Gordon Lightfoot Review - 50 Years on the Carefree Highway Tour

Gordon Lightfoot is still playing his famous hits at the age of seventy-five years old. He performed at the Rialto Theatre located in Joliet,IL. The entire room was packed filled with fans for this legendary Canadian singer and songwriter.

Gordon has earned himself 5 Grammy nominations over the years. He has also successfully created 20 albums over the last 50 years. Lightfoot has had several #1 hits along with many familiar songs in the top #10.

The Gordon Lightfoot50 Years on the Carefree Highway Tour began with Mr. Lightfoot stepping on stage in a red suede jacket. The crowd was screaming “I love you Gordon” right after he finished the first song. Before each song he sang, he started it off by saying “ 1, 2 , 3, 4,” which is definitely a different style from what I have ever seen.

Gordon Lightfoot played many of his classics. Some of these exciting hits included the popular 1974 hits, “Sundown”and “Carefree Highway.” When he began playing “Rainy Day People”, the entire room began to clap and sing along with the popular folk singer. Gordon engaged with the audience and discussed how he had not been to Joliet for over five years. He also told us that he was on a twelve city tour and the crowd cheered.

After a brief intermission, Gordon came back for a second set of hit songs. He was now wearing a very slick blue suede jacket and ready to continue playing some of his familiar tunes.

Over the years, Gordon has been able to write many amazing songs that were later recorded by some very popular names. One song in particular was called “Ealry Morning Rain.” The amazing song was recorded by the ever so popular Elvis Presley and the crowd roared with delight.

Gordon with his fans

The night concluded and Mr. Lightfoot came out to meet some of his fans and sign autographs. The country-folk singer signed album after album as people told him the stories of passed show experiences. One fan in particular had not seen Gordon perform for over twenty years and she was absolutely thrilled to be able see him perform once more.

The Joliet Theatre did a wonderful job bringing back Gordon Lightfoot in order to give joy to many adoring and loyal fans. For more information on how you can see other wonderful shows, please visit the Rialto Square Theatre. You may also call the box office at (815) 726-6600.You do not want to miss the opportunity to see any of amazing shows coming this year.

Photos: Rialto Square Theater

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