Backing Singers this year?

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Backing Singers this year?

Post by The Running Club » Sat Mar 29, 2008 6:25 pm

Hi everyone, I don't know if I've missed it, but I can't find any mention of who will be touring with Leonard. I'm hoping to see Anjani, but does anyone have any clues, or hints?
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Post by jarkko » Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:46 pm

Anjani will not be touring with Leonard. She may have a tour of her own; keep an eye on her website and board!
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Re: Backing Singers this year?

Post by CK23 » Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:38 am

http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/band2008.html

Here is the band list! I am worried though that there isnt at least one female backing singer as it ought to be :roll:
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Post by jarkko » Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:03 am

The backging singer(s) will be announced sooner or later!
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Re: Backing Singers this year?

Post by John Etherington » Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:24 am

I'm still not convinced that Anjani won't be starring as Leonard in this tour (just like Cate Blanchett starred as Bob Dylan in the movie!).
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Post by lizzytysh » Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:30 am

It's very difficult to imagine Anjani not taking the stage with Leonard at some point! This is obviously not to say that she won't; it's just that having seen them perform together, it's very difficult to imagine :( . I certainly trust Leonard's taste and selection in women to sing with him... I just want Anjani to be there, as well.


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Re: Backing Singers this year?

Post by The Running Club » Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:04 pm

I looked on Anjani's website, theres a thread about whether she will be opening the concert, and Anjani has contributed a couple of times. She hasn't said she will on her site, and she hasn't said she won't as far as I can tell

But we'll have to wait and see. Whoever he chooses, they'll be good!!
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Post by lizzytysh » Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:27 am

Hi Running Club ~

The postings you've read on Anjani's forum unfortunately predate Jarkko's announcement, which can be presumed to be the accurate information :( .


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Post by jarkko » Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:24 am

Anjani has posted this today on her Forum:
hi friends
although i won't be touring with leonard, he'll have plenty of support on the road and so you needn't worry about that.
my record for Sony is long overdue and i will be recording it this spring/summer, so that i can get out on the road again myself.

we're still working on projects & music together; and as always, we're grateful for your love and support...
you really are the greatest fans in the world.
much love,
anjani & leonard
Perla has emailed Christine that she will not be with Leonard's tour (she has her own concerts booked through the next two years)
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Re: Backing Singers this year?

Post by loulou » Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:39 pm

thanks Jarkko

it kind of makes sense to me also from another perspective.

For Anjani to be taken seriously in the music industry, she might at the moment be too closely associated with Leonard, and to be his support act, or occasional backing or duet partner, would only sort of re-inforce that perception at this stage.

and also, for her to accompany him on the tour, it might make him look more frail then he is. (seeing him on the recent hall of fame ceremony, i can only admire his quiet and polite but powerful determination to stand his own ground - when he quietly slipped in that he never coveted this award and then told us all why he does what he does, the tale of his motivation that is also known as 'tower of song')
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Re: Backing Singers this year?

Post by The Running Club » Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:13 pm

Thanks everyone for the comments, this is definitely one of the nicest ,friendliest and most helpful forums (fora??) I'm privileged to be part of.
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Re: Backing Singers this year?

Post by William » Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:42 pm

loulou wrote:thanks Jarkko
For Anjani to be taken seriously in the music industry, she might at the moment be too closely associated with Leonard, and to be his support act, or occasional backing or duet partner, would only sort of re-inforce that perception at this stage.
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Post by gingermop » Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:36 am

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Oh, William, you're making my mouth hurt....
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Re: Backing Singers this year?

Post by Bela » Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:00 am

Anjani's lovely, but I have an allergy to couples working together all the time, or rather to women (or sometimes men) only working with their partners, when the latter are more famous than they are. So, I think she's very wise not to want to be riding his coattails.
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Re: Backing Singers this year?

Post by William » Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:08 am

Bela wrote:Anjani's lovely, but I have an allergy to couples working together all the time, or rather to women (or sometimes men) only working with their partners, when the latter are more famous than they are. So, I think she's very wise not to want to be riding his coattails.

Madam,
What is the difference between a couple working together and "women (or sometimes men) only working with their partners"? :?
Elucidate please.
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