Setlists of the North American tour, Spring 2009

USA and Canada (April 1 - June 4, 2009). Special concert for fans in NYC (February 19). Concert reports, set lists, photos, media coverage, multimedia links, recollections...
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Re: Please post setlists of the North America tour here!!!

Postby surfergirl » Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:06 am

When I got the list, I looked at it with 2 musician friends and we collectively figured out most of how it works.

To the left of the list is the key in which the song will be played (i.e. key of E or F, etc.). If there's more than one song listed in a slot (i.e. see the circled "Miracle" -- then you need to look to the right side to find what key in which it will be played.

As for the rest of the songs listed on the right hand side that are NOT listed as an alternative song on the left, my guess is that they might be contemplated added songs or to change it up a little. If a decision is made, the key is available to the musicians.

I could be way off, anyone else have thoughts?
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Re: Please post setlists of the North America tour here!!!

Postby mnkyface » Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:34 am

Interesting the "full bow" and "short bow" notations. I also love the abbreviated "Don't Make Junk". :lol:
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Re: Please post setlists of the North America tour here!!!

Postby yaniv297 » Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:45 pm

this is interesting. does anyone know what the marked songs (partisan, raincoat, etc) mean? why would he mark them?

and is he ever going to play one of us cannot be wrong? it was o the page from the beginning of the tour but it was never played...
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Re: Please post setlists of the North America tour here!!!

Postby Robin » Sat Apr 18, 2009 3:51 am

This annotated setlist belonged to the guitar/bass guitar/harp technician in Leonard's road crew. "Upright" and "fretless" refer to Rossy Beck's instruments as required on specific songs. The technician has highlighted the songs when he needs to carry on a specific instrument and plug it in etc.
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Re: Please post setlists of the North America tour here!!!

Postby surfergirl » Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:31 pm

Excellent information Robin. Thanks!
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Re: Please post setlists of the North America tour here!!!

Postby friscogrl » Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:54 pm

Here is the setlist for Coachella 4/17/09

Dance Me to the End of Love
The Future
Ain't no Cure fro love
Bird on the Wire
Everybody Knows
Who by Fire
First We Take Manhattan
Hallelujah
I'm your Man
Democracy
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Re: Please post setlists of the North America tour here!!!

Postby MichaelDoherty » Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:41 am

LEONARD COHEN
4-7-09 - Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, CA
Set I
1. Dance Me To The End Of Love
2. The Future
3. Ain't No Cure For Love
4. Bird On The Wire
5. Everybody Knows
6. In My Secret Life
7. Who By Fire
8. Chelsea Hotel No. 2
9. Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye
10. Anthem
Set II
1. Tower Of Song
2. Suzanne
3. The Gypsy's Wife
4. The Partisan
5. Boogie Street
6. Hallelujah
7. I'm Your Man
8. A Thousand Kisses Deep
9. Take This Waltz
First Encore
1. So Long, Marianne
2. First We Take Manhattan
Second Encore
1. Famous Blue Raincoat
2. If It Be Your Will
3. Democracy
Third Encore
1. That Don't Make It Junk
2. Closing Time
Fourth Encore
1. I Tried To Leave You
2. Whither Thou Goest
(First set started at 8:07 p.m.)
(Leonard Cohen played keyboard on "Tower Of Song")

4-10-09 - Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Set I
1. Dance Me To The End Of Love
2. The Future
3. Ain't No Cure For Love
4. Bird On The Wire
5. Everybody Knows
6. In My Secret Life
7. Who By Fire
8. Chelsea Hotel No. 2
9. Waiting For The Miracle
10. Anthem
Set II
1. Tower Of Song
2. Suzanne
3. The Gypsy's Wife
4. The Partisan
5. Boogie Street
6. Hallelujah
7. I'm Your Man
8. A Thousand Kisses Deep
9. Take This Waltz
First Encore
1. So Long, Marianne
2. First We Take Manhattan
Second Encore
1. Famous Blue Raincoat
2. If It Be Your Will
3. Democracy
Third Encore
1. That Don't Make It Junk
2. Closing Time
Fourth Encore
1. I Tried To Leave You
2. Whither Thou Goest
(The first set started at 8:12 p.m.; the second set started at 9:45 p.m.)
(Leonard Cohen played guitar on "Who By Fire," "Suzanne," "The Gypsy's Wife," "The Partisan," "Famous Blue Raincoat" and "I Tried To Leave You.")
(Leonard Cohen played keyboard on "Tower Of Song.")

