It’s been a year since the world lost legendary artist Leonard Cohen and his family has announced a one year memorial concert to honor the late musician. The “Tower of Song: A Memorial Tribute to Leonard Cohen” will be at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Nov. 6 and an array of musicians and artists will be in attendance and take part in the event including Sting, Lana Del Rey, Philip Glass, Feist, Elvis Costello, Damien Rice, the Lumineers’ Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites, Patrick Watson, k.d. lang, and more. Tickets for the event start at $40 and go up to $276, click here for more information.
Curator for the event and son of Leonard Cohen, Adam Cohen, felt an obligation to organize this celebration event for his late father.
“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,’” Cohen said in a statement. “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.”
Proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Canada Council for the Arts, the Council of Arts and Letters of Quebec, and the Montreal Arts Council. In addition to the concert, a week long exhibit called Leonard Cohen – Une brèche en toute chose / A Crack in Everything will be taking place at the le Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal starting on Nov. 9.
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