CBC/Radio-Canada to broadcast star-studded Leonard Cohen tribute concert
Tower of Song: A Memorial Tribute to Leonard Cohen will air Jan. 3
If you didn't make it to the star-studded Leonard Cohen tribute concert at the Bell Center, you're in luck! CBC/Radio-Canada will broadcast Tower of Song: A Memorial Tribute to Leonard Cohen on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 at 8 p.m. on CBC and ICI RADIO-CANADA TÉLÉ.
CBC Radio 2 will also re-air the concert on New Year's Day (Jan.1, 2018) from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The commemorative event, with all proceeds going to the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Conseil des arts de Montréal, will feature renowned artists including Sting, Feist, Patrick Watson, Børns, Coeur de Pirate, Elvis Costello, Lana Del Rey, k.d. lang, Adam Cohen and more.
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Free walking tour of Cohen's Montreal
The concert was just part of the many events surrounding last month's opening of the Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything exhibit at Montreal's Musée d'art contemporain (MAC). Among the activities is a free walking tour of Cohen's Montreal which is available for download on the Detour app.
Developed by CBC and narrated by Montreal singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright, the audio tour takes listeners from the 1950s cafés where Cohen wrote his earliest poems to Parc du Portugal, just steps from the famous duplex that was his Montreal home for decades.
Just search "Leonard Cohen's Montreal" or "Leonard Cohen's Neighbourhood" on the Detour App to find both short and extended versions of the tour.
For more Leonard Cohen-related content, visit CBC Music's Tribute Page.