Tower of Song is a duo-- Oliver Swain and Glenna Garramone-- based in Victoria, BC, Canada, who re-imagine and interpret the songs of Leonard Cohen, as well as present original material.  They collaborate with a rotating cast of guest artists.

Previous events

Tower of Song at the Victoria Event Centre

Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street, Victoria

Doors open 7pm, show 8pm. We always love playing in our beautiful home town. Join us for a special evening of music and poetry in honour of our hero Leonard Cohen. Advance tickets through the link below (Eventbrite) and at Lyle's Place (770 Yates St). Tickets $20 advance, $25 cash only at the door (if available).

Tower of Song at the Duncan Showroom

Duncan Showroom (downstairs), 131 Station Street, Duncan

Doors open 7pm, show 7:30pm. We're always happy to return to the Duncan Showroom-- great sound, great folks, great listening room! Join us for what will be a special night in honour of our hero Leonard Cohen. Tickets $20 advance, $25 at the door (if available).

Tower of Song Homeroutes Tour in Ontario and Quebec

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House Concerts in ON and QC, see link below

Advance reservations are required as these are all house concerts. Find details and make reservations at: http://www.homeroutes.ca/artists/tower-of-song/ April 17: Vasey, ON April 18: Gravenhurst, ON April 19: Haliburton, ON April 20: Alymer, QC A;April 21: Vankleek Hill, ON

Tower of Song at Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival

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Salmon Arm Fair Grounds , 490 5th Ave SW, Salmon Arm, BC

We're so thrilled to be hosting and performing in a Tribute to Leonard Cohen at the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival! Other performers will include Jeffrey Foucault, Irish Mythen, Dana Wylie and Dan Shinnan from the Mad Dogs Experience, Canadian poet John Lent and the ROOTS AND BLUES House Band. For more info: https://www.rootsandblues.ca/the-celebration-of-leonard-cohen

Tower of Song in Sidney, BC

Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney

We're thrilled to be playing the beautiful Charlie White Theatre (in the Mary Winspear Centre), one of the finest theatres in the Victoria region. For anyone who couldn't get tickets to our last show in Victoria, this show is for you!

Tower of Song at The Rogue Folk Club, Vancouver, BC

Rogue Folk Club at St. James Hall, 3214 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver

Doors open 7pm, Show 8pm. We're excited to return to The Rogue Folk Club, and thrilled that we'll be joined by special guest Marin Patenaude (http://www.marinpatenaude.com/). Advance tickets highly recommended! Tickets are $22 advance ($18 for Rogue Folk Club members), and are available online through the link below, and also at Highlife Records (1317 Commercial Drive), Rufus' Guitars (2621 Alma Street), Tapestry Music (3607 West Broadway), and Red Cat Records (4332 Main Street) in Vancouver. St. James Hall is wheelchair accessible, and is an all-ages venue.

Dance Me to the End of Love: a celebration of the life and work of Leonard Cohen in Duncan, BC

Duncan Showroom (downstairs), 131 Station Street, Duncan

Doors open 7pm, show 7:30pm. Moved by the death of our hero, we're taking Tower of Song on the road to bring people together and commemorate Leonard Cohen through song. Featuring performances by Oliver Swain and Glenna Garramone.

Tickets $20 adv, $22 door. Available at The Showroom, and http://www.showroomproductions.ca/buy-tickets

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/369096513442121/

Dance Me to the End of Love: a celebration of the life and work of Leonard Cohen

Hope Bay Studios, 4301 Bedwell Harbour Road, Pender Island

Doors open 7:30pm, show 8pm.

Moved by the death of our hero, we're taking Tower of Song on the road to bring people together and commemorate Leonard Cohen through song. Featuring performances by Oliver Swain and Glenna Garramone.

Tickets $20 in advance at Talisman Books and Southridge Farmstore, $25 at the door (if available). Kids 12 and under free, Teens $15.

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/888347764635597/

NEW VENUE! Dance Me to the End of Love: A tribute to the life and work of Leonard Cohen in Victoria, BC

Dave Dunnet Community Theatre in Oak Bay High School, 2121 Cadboro Bay Road, Victoria, BC

SOLD OUT! If you purchased a ticket to Oak Bay United Church show, or a Waitlist ticket, you will automatically have an electronic ticket to the new venue (your name will be on a list at the door).

