jarkko wrote:The prospective concert in Nyon was never confirmed nor listed on the schedule we have posted!! The sellers in UK are those touts/scalpers who are selling tickets they don't have. Never buy any tickets from this kind of crooked sellers!
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Confusion persists over Cohen concerts
| 14h45 A rock festival near Nyon insists the Canadian singer-songwriter will not be performing there this summer but a British website continues to sell tickets for the non-concert.
Organizers of the Paléo rock festival have been forced to issue a statement denying that Canadian troubadour Leonard Cohen is appearing at the event near Nyon this summer. British website worldticketshop.com was continuing today to advertise tickets for a Cohen concert at the festival on July 24. But Paléo officials said the singer-songwriter would not be appearing as originally hoped. Nothing was confirmed for the date although there were widespread reports of the artist's appearance at the summer festival. “We have already informed the (web)site last Thursday,” said Daniel Rosselat, Paléo organizer.
Worldticketshop.com specializes in the sale of tickets for concerts around the globe before they are officially issued. It is particularly active in the sale of seats for soccer games and other sporting events. The site notes that tickets to see the 73-year-old Cohen, returning to the stage on a world tour for the first time in 15 years, are typically difficult to obtain. “Tickets are still hard to get, especially now that Leonard Cohen has recently been inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,” a message on the site says. “You can also count on us though, for if anyone can get you in on the next Leonard Cohen tour, it’s Worldticketshop.com - Your Ticket to Fun!”
The confusion over Cohen's appearance follows a hoax last month when a lineup for the Paléo festival was released on the Internet. Festival organizers have kept a lid on who the artists will be after leaks in previous years stole their thunder. The official Paléo lineup will be unveiled on Thursday, with veteran American rock band R.E.M. among the groups expected. Meanwhile, Cohen is still scheduled to appear the Montreux Jazz Festival on July 8, although the venue is a lot smaller than Paléo, which regularly counts audiences in the 35,000 range at its site on a field north of Nyon. Tickets for the Montreux concert go on sale on April 17 at 11 p.m.
In other entertainment news, The Police have announced they will be returning to Switzerland this summer. The British band reassembled last year for a tour that saw them perform in front of 25,000 fans at the Geneva Stadium. This time round, Sting and his associates Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland are booked to play at the Hallenstadion in Zurich on June 12.