Gordon Lightfoot to close out Massey Hall before 2-year revitalization
Gordon Lightfoot performs during the evening ceremonies of Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation, in Ottawa on Saturday, July 1, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, December 4, 2017 11:40AM EST
TORONTO -- Legendary Canadian troubadour Gordon Lightfoot will give Toronto's storied concert venue Massey Hall one last hurrah before it undergoes a two-year renovation.
Organizers say Lightfoot will be the final artist to perform in the building before it closes its doors next year for a revitalization project that's scheduled to take until fall 2020.
The singer-songwriter, who was born in Orillia, Ont., will perform back-to-back performances on June 29 and June 30.
Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday.
The 79-year-old Juno winner and Grammy nominee has performed over 166 times at Massey Hall -- more than any other individual artist.
In a statement, Lightfoot called Massey Hall "hallowed grounds" that feel like "home."
The 123-year-old Massey Hall is set to undergo a seven-year, multi-phase project that will fully restore both its exterior and interior and add a new addition.