Lightfoot postpones Western Canadian concerts over Delta variant

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The Delta variant has caught the attention of folk icon Gordon Lightfoot.

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The 82-year-old Toronto-based singer-songwriter has postponed his western Canada tour dates to 2021 “due to the pandemic rates of Delta COVID-19 in Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.

“We all need to prevent the spread of COVID-19 variants at all concerts and events,” says a press release.

Lightfoot, 82, postponed some concerts in the US after breaking his wrist after a fall at his home in August, but is on the mend and will still reopen Massey Hall in Toronto from November 25-27 after 3 PM. renovations, according to the tour spokesperson. Victoria Lord.

She says she currently has no other dates beyond Massey.

Meanwhile, previously purchased tickets will be valid for the new Lightfoot dates in Western Canada or refunds will be issued at the point of purchase.

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New Lightfoot dates for 2022:

October 23 Port Theater, Nanaimo, BC

October 24 Royal Theater, Victoria, BC

October 26 Gray Eagle Casino, Calgary, Alta.

Oct. 27 River Cree Casino, Edmonton, Alta.

October 29 Casino Regina, Regina, Sask.

October 30 Club Regent Casino, Winnipeg, Man.

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