Tour in the News: "a world tour of epic proportions"

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Tour in the News: "a world tour of epic proportions"

Postby tomsakic » Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:03 pm

Last night's tour announcements have been published quickly in dozens of UK sites.

I.e. http://www.gigwise.com/news/41426/leona ... f-uk-dates says this (NOTE the album rumour):
Leonard Cohen has confirmed details of his much rumoured UK tour dates set for this summer.

He will play six dates this June including four shows in Manchester at the Operahouse with one a piece in Edinburgh and London.

The legendary crooner has already been announced as one of the headliners of this year’s Benicassim festival is Spain.


Cohen is also expected to play dates in North America throughout May as he prepares for the release of his new album which is expected before the end of 2008. [Just a hope, my comment :-) ]

Details of when the tickets will go on sale are yet to be announced, keep checking back to Gigwise for more details.

The dates announced so far are:

Toronto, Sony Centre For Performing Arts – June 6/7
Dublin, IMMA – 14/15
Manchester, Opera House – 17-20
Montreal, Montreal Jazz Festival – 23-25
Glastonbury Festival – 29
Oslo, Norway – July 1
Helsingborg, Open Air – 3
Copenhagen, Rosenborg Castle – 5
Arhuus, Radhus Parken – 6
Montreux, Montreux Jazz Festival 8
Lyon, Festival – 9
Bruges, Cactus – 10
Amsterdam, Westerdam – 12
Edinburgh Castle – 16
London, O2 Arena – 17
Lisbon, Passeio Maritimo – 19
Beniccasim – 20
Nice, Jazz Festival – 22
Lorrach, Stimmen De Welt – 25
Lucca, Summer Festival – 27
Athens, Lykabettus Theatre - 29

CLICK HERE to see Leonard at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night.
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Postby tomsakic » Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:47 pm

News with more venues:

http://greatreporter.com/mambo/content/view/1655/1/
Leonard Cohen announces world tour
Written by Presswire.com
Tuesday, 11 March 2008


Immediately following his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, Leonard Cohen announced his world tour...
Marking a return to the live arena after 15 years, he is scheduled to open in Toronto on June 6 and 7, the city that gave birth to his career as a recording and literary artist, and then play Europe in the remainder of June, July, August and early September.

Cohen is arguably the greatest singer songwriter of modern times. At his induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, he as recognized by Lou Reed as without question one of the most important and influential songwriters of our time, a figure whose body of work achieves greater mystery and depth as time goes one. Among those inducted with Cohen were: Madonna, John Mellencamp The Dave Clark Five, and the Ventures.

A celebrated and much lauded singer/songwriter he first emerged as a major and influential talent in the early 60's. Albums like Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967), Songs Of Love And Hate (1970) and Im Your Man (1990), right up to 1992s The Future, 2001s Ten New Songs and 2004s Dear Heather are rightly considered classics. Uniquely for a revered musician, Cohens literary plaudits rival those for his music.

His songs have been famously covered by the great and the good, each version a fascinating attempt to move closer to Cohens enigmatic muse. From Judy Collins Suzanne to Jeff Buckleys seminal rendition of Hallelujah, Cohens songs have traveled as far and wide as their author. U2, REM, Sting, Nick Cave, Rufus Wainwright and the late Johnny Cash are among other famous devotees. It is estimated that his songbook has been covered over 1,330 times by other recording artists.

In 2008, Cohens live tour will be as varied as his influence. He plays the UKs legendary Glastonbury Festival on June 29, for 150,000 fans. The Montreux Jazz Festival and Spains Bennicasim are also stand out dates among arena shows at the O2 in London and more intimate dates such as Torontos Sony Centre and the Manchesters Opera House in the UK. Rob Hallett from AEG Live said, For many this tour will be the once in a lifetime opportunity to see the legend that is Leonard Cohen. We as a company are honored to bring this long rumored tour to reality across the globe.

In all, the tour will take in fans, from intimate theatres to rock festivals proving the remarkable reach of Cohens words and music across nations and generations. He will be joined by world renowned musicians: Roscoe Beck (bass & vocals, music director) Neil Larsen (keyboard, accordion, brass instruments), Bob Metzger (guitar, steel guitar & vocals), Javier Mas (acoustic guitar, oud & misc. string instruments), Christine Wu Violin, viola, cello & keyboard, Rafael Gayol (drums & percussion) and Dino Soldo (keyboard, saxophone, wind instruments & vocals).