4-11-09 - Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Set I
1. Dance Me To The End Of Love
2. The Future
3. Ain't No Cure For Love
4. Bird On The Wire
5. Everybody Knows
6. In My Secret Life
7. Who By Fire
8. Chelsea Hotel No. 2
9. Waiting For The Miracle
10. Anthem
Set II
1. Tower Of Song
2. Suzanne
3. The Gypsy's Wife
4. The Partisan
5. Boogie Street
6. Hallelujah
7. I'm Your Man
8. A Thousand Kisses Deep
9. Take This Waltz
First Encore
1. So Long, Marianne
2. First We Take Manhattan
Second Encore
1. Famous Blue Raincoat
2. If It Be Your Will
3. Democracy
Third Encore
1. That Don't Make It Junk
2. Closing Time
Fourth Encore
1. I Tried To Leave You
2. Whither Thou Goest
(The first set started at 8:11 p.m; the second set started at 9:47 p.m.; the encores started at 10:42 p.m.)
(Leonard Cohen played guitar on "Who By Fire," "Suzanne," "The Gypsy's Wife," "The Partisan" and "I Tried To Leave You.")
(Leonard Cohen played keyboard on "Tower Of Song.")

I took approximately 70 photos at the San Diego show, and only a few at the second L.A. show. They are all posted on my myspace page - myspace.com/31332010 - in two separate pictures files. Also on there are the photos i took the second night in Toronto last year. (For those who care, the San Diego show was the best concert i've ever attended in my life.)
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Re: Please post setlists of the North America tour here!!!

Postby soldout » Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:13 pm

Well there's no topic for the Oakland shows so I was going to post a few comments here. I went the first and third nights after seeing 3 shows in Australia (Adelaide, Hunter Valley and Bowral). The Aussie shows were "A Day On The Green" outdoor festivals with great opening bands and "large" sound systems, screens, etc. It was pretty fantastic once I got over the lack of intimacy I hoped for. The Bowral show was my favorite.

The Oakland shows were great too, but way more subtle. I could have used a notch or two more volume and I was in row F on the 15th. It was great to here Waiting For A Miracle both nights, and Lullaby the first night. I felt like Leonard was starting to show some affects from the lengthy tour, though. He wasn't as crip as he was at the Aussie shows. Also, the show on the 15th was cut short by a couple songs. I question the wisdom of scheduling that third night in a row.

I *really* wanted to see them play "That Don't Make It Junk," but they played it on the night I didn't go! :(

I did meet everyone in the band in the foyer before the show, save for Neil and Leonard (and Sharon, who I had met along with Dino in Adelaide at a Jeff Beck Concert). All in all it was great. Big thanks to Leonard, the band, and this great website.
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Re: Please post setlists of the North America tour here!!!

Postby Maarten » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:37 pm

Latest update of my file:
http://users.telenet.be/maarten.massa/d ... 8-2009.pdf

Please keep posting the setlists here, even if it has been posted somewhere else!

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Re: Please post setlists of the North America tour here!!!

Postby surfergirl » Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:16 am

Tres bien! Thanks, Marteen!
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Re: Please post setlists of the North America tour (SEATTLE)

Postby TheGhost » Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:45 pm

So I just saw the Seattle show last night... AMAZING!!! First time I've ever seen Leonard so I'm still kind of on cloud nine. I tried to write down the set list as best I could but was unfamiliar with a few of the songs. Below is what I came up with and hopefully someone can help me fill in the rest? It does look like a similar list to some of the other shows. Cheers!

WaMu Theatre - Seattle, WA - April 23rd, 2009

DANCE ME TO THE END OF LOVE
THE FUTURE
AINT NO CURE FOR LOVE
BIRD ON A WIRE
EVERYBODY KNOWS
IN MY SECRET LIFE
WHO BY THE FIRE
CHELSEA HOTEL
WAITING FOR THE MIRACLE
(?)
TOWER OF SONG
SUZANNE
GYPSY WIFE
(?)
BOOGIE STREET
HALLELUJAH
I'M YOUR MAN
A THOUSAND KISSES DEEP
(?)
(?)
(?)
FAMOUS BLUE RAINCOAT
SISTERS OF MERCY
IF IT BE YOUR WILL
(?)

