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TOWER OF SONG: MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO LEONARD COHEN, MONTREAL

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:59 am
by jarkko
Dear Leonard Cohen Forum members:

Marie and I are proud to post the Montreal announcement below. We are looking forward to seeing many of you in Montreal in November.

More information for the fans about our program and the Wednesday presale in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=37653&p=366731#p366731
(all details are not yet available)

A pdf file of this Announcement is here: http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/montre ... cement.pdf
Direct link to the poster is: http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/montrealposter.jpg

Marie & Jarkko

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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

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


(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

TICKETS AT :
Website: EVENKO.CA
Phone: 1-855-310-2525

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Sunshine Sachs
Tiffany Shipp / Paula Witt / Kaila Frisone / Julia Engelbrecht
LC@sunshinesachs.com

Roy & Turner Communications (Montreal)
Martine Laforce at mlaforce@roy-turner.com

Evenko (Montreal)
Christine Montreuil at cmontreuil@evenko.ca

Rubin Fogel Productions (Montreal)
Arlene Slavin at arlene@rubinfogel.com

Re: TOWER OF SONG: MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO LEONARD COHEN, MONTREAL

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:46 am
by solongleonard
Simply wonderful.

Re: TOWER OF SONG: MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO LEONARD COHEN, MONTREAL

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:12 am
by MarieM
These articles about the tribute concert were posted on Twitter in the first hour after the announcement.

Pitchfork: https://t.co/IWxe8peZau
Montreal Gazette: https://t.co/3h8FNQ0gOP
Billboard: https://t.co/wJ7NUpeOiF
CTV News: https://t.co/w5bEX2O8WD
La Presse: https://t.co/wnGFVRm9Dg
Rolling Stone: https://t.co/cBElolBKpS

Re: TOWER OF SONG: MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO LEONARD COHEN, MONTREAL

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:53 am
by oblivion
Wonderful news!!!
hope to see many of you there!
ute

Re: TOWER OF SONG: MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO LEONARD COHEN, MONTREAL

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:06 am
by meglos2000
Does anyone know if it will be filmed and released as a DVD?

Would be great if all fans get a chance to see it.

John

Re: TOWER OF SONG: MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO LEONARD COHEN, MONTREAL

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:09 am
by HugoD
Looks absolutely wonderful! Very much worth the wait.
Also very nice seeing so many of you (again) in Montreal, I am sure the list will grow substantially now the program has been made public

Re: TOWER OF SONG: MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO LEONARD COHEN, MONTREAL

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:55 am
by somewhat_nifty
Looks like a great line up. A DVD would be fab for those who can't make the trip to Montreal.

Re: TOWER OF SONG: MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO LEONARD COHEN, MONTREAL

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:11 pm
by HugoD
In the Dutch online news website: NU.nl this article was posted this morning:

https://www.nu.nl/entertainment/4926959 ... redirect=1

Re: TOWER OF SONG: MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO LEONARD COHEN, MONTREAL

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:24 pm
by ScottM
"Looks like a great line up. A DVD would be fab for those who can't make the trip to Montreal."

Quote from the official 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".

Re: TOWER OF SONG: MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO LEONARD COHEN, MONTREAL

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:49 pm
by jarkko

Re: TOWER OF SONG: MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO LEONARD COHEN, MONTREAL

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:59 pm
by MaryB
Such heartfelt gratitude to Adam for putting this together!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: TOWER OF SONG: MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO LEONARD COHEN, MONTREAL

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:34 pm
by tularosa
Je n'ai pas les moyens financiers de m'offrir un voyage et un séjour à Montréal. Mais je n'ai aucun regret car la seule chose extraordinaire que j'attendais, depuis la première annonce de Jarkko, c'était un dernier CD de Leonard avec des poèmes et/ou des musiques ... Seul Leonard peut chanter les chansons de Leonard.

Re: TOWER OF SONG: MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO LEONARD COHEN, MONTREAL

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:42 pm
by 199Dan
The news was well worth each tic..tic.. :razz:
See you in Montreal !!

Re: TOWER OF SONG: MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO LEONARD COHEN, MONTREAL

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:53 pm
by Mabeanie1
It's wonderful to have news of this event at long last. Thank you to Adam and Robert Kory for putting this together and a big thank you to Jarkko and Marie for working so tirelessly to bring us the news just as soon as possible.

Dare we hope that there might be a "house" band made up of very familiar faces?

Wendy

Re: TOWER OF SONG: MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO LEONARD COHEN, MONTREAL

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:05 pm
by jarkko
Let's wait patiently to find out...
8)