August 18, 8:00 PM, Casino Regina Show Lounge
Recognized as one of the best performing acts of their time, they toured 300 days a year including sold out performances at Carnegie Hall, The Fillmore East, Fillmore West, Expo ’70 in Japan and the Isle of Wight Festival in England where they were the only act besides Kris Kristofferson (who had trouble with his sound system) asked to perform twice among acts that including The Doors, Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, The Who and Chicago. Back home, their free concerts at Toronto’s Nathan Philips Square attracted one hundred thousand people. Indeed, it’s hard to find a person who lived in Canada through the 1970s who didn’t see the group live. They were Canada’s band.
Free-wheeling, high-spirited – the music of Lighthouse mirrored the times. Their story is interwoven with the history of late twentieth century Canada. Their rise to fame coincided with a new awareness of Canadian culture. Riding the wave, Lighthouse originated the cross-Canada rock tour playing every major and minor venue across the country. Devoted audiences from prove to provide took pride in seeing one of their own make it to the top.
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