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Who will appear in the tribute concert?

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:48 pm
by MaryB
While we are waiting patiently, I thought it might be fun to speculate as to who will participate in this Montreal concert - here are my thoughts;

All band members and backup singers, recent and past
Adam Cohen
Rufus Wainwright
k d lang
Judy Collins
Billy Joel
Jackson Browne
Susanne Vega
Bono
Willie Nelson
Tom Waits
Elton John
Don Henley
Peter Gabriel

I know I'm aiming high, but some of the above see highly possible - anyone else?

Re: Who will appear in the tribute concert?

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:34 pm
by HugoD
Would love to see and hear Anjani Thomas and Jennifer Warns

But you already mentioned them is your opening line :oops:

Re: Who will appear in the tribute concert?

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:35 pm
by Mabeanie1
MaryB wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:48 pm
While we are waiting patiently, I thought it might be fun to speculate as to who will participate in this Montreal concert - here are my thoughts;

All band members and backup singers, recent and past
.......
Perla won't be there unless she cancels her residency at the Cafe Central in Madrid (6-12 Nov).

Wendy

Re: Who will appear in the tribute concert?

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:32 pm
by mutti
Nick Cave, Perla and Rufus all have concerts elsewhere.
8)

Re: Who will appear in the tribute concert?

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:43 pm
by Cate
My guesses would be the first 3 that Mary has mentioned plus Serena Ryder and Coeur de pirate. Maybe Steven Paige.

Perhaps there will be some readings as well.

Re: Who will appear in the tribute concert?

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:44 pm
by HugoD
Just imagine Leonard as a hologram on stage surrounded by all the band members of the last tour(s).

Re: Who will appear in the tribute concert?

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:48 pm
by MaryB
Dang it Wendy and Leslie,

I guess my search for tour dates wasn't thorough :oops: I didn't even check Perla's tour dates 'cause I wrongly thought she would be a given :( I went back and looked up Rufus again and still couldn't find tour dates for him around the time of the concert - please enlighten me Leslie. Like Perla, (mea culpa) it just seems right for Rufus to be there?

I basically tried to think of artists that have covered LC, placed him in high esteem, and could show up, some of them surprising us all. Plus, that it is taking so long to put this together might have to do with the fact that these are major artists and the logistics of having them appear are probably staggering to put together.

There have to be singers I have missed......

Re: Who will appear in the tribute concert?

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:59 pm
by yopietro
When this was announced, I was excited for a moment that Bob Dylan might appear at a Leonard Cohen tribute concert. Alas, Dylan has a concert scheduled for that date as well.

Re: Who will appear in the tribute concert?

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:09 pm
by mutti
Mary I apologize...Rufus does not have anything on his website in early November. I looked a couple weeks ago and must have read it wrong.
8) Leslie

Re: Who will appear in the tribute concert?

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:13 pm
by MaryB
yopietro,

Glad to see someone else aiming high besides me. Sorry for your sake that he won't be there...

Leslie,

No worries - at least Rufus is back in the running :D

Re: Who will appear in the tribute concert?

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:19 pm
by Mabeanie1
Jackson is free apparently ......!

W

Re: Who will appear in the tribute concert?

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:34 pm
by MaryB
Wendy,

I did check tour dates for all I listed, except for band and backup singers - still surprised that Perla won't be there!

I listed Jackson because I vividly remember (since Bev in Australia is a fan) him being at the LA rehearsals - he is certainly a possibility.

With your incredible knowledge of concerts and the mechanizations of putting a concert together, how likely is it that the chemistry would work with the artists listed? What would be a good roster?

Mary

Re: Who will appear in the tribute concert?

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:41 pm
by Vansingel
I would give any tribute for a recording of the Man himself, songs, poems, shared silence.

Re: Who will appear in the tribute concert?

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:35 pm
by Mabeanie1
The evening should surely be all about Leonard. I have a concern about big names like Bono deflecting attention away from Leonard to himself but he's done it before so I'm probably being a bit unfair. Any line up should work perfectly provided love for Leonard and his work is the dominant theme.

I'm a massive Jackson Browne fan myself. He has his detractors but he can be very generous of spirit and I would love to see him part of the line up ....

Re: Who will appear in the tribute concert?

Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:18 am
by 199Dan
If we could only add the people L.Cohen would ask from the tower of song ..