The Cohen Family Presents Tower Of Song: A Memorial Tribute To Leonard Cohen

ELVIS COSTELLO, LANA DEL REY, FEIST, PHILIP GLASS, K.D. LANG, THE LUMINEERS’ WESLEY SCHULTZ AND JEREMIAH FRAITES, DAMIEN RICE, STING, PATRICK WATSON, ADAM COHEN AND OTHERS TO MARK ANNIVERSARY OF ICON’S PASSING

Oct 26, 2017 Update: Ron Sexsmith, Bettye Lavette, Courtney Love, Coeur de Pirate, and Seth Rogen have been added to the roster of artists

 MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6th 7:30 PM
BELL CENTRE, MONTREAL

TICKETS ON SALE THIS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd AT NOON (EDT) AT EVENKO.CA AND 1-855-310-2525

Update: The most recent official update on all the events of Montreal’s Week of Celebration of Leonard Cohen – with added links to more information

 (New York, NY – Sept. 18, 2017) – The family of Leonard Cohen invites fans from around the world to join them, along with renowned musicians, the Prime Minister of Canada and the Premier of Quebec in celebrating Cohen’s legacy for Tower of Song: A Memorial Tribute to Leonard Cohen at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Nov. 6, 2017. Tickets go on sale Saturday, Sept. 23 at www.evenko.ca.

Participating artists include Elvis Costello, Lana Del Rey, Feist, Philip Glass, k.d. lang, The Lumineers’ Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites, Damien Rice, Sting, Patrick Watson, and Adam Cohen, who is also co-producing the event. Additional artists, as well as actors paying homage through spoken word performances, will be announced soon.

“My father left me with a list of instructions before he passed: ‘Put me in a pine box next to my mother and father. Have a small memorial for close friends and family in Los Angeles…and if you want a public event do it in Montreal,’” said singer-songwriter Adam Cohen “I see this concert as a fulfillment of my duties to my father that we gather in Montreal to ring the bells that still can ring.”

Noted record and concert producer Hal Willner serves as producer of the event, which will be co-promoted by Evenko, Rubin Fogel Productions and Live Nation/Robomagic.  Emmy nominated and Golden Globe winning director Jack Bender (Game of Thrones, Lost, The Sopranos, Mr. Mercedes, etc.) will film the event for an upcoming special.

“Leonard Cohen is a literary and musical icon of word-craft,” said Hal Willner. “On the first anniversary of his passing, we will endeavor to present a tribute to an artist who is universally acknowledged as one of the great poets and songwriters of all time.”

The event will benefit the Canada Council for the Arts, the Council of Arts and Letters of Quebec, and the Montreal Arts Council.

“Proceeds from the event will be shared by several of Canada’s arts organizations in an effort to continue the legacy of great works,” said Robert Kory and Michelle Rice, Leonard’s managers. “In fact, Leonard often mentioned the Arts Councils, whom he credited as providing essential support in the early days of his career.”

Tower of Song will mark the first anniversary of Leonard’s passing and commence a week of celebrations honoring Cohen in Montreal. As previously announced, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal’s new exhibit, “Leonard Cohen: Une brèche en toute chose / A Crack in Everything,” will open to the public November 9. The exhibit was approved by the late songwriter before his passing and will celebrate Cohen’s life and work.

For more information, please visit www.LeonardCohen.com

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22 Replies to “The Cohen Family Presents Tower Of Song: A Memorial Tribute To Leonard Cohen”

  1. Violeta

    If it’s possible it would be a pleasure for us to have some short video from the event.This is what I mean.

    1. DrHGuy Post author

      Check out this excerpt from the Concert announcement “Emmy nominated and Golden Globe winning director Jack Bender (Game of Thrones, Lost, The Sopranos, Mr. Mercedes, etc.) will film the event for an upcoming special” and this excerpt from A Week of Celebration of Leonard Cohen In Montreal: “Event to be filmed as a concert/documentary to be broadcast around the world in 2018 – JACK BENDER (creator of Lost and most recently director of Mercedes), director.

    2. Matt

      Please do a video. I have loved Leonard most of my life but won’t be able to afford to attend. Last saw him in Cardiff and he was magnificent

    1. Donna mazzucchi

      Agreed! I don’t see her, the Webb sisters or Havier Mass mentioned. Hopefully, they will show.
      Hopefully, we’ll get tickets!

  2. Vicki Perlma

    Since a lot of enormously dedicated fans can’t make it, how about producing a did of the event for sale to us? I’ve loved Leonard since 1966 and am still mourning for him. I’d love to see a memorial in NYC.

  3. Carmel hussein

    Are tickets required for the weeks A Week Of Celebration of Leonard Cohen in Montreal 6 – 9 & how do you book & buy tickets for all these events.

  4. vishmael

    For fans abroad who will not be able to attend a Montreal concert, worldwide live viewing could technically be made available, perhaps as pay-per-view, as with any boxing event from Las Vegas.

    Such an online offering would add to your revenues and bring the event to a much larger appreciative audience.

    Imagine that theater in Irkutsk, lower edge of Lake Baikal, packed with viewers who are never going to get to Quebec, yet share completely your enthusiasm for the man, for his music and ethos.

    Why deprive any of that connection and participation when it’s just a geek-tweak away from accomplishment?

    Here in the 21st century might as well use its resources to the advantage and enjoyment of Cohen fans everywhere, eh?

  5. vishmael

    Are Judy Collins, Ferron, Ani Difranco, Lauryn Hill, Bjork, Laurie Anderson, Patti Smith on the list of invited guest singers?

    The spirit of Nina Simone?

    Neil Young?

    Joan Manuel Serrat?

    Will Javier Mas be there?

    Anyone singing L. Cohen in Polish, Czech, German, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic ..?

  6. Rob Geurtsen

    Dear operator,
    in the left column of this page, the date of this event seems to be in ‘November 6 2917’

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