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MONTREAL: More information for the members

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:00 pm
by jarkko
The Montreal announcement was posted six hours ago. You can find it here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=37651

Now it's time to announce more happenings in Montreal. It is also possible that there will be some additions to this information. Below is what we've got so far. We will keep you updated!

According to what we have been told, on Wednesday September 20 there will also be a member presale to the Memorial concert. We have not yet received the details but will post everything as soon as we get more info (on Monday or Tuesday?)

Marie & Jarkko



A Week of Celebration of Leonard Cohen in Montreal

• Fans arrive from around the world to Montreal on November 4-5 for a week of celebration.

• Fans can download application for unique augmented reality tour of Montreal through the eyes of Leonard Cohen.

• “Tower of Song” concert at the Bell Centre on November 6th.

• Fans and celebrities have advanced tour of Exhibition at Musée d’arts contemporain de Montréal on November 6th & 7th.

• Presentation of proceeds from Concert to Canada Arts Councils, federal, provincial and local on November 6

• Outdoor laser projection of Cohen Lyrics in Old Montreal on the evening of November 7th, continuing until the 11th

• Dedication of Leonard Cohen Mural on November 8th.

• Public opening of art exhibition on November 9th.


Key Elements of Major Events

• Tower of Song Concert at Bell Centre will be a historic celebration of the work of a renowned songwriter and poet


– Confirmed artists include: ELVIS COSTELLO, LANA DEL REY, FEIST, PHILIP GLASS, K.D. LANG, THE LUMINEERS, DAMIEN RICE, STING, PATRICK WATSON, ADAM COHEN, BALLETS JAZZ DE MONTRÉAL

– Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada and Premier Philippe Coulliard of Québec

– Additional artists in process of confirmation including celebrities to read poetry selections.

– 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 Mr. Mercedes), director.


• Exhibition of works inspired by the artist of Leonard Cohen at the Musée d’arts contemporain de Montréal

– Leading contemporary artists from around the world have been commissioned to create new works inspired by Leonard Cohen.

– Artists have licensed elements of Leonard Cohen’s works and applied new digital technologies to create new and unique works emotionally driven by the depth of Leonard Cohen’s art.

– Works range from VR experiences of “Hallelujah” to multiscreen acapella vocal performances in 3D sound.

– Exhibition to travel around the world after closing in Montreal end of April 2018.

Re: MONTREAL: More information for the members

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:33 pm
by Caren
Thank you Jarkko and Marie.

This sounds like a wonderful week filled with celebrations in memory of Leonard. Although we won't be able to stay for the full week we are very much looking forward to seeing many of our fellow forum members in Montreal.

Re: MONTREAL: More information for the members

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:11 pm
by MaryB
Many, many thanks to Jarkko and Marie!!!!

Looks like we will have to extend our stay :D

Re: Montreal: we will be there!

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:00 pm
by Mabeanie1
A lot of familiar faces. It's good to know I will be amongst friends for what will be a very emotional occasion.

It's also lovely to see that so many people I shared those wonderful November 2012 concerts at the Centre Bell with will be there. They were truly magical - who could forget hearing La Manic for the first time in a room full of people for whom the song is so special?

I am writing this from exactly the same hotel room I had for those shows and getting really quite tearful at the memories .....

See you in November!

Wendy

Re: MONTREAL: More information for the members

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:03 pm
by Mabeanie1
I will be there till the 9th. I would have liked to stay longer but I will only be a couple of weeks back home from Montreal before I fly back out again for the event.

This sounds intriguing BTW:

• Fans can download application for unique augmented reality tour of Montreal through the eyes of Leonard Cohen.


Wendy

***Sorry Wendy, I moved this from the thread that lists our participants at viewtopic.php?f=3&t=37652 - will lock it now, to keep it just for the names / Jarkko

Re: MONTREAL: More information for the members

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:43 pm
by MarieM
The Evenko.ca page for the Memorial Tribute is up.

http://www.evenko.ca/en/events/13152/to ... 11-06-2017

I suggest everyone check it out and register for ticket buying (top right link). You might want to practice buying tickets for Katy Perry who is also appearing at the Bell Centre:

http://www.evenko.ca/en/events/12697/ka ... 17#tickets

I understand that there are several concert configurations for the Bell Centre. I will be providing more info on these if we don't get specific info which one is used beforehand.

The steps are:
Select # of tickets
Select price level
Then you can go over to the stadium map and select the area you want tickets

If you do practice buying Katy Perry tickets, please notice the timer at the top of the page. You have 2 minutes to decide to take the tickets or you lose them. Not something you have to worry about when practicing but could be important when ordering your Cohen tickets.

Re: MONTREAL: More information for the members

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:54 pm
by MaryB
Dear Marie,

Are you saying the seating plan will be the same as for Katy Perry? Standing only on main floor level?

Mary

From Marie -- LOL. No, actually I was trying to say the opposite, sort of. I don't know what the configuration will be. I just know there are several different ones and most don't have standing room. I assume there won't be standing room for our concert, but I can't be sure. The Katy Perry configuration though probably provides the most variety. That's why I suggested people use it for practice. Thanks for helping me to clear this up.

Re: MONTREAL: More information for the members

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:29 am
by Mabeanie1
A word of warning re Evenko: don't assume you have an account if you bought tickets for the 2012 concerts. It looks like they've changed their system since then so you have to re-register. At least that was the situation for me.

Wendy

Re: MONTREAL: More information for the members

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:14 am
by MaryB
Thank you Marie,

I hope they don't do standing area on main floor as there are a number of 'mature folks' here - we ache in the places where we used to play ;-)

Re: MONTREAL: More information for the members

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:32 am
by Mabeanie1
MaryB wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:14 am
Thank you Marie,

I hope they don't do standing area on main floor as there are a number of 'mature folks' here - we ache in the places where we used to play ;-)
I agree Mary. But it wasn't standing for Leonard and I can't see why it would be for a tribute to him.

Wendy

Re: MONTREAL: More information for the members

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:07 pm
by jarkko
Ticket and presale info in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=37657

Meanwhile, please put now your names in the list if you plan to come (send name & country me by email). Marie and I will create an email list that can be used in the next weeks to inform the participants.

Please note that this service is for registered members of this Forum only.

Right now we have almost 100 names. The list is at viewtopic.php?f=3&t=37652

Re: MONTREAL: More information for the members

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:56 am
by zodkavombie
How I wish I could join in this event but unfortunately I have two important hospital appointments on 7th November which I cannot cancel. I will be with you in spirit.

Re: MONTREAL: More information for the members

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:57 am
by vlcoats
zodkavombie wrote: How I wish I could join in this event but unfortunately I have two important hospital appointments on 7th November which I cannot cancel. I will be with you in spirit.
I know there are many people that feel the same. I am sorry you can't be there, but I will be thinking of you all. I would have rather been in your shoes when you saw him in person. But yes, you will be there in spirit.
Vickie

Re: MONTREAL: More information for the members

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:34 am
by jarkko
The presales went really well. From Evenko:
buy now as we expect full sell out after a day or 2 on public.
If you don't have tickets yet, best to buy as soon as the public sale opens!

Re: MONTREAL: More information for the members

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:12 am
by AlexandraLisping
I have not been active here, but I'm grateful for the information, and I'm happy to report that I got tickets and one of the low-end VIP packages, thanks to the good advice I've found on this forum.

I'm especially pleased to have a way to see the museum exhibition, since I have to leave Montreal the day after the show.