Doors open 7pm, show 8pm. Featuring performances by Tower of Song (Oliver Swain & Glenna Garramone), Daniel Lapp, West My Friend, Steph MacPherson, and Jeremy Loveday. Join us for this very special evening to honour the brilliance of Cohen.

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/194812430977287/

POSTPONED: Nanaimo show: Dance Me to the End of Love: a celebration of the life and work of Leonard Cohen

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The Vault, 499 Wallace Street, Nanaimo

POSTPONED! Due to warnings of a major snowfall, and potential travel delays, we are postponing our show in Nanaimo. We are working with The Vault to try to find another date to return. Sorry to miss you tonight, Nanaimo!

Doors open 8pm, show 9pm.

Moved by the death of our hero, we're taking Tower of Song on the road to bring people together and commemorate Leonard Cohen through song. Featuring performances by Oliver Swain and Glenna Garramone.

Tickets at The Vault, and at the door, $15.

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1310521609010237/

Tower of Song in Parksville, BC

Realm Food Co., Unit 2 - 180 Craig Street, Parksville, BC

Doors open 6pm, Dinner 6-7pm, Show 7pm. Tickets $20, advance tickets recommended!

Tower of Song at Oak Bay United Church, Victoria, BC

Oak Bay United Church, 1355 Mitchell Street, Victoria, BC

Our homecoming show after our Western Canadian tour! Our last show in Victoria sold out several days in advance, so we recommend getting your tickets early. Doors open 7:30pm, show at 8pm. $20 adv, $25 at the door. Advance tickets available at Larsen Music, Lyle's Place, Ivy's Books, and online through Eventbrite.

Tower of Song at The Forum in Kelowna, BC

The Forum: Kelowna, 1317 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC

Doors open 7pm, show starts 7:30pm. We're excited to be playing at this beautiful new venue! $25 advance, $28 door. Advance tickets available at the Grateful Fed, 509 Bernard Ave., as of Friday, May 6.

SOLD OUT: Tower of Song houseconcert in Medicine Hat, AB

Houseconcert at Ye Olde Jar Bar, 8 Natalie Street SE, Medicine Hat, AB

SOLD OUT! Opening act begins 7pm, Tower of Song begins at 7:30pm. Tickets $20 at the door. To be adding to the waiting list, contact Piet and Ina at (403) 527-0657, or pietina@shaw.ca

Tower of Song at Estevan Art Gallery & Museum, SK

Estevan Art Gallery and Museum, 118 4th Street, Estevan, SK

Doors open 8pm, show 8:30pm. Tickets $20 at the door. Cash bar available.

Western Canada CD release tour, and festival season 

During our Western Canada CD release tour, we played more than 30 shows over the course of 6 weeks, and across 4 provinces.  You know you're on tour when you start measuring distance in units of Provinces, rather than kilometres.  Check out these links to tour-related press:

CBC Radio: Singing in the Tower of Song

The Winnipeg Free Press: First they took Vancouver: duo reimagines Leonard Cohen's music

Metro Calgary: Tower of Song: Folk artists put their own spin on Leonard Cohen

Regina's The Leader Post: Dreamy arrangements fuel Tower of Song

Kelowna Daily Courier: Hallelujah to Cohen


The Coastal Spectator: 5 Questions with Glenna Garramone of Tower of Song

And some recommendations via Leonard Cohen fan sites:

Dr. H Guy: the Leonard Cohen Online Journal: CD release concert recommendation
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Recommended Listening: In City and In Forest


Leonard Cohen Forum: New Tribute


We were thrilled with the reception we received across Western Canada, and we are grateful to all the promoters, hosts, fans, and friends who made this tour possible. 

Festival Season is upon us, and both members of Tower of Song (Glenna Garramone and Oliver Swain)  have been busy with other projects throughout the summer.  Glenna made her official debut as the new keyboard player in Short Story Long, the band that accompanies spoken word artist Shane Koyczan, with a concert at The Banff Centre last week.  Oliver Swain has been rocking stages with his band Big Machine at Winnipeg Folk Fest, and Vancouver Folk Fest.  Tower of Song will be making a cameo appearance during Oliver Swain's Big Machine sets at the Calgary Folk Fest this weekend, and we'll be playing 2 full sets as Tower of Song at ArtsWells Festival of All Things Art, August 1-3.

 

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Our debut album, In City and In Forest, was released on April 22, 2014. Click on the image of the album above to order your copy.

Our debut album, In City and In Forest, was released on April 22, 2014. Click on the image of the album above to order your copy.