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June 26, 2013

’70s folk music icon Gordon Lightfoot returning to Terre Haute

Thirty-seven years after singing “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” “Sundown” and “If You Could Read My Mind” in Terre Haute, folk music icon Gordon Lightfoot will perform here again.

The 74-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter is scheduled to appear at 8 p.m. Oct. 28 in Tilson Auditorium on the Indiana State University campus. The concert is part of ISU’s upcoming Performing Arts Series. The Terre Haute stop is also part of Lightfoot’s 50 Years on the Carefree Highway Tour. His songs first hit the radio airwaves in the early 1960s, but his international fame came with a string of FM classics, including the previously mentioned trio and others, such as “Carefree Highway” and “Rainy Day People,” which remain staples on retro stations.

“We are excited to have an artist with such a tremendous career coming to Terre Haute as a part of our Performing Arts Series Season,” said Jennifer Cook, business manager for Hulman Center and Tilson.

Lightfoot, who earned five Grammy Award nominations in his heyday, released five No. 1 singles on the U.S. Billboard charts, and his original songs have been recorded by Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and other notable entertainers. Lightfoot last played Terre Haute on Nov. 11, 1976, drawing 3,818 fans to Hulman Center, where a wedge portion of the building’s seating was used.

Tickets are currently available only as part of the six-event ISU Performing Arts Series season-ticket package, with information online at indstate.edu/hctaf/performingarts. Individual tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 15 at $29 and $27, depending on seat location, Cook said.

Mark Bennett can be reached at 812-231-4377 or mark.bennett@tribstar.com.

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