Leonard Cohen – Tower of Song

Leonard Cohen – Tower of Song

Sun, 06/28/2020 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm

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Filmed at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Nov. 6, 2017, one year after Cohen’s death, Tower of Song brought together artists and fans alike to remember the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. 

The special features performances by a star-studded lineup of international artists, and includes many of Cohen’s most celebrated songs, augmented by rare archival interviews and concert footage. Leonard Cohen: Tower of Song airs Sunday, June 28 at 2:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

In this hour-and-a-half special program, world-class performers such as Sting, Elvis Costello, and Lana Del Rey paid tribute through personal renditions of Cohen’s most recognizable songs. “Dance Me to the End of Love,” “Hallelujah,” “Suzanne,” "Bird On a Wire" and “Democracy” are all showcased with the help of a 24-piece orchestra. Rare archival footage of Cohen in his final days also adds to the touching homage.