Manchester, June 17, 18, 19, and 20

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Re: Manchester

Postby secretchord » Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:28 am

Born With The Gift Of A G wrote:I feel that I must warn potential visitors to Manchester that it is a horrible rain-plagued, smog-enshrouded hovel where it's simply not safe to walk the streets.

I really would urge you to steer clear of this foul and contemptuous city.

I say all this purely out of a sense of altruism and with no self-interest whatsoever.....
I'm setting the roadblocks up as we speak...
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Re: Manchester, June 17, 18, 19, and 20

Postby Born With The Gift Of A G » Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:23 pm

Good work, secretchord.

I have snipers posted in Moss Side...

A local show for local people!
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London: 10 & 11 May 1993; Manchester: 17, 18, 19 & 20 June 2008; Vienna: 25 September 2008; London: 17 November 2008; Paris: 26 November 2008; Manchester: 30 November 2008; Liverpool: 14 July 2009; Paris: 28 September 2012; Manchester: 31 August 2013; Leeds: 7 September 2013.
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Re: Manchester, June 17, 18, 19, and 20

Postby Citizen_Kane » Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:27 pm

I just looked around for the Leonard Cohen concerts in Manchester and found this:
http://www.manchesterinternationalfesti ... aspx?id=56

So I understand Mr. Cohen's concerts are part of a music festival. Does this mean that he's one of many singing on those four nights in Manchester? Or is it just Mr. Cohen for the whole of those four nights?

Does anyone know more about this?

greetz
2008: Manchester, Brussels (2), Rotterdam - 2009: Lisboa - 2010: Lille, Dortmund - 2012: Ghent (3), Amsterdam (2) - 2013: Antwerp, Oberhausen, Brussels, Rotterdam, Amsterdam!
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Re: Manchester, June 17, 18, 19, and 20

Postby Rmb4hawk » Thu Mar 13, 2008 1:51 am

I hate to be columbo to your Miss. Marple... but here goes.

If you read on you will see that this year's Manchester Music Festival will be finished by the time Leonard comes. I believe having Leonard play there is a sort of introduction for the following years festival. A good way to raise profile of their festival.

Don't panic (I know I did), it says that Leonard is playing proper concerts for all four nights.

There is just too much tension on this forum, every word is cross referenced, fact checked, put in the washer, ironed out. I can't blame everybody though. This is a special occasion and (unfortunately) one that requires military precision. Wouldn't it be great if we could just relax about it, and end up with a pair of front row tickets.

There is a way to stop the touts by the way. On Tom Waits last tour (bless him), he arranged a scheme where you had to show up on the night with ID that matched the address on the tickets. So it can be done people! Ticketmaster if you're listening.

'Oh, yeah there's one more thing. My wife loves you Leonard' ...okay, I don't have a wife, I just wanted to shamelessly get that columbo quote in any way I could.

Good luck everybody. Strap in, this is going to be a bumpy ride!
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Re: Manchester, June 17, 18, 19, and 20

Postby yousef_mcr » Thu Mar 13, 2008 1:56 am

According to the latest Manchester International Festival email newsletter, tickets will be going on sale Friday 10am...
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Re: Manchester, June 17, 18, 19, and 20

Postby real-alan » Thu Mar 13, 2008 1:59 am

Born With The Gift Of A G wrote:A local show for local people!
... I didn't see Royston Vasey on the list.... :lol:
you may be right, I may be crazy.... but it just may be a lunatic you're looking for...

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Re: i believe that god believes in claude

Postby lilly » Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:20 am

b55 wrote:anyone dare guess ticket prices for the manchester shows?
Don't care. Life savings if necessary.

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Re: i believe that god believes in claude

Postby lilly » Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:29 am

b55 wrote:anyone dare guess ticket prices for the manchester shows?
...or take your diamond to the pawn shop ...
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Re: Manchester, June 17, 18, 19, and 20

Postby riddler » Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:36 am

"The rich have got their channels in the bedrooms of the poor "

yes indeed.... called tickets to see leonard cohen in concert :lol:
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Re: Manchester, June 17, 18, 19, and 20

Postby secretchord » Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:46 am

Born With The Gift Of A G wrote:I have snipers posted in Moss Side...
too many guns in Moss Side already


we should head them off at Southern Cemetery, send them to Didsbury...
...that David played and it pleased the Lord...


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Re: Manchester, June 17, 18, 19, and 20

Postby Rmb4hawk » Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:52 am

'Oh Leonard takes me down, to an Opera House in the city, and he feeds me vimto and black pudding, that comes all the way from Blackburn.'

Who here has tried every variation of the words 'Leonard Cohen Manchester Opera House' in the google search bar, yet to no avail?

Is 47 different ways too obsessive?

The people who own the thing don't even seem to know about it; just some shiny nonsense about 'Mask of Zorro' stage show or something, and that nonsensical genius Davey Spikey, The Chuckle Brothers (come again...as an actress said to a bishop) and Sandra Bernhard? Can I be the first person to say, 'er ya whut mate!'

A signed pair of Leonard's undercrackers goes out to anybody who can pour clarity over my open wounds. I don't mean to get biblical on y'all, but somebody give me the blood!
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Re: Manchester, June 17, 18, 19, and 20

Postby riddler » Thu Mar 13, 2008 3:46 am

it is definitely this friday that they go on general sale??
????????
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Re: Manchester, June 17, 18, 19, and 20

Postby James T » Thu Mar 13, 2008 3:57 am

Yes.
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Re: Manchester, June 17, 18, 19, and 20

Postby phillip » Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:49 am

just sp ypu all no I am a proper fan sometimes I think I am Leonard (I WISH) I'll be there 10000000000% love him
I have been a Leonard Cohen fan for 28 years feel free to email me if you wish to keep in touch!
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Re: Manchester, June 17, 18, 19, and 20

Postby real-alan » Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:07 pm

James T wrote:Yes.
Still not on Ticketmaster, and theatre told me they didn't know when the shows would be confirmed/on sale. Ticketmaster rep on here said they had no information yet - do you know something we don't???
you may be right, I may be crazy.... but it just may be a lunatic you're looking for...

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