Please help me with this list and any thoughts or input is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Re: Please post setlists of the North America tour here!!!

Postby Maarten » Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:51 am

Update upto April 23 (Seattle)
113 concerts done, 55 more to follow (for now...)

http://users.telenet.be/maarten.massa/d ... 8-2009.pdf

Please keep posting setlists!

Thank you Marie for keeping track of the setlists too! It's nice to be able to check if my interpretation of some posts is the same as yours.
Take a look at lots of reviews, setlists,... at Marie's site:
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Re: Please post setlists of the North America tour (SEATTLE)

Postby kkh » Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:02 am

TheGhost wrote:So I just saw the Seattle show last night... AMAZING!!! First time I've ever seen Leonard so I'm still kind of on cloud nine. I tried to write down the set list as best I could but was unfamiliar with a few of the songs. Below is what I came up with and hopefully someone can help me fill in the rest? It does look like a similar list to some of the other shows. Cheers!

WaMu Theatre - Seattle, WA - April 23rd, 2009

DANCE ME TO THE END OF LOVE
THE FUTURE
AINT NO CURE FOR LOVE
BIRD ON A WIRE
EVERYBODY KNOWS
IN MY SECRET LIFE
WHO BY THE FIRE
CHELSEA HOTEL
WAITING FOR THE MIRACLE
ANTHEM
-- Intermission --

TOWER OF SONG
SUZANNE
GYPSY WIFE
THE PARTISAN
BOOGIE STREET
HALLELUJAH
I'M YOUR MAN
A THOUSAND KISSES DEEP
TAKE THIS WALTZ
-- First Encore -- (?)
SO LONG, MARIANNE
FIRST WE TAKE MANHATTAN
-- Second Encore --

FAMOUS BLUE RAINCOAT
SISTERS OF MERCY
-- Third Encore --
I TRIED TO LEAVE YOU

IF IT BE YOUR WILL
DEMOCRACY
WHITHER THOU GOEST (sung by the band and crew)


Please help me with this list and any thoughts or input is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
It was an amazing concert, and I regret not keeping track of the setlist. My additions are in red, as best as I can remember, but my memory of the encores I'm sure is wrong. I hope that someone took notes and jump in with corrections. The encores are similar to the LA dates posted above. He definitely did not play "Closing Time" or "That Don't Make It Junk". "I Tried to Leave You" may have started the second encore.

Additional information, concert began at about 8:07 PDT, intermission began at 9:15, second set began at 9:40, and the concert ended at 11:10.
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Re: Please post setlists of the North America tour here!!!

Postby maglover » Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:59 pm

Calgary April 26, 2009

First Set
1. Dance Me to the End Of Love
2. The Future
3. Ain't No Cure For Love
4. Bird on the Wire
5. Everybody Knows
6. In My Secret Life
7. Who By Fire
8. Chelsea Hotel No. 2
9. Waiting for the Miracle
10. Anthem

Second Set
11. Tower of Song
12. Suzanne
13. The Gypsy's Wife
14. The Partisan
15. Boogie Street
16. Hallelujah
17. I'm Your Man
18. A Thousand Kisses Deep
19. Take This Waltz

First Encore
20. So Long, Marianne
21. First We Take Manhattan

Second Encore
22. Famous Blue Raincoat
23. Sisters of Mercy

Third Encore
24. If It Be Your Will
25. Closing Time

Fourth Encore
26. I Tried to Leave You
27. Whither Thou Goest
Last edited by maglover on Wed Apr 29, 2009 4:50 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Please post setlists of the North America tour here!!!

Postby yaniv297 » Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:08 pm

maglover wrote:Calgary April 26, 2009
25. Closing Time
You sure you don't confuse Closing Time with Democracy? It is reported here:
viewtopic.php?f=32&t=14588&st=0&sk=t&sd=a

that Democracy was also played. and I think someone in this thread said he left Closing Time out. It's a more reasonable ommision then Democracy, which LC seems to really like (didn't it close a festival show lately?)

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