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Natasha Negovanlis“(…) It has been an honor and a privilege to provide more positive onscreen representation for the queer community, for my community.”

Natasha Negovanlis won the Fans’ Choice Canadian Screen Award last night for Carmilla, and her beautiful, heartfelt speech brought me to tears. A lot of speeches did last night, and I am so happy and proud that the Canadian Academy honored and celebrated diversity. From Natasha and fierce ally Tatiana Maslany, to Kim’s Convenience’s Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Race’s Stephan James, and Tantoo Cardinal receiving the Earle Grey Award, it, to paraphrase the Prime Minister, really looked like Canada!

The National - Sleep Well Beast
September 8, 2017 | americanmary.com
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2017 tour, on sale May 19
Pre-sale May 15
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Jun 23-25 - Glastonbury, UK - Glastonbury Festival*
Aug 12 - Copenhagen, DK - HAVEN Festival*
Sep 16 - Cork, IE - Cork Opera House - Sounds from a Safe Harbour~
Sep 17 - Dublin, IE - Vicar Street~
Sep 18 - Dublin, IE - Vicar Street~
Sep 20 - Edinburgh, UK - Usher Hall~
Sep 21 - Edinburgh, UK - Usher Hall~
Sep 22 - Manchester, UK - O2 Apollo~
Sep 23 - Manchester, UK - O2 Apollo~
Sep 25 - London, UK - Eventim Apollo~
Sep 26 - London, UK - Eventim Apollo~
Sep 27 - London, UK - Eventim Apollo~
Sep 28 - London, UK - Eventim Apollo~
Oct 5 - Boston, MA - Wang Theatre^
Oct 6 - New York, NY - Forest Hills Stadium^+
Oct 11 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl^+%
Oct 12 - San Diego, CA - CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre^+
Oct 14 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre^+
Oct 21 - Hamburg, DE - Elbphilharmonie**~
Oct 23 - Berlin, DE - Tempodrom~
Oct 24 - Berlin, DE - Tempodrom~
Oct 25 - Amsterdam, NL - AFAS Live~
Oct 28 - Lisbon, PT - Coliseu dos Recreios~
Oct 30 - Brussels, BE - Palais des Beaux-Arts~
Oct 31 - Brussels, BE - Palais des Beaux-Arts~
Nov 2-4 - Paris, FR - Pitchfork Paris*
Nov 4 - Stockholm, SE - Annexet~
Nov 5 - Stockholm, SE - Annexet~
Nov 6 - Oslo, NO - Sentrum Scene~
Nov 7 - Oslo, NO - Sentrum Scene~
Nov 27 - Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall^
Nov 28 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre^
Nov 29 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre^
Dec 1 - Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre^
Dec 2 - Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre^
Dec 4 - Philadelphia, PA - Verizon Hall^
Dec 7 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis^
Dec 8 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis^
Dec 9 - Toronto, ON - Sony Centre^
Dec 10 - Hamilton, ON - Hamilton Place Theatre^
Dec 12 - Chicago, IL - Civic Opera House^
Dec 13 - Chicago, IL - Civic Opera House^
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%with Local Natives
+with Daughter
*on sale now
**on sale June 12, no pre-sale
~pre-order Sleep Well Beast at 4ad.co/NtlSongkick to receive UK/Europe pre-sale access***
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^every North American ticket includes a digital download of Sleep Well Beast, delivered Sep 8. CD/LP purchase available

Dustin Rabin, 2008
Leonard Cohen at the Hummingbird Centre (Sony Centre) in Toronto. June 9, 2008. Gelatin silver print

“Love Itself”

The light came through the window,
Straight from the sun above,
And so inside my little room
There plunged the rays of Love.

In streams of light I clearly saw
The dust you seldom see,
Out of which the Nameless makes
A Name for one like me.

I’ll try to say a little more:
Love went on and on
Until it reached an open door –
Then Love Itself
Love Itself was gone.

All busy in the sunlight
The flecks did float and dance,
And I was tumbled up with them
In formless circumstance.

I’ll try to say a little more:
Love went on and on
Until it reached an open door –
Then Love Itself
Love Itself was gone.

Then I came back from where I’d been.
My room, it looked the same –
But there was nothing left between
The Nameless and the Name.

All busy in the sunlight
The flecks did float and dance,
And I was tumbled up with them
In formless circumstance.

I’ll try to say a little more:
Love went on and on
Until it reached an open door –
Then Love itself,
Love Itself was gone.
Love Itself was gone.

Lyrics by Leonard Cohen