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27 août 2007

Daniel Lanois finally gives us what we want

102.1 The Edge presents Daniel Lanois with Brian Blade and Friends live in concert Monday September 10 and Tuesday September 11, 2007 at The Great Hall, Toronto, Ontario, 1087 Queen Street West

Toronto - 102.1 the Edge is proud to present Daniel Lanois with Brian Blade, September 10 and 11 at the Great Hall located on Queen Street West in Toronto, Ontario. The concerts coincide with the premiere of Lanois’ debut film, Here Is What Is, at the Toronto International Film Festival that same week.

The concerts will feature songs from Daniel’s film and his up and coming solo album. Lanois will be joined on stage by drummer Brian Blade. Other musical guests will be announced in the coming days.

About Here Is What Is

Here Is What Is is a sonic, filmic, journey to unique and captivating places from the last year and a half of Lanois’ life. The camera work is classic, uninterrupted and deadly committed. The film opens with a magical performance on the piano by Canada's national treasure, Garth Hudson.

The film includes moments of Lanois philosophizing with his old friend Brian Eno during an exotic visit to Morocco, where the Eno Lanois production team has been working with Irish friends, U2. Lanois also travels to the birthplace of the groove - the Deep South, Shreveport, Louisiana and sits in with Brian Blade at the Zion Baptist Church where a roaring rendition of This May Be The Last Time is delivered by Brian's father, Brady Blade Sr.

Lanois' psychedelic past continues to haunt him throughout the film as the hyper-realism of the in-studio documentation is contrasted by moments of wild fantasia. The heart dedicated to verite is also hungry for the unknown. Lanois also invites us into his studio to look over his shoulder at a mix being performed live, while he explains his moves and the musical reasons for making them. He explains how he stumbled into being a record producer, naively, through his love of music.

Here Is What Is is arguably the best rock-n-roll film of 2007 with guest appearances by Garth Hudson, Brian Blade, Eno, U2, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Aaron Neville, Billy Bob Thornton and Sinead O'Connor.

A full festival schedule will be announced on August 28, 2007. For more information on how to purchase tickets please call (416) 968-FILM or 1-877-968-FILM or visit www.tiff07.ca.

About Daniel Lanois

This first time film maker originally from Quebec is finally responding to what people have been asking him to do for thirty years, which is to show the creative process of his work in the recording studio. Mr. Lanois, one of Canada's musical exports is the recipient of ten Grammy awards and five Juno awards.

In a quiet way, he has helped to catapult the careers of many of our favourite artists to high artistic commercial places including U2: The Joshua Tree, The Unforgettable Fire, Achtung Baby, How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, All That You Can't Leave Behind, Bob Dylan: Oh Mercy, Time Out of Mind, Peter Gabriel: So, Us, Birdie, Neville Brothers: Yellow Moon, Brian Eno: Apollo, Music For Films II, On Land, The Pearl, Plateaux Of Mirror, Luscious Jackson: Fever In Fever Out, Emmylou Harris: Wrecking Ball, Willie Nelson: Teatro, Scott Weiland: 12 Bar Blues, Slingblade (Soundtrack), Daniel Lanois: Acadie, Beauty of Wynona, Shine, Rockets, Belladonna and Robbie Robertson: Robbie Robertson.

Technology is easy to measure but heart and soul is not. Lanois has ridden the constant wave of change and finds himself right back where he started embracing passion and people. What drives people is what interests Lanois; he doesn't like to talk about it because it might then disappear.

Tickets will be available at all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling (416) 870-8000 or online at ticketmaster.ca beginning Tuesday August 28 at 10 a.m. Tickets will also be available at the door on show day only (subject to availability).


By Social Decoder, SooToday.com, Monday, August 27, 2007

2 commentaires:

jean-philippe a dit…

Bravo !! je découvre ton blog ce jour et je le trouve tres complet , de plus j'aime beaucoup les artistes dont tu parles (dont Peter Gabriel évidemment )les anecdotes sont riches et donnent envie de se pencher un peu plus sur certains artistes que j'écoute un peu moins (je pense à Yousso n'Dour ) belle journée !!!
i'll be back on your web space

Gabnews a dit…

Bonjour Jean-Philippe,

merci pour ton appréciation, ce blog à pour but de suivre, au travers de revues de presse, l'actualité et de faire découvrir le cas échéant le travail de Peter Gabriel et des musiciens qui lui sont plus ou moins proches.

au plaisir de te lire ici ou ailleurs ;-)