Leonard Cohen‘s reputation for combining melancholy, eroticism, longevity, spirituality, hipness and poetry has earned him an unparalleled collection of nicknames: the Lord Byron of Rock and Roll, Master Of Romantic Despair, Grizzled Prophet, and Apocalyptic Lounge Lizard, to name a few. (Find more here.)
Montreal’s most enduring hipster (my addition to the fray) will play two shows at the Montreal Bell Centre on Wednesday, November 28 and Thursday, November 29. He is touring North America in support of his roundly acclaimed 2012 album, “Old Things.” Tickets start at a mere $40 for Thursday’s show, and although the least expensive seats are sold out for Wednesday’s concert, $65, $113, $182 and $267 tickets are still available for each night.
Can’t make it to the show? At 11am on Friday, November 23, CKUT 90.3FM will celebrate the upcoming concerts with a tribute to Cohen on Shtetl on the Shortwave, taped live at Bagels Etc, one of Cohen’s favourite haunts on St Laurent Blvd. Tune in to hear local musicians cover their favourite Cohen songs. Leave a comment on Shtetl’s FB timeline, or tweet @ShtetlMontreal your favourite Cohen song, Cohen sighting or Cohen memory, and get your name in the draw to WIN TICKETS to one of Cohen’s gigs.