September 18, 2017 8:35 am
Updated: September 18, 2017 7:25 pm

Tribute concert for Leonard Cohen to be held in November in Montreal

WATCH: Musical icon and Montrealer Leonard Cohen is being celebrated, almost one year after his passing, with a tribute concert at the Bell Centre. Global's Tim Sargeant reports.


A long list of musicians will be performing at the Bell Centre on Nov. 6 almost one year after the passing of musical icon and Montrealer Leonard Cohen.

Elvis Costello, Sting, Lana Del Rey, Feist along with several other musicians will take part in Tower of Song: A memorial tribute to Leonard Cohen.

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“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 Adam Cohen 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.”

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Cohen passed away on Nov. 7, 2016, at the age of 82 from complications after a fall in his Los Angeles home.

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Tickets for the concert go on sale Sept. 23 at 12 p.m.

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