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Hubert Lenoir goes wild | The Montreal Newspaper

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Hubert Lenoir waited nine months after the release of his excellent second album to find the Montreal crowd. And the long wait was worth it. In excellent shape, the musician gave a wild and decidedly rock performance on Tuesday to the thousands of spectators who came to see him at a big concert outside the Francos.

In interview with The newspaperHubert Lenoir told us he saw this concert at Francos – probably the biggest of his career – as “a mix between a film of Donkey and a rock concert.


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This is what we had … from the first song! Appearing on the screens filmed by a hand-held camera, manipulated “à la MusiquePlus” by his accomplice Noémie D. Leclerc, Hubert took a sip of beer backstage before taking the stage. He wore a fluorescent yellow patrol jacket and an NFB cap.

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Shouting out loud when he arrived on stage, the singer set the tone for the concert. The musician was hopping while performing a very rock version of Golden days. Then, his musicians let off steam in a long jam with almost grunge accents during which he was doing Hubert bodysurfing on the crowd. We remember that we were only on the first song!


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New parts

After a short break mtl freestylethe rhythm resumed from the next song, Sunday evening. Once again, the singer and musicians made a much more rock, sometimes even punk, version of him than the album. PICTURA DE IPSE: Direct music. In the crowd, several spectators did not hesitate to push themselves in mosh well.

I’m back baby ! launched Hubert to the audience who finally saw him again after the singer toured the US and France. The Place des Festivals was also quite busy on this superb Tuesday night that felt like August.


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In the disco

Later on, Hubert dropped the fluorescent jacket to reveal a pink dress, a dress that he later took off to continue the concert in simple underwear!

After playing his biggest career hit at the end of the course, Person II’s daughterHubert Lenoir left the stage before returning for an encore.


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And what a memorable memory we had! The singer sang PHASEfrom his latest album, before offering the public … disco music!

So we heard in the speakers of Flo Rida and Timbaland, artists who – it is to be verified – have probably never played at the Francos. It was enough to put the party on the Place des Francos.


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After about fifteen minutes of dance pop music, and when part of the audience started to leave, Hubert reappeared to do his beautiful Restart. A perfect end to an evening you won’t soon forget.

Hubert Lenoir and his co-authors Félix Petit and Julyan received the SOCAN Song of the Year award on Tuesday for the piece SECRET. “Okay, it’s one of the best songs I’ve written,” Hubert said during the concert.

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