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 ragsoflight » Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:43 pm

yaniv297 wrote:
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?)

I attended the (stunning) Calgary show. Closing Time was played, Democracy was not.

The above setlist is completely accurate, although I would make the slight clarification that "Thousand Kisses Deep" was the poem (also known as Recitation w/ N.L.), not the song.
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Re: Please post setlists of the North America tour here!!!

Postby Mondomando » Fri May 01, 2009 8:23 am

Just got in from the Winnipeg concert. Absolutely brilliant.

I am ruined for life – I dare anyone to try to top that show. As an aspiring performing songwriter – this was paradise!!

We got basically the same sets as Calgary except no Sister of Mercy (sadly as it is a personal fave) and the four encores kinda morphed into three. However, if I didn’t have the Calgary set list with me I would have had no idea about missing SoM, as the show was so satisfying.

What a body of work Leonard has. Those images, storylines, melodies – what a craftsman! And what a presence! What a gracious and talented man.

My only problem was with the yahoos (and I did my share of yahooing and cheering) who insisted on yelling out after Whither Thou Goest while Leonard thanked the staff and crew (by name!!) and shared some final wisdom – which was kinda lost amongst the yelling. Anyway a fantastic show – by an artist at the top of his game with the finest band I ever recall seeing.

Run; don’t walk to the next Leonard Cohen concert in your neighbourhood!!

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

Postby hydriot » Sat May 02, 2009 8:39 pm

Has Lullaby disappeared completely from all the shows? When was it last performed?
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Re: Please post setlists of the North America tour here!!!

Postby MaryB » Sat May 02, 2009 9:09 pm

According to the setlists, not since 4-13 in Oakland - WOW! I wonder what happened that they are no longer performing this beautiful ballad?

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Postby mccabefan » Mon May 04, 2009 4:29 am

We were at the concert in Victoria, BC, and I wasn't smart enough to make a set list - but I'd like to have one (including the encores). Any idea where to get this??
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Re: Please post setlists of the North America tour here!!!

Postby Joe Way » Mon May 04, 2009 4:57 pm

Minneapolis, May 3rd Set List

Dance Me to the End of Love
The Future
Ain't No Cure For Love
Bird on the Wire
Everybody Knows
In My Secret Life
Who By Fire
Chelsea Hotel
Waiting For the Miracle
Anthem
(intermission)
Tower of Song
Suzanne
The Gypsy's Wife
The Partisan
Boogie Street (Sharon Robinson)
Hallelujah
I'm Your Man
A Thousand Kisses Deep (poem)
Take This Waltz
(1st encore)
So Long Marianne
First We Take Manhatten
(2nd encore)
Famous Blue Raincoat
If It Be Your Will (The Webb Sisters)
Democracy
(3rd encore)
I Tried to Leave You
Whither Thou Goest

I was fortunate to obtain a set list from the crew and Lullaby/Don't Make Junk appears as the last entree before I Tried to Leave You. I think that they just ran out of time-I didn't time the concert but I looked at my watch as we were walking out and it was 11:20 PM. They also substituted Democracy instead of Closing Time. I would be very hard pressed to choose between the two but I'm still grateful that I was able to hear some songs that were not performed in Canada last summer-my last foray into concertdom.

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

Postby bridger15 » Mon May 04, 2009 6:38 pm

May 3 Set list reported in the Minneapolis Star Tribune
http://blogs2.startribune.com/blogs/pop ... n-orpheum/
2009-San Diego|Los Ang|Nashville|St Louis|Kansas City|LVegas|San Jose
2010-Gothenburg|Berlin|Ghentx2|Oaklandx2|Portland|LVegasx2
2012-Austinx2|Denver|Los Ang|Seattle|Portland

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

Postby Maarten » Thu May 07, 2009 1:11 am

http://users.telenet.be/maarten.massa/d ... 8-2009.pdf
Updated upto May 5th (1st Chicago show)

Still missing confirmation for the setlist of

February 7, Swan Valley, Australia
and
April 29, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Anyone?

