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 Saturday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2014. There are 123 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today. 1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass. 1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links. 1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned. 1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today. 1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.