78th birthday, Lightfoot discussed his desire to keep performing.

"We love to work while the sun shines," he said. "Because the night will come when you may no longer work -- that was from [Bob] Dylan…I love doin' the shows. The ship of state is still afloat and I've still got the vocal -- and the desire."

Here are all of Gordon's confirmed 2019 tour dates:

3/4 -- Sacramento, CA, Crest Theatre
3/5 -- San Jose, CA, City National Civic
3/6 -- Santa Rosa, CA, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
3/8 -- Santa Clarita, CA, The Canyon
3/9 -- Beverly Hills, CA, Saban Theater
3/10 -- Pasadena, CA, The Rose
3/12 -- Anaheim, CA, The Grove of Anaheim
3/13 -- San Diego, CA, Balboa Theatre
3/15 -- Las Vegas, NV, Westgate Resort & Casino
3/16 -- Las Vegas, NV, Westgate Resort & Casino
3/17 -- Phoenix, AZ, Celebrity Theatre
4/3 -- Richmond Hill, ON, Canada, Richmond Hill Center for the Performing Arts
4/5 -- Belleville, ON, Canada, Empire Theatre
4/6 -- Belleville, ON, Canada, Empire Theatre
4/8 -- Barrie, ON, Canada, Talk Is Free Georgian Theatre
4/9 -- Parry Sound, ON, Canada, Stockey Center for the Performing Arts
4/11 -- St. Catharines, ON, Canada, FirstOntario Performing Arts Center
4/12 -- St. Catharines, ON, Canada, FirstOntario Performing Arts Center
4/13 -- Oakville, ON, Canada, The Meeting House
4/15 -- Mississauga, ON, Canada, Living Arts Center
4/16 -- Mississauga, ON, Canada, Living Arts Center
4/17 -- Mississauga, ON, Canada, Living Arts Center

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