Wednesday, September 05, 2007


PRESS RELEASE - September 5/07

102.1 The Edge, Sennheiser, Apex and Long & McQuade




Brian Blade and Friends

Live in Concert

Monday, September 10th & Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

The Great Hall
Doors at 9PM

Toronto, Ontario
1087 Queen Street West


Toronto: Daniel Lanois’ concerts on September 10th and 11th are completely SOLD OUT!!! The concerts coincide with the premiere of Lanois’ debut film, “Here Is What Is”, at the Toronto International Film Festival this Sunday. Tickets are still available for the film premiere, which takes place at the Winter Garden Theatre at 8PM on Sunday. Public screenings for “Here Is What Is’ will also take place on Tuesday, September 11th, and Friday, September 14th.

Lanois’ 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.

To purchase tickets to see the film, “Here Is What Is”, please call (416) 968-FILM or 1-877-968-FILM or visit

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Please scroll down for the following items:

· Overview of the film “Here Is What Is”
· Film Credits
· Biography of Daniel Lanois

Please visit for the following items:

· High Resolution Photographs
· Trailer of “Here Is What Is” (beta sp version available upon request)

To arrange an interview with Daniel Lanois and to obtain a betacam sp of the trailer of “Here Is What Is”, please send request and credentials via email to:

Jean-Paul Gauthier
September Seventh Entertainment
Office: (905) 383-4005


“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



Adam Vollick
Daniel Lanois
Adam Samuels

Edited by:
Adam Vollick

All Music by Daniel Lanois

Additional Creations:
Bob Lanois
Jennifer Tipoulow

Guest Appearances:
Brady Blade Sr.
Brian Blade
Carolina Cerisola
Brain Eno
Emmylou Harris
Garth Hudson
Willie Nelson
Aaron Neville
Sinead O’Connor
Billy Bob Thornton
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. The people in the room have always been his power and his contagious commitment is still his vital ingredient. What drives people is what interests Lanois; he doesn't like to talk about it because it might then disappear.

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