Cohen has been a SONY/BMG recording artist for his entire career. He continues as an active songwriter with much anticipated new work that is planned for release later this year. Cohen is beyond comparison and a true original, providing some of music and literatures most illuminating writing on love, sex, death and religion.

This is a world tour of epic proportions, but it is something even more than that. Leonard Cohen's eagerly anticipated return to the stage after all these years is nothing short of musical history in the making.

AEG Live is promoting the tour worldwide. Cohen is represented by Los Angeles attorney Robert Kory and Core Management Company.

Leonard Cohen's World Tour Itinerary (as of 10-Mar-08) DATE CITY VENUE 06-Jun-08 Toronto Sony Centre For The Performing Arts 07-Jun-08 Toronto Sony Centre For The Performing Arts 14-Jun-08 Dublin IMMA 17-Jun-08 Manchester Manchester International Festival, Opera House 18-Jun-08 Manchester Manchester International Festival, Opera House 19-Jun-08 Manchester Manchester International Festival, Opera House 20-Jun-08 Manchester Manchester International Festival, Opera House 23-Jun-08 Montreal Place des Arts 24-Jun-08 Montreal Place des Arts 25-Jun-08 Montreal Place des Arts 26-Jun-08 Montreal Place des Arts 29-Jun-08 Glastonbury Glastonbury Festival 01-Jul-08 Oslo Aliset Stadium 03-Jul-08 Helsingborg Open Air 05-Jul-08 Copenhagen Rosenborg Castle 06-Jul-08 Arhuus Raadhus Parken 08-Jul-08 Montreux Montreux Jazz Festival 09-Jul-08 Lyon Festival 10-Jul-08 Bruges Cactus 12-Jul-08 Amsterdam Westerdam 16-Jul-08 Edinburgh Castle 17-Jul-08 London The 02 Arena 19-Jul-08 Lisbon Passeio Maritimo 20-Jul-08 Bennicasim Festival 22-Jul-08 Nice Jazz Festival 25-Jul-08 Lorrach Stimmen De Welt 27-Jul-08 Lucca Summer Festival 29-Jul-08 Athens Lykabettus Theatre 03-Aug-08 Ledbury Big Chill 05-Aug-08 Istanbul Arena 06-Aug-08 Istanbul Arena 10-Aug-08 Prague Castle 12-Aug-08 Budapest Sziget 14-Aug-08 Girona Cap Roig 15-Aug-08 Girona Cap Roig 28-Aug-08 Vienna Opera House 29-Aug-08 Vienna Opera House
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Re: Tour in the News: "a world tour of epic proportions"

Postby Mirek » Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:52 pm

Still no word about Poland.... or even Berlin... sigh...

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Re: Tour in the News: "a world tour of epic proportions"

Postby forrest » Tue Mar 11, 2008 5:02 pm

Hi everyone!

This is so exciting- but nerve wracking! Does anybody have any idea when the European tickets go on sale???
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Re: Tour in the News: "a world tour of epic proportions"

Postby Andrew (Darby) » Tue Mar 11, 2008 5:08 pm

Mirek wrote:Still no word about Poland.... or even Berlin... sigh...

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I can't believe this either, Mirek! :( Surely Poland has to be on the tour :!:

Maybe the tour will continue into September or is Poland going to feature in the 08/09 winter schedule :?:

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Re: Tour in the News: "a world tour of epic proportions"

Postby Rhi » Fri Mar 21, 2008 11:40 pm

From Dublin it is just a short hop to the Millenium Centre, Cardiff.
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Re: Tour in the News: "a world tour of epic proportions"

Postby altinkum » Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:41 pm

From Dublin it is just a short hop to the Millenium Centre, Cardiff.
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Postby jeremek » Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:05 am

Mirek wrote:Still no word about Poland.... or even Berlin... sigh...

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HI

instead of to mortify oneself, pack your suitcase and to Prague! Aren't you going sometimes?...+

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Postby jeremek » Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:10 am

Mirek wrote:Still no word about Poland.... or even Berlin... sigh...

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I remember how in February you demonstrated some ticket for the forum. :) What was it?
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Re: Tour in the News: "a world tour of epic proportions"

Postby Jim Williams » Thu May 15, 2008 12:30 pm

I've just had a phone call from my friend. He's bought 2 tickets for us to see LC in Amsterdam. I'm so happy I could weep. :D
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