Archiv für den Monat: Mai 2023

KW-20-2023: 40 concerts of #Marillion in 40 years in Montreal (1983-2023) – Please correct me if I’m wrong, but I think Sunday, 14th of may 2023 was not only Steve Hogarth’s 67th birthday, it was also Marillion’s 40th concert in 40 years in Montreal since they gave their first concert here in 1983. Please correct me if I’m wrong…

Korregiert mich bitte, wenn ich falsch liege, aber ich glaube am Sonntag, war nicht nur Steve Hogarth`s 67. Geburtstag, es war auch Marillion`s 40. Konzert in 40 Jahren Montreal seitdem sie 1983 hier ihr erstes Konzert gegeben haben. Korregiert mich bitte, wenn ich falsch liege …

KW-19-2023: Travelling Montreal, finishing my soon outcoming next book „Marillion, Montreal & Leonard Cohen“ – Marillion Weekend 2023 in Montreal – Day 3/ 3

The third day of the „Marillion Weekend 2023“ in Montreal was also a bit dominated by Leonard Cohen. At the evening event before the concert „Audience with Marillion“, a Marillion fan  congratulated Steve „H“ Hogarth  in detail  on how well he succeeded in the song „The Crow & The Nightingale“.  Leonard Cohen was called, when the band  was asked who they would like to  meet.

Auch der dritte Tag des „Marillion Weekend 2023“ in Montreal stand ein wenig im Zeichen von Leonard Cohen. Bei der abendlichen Veranstaltung vor dem Konzert „Audience with Marillion“ hat ein Marillion-Fan Steve „H“ Hogarth ausführklich gratuliert, wie gut ihm der Song „The Crow & The Nightingale“ gelungen ist. Desweiteren wurde Leonard Cohen genannt, als die Band gefragt wurde, wen sie gerne einmal treffen würde



Living With the Big Lie


The Hollow Man

Born to Run

White Paper

Sugar Mice


The Fruit of the Wild Rose

Older Than Me

Afraid of Sunrise

Map of the World

Pour My Love

A Voice From the Past

Somewhere Else


A Few Words for the Dead

Garden Party

KW-19-2023: Marillion payed Tribute to Leonard Cohen with a Song and a special Stage-Background- On Day 2 of the Marilion Weekend Montreal 2023 –

Photos: Christof Graf


An Hour Before It’s Dark

Be Hard On Yourself (I) The Tear in the Big Picture

Be Hard On Yourself (II) Lust for Luxury

Be Hard On Yourself (III) You Can Learn

Reprogram the Gene (I) Invincible

Reprogram the Gene (II) Trouble-Free Life

Reprogram the Gene (III) A Cure for Us?

Only a Kiss

Murder Machines

The Crow and the Nightingale ==> Tribute To Leonard Cohen

Sierra Leone (I) Chance in a Million

Sierra Leone (II) The White Sand

Sierra Leone (III) The Diamond

Sierra Leone (IV) The Blue Warm Air

Sierra Leone (V) More Than Treasure

Care (I) Maintenance Drugs

Care (II) An Hour Before It’s Dark

Care (III) Every Cell

Care (IV) Angels on Earth



Afraid of Sunlight


Encore 2:

The Space…

Encore 3:

Separated Out (Played as „Zeparated Out“… more )


KW-19-2023: Travelling to #MONTREAL – Joining the #MARILLION Weekend Festival (12th-14th of May) : Tag 1 von 3 – Setlist and first venue-impressions


El Dorado: I. Long-Shadowed Sun

El Dorado: II. The Gold

El Dorado: III. Demolished Lives

El Dorado: IV. F E A R

El Dorado: V. The Grandchildren of Apes

This Train Is My Life

The Party

One Fine Day

(Preceded by an improvised… more )

Fantastic Place

No One Can

Dry Land

(How We Live cover)

Warm Wet Circles

That Time of the Night (The Short Straw)

The Leavers: I. Wake Up in Music

The Leavers: II. The Remainers

The Leavers: III. Vapour Trails in the Sky

The Leavers: IV. The Jumble of Days

The Leavers: V. One Tonight


Three Minute Boy (Preceded by a short snippet… more )

Encore 2:

This Strange Engine

KW-19-2023: #unanswered_questions_about_Leonard_Cohen (19): What does Marillion have to do with Montreal and Leonard Cohen? About the connection between Marillion, Montreal & Leonard Cohen (German/ English)

#unanswered_questions_about_Leonard_Cohen (19):

Was hat Marillion mit Montreal und Leonard Cohen zu tun ?

Über den Zusammenhang zwischen Marillion, Montreal & Leonard Cohen

What does Marillion have to do with Montreal and Leonard Cohen?

About the connection between Marillion, Montreal & Leonard Cohen


Es gibt mehrere Berührungspunkte zwischen der britischen Progressive-Rockband Marillion, Montreal und Leonard Cohen, z.B.:

Marillion spielen 2023 bereits ihr 7. MARILLION WEEKEND – Festival in der kanadischen Metropole und Leonard Cohens Heimatstadt Montreal

2012 veröffentlichten sie auf ihrem Album „Sounds Cant Be Made“ einen Tribute To Montreal – Song mit dem Titel „Montreal“

Auf dem 2022 erschienenen Album „An Hour Before It`s Dark“ gibt es als „Tribute To Leonard Cohen“-Song das Lied „The Crow and the Nightingale“



There are several points of contact between the British progressive rock band Marillion, Montreal and Leonard Cohen, e.g.:

Marillion will play their 7th MARILLION WEEKEND festival in 2023 in the Canadian metropolis and Leonard Cohen’s hometown of Montreal

In 2012, they released  a tribute to Montreal song titled „Montreal“ on their album „That Sounds Cant Be Made“

On the album „An Hour Before It`s Dark“, released in 2022, there is the song „The Crow and the Nightingale“ as a „Tribute To Leonard Cohen“ song



Taken from the forthcoming 400 pages-book: MARILLION, MONTREAL & LEONARD COHEN – Essays, Photos, Interviews – ©opyright 2023. ALL bw-photos taken by ©hristof Graf / MORE INFOS here:

KW-19-2023: – Travelling Montreal, finishing my soon outcoming next book „Marillion, Montreal & Leonard Cohen“ – From Stuttgart/ Germany (my last Marillion concert in 2022) to Montreal/ Quebec/ Canada (my first Marillion concert in 2023). A concert report from the current issue of BREAK OUT MAGAZINE No. 2-2023 –

“Von Stuttgart/ Germany (my last Marillion-Konzert in 2022) to Montreal/ Quebec/ Kanada (my first Marillion Konzert in 2023). Ein Konzertbericht aus der aktuellen Ausgabe des BREAK OUT MAGAZIN No. 2-2023