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2009 New York | Cologne | Antwerp | Venice | Colmar | Barcelona | Las Vegas | San José
2010 Salzburg | 2x Sligo | Helsinki | 3x Ghent | Lille | 2x Las Vegas
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Re: Please post setlists of the North America tour here!!!

Postby MarieM » Thu May 07, 2009 11:05 pm

Set list was the same for both the May 5 and May 6 Chicago concerts.
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Postby MarieM » Mon May 11, 2009 11:48 pm

Detroit had the same set list as the Chicago shows.
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Re: Please post setlists of the North America tour here!!!

Postby MaryB » Tue May 12, 2009 7:44 am

Columbia Md set list was the same as Chicago and Detroit
1993 Detroit 2008 Kitchener June 2-Hamilton June 3 & 4-Vienna Sept 24 & 25-London RAH Nov 17 2009 NYC Feb 19-Grand Prairie Apr 3-Phoenix Apr 5-Columbia May 11-Red Rocks Jun 4-Barcelona Sept 21-Columbus Oct 27-Las Vegas Nov 12-San Jose Nov 13 2010 Sligo Jul 31 & Aug 1-LV Dec 10 & 11 2012 Paris Sept 30-London Dec 11-Boston Dec 16 2013 Louisville Mar 30-Amsterdam Sept 20
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Re: Please post setlists of the North America tour here!!!

Postby bridger15 » Wed May 13, 2009 10:59 am

Link to May 12, 2009 Philadelphia set list
Dan Deluca, music critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer
http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inth ... _List.html
2009-San Diego|Los Ang|Nashville|St Louis|Kansas City|LVegas|San Jose
2010-Gothenburg|Berlin|Ghentx2|Oaklandx2|Portland|LVegasx2
2012-Austinx2|Denver|Los Ang|Seattle|Portland

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

Postby blue_94_trooper » Wed May 13, 2009 5:36 pm

bridger15 wrote:Link to May 12, 2009 Philadelphia set list
Dan Deluca, music critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer
http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inth ... _List.html
He missed "Bird on a Wire" and I'm not sure I remember hearing "Who By Fire".
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Re: Please post setlists of the North America tour here!!!

Postby dippyred » Wed May 13, 2009 5:47 pm

Hello!

WOW!! Saw Leonard Cohen last night in Philly with my kids!!!

It was S.U.P.E.R.B.!!!!!

Amazing venue! At least a 2.5 hour show! may have been closer to 3 hours. The band was amazing! Especially the guy from Barcelona on guitar, and the sax player!

I wrote down everything as they played it. (The only song that might be out of place is Closing Time, because I was writing in the dark balcony and I ran out of room because there were so many songs, so that song was written along the side.)

Dance Me To The End of Love
The Future
Ain't No Cure For Love
Bird on a Wire
Everybody Knows
In My Secret Life
Chelsea Hotel
Who By Fire
Waiting For the Miracle
Anthem

--Intermission

Tower of Song
Suzanne
Sisters of Mercy
Take This Waltz
Boogie Street
Hallelujah -- (standing ovation!)
I'm Your Man
1000 Kisses Deep (spoken)
Democracy

--Encore

So Long Marianne
First We Take Manhattan

--Encore

Famous Blue Raincoat
If It Be Your Will (he spoke the first part, then the two backing sisters sang it while playing harp and guitar. Probably the most gorgeous thing I've ever heard! people were crying!)
Closing Time

--Encore

I Tried To Leave You
Wither Thou Goest


The early admission thing was a pleasant surprise to us!
Thank you to whoever arranged that! :D

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

Postby dippyred » Wed May 13, 2009 6:00 pm

blue_94_trooper wrote: He missed "Bird on a Wire" and I'm not sure I remember hearing "Who By Fire".
They did do Who By Fire...it was the one with the AMAZING intro solo played by the Barcelona guitarist!!

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