MONTREAL — A memorial tribute concert for Leonard Cohen will be held in Montreal on Nov. 6.
The Cohen family says the event, titled "Tower of Song: A memorial tribute to Leonard Cohen," will be held at Montreal's Bell Centre, marking the first anniversary of Cohen's passing.
Numerous musical acts are already on the bill to honour the late singer's legacy, in addition to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard.
Artists already signed up to participate in the event include Elvis Costello, Lana Del Rey, Feist, k.d. lang, Philip Glass, The Lumineers, Damien Rice, Sting, and the late-singer's son, Adam Cohen.
Tickets go on sale this Saturday at noon.
The concert will be held a day before the date of his death at age 82.
Several other events are planned that week, including the opening of an exhibit at Montreal's contemporary art museum.
If you want a public event do it in Montreal.
"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'," Adam 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."
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