Gordon Lightfoot to play first-ever virtual concert at the El Mocambo

The legendary Canadian singer/songwriter makes the pandemic pivot on December 18


Gordon Lightfoot isn’t using this time of no concerts to lay low.

On December 18, Lightfoot will play his first-ever virtual concert, a livestream from the recently-sort-of-reopened El Mocambo. It turns out everyone is making the pandemic pivot, even legendary Canadian singer/songwriters in their 80s.

Lightfoot has rarely let a year go by without playing a big concert at an iconic Toronto venue (usually Massey Hall, but that’s still under renovation). That’s true even in the social distancing age.

Tickets are somewhat pricey at $40 for HD and $60 for 4K, but it’s definitely not Gordon Lightfoot and his guitar live from his webcam in his Bridle Path home.

It’s a full-production, full-band show with five cameras and high-quality sound. The 4K ticket also comes with a virtual meet-and-greet.

The show is titled Gordon Lightfoot: Streaming The Sundown Live. It will be broadcast live and also available to watch on-demand for 48 hours after the show. It’s all part of Toronto’s strange new online world of music venues.

Friday, December 18 at 8 pm. $40-$60. nugs.tv

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