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. (8:30 p.m. NT) on CBC and ICI RADIO-CANADA TÉLÉ.
Radio 2 will also rebroadcast the concert on New Year's Day 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 Børns, Coeur de Pirate, Elvis Costello, Lana Del Rey, Feist, Philip Glass , k.d. lang, Adam Cohen and more.
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This is just part of the special programming the public broadcaster has planned around Leonard Cohen, all of which coincide with the Nov. 9 opening of the exhibition Leonard Cohen: Une brèche en toute chose / A Crack in Everything, presented by CBC/Radio-Canada at the Musée d'art contemporain (MAC).
Free walking tour of Cohen's Montreal
To coincide with the exhibition opening, CBC has created a free walking tour of Cohen's Montreal which will be available to download on the Detour app, shortly.
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.
For more information on all of CBC/Radio-Canada's Leonard Cohen-related programming, please visit our media center.