Producer, keyboardist, Lyricist, composer and Performer Idan Raichel is a global music icon who has brought his inspiring example and soul-stirring music to some of the planet’s biggest stages. His The Piano Songs Tour will come to Montreal and The Olympia on Thursday, November 7 (8 pm) at L’Olympia (1004 Ste. Catherine Street East).
As the leader of The Idan Raichel Project, Raichel acts as a musical ambassador representing a hopeful world in which artistic collaboration breaks down barriers between people of different backgrounds and beliefs.
Over the past 13 years, Raichel has collaborated with American pop stars India Arie, Dave Matthews and Alicia Keyes, not to mention a wide range of artists who are household names in their native countries: Portugal’s Ana Moura, France’s Patrick Bruel, Italy’s Ornella Vanoni, Germany’s Andreas Scholl, and Mali’s Vieux Farka Touré to name but a few.
The Idan Raichel Project’s spectacular live show has enchanted audiences worldwide. They have headlined in some of the world’s most prestigious venues, including New York’s Central Park Summer Stage, Apollo Theater, Town Hall and Radio City Music Hall, Los Angeles’ Kodak Theater, the Sydney Opera House, Zenith in Paris, London’s Royal Albert Hall and many international festivals. They have also performed across Europe, South & Central America, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Ethiopia, South Africa, Ghana, Japan and dozens of other countries for enraptured audiences of all backgrounds.
Raichel’s new album And If You Will Come To Me, released in January 2019, is shaped by numerous collaborations and promises to be the most impactful album of his illustrious career. You can listen to it here. The title track, “Ve’Eem Tavo’ee Elay” in Hebrew, has already become one of his biggest hits ever in Israel, with nearly 18 million streams on YouTube alone, and the singles from the album have racked up a total of 35 million YouTube plays.
Tickets: $29.50 to $99.50 (tax included, SVC extra) Box office: olympiamontreal.com / 1-855-790-1245